Carina Olsson is shot and killed outside her restaurant, the only witness being her eight-year-old daughter Cleo. Wallander discovers that years earlier she had been a key witness in a ... See full summary »
With his rumpled raincoat, ever-present cigar, bumbling demeanour and Sherlock Holmesian powers of deduction, disarmingly polite homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo took on some of the most cunning murderers in Los Angeles, most of whom made one fatal, irrevocable mistake: underestimating his investigative genius.
Carina Olsson is shot and killed outside her restaurant, the only witness being her eight-year-old daughter Cleo. Wallander discovers that years earlier she had been a key witness in a trial in Malmo which put a criminal behind bars and assumes it is a revenge slaying. Unconventional cop Frank Berg arrives from Malmo to help Wallander and his team get to the murderer before he reaches Cleo. Written by
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Wallander is back on target in this the 12th episode in this series. Helping to solve the killing of a lady who runs a seaside restaurant is a cop from a nearby city. Frank Berg is a cop who isn't fussy about beating up informants and threatening suspects to get information. He almost drags down Stefan in the process.
A two-track investigation sees Stefan and Berg paired to track down a suspect who has come into a wad of cash, while Kurt and Linda work on the finances of a restaurant that was doing very little business.
On both tracks appears Jack Hansson, who employed the deceased woman years ago, and who himself has restaurants and shady businesses.
This story builds suspense successfully in several scenes as the life of a witness is threatened. It also does well in presenting several plausible suspects, leaving us guessing until the final sequence.
A very good series entry. The last few episodes have become more focused on police methods, wherein the conflicts arise, and less on social issues. The story has one loose end, involving the disposition of a shooting of an apparently unarmed contract killer by Stefan.
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