Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell
First in the Kurt Wallander series.
It was a senselessly violent crime: on a cold night in a remote Swedish farmhouse an elderly farmer is bludgeoned to death, and his wife is left to die with a noose around her neck. The only other clue that the police have is one that they wish they didn't: the dying woman's last word is "foreign."
In the first riveting installment in the internationally bestselling Wallander series, police inspector Kurt Wallander doggedly investigates the horrible crime, as he contends with his own demons and tries to keep the public outcry for vengeance against an already reviled immigrant community at bay.
ISBN: 9780307742858. 384 pp.
Paperback. Very good.