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Mankell, Henning 1948-

Works: 775 works in 5,823 publications in 32 languages and 79,208 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Suspense fiction  Historical fiction  History  Drama  Television adaptations  Biography  Psychological fiction  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Creator, Actor, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Translator, Author of introduction, Performer, Scenarist, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: PT9876.23.A49, 839.7374
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The troubled man by Henning Mankell( Book )

125 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 3,463 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 )

127 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 3,245 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 )

295 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 24 languages and held by 2,914 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 )

209 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 2,790 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 H?glund, the department?s first female detective, proves to be his best ally as he tries to pierce the smiling fa?ade 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"--Publisher website (December 2006)
The fifth woman by Henning Mankell( Book )

245 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 19 languages and held by 2,552 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
One step behind by Henning Mankell( Book )

213 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 19 languages and held by 2,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chief Inspector Kur Wallander investigates the deaths of three young celebrants after the Midsummer's Eve ritual
A treacherous paradise by Henning Mankell( Book )

67 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 2,433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cold and poverty define Hanna Renstrom's childhood in remote northern Sweden, and in 1905, at nineteen, she boards a ship for Australia in hope of a better life. But none of her hopes--or fears--prepares her for the life she will lead. After two brief marriages, she finds herself a widow twice over, and the owner of a bordello in Portuguese East Africa, a world where colonialism and white supremacy rule, where she is isolated within society by her profession and her sex, and, among the bordello's black prostitutes, by her color. As Hanna's story unfurls over the next several years, we watch her in this "treacherous paradise," as she wrestles with a constant, wrenching loneliness and with the racism she's meant to unthinkingly adopt. And as her life becomes increasingly intertwined with the prostitutes, she moves inexorably toward the moment when she will make a decision that defies every expectation society has of her, and, more important, those she has of herself
Before the frost by Henning Mankell( Book )

177 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 2,432 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 dogs of Riga : a Kurt Wallander mystery by Henning Mankell( Book )

258 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 21 languages and held by 2,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

222 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 18 languages and held by 2,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kurt Wallander is called to a nearby field where a teenage girl has been loitering all day long. He arrives just in time to watch her douse herself in gasoline and set herself aflame. The next day he is called to a beach where Sweden's former Minister of Justice has been axed to death and scalped. The murder has the obvious markings of a demented serial killer, and Wallander is frantic to find him before he strikes again. But his investigation is beset with a handful of obstacles--a department distracted by the threat of impending cutbacks and the frivolity of World Cup soccer, a tenuous long-distance relationship with a murdered policeman's widow, and the unshakably haunting preoccupation with the young girl who set herself on fire
Firewall by Henning Mankell( Book )

197 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 17 languages and held by 2,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ystad, Sweden. A man stops at an ATM during his evening walk and inexplicably falls dead to the ground. Two teenage girls brutally murder a taxi driver. They are quickly apprehended, shocking local policemen with their complete lack of remorse. One girl escapes police custody and disappears without a trace."--Jacket
Depths by Henning Mankell( Book )

110 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 2,229 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
The pyramid : and four other Kurt Wallander mysteries by Henning Mankell( Book )

129 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 2,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects five mystery stories that detail Kurt Wallander's journey from a twenty-one-year-old rookie police officer to a first-rate detective
Italian shoes by Henning Mankell( Book )

103 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 2,167 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
Kennedy's brain by Henning Mankell( Book )

118 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 2,107 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 )

245 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 19 languages and held by 2,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1992, in peaceful Southern Sweden, a young housewife, pillar of the Methodist church, disappears and is found murdered, execution style, and Inspector Kurt Wallander and his team are called in to investigate. The execution-style murder of a Swedish housewife looks like a simple case even though there is no obvious suspect. But then Wallander learns of a determined stalker, and soon enough, the cops catch up with him. However, when his alibi turns out to be airtight, they realize that what seemed a simple crime of passion is actually far more complex and dangerous. The search for the truth behind the killing eventually uncovers an assassination plot, and Wallander soon finds himself in a tangle with both the secret police and a ruthless foreign agent
The eye of the leopard by Henning Mankell( Book )

97 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 1,994 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--Publisher
The return of the dancing master by Henning Mankell( Book )

152 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 1,937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When retired policeman Herbert Molin is found brutally slaughtered on his remote farm in Sweden, police find strange tracks in the snow as if someone has been practicing the tango. Stefan Lindman, a young police officer recently diagnosed with cancer, decides to investigate the murder of his former colleague but is soon enmeshed in a mystifying case with no witnesses and no apparent motives. Terrified of the disease that could take his life, Lindman becomes more and more reckless as he unearths the chilling links between Molin's death and an underground neo-Nazi network that runs further and deeper than he could ever have imagined
The shadow girls by Henning Mankell( Book )

94 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,843 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
Daniel by Henning Mankell( Book )

88 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 1,739 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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The troubled man
Alternative Names

Henning Mankell schrijver

Henning Mankell schwedischer Theaterregisseur und Schriftsteller

Henning Mankell scrittore svedese

Henning Mankell svensk frfattare

Henning Mankell svensk forfatter

Henning Mankell svensk skribent

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

Henning Mankell szwedzki pisarz

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Mānkil, Hanīnj 1948-

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Геннінґ Манкелль

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曼凯尔亨宁 1948-


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The man from BeijingFaceless killers : a mysteryThe man who smiledThe fifth womanOne step behindBefore the frostThe dogs of Riga : a Kurt Wallander mysterySidetracked : a Kurt Wallander mystery