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Before the Frost. A Linda Wallander Mystery.
by Henning Mankell | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by platypussj of Colchester, Essex United Kingdom on 1/7/2010
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by vaga-bonde): travelling


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17 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by platypussj from Colchester, Essex United Kingdom on Thursday, January 07, 2010

8 out of 10

I love Henning Mankell, this one is from the point of view of Linda Wallander, newly fledged police officer and daughter of Inspector Wallander. I enjoyed it very much and liked the shift in perception, even though reading about the more shadowy side of her father was something that I found a little uncomfortable, but that's because I like him so much!

Going into my first bookbox. 


Journal Entry 2 by platypussj at Colchester, Essex United Kingdom on Thursday, January 07, 2010

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Released 7 yrs ago (1/9/2010 UTC) at Colchester, Essex United Kingdom

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Going into my first bookbox :) 


Journal Entry 3 by wingPlum-crazywing from Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, January 16, 2010

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Taken from platypussj's "Mainly Murder" bookbox.

I've never read...or watched...any of the Wallender series & so didn't know he had a daughter! Let's hope this introduces me to a new character I'll enjoy! 


Journal Entry 4 by wingPlum-crazywing at Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Sunday, December 12, 2010

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I'd never read anything by this author before so both the Wallanders were new characters to me but the blurb from the book suggested that it would be a book I'd enjoy & be something to get my teeth into! That blurb was as follows...

In woodland outside Ystad, the police make a horrific discovery: a severed head, and hands locked together in an attitude of prayer. A Bible lies at the victim's side, the pages marked with scribbled corrections. A string of macabre incidents, including attacks on domestic animals, have been taking place, and Inspector Wallander fears that these disturbances could be the prelude to attacks on humans on an even more alarming scale.

Linda Wallander, in preparation to join the police force, arrives at Ystad. Exhibiting some of the hallmarks of her father - the maverick approach, the flaring temper - she becomes entangled in a case involving a group of religious extremists who are bent on punishing the world's sinners.


So did I enjoy it? Yes! An intriguing read featuring two very complicated characters - I think it will take a few more books before I feel like I really "know" them. The horrific murders, fires & disappearences kept me entertained but it was also very much about the relationship between a father & daughter - not only Kurt & Linda's but of Anna & her missing father too....a good read, thanks for introducing me to these two platypussj!


Read as part of the 2010 ULTIMATE CHALLENGE - themed "MYSTERY" read for December. 


Journal Entry 5 by wingPlum-crazywing at First Sentences, Virtual Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Friday, July 08, 2011

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On it's way as part of dutch-book's VBB....enjoy!

Released as part of the 2011 ULTIMATE CHALLENGE &
the 2011 CHRISTMAS IN JULY CHALLENGE (#11)


Read and Release at BookCrossing.com...

 


Journal Entry 6 by wingBoekentrolwing at Leeuwarden, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Friday, July 15, 2011

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Thank you very much, Plum-crazy, for sending me the book that belongs to one of the sentences I chose.

It seems I made a good choice, since I some time ago already read this book (Dutch version). Loved it. I think I'll put it on the re-read mount and make it available again later. :-)

 


Journal Entry 7 by wingBoekentrolwing at Leeuwarden, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Wednesday, September 28, 2011

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I have reserved this book for some kind of ring :-) Will be going out soon.  


Journal Entry 8 by wingBoekentrolwing at Leeuwarden, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Saturday, October 01, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (10/1/2011 UTC) at Leeuwarden, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands

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This book is on its way to Into-the-blue as my donation for the letter B in the ABC-intl. Roundabout.
I hope it will be liked by the other participants in the ring (keeping my fingers crossed that not many have already read it...)

In the end I do not need it back, since I have the Dutch version in my PC. The last person in theis roundabout can keep it / or send it out on ome travelling :-) 


Journal Entry 9 by wingInto-the-Bluewing at Stade, Niedersachsen Germany on Thursday, October 06, 2011

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Yeah, the ABC roundabout has started. Thanks for offering this Totje2. I have never read a Wallander, but saw a couple of films about him on TV. I think I do not know this yet.

