The Man Who Smiled
[a Kurt Wallander Mystery]DAISY - 2006
A lawyer, driving home through the fog, stops after he sees "a human-sized effigy" propped on a chair in the middle of a deserted highway. Gustaf Torstensson gets out of the car to investigate, is hit from behind and was "dead before his body hit the damp asphalt." The police accept the assailant's claim that it was an accident, but when Torstensson's son, Sten, is shot dead just two weeks later, the brooding Wallender, who's on sick leave and vowing to retire from the Ystad police force, decides to pursue the killer and resume his career. The chief suspect a powerful, globe-trotting Swedish businessman who's the smiling man of the title leads Wallender on an exquisitely plotted search for motive and evidence.
Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone AudioBooks, 2006.
Branch Call Number: TBMP3 MYSTERY MAN
Characteristics: 1 sound disc (12 1/2 hrs.)