Fifth Woman
Henning Mankell

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Narrated By: Sean Barrett

Duration: 14 hours and 48 minutes

What to expect

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Fifth Woman by Henning Mankell, read by Sean Barrett.

Four nuns and a fifth woman are killed in a savage night-time attack in Africa. A year later, Inspector Kurt Wallander investigates the disappearance of an elderly birdwatcher and discovers a gruesome and meticulously planned murder - a body impaled in a trap of sharpened bamboo poles. Then, another man is reported missing.

Once again Wallander's life is put on hold as he and his team work tirelessly to find a link between the series of vicious murders.

Winner of the CWA Gold Dagger for Sidetracked.


Crime & mystery fiction, Fiction in translation, Crime & mystery: police procedural

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Truly horrifying... The novels become a compulsion - one reads them all

Daily Telegraph

Inspector Wallander is one of the most wonderful creations in contemporary crime writing


A first-class police procedural

Independent on Sunday

Mankell's long, subtle, involving novel could turn you to crime

Daily Telegraph

The real test of thrillers of this kind is whether you want to spend more time in the detective's company. I certainly do