Unfortunately, while I opened the box with a knife, I accidently damaged 3 pages of the book. I put tape on it to repair it. I am really sorry about it. Just to let you know, it was ME who done it.

Participants for this roundabout:

1. Into-the-Blue
2. ZAS
3. 3vie
4. earthcaroleanne
5. Diane-Fraser
6. ahabraken
7. trik
8. elstaplador
9. mafarrimond
10. disneyfreaksam
11. snowboarderin
12. grovalskii

 


Journal Entry 10 by wingInto-the-Bluewing at -- Per Post geschickt/ Persönlich weitergegeben --, Niedersachsen Germany on Monday, November 21, 2011

8 out of 10

Released 6 yrs ago (11/21/2011 UTC) at -- Per Post geschickt/ Persönlich weitergegeben --, Niedersachsen Germany

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What a great book. Thanks for chosing it for this roundabout. This Linda Wallander story was much better then the Kurt Wallanders I have seen on TV. She is a much nicer persen then her father. But often I thought she was so stupid to put herself in such danger. Anyway it was a very exciting book!

Now travelling to the next participant of the ABC-roundabout. 


Journal Entry 11 by ZAS at Thrapston, Northamptonshire United Kingdom on Thursday, December 22, 2011

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Recieved as the second book in the ABC International Roundabout. Not the sort of thing I would normally have picked up to read, so I am interested in challenging my preconceptions! 


Journal Entry 12 by wing3viewing at Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Friday, January 06, 2012

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Receievd as part of ABC roundabout. I have never heard of this author and have never seen any of the Wallender TV series. I do enjoy a good thriller and after reading the other journal entries, I think I will enjoy it. 


Journal Entry 13 by wing3viewing at Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 10, 2012

8 out of 10

This book had me gripped from the first page. It was fast paced and very difficult to put down. I found some parts of the book a bit creepy (the animal sacrifices), but overall I really enjoyed it. 


Journal Entry 14 by wing3viewing at Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 10, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (1/11/2012 UTC) at Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom

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Sending to the next person in the ABC Roundabout. Enjoy ;0) 


Journal Entry 15 by wingearthcaroleannewing at Falkirk, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, January 14, 2012

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Arrived yesterday. I've never read any Henning Mankell so I'm looking forward to this too. Such great choices have been made for this roundabout. Got one other in front first but I don't think it will take long. 


Journal Entry 16 by wingearthcaroleannewing at Falkirk, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 24, 2012

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I've never read any of the Kurt Wallender series but I've enjoyed the TV programmes both in Swedish and English. However I never knew there was a Linda Wallender series. I thoroughly enjoyed it although at times I thought she was a little bit stupid. Also the ashtray incident annoyed me - it may have been to show she's quick tempered like her father but a trainee police officer, in a police station - slightly worrying if she can't control her anger. 


Journal Entry 17 by wingearthcaroleannewing at Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Friday, January 27, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (2/1/2012 UTC) at Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom

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On it's way in the ring. 


Journal Entry 18 by wingDiane-Fraserwing at Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Monday, February 06, 2012

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Sorry for the delay in this JE - only got back home from a weeks holiday yesterday and still catching up with all my bookcrossing :) Looking forward to reading this. I too have enjoyed the Wallender series but I think more for the actor than the stories lol 


Journal Entry 19 by wingDiane-Fraserwing at Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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I loved Wallender on the TV & I loved this book too!

Had to treat this book with care as it is starting to come away at the spine just before the half way mark. Hope someone in the ABC Roundabout can repair books as it would be a shame to loose it. All I have is tape - not a good idea for spine repairs in my experience :)

Posting this on at the weekend. 


Journal Entry 20 by ahabraken at Innsbruck, Tirol Austria on Friday, March 09, 2012

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Received the book today - another mystery book in the ABC roundabout. Hopefully I will enjoy this one more than the last one ;) I am putting it high on my TBR-pile! 


