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Pyramid
Author: Henning Mankell
Publisher: New Press/ORIM
ISBN: 1595585826
Pages: 400
Year: 2008-09-23
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The story of the Swedish detective’s beginnings, told in five gripping short mysteries: “An indispensable chapter to the saga” (Booklist, starred review). Here are the stories that trace, chronologically, Kurt Wallander’s growth from a rookie cop into a young father and then a middle-aged divorcé, illuminating how he became a first-rate detective and highlighting new facets of the character who “remains one of the most impressive and credible creations of crime fiction today” (The Guardian). “Wallander’s First Case“ introduces us to the twenty-one-year-old patrolman on his first homicide case: his next-door neighbor, seemingly dead by his own hand. In “The Man with the Mask”, Wallander is a young father confronting an unexpected threat on Christmas Eve. On the brink of middle age, he is troubled by a distant wife as he unravels the poisoning of a lonely vacationer in “The Man on the Beach.” Newly separated in “The Death of the Photographer,” Wallander investigates the brutal murder—and the well-concealed secrets—of the local studio photographer. In the title story, he is a veteran detective uncovering unexpected connections between a downed mystery plane and the assassination of a pair of elderly sisters. Written from the unique perspective of an author looking back on the life of his own character, these mysteries are vintage Henning Mankell and essential reading for fans of the fiction series or the PBS program Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh. The Pyramid is a wonderful display of Mankell’s virtuosity powers as “the unrivalled master of Swedish crime fiction and one of the finest practitioners of the genre anywhere” (Toronto Star).
La pirámide
Author: Henning Mankell
Publisher: Grupo Planeta Spain
ISBN: 8483836580
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Year: 2013-01-10
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Todo el mundo tiene un pasado. Wallander, como se nos explica en este libro de la serie, se remonta a veinte años atrás, cuando ni siquiera había entrado en Homicidios y era un joven agente despierto, lleno de ambiciones profesionales y con una vida privada que, ya entonces, hacía agua por todas partes. Los cinco relatos incluidos en La pirámide abarcan desde 1969 a 1989, justo antes del comienzo de la primera novela de la serie. En el primero de los relatos, un inexperto Wallander, con apenas veintiún años, se entromete en un aparente caso de suicidio y termina en el hospital con una cuchillada. En el segundo, es secuestrado por un exiliado sudafricano que acaba de cometer un asesinato. Y en el último tiene que rescatar a su padre de una comisaría de El Cairo, interrumpiendo una investigación doble sobre una misteriosa avioneta que se ha estrellado en la costa y sobre dos hermanas ancianas que han aparecido calcinadas y con disparos en la cabeza. Es éste un Wallander antes de Wallander: el lector de la serie encontrará aquí claves desconocidas hasta ahora del pasado del inspector, y el que no lo conozca está de enhorabuena: no podría tener mejor manera de introducirse en su mundo. En el prefacio a este libro, Mankell propone con su acostumbrada lucidez el subtítulo que le daría a la serie de Wallander: «Novelas sobre el desasosiego sueco». Y cierto es que las intrigas detectivescas del inspector, su inestable vida personal y el trasfondo de desintegración de valores y certidumbres sobre el que se desarrollan las novelas componen una imagen desasosegante; pero, como las grandes obras del género negro, reflejan con precisión fotográfica nuestro tiempo, con sus temores e inseguridades, su violencia y su desconcierto, de ahí que Wallander haya cautivado a millones de lectores.
Firewall
Author: Henning Mankell
Publisher: New Press/ORIM
ISBN: 159558613X
Pages: 416
Year: 2002-11-07
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International bestseller: Murder becomes a high tech game of cat and mouse in this “thinking man’s thriller” from the master of Nordic noir (The New York Times Book Murder). Ystad, Sweden. A man stops at an ATM during his evening walk and inexplicably falls to the ground dead. Two teenage girls brutally murder a taxi driver. They are quickly apprehended, shocking local policemen with their complete lack of remorse. A few days later a blackout cuts power to a large swath of the country. When a serviceman arrives at the malfunctioning power substation, he makes a grisly discovery. Inspector Kurt Wallander senses these events must be linked, but he has to figure out how and why. The search for answers eventually leads him dangerously close to a group of anarchic terrorists who hide in the shadows of cyberspace. Somehow, these criminals always seem to know the police department’s next move. How can a small group of detectives unravel a plot designed to wreak havoc on a worldwide scale? And will they solve the riddle before it’s too late? A riveting police procedural about our increasing vulnerability in the modern digitized world, Firewall “proves once again that spending time with a glum police inspector in chilly Sweden can be quite thrilling . . . A notable success” (Publishers Weekly).
