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Thompson, Laurie 1938-2015

Overview
Works: 127 works in 749 publications in 2 languages and 34,552 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  Historical fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Short stories 
Roles: Translator, Author, Other, Editor, Narrator, Illustrator
Classifications: PT9876.23.A49, 839.7374
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Laurie Thompson
The man from Beijing by Henning Mankell( Book )

25 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 2,134 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
The man who smiled by Henning Mankell( Book )

28 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 1,636 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
The dogs of Riga by Henning Mankell( Book )

31 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,263 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
The pyramid : and four other Kurt Wallander mysteries by Henning Mankell( Book )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A volume of short works featuring the popular investigator features Wallander as a young patrolman on his first case, a new father facing unexpected danger on Christmas Eve, a middle-aged man solving a poisoning death, a separated husband investigating a photographer's murder, and a veteran detective connecting a dual murder to a plane crash
The white lioness : a mystery by Henning Mankell( Book )

29 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 1,255 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
Borkmann's point : an Inspector Van Veeteren mystery by Håkan Nesser( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an ex-convict and then a wealthy real-estate tycoon fall victim to a violent attack by a possible ax murderer, Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is called in to assist with the local investigation
Until thy wrath be past by Åsa Larsson( Book )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the first thaw of spring and the body of a young woman surfaces in the River Thorne in the far north of Sweden. Rebecka Martinsson is working as a prosecutor in nearby Karuna. Her sleep has been disturbed by haunting visions of a shadowy, accusing figure. Could the body belong to the ghost in her dreams? And where is the dead girl's boyfriend, also reported as missing the previous winter? Joining forces once again with Police Inspectors Anna-Maria Mella and Sven-Erik Stalnacke, Rebecka is drawn into an investigation that centres on old rumours about a plane carrying supplies for German troops in 1943 that never arrived
Kennedy's brain by Henning Mankell( Book )

24 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,135 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 inspector and silence : an Inspector Van Veeteren mystery by Håkan Nesser( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's a sweltering summer in Sweden and Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is long overdue for a holiday when a secretive and dubious religious sect comes under investigation. One of its members, a girl on the cusp of adolescence, is found dead in the forest near their holiday camp, brutally raped and strangled. The members of the Pure Life choose to remain silent about the incident rather than defend themselves
Italian shoes by Henning Mankell( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,051 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
Mind's eye : an Inspector Van Veeteren mystery by Håkan Nesser( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Janek Mitter wakes up from a night of too much alcohol and sex, he must break into the locked bathroom, where he finds his wife dead in the bathtub. Suffering from amnesia as a result of his drinking, he falls into a lethargic state that lasts throughout his murder trial, conviction, and imprisonment in a mental hospital. Detective Chief Inspector Van Veeteren launches a new investigation when Mitter is murdered
A treacherous paradise by Henning Mankell( Book )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 946 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
The man from Beijing by Henning Mankell( Recording )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Swedish hamlet of Hesjövallen, January 1960 nineteen people have been massacred. The only clue is a red ribbon found at the scene. Judge Birgitta Roslin's Andrén grandparents, and an Andrén family from Nevada are among the victims. She then discovers the nineteenth-century diary of an Andrén ancestor, a gang master on the American transcontinental railway, that describes brutal treatment of Chinese slave workers
The second deadly sin by Åsa Larsson( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In een Noord-Zweeds plaatsje is een oudere vrouw vermoord die voor haar kleinzoon (7) zorgt
The return : an Inspector van Veeteren mystery by Håkan Nesser( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A track star who was convicted for killing two of his ex-lovers and consistently proclaimed his innocence is killed on the day of his return to society. This latest murder is more than a little perplexing and Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is determined to discover the truth, even if it means taking the law into his own hands
Stieg Larsson : our days in Stockholm : a memoir of a friendship by Kurdo Baksi( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Swedish and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intimate memoir that provides a unique perspective on the life and legacy of Stieg Larsson, author of The Millennium Trilogy. "He was both a dream and a nightmare to work with. He was not only involved in the struggle against intolerance, he was obsessed with it" are the words used to describe the now world famous author Stieg Larsson by his friend and close colleague, Kurdo Baksi, who himself was a prominent character in The Millennium Trilogy. During Larsson's career as a journalist he was a crucial figure in the battle against racism and for democracy in Sweden as one of the founders of the anti fascist magazine Expo. The author first met Larsson in 1992, triggering an intense friendship and a fruitful, but challenging, working relationship. In this candid memoir, the author answers the questions a multitude of Larsson's fans have already asked about his childhood, the recurring death threats, his insomnia, his vices, and his feminism, so evident in his books, as well as his own personal dogma. What was he like as an individual and author? Who provided the inspiration for his now immortal characters (Baksi is one of the few who appears in the trilogy as himself), and of course, who was Lisbeth Salander?
Hour of the wolf : an inspector Van Veeteren mystery by Håkan Nesser( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a killer linked to a hit-and-run and a possible second murder proves increasingly unstable, a personally affected Van Veeteren comes out of retirement to face the greatest trial of his career
Münster's case : an Inspector Van Veeteren mystery by Håkan Nesser( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The final day of Waldemar Leverkuhn's life begins auspiciously: With three friends, he wins a modest sum in the lottery. But it ends, after a celebratory dinner, with him belligerent, drunk, and stumbling home to his bed, where he is brutally stabbed to death with a carving knife. The case seems to be going nowhere, until the reserved, weary widow confesses to the killing. When the Leverkuhns' formidable neighbor goes missing, and then turns up gruesomely murdered, Münster and his team find a few, wispy clues that suggest her death is connected to Leverkuhn's - clues that lead to a dark and terrible secret."--Publisher's web site
Never end : an Erik Winter novel by Åke Edwardson( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Erik Winter chases a copycat murderer, hunting for a link bridging the current violence to an unsolved rape and murder that occurred five years earlier
 
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The man from Beijing
Alternative Names
Laurie Thompson British translator

Laurie Thompson Brits vertaler (1938-2015)

Laurie Thompson traducteur britannique

Laurie Thompson traductor británico

Лори Томпсон

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Languages
English (327)

Swedish (2)

Covers
The man who smiledThe dogs of RigaThe pyramid : and four other Kurt Wallander mysteriesThe white lioness : a mysteryBorkmann's point : an Inspector Van Veeteren mysteryUntil thy wrath be pastKennedy's brainThe inspector and silence : an Inspector Van Veeteren mystery