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The Man Who Smiled

Henning Mankell


PUBLISHED: 21st June 2012
ISBN: 9780099571728
ANNOTATION:
Spiralling into an alcohol-fuelled depression after killing a man in the line of duty, Inspector Kurt Wallander has made up his mind to quit the police force for good. But while Wallander is on the trail of the killer, somebody is on the trail of Wallander, and closing in fast...
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PUBLISHED: 21st June 2012
ISBN: 9780099571728
ANNOTATION:
Spiralling into an alcohol-fuelled depression after killing a man in the line of duty, Inspector Kurt Wallander has made up his mind to quit the police force for good. But while Wallander is on the trail of the killer, somebody is on the trail of Wallander, and closing in fast...

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Spiralling into an alcohol-fuelled depression after killing a man in the line of duty, Inspector Kurt Wallander has made up his mind to quit the police force for good. But while Wallander is on the trail of the killer, somebody is on the trail of Wallander, and closing in fast...

Publisher Description

Crestfallen, dejected and spiralling into an alcohol-fuelled depression after killing a man in the line of duty, Inspector Kurt Wallander has made up his mind to quit the police force for good. When an old acquaintance, a solicitor, seeks Wallander's help to investigate the suspicious circumstances in which his father has died, Kurt doesn't want to know. But when the solicitor also turns up dead, shot three times, Wallander realises that he was wrong not to listen. Against his better judgment, he returns to work to head what may now have become a double murder case. A rookie female detective has joined the force is his absence, and he adopts the role of mentor to her as they fight to unravel the mystery. An enigmatic big-business tycoon, who hides behind an entourage of brusque secretaries and tight security, seems to be the common denominator in the two deaths. But while Wallander is on the trail of the killer, somebody is on the trail of Wallander, and closing in fast.

Author Biography

Henning Mankell (1948-2015) became a worldwide phenomenon with his crime writing, gripping thrillers and atmospheric novels set in Africa. His prizewinning and critically acclaimed Inspector Wallander Mysteries continue to dominate bestseller lists all over the globe and his books have been translated into forty-five languages and made into numerous international film and television adaptations: most recently the BAFTA-award-winning BBC television series Wallander, starring Kenneth Branagh. Driven by a desire to change the world and to fight against racism and nationalism, Mankell devoted much of his time to working with charities in Africa, including SOS Children's Villages and PLAN International, where he was also director of the Teatro Avenida in Maputo. In 2008, the University of St Andrews conferred Henning Mankell with an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters in recognition of his major contribution to literature and to the practical exercise of conscience.

Review

"One of his best" The Times 20050924 "Vintage Nordic storytelling" Observer "Impeccable plotting" Daily Express "Absorbing, chilling and dripping with evil atmosphere" The Times "Rather in the way that Dire Straits were the Trojan horse that kickstarted the CD industry, Mankell's novels became the standard bearer for foreign crime in translation...the writer is a man of rare skills" -- Barry Forshaw Daily Express 20050923

Product Details

Author
Henning Mankell
Pages
448
Year
2012
Translator
Laurie Thompson
ISBN-10
0099571722
ISBN-13
9780099571728
Format
Paperback
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Series
Kurt Wallander
Short Title
MAN WHO SMILED HENNING MANKELL
Language
English
Residence
SW
Subtitle
Kurt Wallander
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Publication Date
2012-06-21