Faceless Killers
Author: Henning Mankell
Publisher: New Press/ORIM
ISBN: 1595586105
Pages: 284
Year: 2011-05-10
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#1 international bestseller: This “exquisite novel of mesmerizing depth” launched the acclaimed Wallander novels and BBC series starring Kenneth Branagh (Los Angeles Times). Early one morning, a small-town farmer discovers that his neighbors have been victims of a brutal attack during the night: An old man has been bludgeoned to death, and his tortured wife lies dying before the farmer’s eyes. The only clue is the single word she utters before she dies: “foreign.” In charge of the investigation is Inspector Kurt Wallander, a local detective whose personal life is in a shambles. His family is falling apart, he’s gaining weight, he drinks too much and sleeps too little. Tenacious and levelheaded in his sleuthing, he and his colleagues must contend with a wave of violent xenophobia as they search for the killers. Winner of the Sweden’s Best Mystery Award and the first installment in the series that inspired the PBS program Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh, Faceless Killers is a razor-sharp, stylishly dark police procedural with searing social commentary that reaches beyond its genre to produce “a superior novel—and a harbinger of great things to come” (Booklist).
One Step Behind
Author: Henning Mankell
Publisher: New Press/ORIM
ISBN: 1595586148
Pages: 416
Year: 2002-02-01
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Sweden’s most tenacious detective races to unlock the twisted logic behind a madman’s crimes: “Lyrical, meticulous, and stunningly suspenseful” (St. Petersburg Times). On Midsummer’s Eve, three friends gather in a secluded meadow in Sweden. In the beautifully clear twilight, they don 18th-century costumes and begin a secret role-play. But an uninvited guest soon brings their performance to a gruesome conclusion. His approach is careful; his aim is perfect. Three bullets, three corpses. And his plans have only just begun to take shape. Meanwhile, Inspector Kurt Wallander is just back from vacation. Constantly fatigued, he soon learns his health is at risk—but there’s no time for rest when a fellow officer is murdered. Wallander soon discovers that the two grisly crimes are connected. A serial killer is on the loose, and the only lead is a photograph of a strange woman no one in Sweden seems to know. Forced to dig into the personal life of a trusted colleague, Wallander steps into a nightmare worse than any he could have imagined. Can he find his way out of the darkness before it’s too late? A pulse-pounding thriller and an incisive investigation into the mysteries of human nature, One Step Behind is “typical of the dense, intricate intelligence that Mankell brings to detection and crime writing” (The Washington Post Book World).
Wallander's First Case
Author: Henning Mankell
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 147352167X
Pages: 50
Year: 2014-08-28
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Kurt Wallander is twenty one and new to the police force - and he won't let anything stand in the way of solving his first murder case Wallander finds his neighbour dead: a revolver in his hand, and a bullet through his head. Suspicious about the circumstances surrounding the apparently open and shut case of suicide, Wallander starts an off-the-books investigation - only to find that following his instincts is a very dangerous thing to do. Discover the case that began Kurt Wallander's career - first published in The Pyramid, a collection of short stories featuring Wallander. OUT NOW: An Event in Autumn - a new, never before published Wallander novella.
Sidetracked
Author: Henning Mankell
Publisher: New Press/ORIM
ISBN: 1595586164
Pages: 352
Year: 1999-06-01
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A demented killer is on the warpath and only Wallander can stop him: “Mankell at his best . . . If you haven’t bought Sidetracked, do so ASAP” (Los Angeles Times Book Review). Inspector Kurt Wallander’s long-anticipated vacation plans are interrupted by two horrific deaths: the self-immolation of an unidentified young woman and the brutal murder of the former minister of justice. As the police struggle to piece together the few clues they have, the killer strikes again and again. What connection is there between a retired minister of justice, a successful art dealer, and a common petty thief? Why does the killer scalp his victims? And could there be some connection between the young woman’s suicide and the murders? Sidetracked, winner of the Best Crime Novel of the Year in Sweden, is an outstanding entry in the series that inspired the BBC program Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh. Mankell, called “the King of Crime” by The Economist, infuses police procedural with a searing critique of contemporary society, from the disintegration of the family and the exploitation of women to corruption and scandal at the highest levels of government. “Connoisseurs of the police procedural will tear into this installment like the seven-course banquet it is” (Kirkus Reviews).
