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Faceless Killers: A Mystery (Kurt Wallander #1)

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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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In a remote Swedish farmhouse, an elderly farmer has been bludgeoned to death, his wife left to die with a noose around her neck. Before the old woman dies, she utters the word foreign, which may be the only real clue the police have to go on. And they need to work fast. The press has reported the dying word, and white supremacists have threatened a nearby refugee camp, vowing to take justice into their own hands. Recently divorced, overweight, drinking too much and not sleeping enough, and maybe failing for the beautiful but married prosecutor Anette Brolin, Police Inspector Kurt Wallander doggedly leads the investigation into a crime for which there seems to be no reason, or certainly not one Wallander is sure he wants to know.

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From the internationally bestselling mystery writer comes a crime novel featuring the tenacious, levelheaded, opera-loving detective, Inspector Kurt Wallander. "An especially satisfying crime novel."--"The Wall Street Journal."

About the Author

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 Britains 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 Swedens 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.

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kilikina, August 26, 2009 (view all comments by kilikina)
I was introduced to Kurt Wallander by the BBC's adaptation of Sidetracked (starring Kenneth Branagh). I found it gripping, interesting and very relevant in terms of current global issues (in that case, human trafficking). I was curious to read the Wallander series and I was hooked by the first chapter of Faceless Killers. Again, such a relevant issue (immigration), yet this book was written in the early 90's. The book is a page turner that you won't want to put down! Now I can't read the series fast enough. And I'm sad to hear that the latest Wallander book published this summer in Sweden will probably be his last case.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781400031573
Author:
Mankell, Henning
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
European - Scandinavian
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage crime/Black Lizard
Series Volume:
pt. 3
Publication Date:
20030131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x .6 in .5 lb

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"Synopsis" by , In a remote Swedish farmhouse, an elderly farmer has been bludgeoned to death, his wife left to die with a noose around her neck. Before the old woman dies, she utters the word foreign, which may be the only real clue the police have to go on. And they need to work fast. The press has reported the dying word, and white supremacists have threatened a nearby refugee camp, vowing to take justice into their own hands. Recently divorced, overweight, drinking too much and not sleeping enough, and maybe failing for the beautiful but married prosecutor Anette Brolin, Police Inspector Kurt Wallander doggedly leads the investigation into a crime for which there seems to be no reason, or certainly not one Wallander is sure he wants to know.
"Synopsis" by , From the internationally bestselling mystery writer comes a crime novel featuring the tenacious, levelheaded, opera-loving detective, Inspector Kurt Wallander. "An especially satisfying crime novel."--"The Wall Street Journal."
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