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Thompson, Laurie 1938-

Overview
Works: 157 works in 727 publications in 2 languages and 34,264 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  Historical fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  History  Drama 
Roles: Translator, Author, Other, Interviewer, Editor, Illustrator, Narrator, Instrumentalist
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 )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ADVENTURE / THRILLER. One cold January day the police are called to a sleepy little hamlet in the north of Sweden where they discover a savagely murdered man lying in the snow. As they begin their investigation they notice that the village seems eerily quiet and deserted. Going from house to house, looking for witnesses, they uncover a crime unprecedented in Swedish history. When Judge Birgitta Roslin reads about the massacre, she realises that she has a family connection to one of the couples involved and decides to investigate. A nineteenth-century diary and a red silk ribbon found in the forest nearby are the only clues. What Birgitta eventually uncovers leads her into an international web of corruption and a story of vengeance that stretches back over a hundred years, linking China and the USA of the 1860s with modern-day Beijing, Zimbabwe and Mozambique, and coming to a shocking climax in London's Chinatown
The man who smiled by Henning Mankell( Book )

25 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 1,639 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 pyramid : and four other Kurt Wallander mysteries by Henning Mankell( Book )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A volume of short works featuring the popular investigator 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. Police procedural
The dogs of Riga by Henning Mankell( Book )

31 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,265 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
The white lioness : a mystery by Henning Mankell( Book )

27 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 1,253 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
Until thy wrath be past by Åsa Larsson( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,171 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? Joining forces once again with Police Inspectors Anna-Maria Mella, Rebecka is drawn into an investigation that centres on old rumours of a German supply plane that mysteriously disappeared in 1943
Kennedy's brain by Henning Mankell( Book )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,166 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
Borkmann's point : an Inspector Van Veeteren mystery by Håkan Nesser( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1,162 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
The inspector and silence : an Inspector Van Veeteren mystery by Håkan Nesser( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,075 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 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once a successful surgeon, Frederick Welin now lives in self-imposed exile on an island in the Swedish archipelago. Nearly twelve years have passed since he was disgraced for attempting to cover up a tragic mishap on the operating table. One morning in the depths of winter, he sees a hunched figure struggling towards him across the ice
Mind's eye : an Inspector Van Veeteren mystery by Håkan Nesser( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 981 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
Münster's case : an Inspector Van Veeteren mystery by Håkan Nesser( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The untimely murder of a lottery-winning retiree, whose case was initially closed by the quiet confession of his wife, baffles Detective Münster when a neighbor goes missing and contradictory evidence emerges
A treacherous paradise by Henning Mankell( Book )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 943 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 nothing prepares her for the life she will lead. After two brief marriages, she finds herself the owner of a bordello in Portuguese East Africa. As Hanna's story unfurls over the next several years, we watch her in this "treacherous paradise," as she wrestles with a 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 )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 883 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
Woman with birthmark : an Inspector Van Veeteren mystery by Håkan Nesser( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Van Veeteren and his associates are left bewildered by the curious murder of a man shot twice in the heart and twice below the belt. Revenge seems to be the motive, in this chilling novel filled with deception, blackmail, and murder
The return : an Inspector van Veeteren mystery by Håkan Nesser( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 841 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
The second deadly sin by Åsa Larsson( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In een Noord-Zweeds plaatsje is een oudere vrouw vermoord die voor haar kleinzoon (7) zorgt
Stieg Larsson : our days in Stockholm : a memoir of a friendship by Kurdo Baksi( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Swedish and held by 827 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, and untiring crusader for democracy and equality, who died at the age of fifty in 2004. "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?
The troubled man by Henning Mankell( Book )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Kurt Wallander is called into the case of the disappearance of a retired naval officer, coincidentally his daughter's future father-in-law, he becomes embroiled in a story of Cold War espionage
Never end : an Erik Winter novel by Åke Edwardson( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 713 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)

Лори Томпсон

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Languages
English (333)

Swedish (2)

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