Before the Frost

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Before the Frost
Before the frost by Henning Mankell.jpg
First edition
AuthorHenning Mankell
Original titleInnan frosten
TranslatorEbba Segerberg
Country Sweden
LanguageSwedish
SeriesKurt Wallander
GenreCrime novel
PublisherLeopard förlag
Publication date
2002
Published in English
2004
Media typePrint (Hardcover, Paperback)
Pages388 pp (Eng. hardback trans.)
ISBNISBN 1-84343-113-0 (Eng. trans.)
Preceded byFirewall
Followed byThe Troubled Man
 
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For the Black Crowes album, see Before the Frost...Until the Freeze.
For the film Innan frosten, see Wallander – Innan frosten.
Before the Frost
Before the frost by Henning Mankell.jpg
First edition
AuthorHenning Mankell
Original titleInnan frosten
TranslatorEbba Segerberg
Country Sweden
LanguageSwedish
SeriesKurt Wallander
GenreCrime novel
PublisherLeopard förlag
Publication date
2002
Published in English
2004
Media typePrint (Hardcover, Paperback)
Pages388 pp (Eng. hardback trans.)
ISBNISBN 1-84343-113-0 (Eng. trans.)
Preceded byFirewall
Followed byThe Troubled Man

Before the Frost (Innan Frosten) is a novel by Swedish crime-writer Henning Mankell.

The main protagonist is Linda Wallander, daughter of Inspector Wallander. The book was to be the first in a three-book series with Linda as the main character. However Mankell abandoned the series after just one novel when the actress playing Linda in the Swedish films, Johanna Sällström, committed suicide in 2007.[1]

Kurt Wallander and Stefan Lindman (the protagonist from The Return of the Dancing Master) also feature in the novel.

Adaptations[edit]

A feature film adaptation directed by Kjell-Åke Andersson was made in 2004 and released in Swedish cinemas on 14 January 2005. It stars Johanna Sällström as Linda and Krister Henriksson as Kurt. The film also serves as the opening installment of Mankell's Wallander, a series of theatrical and straight-to-video films based on story outlines by Mankell but otherwise unconnected to the novels. Sällström and Henriksson reprise their roles in these films.

The BBC filmed the novel for the British television adaptation of Mankell's Wallander novels, but they rewrote the story to make Wallander the protagonist, with Kenneth Branagh playing the role of Kurt Wallander.

A stage adaptation authorized by Mankell was premiered at the Westphalia State Theatre in Paderborn, Germany, in 2006.

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