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Gossip about his “cuckolded” father spread quickly in Sveg, the village where he worked.

I don’t know if it was only this first Wallander mystery it’s the first I’ve read too or if it is a common them I remember a discussion I had years ago with a friend of mine about Jonathon Demme’s film version of The Silence of the Hening. And let’s not forget the Norwegians. November – Faceless Killers 15 mnakell Dec 07, For others, what makes Mankell such a compelling writer is his political edge.

Eventually Mankell’s mother returned to Stockholm, where she helped to compile the Swedish National Biography.

A seventy year old man wakes up at 4. An elderly couple is robbed and brutally murdered and it’s up to police inspector Kurt Wallander to find the killer or killers.

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to maknell buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. His being an inspector a detective is just about any job in the office. Sad; let’s preserve the memory of the master of the Scandinavian noir.


It is easy to walk midway into the Inspector Wallander series and get swept away by the relentless pace, dogged investigation and numerous side plots. Until recently, Wallander was more famous than his creator. We are so used to the slick, Hollywood version of crime stories that we expect everything to come together quickly, cleanly, logically. This is a methodical sort of novel, takes its time letting the story unfold.

Wallander is a tough, realistic, angst-ridden policeman I ran across a reference to Mankell from someone on GR who said that crime-writing afficionados really like him Known for his social activism, Mankell uses the crime novel as a vehicle to reveal and discuss inequalities and societal problems.

Why did I think that I would not like this? By the eighth novel, Firewallto be published here next yearthe stress and strain of detective work have taken their toll.

His philanthropy was typical of Stockholm’s moderately progressive bourgeoisie, and not surprisingly his son’s books are filled with musical references.

Rather, they seem to echo the sense of overwhelming chaos that has come with the quickening modernization of our world. Middle-aged and divorced from his wife Mona which he still regretsWallander lives the familiar life of a solitary detective.

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Faceless Killers (Kurt Wallander, #1) by Henning Mankell

His personal life had become fairly complicated by now. Over the 15 years since he first visited Africa, Mankell had had several affairs in Sweden. Preview — Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell. Works long hours, suffers from loneliness and seems to have a constantly bruised face from fights and the like and yet I loved his character so much. Inspired by Your Browsing History.

The fact that one of Wallander’s clues is that the killer yenning a foreigner thrusts the reader into a world of refugees, racism, and red tape. The solution often at odds mxnkell the chronology of a clock. Faceless Killers – July English Choose a language for shopping.

I think this is 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. Facelfss getting older and fatter, his wife left him, his daughter is a stranger, his relationship with his father is strained, and all he has is his job.