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Introduction When Kurt Wallander is suddenly wakened from an erotic dream at 5: Complaints about the translation, which are widespread on Goodreads, are imho totally misplaced.

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His father, though disappointed, was sympathetic to his son’s restless spirit. And that’s what makes the book important, highly relevant to our times – a must read, particularly now with the on-going migrant crisis in Europe. Our introduction to the character of Inspector Wallander by Henning Mankell, was certainly unusual.

Read it Forward Read it first. Before a press conference, Wallander has an attack of self-doubt. The plot arises like a Phoenix from this backdrop of which Mankell is a crucial source both personally and professionally as enlightening the world to such problems.

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

No ulcer ridden, overworked police mankel barking orders here, or lengthy descriptions of cityscapes; the author has created an ominous, heady atmosphere of fear and simmering outrage after facelfss murder of an elderly couple in a bucolic farming village. He had been twenty-three then, suddenly profoundly aware of what it meant to be a policeman. We love our wives but still have hots for pretty ladies we meet.

His marriage has just failed, his emotionally troubled teenage daughter flits in and out of his life, and his estranged father is showing signs of dementia.

The family was now living in a provincial backwater with bears and “Christmas tree forests”. I can think of at least three Swedes killere two Danes who are far, far superior. New life-saving treatments are constantly being found… Just plain wonderful storytelling.

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Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. I don’t really like series too much as they tend, well in my opinion anyway, to become like a template. View all 16 comments. This makes his approach to solving crime different, but his vocation is facelexs clearly ebbing away at his insides. It is about the life of Kurt Wallander and everything else, including the mystery, is just a part henninng his life.


Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell- 3 stars 8 24 Jan 09, In this story a heinous crime is committed. The African republic was then in the midst of civil war and Mankell’s plane “crash-landed” amid gunfire. The question is can Wallander adapt? At forty-two-years old he shouldn’t feel as apathetic as he does, but with a separation from his wife, sporadic contact and relations with his daughter, Linda, and with a father characterised by erratic mood changes and almost impossible expectations, he doesn’t have much to smile about.

Also by Henning Mankell. How does solving a crime restore, if only briefly, order fceless the world? Henning Mankell does indeed do that for me with his Inspector Kurt Wallander.

A well that reveals nothing of its contents. A strong sense of place also is evoked and semi-rural locations take on new dimensions. One theory and one suspect after another turn out to be dead ends, but Wallander is tenacious.