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Thompson, Laurie 1938-2015

Overview
Works: 173 works in 937 publications in 2 languages and 34,820 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Historical fiction  Biography  Biographies  Short stories  Novels  Psychological fiction  Noir fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author, Other, Editor, Collector, Illustrator, tra
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 2,417 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 )

34 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 1,792 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 )

36 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 1,569 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 white lioness : a mystery by Henning Mankell( Book )

29 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 1,502 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 pyramid : and four other Kurt Wallander mysteries by Henning Mankell( Book )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,419 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
Until thy wrath be past by Åsa Larsson( Book )

20 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,284 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
Borkmann's point : an Inspector Van Veeteren mystery by Håkan Nesser( Book )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1,268 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 )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,186 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 discovery of her body has been phoned in by an anonymous caller. The members of the sect, the Pure Life, are led by Oscar Yellinek, a charismatic but unnervingly guarded messiah figure. In an act that mystifies and infuriates Van Veeteren and his associates, the members of the Pure Life choose to remain silent about the incident rather than defend themselves. But an unidentified woman is continuing to assist the authorities, and her knowledge suggests she's more than just a passing Good Samaritan. Her tips become doubly perplexing as a new string of increasingly horrifying crimes defy everything Van Veeteren and his team thought they knew about the case
Kennedy's brain by Henning Mankell( Book )

28 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,146 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 )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 1,130 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 )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,104 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
A treacherous paradise by Henning Mankell( Book )

20 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 986 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 Lourenço 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
Woman with birthmark : an Inspector Van Veeteren mystery by Håkan Nesser( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 974 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 )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 951 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 )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 903 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
Münster's case : an Inspector Van Veeteren mystery by Håkan Nesser( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 869 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
Hour of the wolf : an inspector Van Veeteren mystery by Håkan Nesser( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 818 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
The man from Beijing by Henning Mankell( Recording )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 815 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
Never end : an Erik Winter novel by Åke Edwardson( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 761 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 737 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?
 
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The man from Beijing
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The man who smiledThe dogs of RigaThe white lioness : a mysteryThe pyramid : and four other Kurt Wallander mysteriesUntil thy wrath be pastBorkmann's point : an Inspector Van Veeteren mysteryThe inspector and silence : an Inspector Van Veeteren mysteryKennedy's brain
Alternative Names
Laurie Thompson British translator

Laurie Thompson Brits vertaler (1938-2015)

Laurie Thompson traducteur britannique

Laurie Thompson traductor británico

Laurie Thompson traductor británicu (1938–2015)

Thompson, Laurie, 1938-

Лори Томпсон

لوري تومسون مترجم بريطاني

ローリー・トンプソン

Languages
English (398)

Swedish (2)