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Mankell, Henning 1948-2015

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The troubled man by Henning Mankell( Book )

123 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 3,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A novel in which Kurt Wallander becomes involved in the case of the disappearance of a retired naval officer--who is Wallander's daughter Linda's future father-in-law--which leads him into a story of Cold War espionage. Wallander also confronts his own age and mortality, while welcoming his first granddaughter"--
The man from Beijing by Henning Mankell( Book )

126 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hudiksvall, January 2006, police find eighteen people massacred in a small village. They think it's the work of a mad man but Birgitta and August believe they were killed by the same person who killed their mother
Faceless killers : a mystery by Henning Mankell( Book )

247 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The murder of a farming couple in Sweden unleashes a wave of xenophobia when it is learned that the woman's dying words were "foreigner." The case is given to Inspector Kurt Wallender, a lover of opera and booze. Part crime story, part look at the attitude of Swedes to immigrants
The man who smiled by Henning Mankell( Book )

208 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 2,783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Man Who Smiled begins with Wallander deep in a personal and professional crisis after killing a man in the line of duty; eventually, he vows to quit the Ystad police force for good. Just then, however, a friend who had asked Wallander to look into the death of his father winds up dead himself, shot three times. Ann-Britt Haglund, the department's first female detective, proves to be his best ally as he tries to pierce the smiling facade of his prime suspect, a powerful multinational business tycoon. But just as he comes close to uncovering the truth, the same shadowy threats responsible for the murders close in on Wallander himself."--Amazon.Com
A treacherous paradise by Henning Mankell( Book )

88 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In order to escape brutal poverty Hanna Lundmark flees her home in Sweden to work as a cook on a ship bound for Australia. On board she falls in love and marries the ship's mate who dies tragically on the voyage. Griefstricken, Hanna jumps ship at the African port town of Lourenðco Marques in Mozambique, where a series of events leads to her becoming the owner of a brothel. However, racial tensions in the town are high between the white settlers and native Africans and life for Hanna is not easy
The dogs of Riga by Henning Mankell( Book )

226 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 2,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a life raft carrying the bodies of two Eastern European criminals washes up on the Swedish coastline, Inspector Kurt Wallender travels to Riga, Latvia, where he struggles against corruption and deceit and risks his own life to uncover the truth
One step behind by Henning Mankell( Book )

197 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 2,359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chief Inspector Kur Wallander investigates the deaths of three young celebrants after the Midsummer's Eve ritual
Sidetracked : a Kurt Wallander mystery by Henning Mankell( Book )

203 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 2,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His long-awaited vacation interrupted by two deaths, Inspector Kurt Wallander begins trying to piece together how the brutal murder of a former minister of justice is related to the self-immolation of an unidentified young woman
Before the frost by Henning Mankell( Book )

131 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking a position with the Ystad police force shortly after graduating, Linda Wallander, the daughter of inspector Kurt Wallender, struggles with their contentious relationship before taking on the case of a childhood friend, who has disappeared
The shadow girls by Henning Mankell( Book )

121 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 2,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jesper Humlin is a poet of middling acclaim who is saddled by his underwhelming book sales, an exasperated girlfriend, a demanding mother, and a rapidly fading tan. His boy-wonder stockbroker has squandered Humlin's investments, and his editor, who says he must write a crime novel to survive, begins to pitch and promote the nonexistent book despite Humlin's emphatic refusals. Then, when he travels to Gothenburg to give a reading, he finds himself thrust into an entirely different world, where names shift, stories overlap, and histories are both deeply secret and in profound need of retelling. Leyla from Iran, Tanya from Russia, and Tea-Bag, who is from Africa but claims to be from Kurdistan (because Kurds might receive preferential treatment as refugees) these are the shadow girls who become Humlin's unlikely pupils in impromptu writing workshops. Though he had imagined their stories as fodder for his own book, soon their intertwining lives require him to play a much different role
The pyramid : and four other Kurt Wallander mysteries by Henning Mankell( Book )

163 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in 14 languages and held by 2,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pyramid is a collection of 5 short stories plus an additional prologue (written especially for German fans) which gives readers more insight into the personal life of Kurt Wallander. While it was written after the 8th novel, Firewall, the events depicted in The Pyramid take place well before Faceless Killers, making it 1st chronologically in the series. The first story takes place in 1979 while the final occurs in 1989. In the stories, the reader sees Wallander on his first case and also before he meets his future wife Mona. In reviews it is often noted that there is very little tension built-up in the stories (except The Pyramid), usually attributed to the fact that they are so short
The fifth woman by Henning Mankell( Book )

50 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Kurt Wallander searches for the link between "four nuns and an unidentified fifth woman [who] are found with their throats slit in a convent in Africa ... [and] in Sweden, a birdwatcher [who] is skewered to death after falling into a pit of carefully sharpened bamboo poles."--Jacket
Depths by Henning Mankell( Book )

104 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 2,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sent on a mission to take covert depth readings around the Stockholm archipelago, World War I Swedish naval officer Lars Tobiasson-Svartman finds himself attracted to a young widow whose wild nature is in total contrast to his wife's reserved personality
Kennedy's brain by Henning Mankell( Book )