The Troubled Man
Author: Henning Mankell
Publisher: Knopf Canada
ISBN: 0307398854
Pages: 320
Year: 2011-03-29
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From the author most recently of the bestselling, internationally acclaimed thriller The Man from Beijing — comes the first Kurt Wallander mystery in more than a decade: the much-anticipated return of the brilliant, brooding detective. On a winter's day in 2008, Hakån von Enke, a retired high-ranking naval officer, disappears during his daily walk in a forest near Stockholm. The investigation into his disappearance falls under the jurisdiction of the Stockholm Police, but Wallander is personally affected: Enke is his beloved daughter, Linda's, father-in-law. Before long, in his inimitable way, Wallander is interfering in matters that are not his responsibility, making promises he has no intention of keeping, telling lies when it suits him, paying little attention to normal procedure (including the law) — and, unlike the other detectives on the case, getting results. But the results seem to be pointing to elaborate Cold War espionage activities that confound even this master detective and grow more confounding the more he uncovers. The "troubled man" of the title is not just Enke, but also Wallander himself. The delighted grandfather of Linda's newborn daughter, he is nonetheless obsessed with his physical and mental deterioration, negligent of his health and certain that at age sixty, he's on the threshold of senility. Haunted by his past, desperate to live up to the hope that his granddaughter presents him with, facing the future with profound uncertainty, Wallander will be forced to come face to face with his most intractable adversary: himself. Suspenseful, darkly atmospheric, psychologically gripping, The Troubled Man is Henning Mankell at his mesmerizing best. From the Hardcover edition.
Before the Frost
Author: Henning Mankell
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1459612396
Pages: 564
Year: 2011-03-01
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Linda Wallander is bored. Just graduated from the police academy, she is waiting to start work at the Ystad police station and move into her own apartment. Meanwhile, she's living with her father and, like fathers and daughters everywhere, they are driving each other crazy. Nor will they be able to escape each other when she moves out. Her father is Inspector Kurt Wallander, a veteran of the Ystad police force, whom she will have to work alongside.Linda's boredom doesn't last long. Soon she is embroiled in the case of her childhood friend, Anna, who has inexplicably disappeared. As the investigation proceeds, she makes a few rookie mistakes. They are understandable, but they are also life-threatening. And as the case her father is working on dovetails with her own, something far more calculated and dangerous than either could have imagined begins to emerge.Already an international bestseller, Before the Frost inaugurates Henning Mankell\'s new mystery series about Linda Wallander, and features Stefan Lindman of The Return of the Dancing Master.
The Man Who Smiled
Author: Henning Mankell
Publisher: New Press/ORIM
ISBN: 159558580X
Pages: 336
Year: 2012-11-27
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The #1 international-bestselling tale of greed, violence, and corporate power from the master of Scandinavian noir: “One of his best” (The Times, London). After killing a man in the line of duty, Inspector Kurt Wallander finds himself deep in a personal and professional crisis; during more than a year of sick leave, he turns to drink and vice to quiet his lingering demons. Once he pulls himself together, he vows to quit the Ystad police force for good—just before a friend who had asked Wallander to look into the death of his father winds up dead himself, shot three times. Far from leaving police work behind, Wallander instead must investigate a formidable suspect: a powerful business tycoon at the helm of a multinational company engaged in extralegal activities. Ann-Britt Höglund, the department’s first female detective, proves to be Wallander’s best ally as he tries to pierce the smiling façade of the suspicious mogul. But just as he comes close to uncovering the truth, Wallander finds his own life being threatened. In this “exquisitely plotted” thriller, Henning Mankell’s mastery of the modern police procedural—which has earned him legions of fans worldwide and inspired the BBC show Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh—is on vivid display (Publishers Weekly). “This is crime fiction of the highest order.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “Compelling . . . Skillfully plotted and suspenseful. . . . A thriller for the thinking reader.” —The Dallas Morning News “Mankell’s novels are a joy.” —USA Today “Absorbing. . . . In the masterly manner of P.D. James, Mankell projects his hero's brooding thoughts onto nature itself.” —The New York Times “Wallander is a loveable gumshoe. . . . He is one of the most credible creations in contemporary crime fiction.” —The Guardian