Journal Entry 21 by ahabraken at Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Wednesday, April 04, 2012

7 out of 10

Released 5 yrs ago (4/6/2012 UTC) at Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany

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Another crimi, but this one I really enjoyed. Good plot, quite surprising. For now I have read so many crimis that I will change to a different genre, but I want to read more of Mankelss books.

On to the next person! 


Journal Entry 22 by wingtrikwing at Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Saturday, April 14, 2012

8 out of 10

The book arrived safely yesterday, thanks for sharing & sending :o)

20.05.2012
As I read this book's German translation a while ago I was thinking "OK, you'll start reading it again and most probably you can send it to the next soon", but that was not the case. Sure, I remembered the story's outline, but not all the small details - so I read it all again. And, once again, I have to say: I really enjoy reading Mankell's Wallander stories! This once, even though it was a Linda Wallander and not Kurt Wallander mystery was no exception!
Linda is waiting to start her work as a young police officer in Ystad when not only animals are burnt but people - and especially a friend of hers - disappear and reappear. How and if all these events are linked it the task Linda, her father and all other police officers have to find out.

I tried to handle this book with as much care I'm capable as it falls of its spine... 


Journal Entry 23 by wingtrikwing at Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (5/29/2012 UTC) at Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany

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And off it goes :o) Enjoy!
 


Journal Entry 24 by elstaplador at Woking, Surrey United Kingdom on Friday, June 01, 2012

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Received in the ABC roundabout - it's looking a bit worse for wear; I hope it holds up to the end! 


Journal Entry 25 by elstaplador at Woking, Surrey United Kingdom on Thursday, June 28, 2012

5 out of 10

'B' in the alphabet roundabout... only four more to go. I didn't really get on with this, which I think is partly due to the very boring style of the translation (can't comment on the original, obviously) and partly to coming in late in a series I'd never read before, and not finding the characters very sympathetic. I did start to get interested towards the end as the plot came together, but were it not for the fact that this is a ring book I'd probably have given up a long time ago. The animal violence scenes, while effective, weren't tied in well to the rest of it, and seemed to have been put in only to shock; similarly, I wasn't convinced by the cult aspect. Not inclined to find the rest of the Wallander series, I have to say.
 


Journal Entry 26 by elstaplador at By mail, Book Spiral -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, June 28, 2012

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Posting on to mafarrimond. Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 27 by mafarrimond at Hawarden, Wales United Kingdom on Wednesday, August 08, 2012

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The book arrived safely. Nice to be read. 


Journal Entry 28 by mafarrimond at Hawarden, Wales United Kingdom on Sunday, September 09, 2012

8 out of 10

I have read a few by Mankell now and do enjoy his writing. This is the first featuring Linda Wallender. I didn't take to her character as much as I expected. 


Journal Entry 29 by mafarrimond at Hawarden, Wales United Kingdom on Sunday, September 09, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (9/10/2012 UTC) at Hawarden, Wales United Kingdom

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Posting on. 


Journal Entry 30 by disneyfreaksam at Warminster, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Friday, September 14, 2012

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Received today. Will read very soon and get moving again. 


Journal Entry 31 by disneyfreaksam at Warminster, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 02, 2012

7 out of 10

It was okay. If you took out all the family angst it would have been so much better. I know that was a large part of the story, but to me, dull. 


Journal Entry 32 by disneyfreaksam at Warminster, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, October 10, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (10/10/2012 UTC) at Warminster, Wiltshire United Kingdom

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Enjoy 


Journal Entry 33 by Snowboarderin at Hückeswagen, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Saturday, October 20, 2012

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Thanks for sending. 


Journal Entry 34 by Snowboarderin at Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Sunday, January 20, 2013

8 out of 10

A really good one :) I liked how the storys came together. It was interesting to see Wallander from a different point of view. It wasn't easy to put it down... 


