The Fifth Woman
First edition (Swedish)
|Original title||Den femte kvinnan|
|Translator||Steven T. Murray|
|Series||Kurt Wallander #6|
Published in English
|Media type||Print (Hardcover, Paperback)|
|Pages||428 pp (Eng. hardback trans.)|
|ISBN||ISBN 1-86046-854-3 (Eng. trans.)|
|Followed by||One Step Behind|
A sadistic serial killer has been preying on men, beginning with a retired car salesman whose interests appear to be limited to bird watching and poetry and whose body was discovered in a punji stick pit and a flower shop manager, found starved and garrotted in the woods. Wallander soon realises both men have a past record of violence towards women, and after another man is drowned in a lake, he goes on the hunt for an avenging angel...
In 2002, The Fifth Woman was adapted by Swedish public broadcaster Sveriges Television into a four-part television miniseries, starring Rolf Lassgård as Wallander. British broadcaster BBC commissioned a 90-minute adaptation for its Wallander television series starring Kenneth Branagh. The episode was broadcast in January 2010.
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