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Firewall (Kurt Wallander Mysteries # 8 )

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ISBN13: 9781400031535
ISBN10: 1400031532
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Seventh in the Kurt Wallander series.

A body is found at an ATM the apparent victim of heart attack. Then two teenage girls are arrested for the brutal murder of a cab driver. The girls confess to the crime showing no remorse whatsoever. Two open and shut cases. At first these two incidents seem to have nothing in common, but as Wallander delves deeper into the mystery of why the girls murdered the cab driver he begins to unravel a plot much more involved complicated than he initially suspected. The two cases become one and lead to conspiracy that stretches to encompass a world larger than the borders of Sweden.

Review:

"Mankell's ambitious endeavor to combine large themes with small-town murder is a notable success." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Though the case is as overstuffed as you'd expect from exhaustive Mankell, resolute Wallander, lonely, unhappy, even at times desperate, is as magnetic as ever." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Well-paced...a thinking man's thriller." The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"Satisfying....[A]s intriguing a landscape as Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles or Charles Willeford's Miami." The Wall Street Journal

Synopsis:

The latest installment in the bestselling Kurt Wallander series has the taciturn detective confronting the public's increasingly vulnerability in the digitized world.

Synopsis:

While trying to connect two deaths, Kurt Wallander experiences personal and professional betrayals.

About the Author

Internationally acclaimed author Henning Mankell has written numerous Kurt Wallander mysteries. The books have been published in thirty-three countries and consistently top the bestseller lists in Europe, receiving major literary prizes (including the UKs Golden Dagger Award in 2000) and generating numerous international film and television adaptations. Born in a village in northern Sweden in 1948, Mankell divides his time between Sweden and Maputo, Mozambique, where he works as the director of Teatro Avenida.

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Russian lit-mystery fan, January 10, 2011 (view all comments by Russian lit-mystery fan)
This is one of the best of the Wallander books. A wonderful police procedural, with all the special Swedish touches that mark great Scandinavian noir. The novel is a real page-turner, with a jigsaw/kaleidoscopic puzzle. If you saw Kenneth Branaugh's adaptation of the novel for PBS, you got a flavor of the story line - but there is much more to this book. Throw in flashes to Africa and adept commentary on international banking and internet vulnerabilities, and it becomes apparent that Henning Mankell is the real deal, edgy and human at the same time.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781400031535
Author:
Mankell, Henning
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Series Volume:
08
Publication Date:
20030931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.01 x 5.2 x .85 in .7 lb

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Product details 416 pages Vintage - English 9781400031535 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Mankell's ambitious endeavor to combine large themes with small-town murder is a notable success." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "Though the case is as overstuffed as you'd expect from exhaustive Mankell, resolute Wallander, lonely, unhappy, even at times desperate, is as magnetic as ever."
"Review" by , "Well-paced...a thinking man's thriller."
"Review" by , "Satisfying....[A]s intriguing a landscape as Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles or Charles Willeford's Miami."
"Synopsis" by , The latest installment in the bestselling Kurt Wallander series has the taciturn detective confronting the public's increasingly vulnerability in the digitized world.
"Synopsis" by , While trying to connect two deaths, Kurt Wallander experiences personal and professional betrayals.
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