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Faceless Killers (Paperback)

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    First in the Kurt Wallander series.

    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. And as if this didn’......more

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First in the Kurt Wallander series.

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. And as if this didn’t present enough problems for the Ystad police Inspector Kurt Wallander, the dying woman’s last word is foreign, leaving the police the one tangible clue they have–and in the process, the match that could inflame Sweden’s already smoldering anti-immigrant sentiments.

Unlike the situation with his ex-wife, his estranged daughter, or the beautiful but married young prosecuter who has peaked his interest, in this case, Wallander finds a problem he can handle. He quickly becomes obsessed with solving the crime before the already tense situation explodes, but soon comes to realize that it will require all his reserves of energy and dedication to solve.


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Internationally acclaimed author Henning Mankell has written eight novels and a collection of short stories featuring Kurt Wallander. The books have been published in thirty-three countries and consistently top the bestseller lists in Europe, receiving major literary prizes (including Great Britain’s Gold Dagger in 2000) and generating numerous international film and television adaptations. He has also published many other novels for children, young people, and adults, and is one of Sweden’s most frequently performed dramatists. He has spent many years in Africa, where a number of his novels are set. Born in 1948, Mankell grew up in the Swedish village of Sveg. He now divides his time between Sweden and Maputo, Mozambique, where he works as a director at Teatro Avenida.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Author:
Mankell, Henning
Genre:
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
Audience:
General/trade
Edition Detail:
Reprint
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
369
Language:
English
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Publish Date:
01/25/2011
Copyright Year:
2011
ISBN:
9780307742858
Height:
7.0 in
Wdth:
4.0 in
Thickness:
1.25 in
Unit weight:
0.44 lb
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  • Faceless Killers introduces Kurt Wallander

    A great next book if you have read either Jo Nesbo's Harry Hole detective stories set in Norway or the Steig Larson Milennieum trilogy. This is the first of ten Kurt Wallander detective mysteries, set primarily in Sweeden. The plot moves fast and the characters are well developed. In addition, you learn about Sweden, as well.

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