Journal Entry 35 by Snowboarderin at Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Monday, January 21, 2013

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Released 4 yrs ago (1/21/2013 UTC) at Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany

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Travelling :) 


Journal Entry 36 by grovalskii at Zehlendorf, Berlin Germany on Friday, January 25, 2013

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The book arrived in Berlin today. When my husband saw the condition of the book, he asked if this was a new version of "Wreck this journal". :-) But hey, at least all of the pages are still here so I will be able to read it front to back. 


Journal Entry 37 by grovalskii at Zehlendorf, Berlin Germany on Thursday, February 14, 2013

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Loved this and went on the internet to see if there is more in this "Linda Wallander" series (since the book was written in 2002, you would think so). But I found out that Mankell never wrote any more Linda Wallander books because the actress who played Linda on Swedish TV committed suicide. To read more see here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/dec/27/wallandar-hemming-mankell-tv-books-detective

My husband has an idea how to fix the book, but I'll have to wait for my trip to the US in April in order to get the glue he needs. If we can fix the book it will go travel again. If not, it will just have to catch dust on my book shelf. 


Journal Entry 38 by grovalskii at Zehlendorf, Berlin Germany on Sunday, May 05, 2013

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Yeah! The Shoe Goo worked (it's sold for fix shoes, but we have used for everything from fixing a sofa to attaching hooks to a concrete wall and now to fix a book). I already have someone in mind who will get the book next. Hopefully, the fixing job will last. 


Journal Entry 39 by grovalskii at Zehlendorf, Berlin Germany on Sunday, May 05, 2013

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Released 4 yrs ago (5/5/2013 UTC) at Zehlendorf, Berlin Germany

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The book doesn't have far to go, just to Siegen, Germany. It will probably not get any JE for a while.
Hope Marita will enjoy this and forget her troubles for a little bit! 


Journal Entry 40 by wingChremajorawing at Siegen, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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Thank you so much for passing this book on to Marita! She enjoyed reading it and has passed it on to me to journal for her (since she doesn't have a computer and isn't an official member of bookcrossing). However, before I pass it on, it will be joining my TBR for a while. I have heard a lot of good things about Henning Mankell's books, but I have never read one so this is the ideal opportunity! 


Journal Entry 41 by wingChremajorawing at Siegen, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Sunday, August 03, 2014

8 out of 10

Marita enjoyed reading this book, and then it went to another non-bookcrossing friend, who enjoyed it too. After that, it sat on my AVL shelf for a while until I re-discovered it and read it myself! I really enjoyed it too; I only know Wallander from the TV, this was my first book - but I am sure it won't be the last!

Now actively looking for a new reader... 


Journal Entry 42 by wingChremajorawing at Pregny-Chambésy, Genève Switzerland on Wednesday, February 03, 2016

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Released 1 yr ago (2/4/2016 UTC) at Pregny-Chambésy, Genève Switzerland

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Surprise!!

It was such a long time ago that I promised you this book, I hope you are still interested in it. If not, please just pass it on.

Thank you, and enjoy! 


Journal Entry 43 by vaga-bonde at Port-au-Prince, Ouest Haiti on Wednesday, June 01, 2016

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This book took a long time getting to me, because I now live in Haiti where it was forwarded from Switzerland. I have no recollection of asking for it, but the surprise is all the more pleasant, and books are always welcome!
Thank you so much chremajora! 


Journal Entry 44 by vaga-bonde at Port-au-Prince, Ouest Haiti on Wednesday, October 12, 2016

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It was very interesting seeing Wallander from an outside point of view: despite being at odds with him at times, his daughter Linda can't but admire what a great inspector he is. Very gripping, dark story. Linda's first steps in the police force are good.
Thank you again chremajora for this well travelled book, I will try to keep it moving.  


Journal Entry 45 by vaga-bonde at JFK Airport in -- Airports and planes, New York USA on Thursday, December 08, 2016

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Released 11 mos ago (12/8/2016 UTC) at JFK Airport in -- Airports and planes, New York USA

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