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 synopsisWinner of the CWA Gold Dagger for Sidetracked. One frozen January morning at 5am, Inspector Wallander responds to what he believes is a routine call-out. When he reaches the isolated farmhouse he discovers a bloodbath. An old man has been tortured and beaten to death, his wife lies barely alive beside his shattered body, both victims of a violence beyond reason. The woman supplies Wallander with his only clue: the perpetrators may have been foreign. When this is leaked to the press, it unleashes racial hatred. Kurt Wallander's life is a shambles: his wife has left him, his daughter refuses to speak to him, and even his ageing father barely tolerates him. He works tirelessly, eats badly, and drinks his nights away in a lonely, neglected flat. But now, with winter tightening and his activities being monitored by a tough-minded district attorney, Wallander must forget his troubles and throw himself into a battle against time and against mounting racial hatred.Hide synopsis
Faceless Killers (Blackstone Audiobooks) – Audiobook CD (2006)
Henning Mankell, Dick Hill (Read by)
Audiobook CD, Blackstone Audiobooks 2006
ISBN: 0786165405 ISBN-13: 9780786165407
It was a senselessly violent crime: on a cold night in a remote Swedish farmhouse an elderly farmer is bludgeoned to death, and his wife is left to die with a noose around her neck.It was a senselessly violent crime: on a cold night in a remote Swedish farmhouse an elderly farmer is bludgeoned to death, and his wife is left to die with a noose around her neck.Hide
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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.
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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