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It’s no wonder his Wallander books enjoy such acclaim.

He quickly heenning 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. I’ve watched the Wallander series on PBS and wanted to try the books. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

An elderly couple is robbed and brutally murdered and it’s up to police inspector Kurt Wallander to find the killer or killers.

A double murder and an ensuing manhunt which soon triggers another murder AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Learn More About Faceless Killers print. No one has seen anything and although the farmer’s wife is found still just alive she manages to say only the word “foreign” before dying. His instincts tell him that he should not get involved with her and yet Wallander is brilliantly flawed, prone to rushing in and making hasty decisions and seeing things through telling slightly more rose-tinted spectacles vista vis his distant wife.


Apr 03, James Thane rated it liked it Shelves: Written inthis book introduced Wallander as a police detective in a backwater town in Sweden.

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LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. Faceless Killers isn’t a happy book, much as its title indicates. He now divides his time between Sweden and Maputo, Mozambique, where he works facless a director at Teatro Avenida. His marriage has just failed, his emotionally troubled teenage daughter flits in and out of his life, and his estranged father is showing signs of dementia.

We expect the perpetrators to make big killees, the crime scene investigators to find some smoking DNA, the Detectives to put all the pieces together as if by magic. He feels tired because the work is too much.

His wife Mona had left him three months ago and was in the process of divorcing him, his nineteen year old daughter Linda wants nothing more to do with him after a failed suicide kankell when she was fifteen. Kurt Wallander 10 books.

There are no clues we can follow, no hints, but there are no real red herrings either because, in the end, the murders and police work are not what the book is about. Hennimg the investigation is Detective Superintendent Kurt Wallander. Can’t wait to get started on the next one. It is easy to walk midway into the Inspector Wallander series and get swept away by the relentless pace, dogged investigation and numerous side plots.


New life-saving treatments are constantly being found… Aug 27, gwayle rated it it was ok. An avid fan of police procedural books and television shows, it was not shocking that I fell in love with BBC’s Wallander series, starring Kenneth Branagh.

Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell – Reading Guide – : Books

For all that this novel does include it is a little lacking in pace and the actual investigation seems more like a vehicle for Mankell to make wider statements on society through the character of Kurt Wallander.

Some honours and awards: And it’s a book that does not shy from raising deep, uncomfortable questions.

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The family was now living in a provincial backwater with bears and “Christmas tree forests”.