One Step Behind (novel)
First edition (Sweden)
|Original title||Steget efter|
|Series||Kurt Wallander #7|
|Genre||Crime, Mystery novel|
Published in English
|Media type||Print (Hardcover, Paperback)|
|Pages||400 pp (Eng. hardback trans.)|
|ISBN||1-86046-983-3 (Eng. trans.)|
|Preceded by||The Fifth Woman|
Two young women and one young man, inexplicably dressed as the nobility of Sweden did during the reign of Gustavus III, are found dead, each slain with a single bullet, their bodies half consumed by animals in the wilderness. Wallander is horrified when he makes a connection between the crime and his close friend Svedberg, and after the latter is found savagely murdered in his own apartment, the tormented detective finds himself up against a deranged, merciless killer who remains just one step ahead of him.
In 2005, One Step Behind was adapted by Swedish public broadcaster Sveriges Television into a theatrical film, starring Rolf Lassgård as Wallander. In 2008, British broadcaster BBC One broadcast a 90-minute adaptation as part of its Wallander television series starring Kenneth Branagh.