This book sees Wallander living with his daughter Linda in Ystad. He is looking for a country house. The events of the book take place in the autumn as show in the title.
Viewing a potential new house, he stumbles across human hand in the garden. It’s the clue to a decades-old mystery which Wallander is keen to get his teeth into; and no, he doesn’t buy the house.
He is a man with no dog, no life and no woman.
It was a smooth read with a nice twist and a couple of red herrings. It transports you to the winter barren scape of a Swedish town.