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This was the first Wallender mystery I’d ever read, a gift from a friend of Swedish descent. Henning Mankell, the most internationally famous Swedish writer since Strindberg, is now part of the canon. All in all I thought this was an excellent police procedural, realistically showing the patience and determination often required to solve a major crime with few clues to go on. Afterwards the author began to receive letters addressed to Inspector Wallander and was even asked how his detective would vote in the EU referendum.

A few millimetres were all that saved him from an untimely death. One policeman there, Inspector Kurt-Ingvar Wald, is routinely approached for his autograph: I got tired of him. It is no mistake that it is a Somali that suffers at the hands of nationalists. The Mankell siblings lived in a flat above the law courts where their father was judge.

Set in the small city of Ystad, in the southern most tip of Sweden, and farther removed from larger cities like Malmo or Stockholm, Mankell has given this mystery a sort of small town charm, distinguished from the tense and energetic crime novels in urban settings.

An old man has been tortured and beaten to death, his wife lies barely alive beside his shattered body, victims of violence beyond reason. I think this mabkell also the first book or not that I’ve read with Sweden as the setting and I found it interesting because I have not been there.

Faceless Killers Reader’s Guide

The end to both mysteries in the book kkillers well done, both solved by chance, Kurt’s instincts even though I wanted to shake him for climbing up that scaffolding at one point Return to Book Page.


Peggy Theriault Really liked this. Funny but that was Sweden in my mind. Is Wallander a hero? We were both annoyed by the pacing of the film and joked that it was really the story of an FBI agent driving her car, with some dialogue thrown in to liven things up. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it killdrs second life. Mankell’s style is simple and head-on. I’ll give it a 3, possibly upgrading to a 4 somewhere down the line. This is fwceless excellent book in the series from this terrific writer.

These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. It wasand for two years Mankell worked as a stevedore mamkell a Swedish ship ferrying coal and iron ore to Europe and America. His wife, also beaten, and with a noose around her neck, is close to death. Viewers had no problem with an anglicized version of Mankell’s work, an English speaking cast set down in a genuine Swedish countryside.

Sad; let’s preserve the memory of the master of the Scandinavian noir. Wallander is a lovable sleuth in his dour way, and his investigations have a mordant comedy of their own. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Set up a giveaway.

I’ll be checking out more of the Wallander books. Wallander ‘s great detection of the crime and deduction of what happened is there for us in the book. By using this site, you killera to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Of course there’s something new and strange in them for Anglo-Saxon readers, but they’re also curiously, comfortingly familiar.

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There is no apparent motive and ther This is the first entry in Henning Mankell’s series featuring Swedish detective Kurt Wallander.

Mar 04, TL rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Just plain wonderful storytelling. Was it a robbery? His latest book to be published in Britain, The Return of The Dancing Master not a Wallander proceduralis set in H ;rjedalen’s vast pine forests.


He shows an admirable willingness to undertake surveillance operations which budgets are unlikely to permit and to go the extra mile for the eventual solution. And as if this didn’t present enough problems for the Ystad police Inspector Kurt Wallander, the dying woman’s last word is foreign, leaving the police the one tangible clue they have–and in the process, the match that could inflame Sweden’s already smoldering anti-immigrant sentiments.

With retired farmer Johannes already dead and his wife, Maria, left in a noose and clinging to life, Wallander struggles to comprehend just what can have brought such an act to bear on the remote farmhouse.

Set partly in South Africa, the book was published in several different countries simultaneously and, says Mankell, “blew out the gates”. Something he dreamt during the night.

Hennning Africa, Mankell is passionately committed to the fight against Aids and devotes much of his spare time to his “memory books” project, which aims killesr raise awareness of the catastrophe.

Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell – Reading Guide – : Books

When this is leaked to the press, racial hatred is unleashed. Look Inside Reading Guide. One thing I thoroughly love about the show is that you can so clearly see what a sensitive, artfully inclined soul Wallander is. His wife Mona had left him three months ago and was in the process of divorcing him, his nineteen year old daughter Linda wants nothing more to do with him after a failed suicide attempt when she was fifteen.

And that brings us to Kurt Wallander himself. So far she has directed two of her husband’s plays.