Synopses & Reviews
The missing piece of the internationally bestselling Kurt Wallander mystery series: the story of Kurt Wallander's beginnings.
Revealing a side of Wallander that we have never seen, the long stories collected in The Pyramid are vintage Mankell. Here, we see Wallander on his homicide first case as a twenty-one-year-old patrolman, as a young father facing unexpected danger on Christmas Eve, as a middle-aged detective with his marriage on the brink, as a newly separated investigator solving the brutal murder of a local photographer, and finally as a veteran detective, with his signature methodical and instinctive work style, discovering unexpected connections between a downed plane and the assassination of a pair of spinster sisters.
In these five riveting tales we watch Kurt Wallander come into his own not only as a detective but as a human being
"A marvel of spare, purposeful prose and artful storytelling." St. Petersburg Times
"Excellent. . . . Sure to bring [Mankell's] fans stampeding back into the fold." The New York Times
"Absorbing, chilling, and dripping with evil atmosphere." The Times, London
"Superb. . . .Mankell has mastered his craft." Tampa Bay Tribune
"No crime writer balances genre conventions with personal concerns as well as Mankell." Boston Globe
"Kurt Wallander remains one of the most impressive and credible creations of crime fiction today." The Guardian, London
"The Wallander series . . . [is] essential reading for all crime fiction fans, and this collection adds an indispensable chapter to the saga." Booklist
Filling in the missing pieces of the internationally bestselling Kurt Wallander mystery series, The Pyramid tells the story of Wallander's beginnings through five gripping short mysteries.
About the Author
Internationally acclaimed author Henning Mankell has written nine 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 UK's Golden Dagger for Sidetracked
) and generating numerous international film and television adaptations. He has also published many other novels for children, teens, and adults. In addition, he is one of Sweden's most popular dramatists.
Born in 1948, Mankell grew up in the Swedish village Sveg. He now divides his time between Sweden and Maputo, Mozambique, where he works as a director at Teatro Avenida. He has spent many years in Africa, where a number of his novels are set.