Before the Frost

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Before the Frost
Before the frost by Henning Mankell.jpg
1st edition
Author(s)Henning Mankell
Original titleInnan frosten
TranslatorEbba Segerberg
Country Sweden
LanguageSwedish
SeriesKurt Wallander
Genre(s)Crime novel
PublisherLeopard förlag
Publication date2002
Published in English2004
Media typePrint (Hardcover, Paperback)
Pages388 pp (Eng. hardback trans.)
ISBNISBN 1-84343-113-0 (Eng. trans.)
Preceded byFirewall
Followed byThe Worried Man
 
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For the film Innan frosten, see Wallander – Innan frosten.
Before the Frost
Before the frost by Henning Mankell.jpg
1st edition
Author(s)Henning Mankell
Original titleInnan frosten
TranslatorEbba Segerberg
Country Sweden
LanguageSwedish
SeriesKurt Wallander
Genre(s)Crime novel
PublisherLeopard förlag
Publication date2002
Published in English2004
Media typePrint (Hardcover, Paperback)
Pages388 pp (Eng. hardback trans.)
ISBNISBN 1-84343-113-0 (Eng. trans.)
Preceded byFirewall
Followed byThe Worried 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.

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

Adaptations

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.

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

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