. 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. James, mankell projects his hero’s brooding thoughts onto nature itself. The new york times “Wallander is a loveable gumshoe.
The Man Who Smiled The Kurt Wallander Mysteries Book 4 #ad - . . . But just as he comes close to uncovering the truth, Wallander finds his own life being threatened. 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. In the masterly manner of P. D.
The White Lioness Kurt Wallander Mystery Book 3The New Press #ad - 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.
Soon the small-town detective finds himself in a high-stakes tangle with the South African secret service and a ruthless ex-KGB agent. Digging deeper, wallander discovers that the woman’s death is more complex and dangerous than a crime of passion. 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.
The White Lioness Kurt Wallander Mystery Book 3 #ad - It is not hard to see why the Wallander books have made such an impact” The Times Literary Supplement. 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. 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.
The Fifth Woman Kurt Wallander Mystery Book 6The New Press #ad - His kurt wallander mysteries are now the basis for the hit TV show Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh The Baltimore Sun. 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. From the #1 international-bestselling master of Scandinavian noir: a “marvelously told mystery” of murder in Sweden and corruption in Africa Austin American-Statesman.
The local police do little to investigate . . . An international bestseller, this “scary and cunning tale” Rocky Mountain News “achieves the satisfying density of plot and characterization” that established Henning Mankell as one of the twentieth-century’s finest crime writers. In an african convent, four nuns and an unidentified fifth woman are found with their throats slit.
The Fifth Woman Kurt Wallander Mystery Book 6 #ad - . Soon after, the body of a missing florist is discovered strangled and tied to a tree. And cover up the unknown woman’s death. 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.
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.
Sidetracked Kurt Wallander Mystery Book 5The New Press #ad - Connoisseurs of the police procedural will tear into this installment like the seven-course banquet it is. Kirkus Reviews. 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. A demented killer is on the warpath and only Wallander can stop him: “Mankell at his best . . . Mankell, infuses police procedural with a searing critique of contemporary society, called “the King of Crime” by the Economist, from the disintegration of the family and the exploitation of women to corruption and scandal at the highest levels of government.
Sidetracked Kurt Wallander Mystery Book 5 #ad - What connection is there between a retired minister of justice, winner of the best crime novel of the Year in Sweden, 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, is an outstanding entry in the series that inspired the BBC program Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh.
If you haven’t bought sidetracked, do so ASAP” Los Angeles Times Book Review.
One Step Behind Kurt Wallander Mystery Book 7The New Press #ad - In the beautifully clear twilight, they don eighteenth-century costumes and begin a secret role-play. 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.
On midsummer’s eve, three friends gather in a secluded meadow in Sweden. Sweden’s most tenacious detective races to unlock the twisted logic behind a madman’s crimes: “Lyrical, meticulous, and stunningly suspenseful” St. 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.
One Step Behind Kurt Wallander Mystery Book 7 #ad - Wallander soon discovers that the two grisly crimes are connected. Constantly fatigued, he soon learns his health is at risk—but there’s no time for rest when a fellow officer is murdered. Petersburg Times. But an uninvited guest soon brings their performance to a gruesome conclusion. Meanwhile, inspector Kurt Wallander is just back from vacation.
And his plans have only just begun to take shape.
Firewall Kurt Wallander Mystery Book 8The New Press #ad - Two teenage girls brutally murder a taxi driver. The search for answers eventually leads him dangerously close to a group of anarchic terrorists who hide in the shadows of cyberspace. 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 few days later a blackout cuts power to a large swath of the country. A notable success” Publishers Weekly. When a serviceman arrives at the malfunctioning power substation, he makes a grisly discovery. They are quickly apprehended, shocking local policemen with their complete lack of remorse. Somehow, these criminals always seem to know the police department’s next move.
Firewall Kurt Wallander Mystery Book 8 #ad - Inspector kurt wallander senses these events must be linked, but he has to figure out how and why. A man stops at an atM during his evening walk and inexplicably falls to the ground dead. An 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 Review.
Before the Frost Kurt Wallander Mysteries Book 1The New Press #ad - Linda’s childhood friend Anna has disappeared. Having just graduated from the police academy, she’s waiting to start work with the Ystad police and move into her own apartment. Linda Wallander is bored. International bestseller: kurt wallander and his daughter join forces to hunt for a ritual killer in this “gripping, beautifully orchestrated” mystery The New York Times Book Review.
Her father is inspector kurt wallander, a veteran of the Ystad police force, and the two of them are about to find themselves working a case that couldn’t be closer to home. In the meantime, she’s staying with her father and, like fathers and daughters everywhere, they are driving each other crazy.
Before the Frost Kurt Wallander Mysteries Book 1 #ad - A “powerful” and “thoroughly engaging” thriller from “a master storyteller, ” Before the Frost introduces an unforgettable new heroine to the acclaimed series that is the basis for the BBC television show starring Kenneth Branagh San Francisco Chronicle. Nor will they be able to escape each other when she moves out.
As the investigation proceeds, she makes a few rookie mistakes that are both understandable and life-threatening. But as the case her father is working on dovetails with her own, and chillingly calculated, something far more dangerous, begins to emerge.
The Troubled Man Kurt Wallander Mystery Book 10Vintage Crime/Black Lizard #ad - And so, wallander is soon interfering in matters that are not his responsibility, making promises he won’t keep, with his inimitable disregard for normal procedure, telling lies when it suits him—and getting results. But the results hint at elaborate cold War espionage activities that seem inextricably confounding, who, in any case, even to Wallander, is troubled in more personal ways as well.
Desperate to live up to the hope that a new granddaughter represents, he is continually haunted by his past. Negligent of his health, he’s become convinced that, having turned sixty, he is on the threshold of senility. The investigation into his disappearance falls under the jurisdiction of the Stockholm police.
The Troubled Man Kurt Wallander Mystery Book 10 #ad - But von enke is his daughter’s future father-in-law. It has nothing to do with Wallander—officially. And looking toward the future with profound uncertainty, he will have no choice but to come face-to-face with his most intractable adversary: himself. The much-anticipated return of Henning Mankell’s brilliant, brooding detective, Kurt Wallander.
On a winter day in 2008, håkan von enke, a retired high-ranking naval officer, vanishes during his daily walk in a forest near Stockholm.
The Pyramid: And Four Other Kurt Wallander Mysteries Kurt Wallander Mystery Book 9The New Press #ad - 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. The story of the swedish detective’s beginnings, told in five gripping short mysteries: “An indispensable chapter to the saga” Booklist Online.
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. 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 BBC program Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh.
. 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.
The Pyramid: And Four Other Kurt Wallander Mysteries Kurt Wallander Mystery Book 9 #ad - 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. 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 man with the mask”, Wallander is a young father confronting an unexpected threat on Christmas Eve.
An Event in Autumn Kurt Wallander Mystery Book 12Vintage Crime/Black Lizard #ad - After nearly thirty years in the same job, Inspector Kurt Wallander is tired, restless, and itching to make a change. There he finds the skeletal hand of a corpse in a shallow grave. Includes an afterword by the author. Wallander’s investigation takes him deep into the history of the house and the land, until finally the shocking truth about a long-buried secret is brought to light.
An Event in Autumn Kurt Wallander Mystery Book 12 #ad - He is taken with a certain old farmhouse, perfectly situated in a quiet countryside with a charming, overgrown garden.