The Fifth Woman
Author: Henning Mankell
Publisher: New Press/ORIM
ISBN: 1595586121
Pages: 432
Year: 2000-08-01
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From the #1 international-bestselling master of Scandinavian noir: a “marvelously told mystery” of murder in Sweden and corruption in Africa (Austin American-Statesman). In an African convent, four nuns and an unidentified fifth woman are found with their throats slit. The local police do little to investigate . . . and cover up the unknown woman’s death. A year later in Sweden, Holger Eriksson, a retired car dealer and birdwatcher, is skewered to death after falling into a pit of carefully sharpened bamboo poles. Soon after, the body of a missing florist is discovered strangled and tied to a tree. Baffled and appalled by the crimes, the only clues Inspector Kurt Wallander has to go on are a skull, a diary, and a photo of three men. What ensues is a complex, meticulously plotted investigation that will push the detective to his limits. The key is the unsolved killing of the fifth woman in Africa—who was she, and what did she have to do with the brutal deaths of two seemingly innocent men? Are more victims in danger? The answers will lead Wallander to question everything he thought he knew about the psychology of murder. An international bestseller, this “scary and cunning tale” (Rocky Mountain News) “achieves the satisfying density of plot and characterization” (The Baltimore Sun) that established Henning Mankell as one of the twentieth-century’s finest crime writers. His Kurt Wallander mysteries are now the basis for the hit TV show Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh.
An Event in Autumn
Author: Henning Mankell
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 0804170649
Pages: 169
Year: 2014
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When Inspector Kurt Wallander discovers a shallow grave in the garden of his new house, he investigates the truth about the residence and its previous owner.
The Return of the Dancing Master
Author: Henning Mankell
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
ISBN: 1400076951
Pages: 407
Year: 2005
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Fifty-four years after war criminals are hanged in ruined Nazi Germany, a retired police officer is found slaughtered on his farm in Sweden, leading a former colleague to investigate and to uncover the links between the death and global Neo-Nazi activity. By the author of The Dogs of Riga. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
The Man from Beijing
Author: Henning Mankell
Publisher: Vintage Books Canada
ISBN: 0307397866
Pages: 464
Year: 2011-03-08
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One cold January day the police are called to a sleepy little hamlet in the north of Sweden where they find the victim of a savage murder lying in the snow. As they begin their investigation they notice that the village seems eerily quiet and deserted. Going from house to house, looking for witnesses, they uncover a crime unprecedented in Swedish history. When Judge Birgitta Roslin reads about the massacre she realizes that she has a family connection to one of the couples involved and decides to investigate. A nineteenth-century diary and a red ribbon found in the forest nearby are her only clues. What Birgitta eventually uncovers leads her into an international web pf corruption and a story of vengeance that stretches back over a hundred years. -- from http://www.henningmankell.com (June 28, 2011).
The White Lioness
Author: Henning Mankell
Publisher: New Press/ORIM
ISBN: 1595586113
Pages: 432
Year: 2011-05-10
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A small-town murder leads to international intrigue in this “first-class thriller” from the New York Times–bestselling master of Scandinavian crime (The New York Times Book Review). Inspector Kurt Wallander returns in the second of Henning Mankell’s award-winning, internationally-bestselling detective novels, this time to investigate the execution-style killing of a Swedish housewife. The local police focus on a determined stalker who’s suddenly nowhere to be found, but when they finally catch up with their prime suspect his alibi turns out to be airtight. Digging deeper, Wallander discovers that the woman’s death is more complex and dangerous than a crime of passion. His search for the truth takes him far from home and into the murky world of apartheid-era South Africa, where he uncovers a sinister assassination plot. Soon the small-town detective finds himself in a high-stakes tangle with the South African secret service and a ruthless ex-KGB agent. Combining heart-pounding suspense with probing social commentary, The White Lioness is an essential chapter in the addictive mystery series that inspired the hit TV show Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh. “It is not hard to see why the Wallander books have made such an impact” (Times Literary Supplement).

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