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English Translation, — Trade Paperback Police Inspector Kurt Wallander is called to the scene of a particularly violent attack of an elderly couple on hennnig small farm.

Like the Inspector Lynley series, the hauntingly peaceful country settings play as key a role as do the main characters. View all 12 comments. The woman is rushed to the hospital, but cannot be safed. Among Mankell’s African books published in English are two powerful short novels for teenage children, Secrets in the Fire and Playing with Fire Really enjoyed this book.

How does it help him solve the murder of the Somali refugee? Wrong suspects are interviewed.

Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell. Not really psychological and only half-heartedly political, this novel strikes me as gratuitous and forget Do klilers get better?

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He is a flawed character,makes lots of mistakes. Maybe this book is dreadfully translated Yet Ebba Segerberg, one of Mankell’s English translators, disagrees. Prior to this book, the images of Sweden in my mind were either those beautiful Ms.

Set in the small city of Ystad, in the southern most tip of Sweden, killefs farther removed from larger cities like Malmo or Stockholm, Mankell has given this mystery a sort of small town charm, distinguished from the tense and energetic crime novels in urban settings.

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Faceless Killers First edition Swedish. The idea of Nordic carnality is notably absent in Mankell’s work, as much a statement of its erroneous perception Swedes do not see themselves as part of any sexual revolution at all and in the case of Mankell ironic because the film director most responsible for hrnning these explicit sexual parameters for his time was his own father-in-law the great Ingmar Bergman.


It is no mistake that it is a Somali that suffers at the hands of nationalists. The distinct benefit of this is just how realistic the investigation feels as it stalls to eventual deadlock and grinds to a halt on several occasions before a series of seemingly innocuous details picked up through the course of the investigation deliver an eventual resolution over six-months later. How do you think the refugees are portrayed?

Learn More About Faceless Killers print. In this vein, readers might be interested in his stand-alone novel Kennedy’s Brain a thriller set in Africa and inspired by the AIDS epidemic Mankell often traveled to Africa to help third world populations ; or read his The Eye of the Leoparda haunting novel juxtaposing a man’s coming of age in Sweden and his life in Zambia.

Wallander, acting as temporary head of the department while his superior is on vacation, is thoroughl An avid fan of police procedural books and television shows, it was not shocking that I fell in love with BBC’s Wallander series, starring Kenneth Branagh.

We are so used to the slick, Hollywood version of crime stories that we expect everything to come together quickly, cleanly, logically. German tourists descend on the Ystad police headquarters and photograph each other standing in the long corridors.

Good writing with an intriguing crime and a very relateable main character made this an interesting read. Now, with the press breathing down his neck and the Swedish government applying pressure to protect the refugees from an increasingly hostile public, Wallander has two crimes to solve. They want revenge and they seek to use the killere as an excuse to reverse the immigrant tide. What code is in the image? Mankell to write a novel or two about him during his career and when he met Wallander.


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

For any reader of Nordic crime fiction, Henning Mankell is an immensely popular and staple read. Henning’s prose is straightforward, organized, written mostly in linear fashion, a straightforward contract with the reader. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Confronted by a case he cannot solve, Wallander is plunged into an existential crisis: As I read this in the past 5 working days, I could not help relate what he goes through to what I am going through in the office.

Then I think it drifted away at the end. The pressure to catch the culprit s is even greater when the department receives threats of remonstrance targeted at refugee camps in the area.

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The only thing we don’t have in Ystad yet is prostitution. Trivia About Faceless Killers I’m not sure he’s been translated but he’s brillant when it comes to the twisted mind of killers and rapists. Marcel Berlins, the author and legal commentator, says: He’s getting older and fatter, his wife left him, his daughter is a stranger, his relationship with his father is strained, and all he has is his job.

I enjoyed reading it, and I’m certainly willing to give the series another try, but I may need a jolt of someone like Lucas Davenport to cheer me up a bit first. After his spell at sea, he settled in Paris in It is about the life of Kurt Wallander and everything else, including the mystery, is just a part of his life.

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