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Thompson, Laurie 1938-2015

Overview
Works: 146 works in 834 publications in 2 languages and 34,346 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Historical fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Novels 
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 )

29 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 2,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Swedish hamlet of Hesjv̲allen, nineteen people have been massacred. The only clue is a red ribbon found at the scene. Judge Birgitta Roslin's grandparents, the Andrňs, are among the victims. The police insist that only a lunatic could have committed the murders. But when Birgitta discovers the diary of another Andrň that describes the cruel treatment of Chinese slave-workers, she is determined to uncover what she suspects is a more complicated truth. The investigation leads to modern-day Beijing and its highest echelons of power, to Zimbabwe and Mozambique. But the narrative also takes us back 150 years, into a history that will ensnare Birgitta as she draws ever closer to solving the Hesjv̲allen murders
The man who smiled by Henning Mankell( Book )

31 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 1,837 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 dogs of Riga by Henning Mankell( Book )

35 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 1,604 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 )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,501 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
Borkmann's point : an Inspector Van Veeteren mystery by Håkan Nesser( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ex-con is brutally murdered with an ax in Kaalbringen. Then the body of a wealthy real estate mogul is found, also the victim of a violent attack. There appears to be a serial killer on the loose, and Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is called in to help the local police. In his storied career he has only left one case unsolved, but he's never before faced an ax murderer. As details surrounding the grisly murders are collected, Van Veeteren finds that there is almost nothing to go on; nothing links the two victims. But then there's another murder, and shortly thereafter one of Van Veeteren's colleagues, a promising female detective, goes missing -- perhaps because the criminal knows she has come too close to the truth
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 1,227 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
Kennedy's brain by Henning Mankell( Book )

26 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,192 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
Mind's eye : an Inspector Van Veeteren mystery by Håkan Nesser( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 1,158 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
Italian shoes by Henning Mankell( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,140 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
Münster's case : an Inspector Van Veeteren mystery by Håkan Nesser( Book )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Four friends celebrate winning the lottery. Just hours later, one of them -- Waldemar Leverkuhn -- is found in his home, stabbed to death. With Chief Inspector Van Veeteren on sabbatical, working in a second hand bookshop, the case is assigned to Inspector Münster. But when another member of the lottery group disappears, as well as Leverkuhn's neighbour, Münster appeals to Van Veeteren for assistance. Soon Münster will find himself interviewing the Leverkuhn family, including the eldest -- Irene -- a resident of a psychiatric clinic. And as he delves deeper into the family's history, he will discover dark secrets and startling twists, which not only threaten the clarity of the case -- but also his life ..."--Publisher description
The white lioness : a mystery by Henning Mankell( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 1,047 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
Woman with birthmark : an Inspector Van Veeteren mystery by Håkan Nesser( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,005 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
Until thy wrath be past by Åsa Larsson( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 996 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
A treacherous paradise by Henning Mankell( Book )

19 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cold and poverty define Hanna Renström's childhood in remote northern Sweden, and in 1904, 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 gender, and, among the bordello's black prostitutes, by her color. As Hanna's story unfurls over the next several years in this "treacherous paradise," 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 return : an Inspector van Veeteren mystery by Håkan Nesser( Book )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a young girl on a woodland hike stumbles upon a corpse with no hands, feet, or head, Chief Inspector Van Veeteren, recovering from surgery in a nearby hospital, begins to piece together the clues in the case
The second deadly sin by Åsa Larsson( Book )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the end of a deadly bear hunt across the wilderness of Northern Sweden, the successful hunters are shaken by a horrifying discovery. Across in Kurravaara, a woman is murdered with horrific brutality: crude abuse scrawled above her bloodied bed, her young grandson nowhere to be found. Only Rebecka Martinsson sees a connection. Dropped from the case thanks to a jealous rival, she now stands alone against a killer who brings death to young and old, spawned by a horrifying crime that festers after one hundred years on ice
The man from Beijing by Henning Mankell( Recording )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 864 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
Hour of the wolf : an inspector Van Veeteren mystery by Håkan Nesser( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 814 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
Never end : an Erik Winter novel by Åke Edwardson( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 785 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
Stieg Larsson : our days in Stockholm : a memoir of a friendship by Kurdo Baksi( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Swedish and held by 772 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?
 
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The man from Beijing
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The man who smiledThe dogs of RigaThe pyramid : and four other Kurt Wallander mysteriesBorkmann's point : an Inspector Van Veeteren mysteryThe inspector and silence : an Inspector Van Veeteren mysteryKennedy's brainMind's eye : an Inspector Van Veeteren mysteryItalian shoes
Alternative Names
Laurie Thompson British translator

Laurie Thompson Brits vertaler (1938-2015)

Laurie Thompson traducteur britannique

Laurie Thompson traductor británico

Thompson, Laurie, 1938-

Лори Томпсон

ローリー・トンプソン

Languages
English (358)

Swedish (2)