109 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Convinced that her beloved twenty-eight-year-old son was killed in spite of a police ruling that he committed suicide, archaeologist Louise Cantor travels throughout the world in search of answers
The white lioness : a mystery by Henning Mankell( Book )

55 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swedish inspector Kurt Wallender investigates the murder of a woman whose body was stuffed in a well. The case has international ramifications, involving a plot against Nelson Mandela of South Africa
Firewall by Henning Mankell( Book )

62 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Kurt Wallander begins to suspect a connection between a series of crimes--the murder of a taxi driver by two teenage girls, the escape of one of the culprits, a power blackout, and a grisly discovery at the malfunctioning power station
The eye of the leopard by Henning Mankell( Book )

64 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arriving in newly independent Zambia in the hopes of fulfilling a friend's missionary dream, Hans Olofson endeavors to make Africa his home while struggling with such past demons as his father's alcoholism and a friend's accident
The return of the dancing master by Henning Mankell( Book )

134 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty-four years after war criminals are hanged in ruined Nazi Germany, a retired police officer is found slaughtered on his farm in Sweden, leading a former colleague to investigate and uncovering the links between the death and global Neo-Nazi activity
Italian shoes by Henning Mankell( Book )

24 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fredrik Welin is a reclusive ex-surgeon living alone on a tiny island in the north of Sweden. His only companions are a pair of aged pets, and the only society callers to his living room are ants that are transforming his table into an enormous anthill. Every morning, the loner goes out to the frozen lake, cuts a hole in the ice, and then plunges himself into the freezing water to remind himself that he is still alive. Four women enter his life: Harriet, his ex, whom he abandoned years ago; Louise, his unknown daughter; Agnes Klarstrom, the patient who ended his medical career; and Sima, a troubled young woman
Daniel : translated from the Swedish by Steven T. Murray by Henning Mankell( Book )

55 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1870s, Hans Bengler arrives in Cape Town from Sweden, driven by a singular desire: to discover an insect no one has seen before and name it after himself. But then he impulsively adopts a young San orphan, a boy he christens Daniel and brings with him back to Sweden--a quite different specimen than he first contemplated. Daniel is told to call Bengler "Father," taught to knock on doors and bow, and continually struggles to understand this strange new land of mud and snow that surrounds and seemingly entraps him. At the same time, he is haunted by visions of his murdered parents calling him home to Africa. Knowing that the only way home is by sea, he decides he must learn to walk on water if he is ever to reclaim his true place in the world
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Audience level: 0.33 (from 0.14 for Wallander ... to 0.89 for Mein Herz ...)

The man from Beijing
The man from BeijingFaceless killers : a mysteryThe man who smiledThe dogs of RigaOne step behindSidetracked : a Kurt Wallander mysteryBefore the frostThe shadow girls
Alternative Names

Henning Mankell

Henning Mankell romancier et dramaturge suédois

Henning Mankell ruotsalainen kirjailija

Henning Mankell schrijver

Henning Mankell schwedischer Theaterregisseur und Schriftsteller

Henning Mankell scrittore svedese

Henning Mankell svéd krimiíró

Henning Mankell svensk forfatter

Henning Mankell svensk skribent

Henning Mankell Swedish crime writer, children's author, leftist activist and dramatist

Henning Mankell Swedish writer, human rights activist and dramatist

Henning Mankell szwedzki pisarz

Mankaier, Hening 1948-2015

Mankair, Haining 1948-2015

Mankel, Chening 1948-2015

Mankel, Hening 1948-2015

Mankelʹ, Henning 1948-2015

Mankelis Heningas

Mankellʹ, Chenning 1948-2015

Mankell, Hennig

Mankell Hennig 1948-2015

Mankell Henning

Mankell, Henning 1948-

Mankell Henning Georg

Mankell, Henning Georg, 1948-

Mankellis H.

Mankellis Heningas

Mankellis Henningas

Mankells, Hennings 1948-2015

Mankeru, Heningu 1948-2015

Mānkil, Hanīnj 1948-2015

Mānkil, Hinīng, 1948-2015

Mānkil, Hinīngh 1948-2015

Mānkil, Hinnīng 1948-2015

Xennïng Mankelʹ

Геннінґ Манкелль

Манкел, Хенинг 1948-2015

Манкелль, Геннінґ 1948-2015

Манкелль Хеннинг

Манкелль, Хеннинг 1948-2015

Манкель, Хеннинг

Хенинг Манкел

Хеннинг Манкель

Хенінг Манкель

הנינג מנקל

מנקל, הנינג 1948-2015

حەننىينگ مانكەل

مانکل، هنينگ, 1948-

مانکل، هنينگ 1948-2015

مانکل، هنینگ

هنینق مانکل

هنینگ مانکل نویسنده سوئدی

هينينغ مانكل

만켈, 헤닝 1948-2015

망켈, 헨닝 1948-2015

헤닝 만켈

헨닝 망켈


マンケル, ヘニング

マンケル, ヘニング 1948-2015

曼凯尔亨宁 1948-2015


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