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Winner of the CWA Gold Dagger for Sidetracked. One frozen January morning at 5am, Inspector Wallander responds to what he believes is a routine call ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.834
Kim A

Good book - great price

by Kim A on Dec 26, 2013

Required reading for college course. Great book - good condition. Fast delivery.

brunhild
by brunhild on Jun 22, 2012

Mankell really can get a reader hooked by his plots & characters!! always looking forward to his next book!

tjgbk

Faceless Killers: A Wallander Mystery

by tjgbk on May 12, 2011

I enjoyed this book, not only because of the mystery aspect but also for the glimpse of contemporary Swedish society it affords. Wallander, a detective on the Ystad Police force, is an interesting character in that he has problems like all of us, problems that sometimes overwhelm him but yet he keeps striving; both in life and in his police work. I would recommend this book to all mystery fans.

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ravenreader

A Knot & the Word "Foreign" Keep Wallander Moving

by ravenreader on Mar 25, 2010

The excellent "Faceless Killers" is the first novel Mankell writes in the Wallander series, but read "The Pyramid" first. "The Pryramid" is a prequel collection of short stories and a novel that immediately precedes the first call to the police that opens "Faceless Killers." Mankell writes in a compelling manner that provides a framework to understand the social and humanitarian changes that take place not just in Sweden, but in western Europe and the U.S. in the 1970s and 1980s. In his storytelling we do not lose sight of the plot or the characters. The translation, at least in the New Press edition, allows Mankell's work to speak directly to English speakers. Read; for the story and compelling characters. The insight you may gain from looking back at that time becomes the bonus track.

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BeverleeC

Excellent characterizations

by BeverleeC on May 14, 2009

The writing is excellent, good suspense, engaging main character.

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