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Kurt Wallander Series

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This series features Kurt Wallander and is related to the Linda Wallander series: Linda is Kurt's daughter.Books listed here in published order.The Pyramid: And Four Other Kurt Wallander Mysteries includes a novella: The Pyramid; two novellas: Wallander’s First Case, The Death of the Photographer; and two short stories: The Man with the Mask, The M…
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Book 1
Faceless Killers
Henning Mankell - 2003-01-14 (first published in 1991)
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In a small Swedish town, Inspector Kurt Wallander is faced with a brutal murder of an elderly farmer and his wife. With only one clue, a foreign word from the dying woman, Wallander must solve the case before the town spirals into anti-immigrant sentiments. Follow his obsession to crack the case and the toll it takes on him in this gripping crime novel.
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Book 2
The Dogs of Riga
Henning Mankell - 2004-04-13 (first published in 1992)
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In "The Dogs of Riga," Inspector Kurt Wallander investigates the mysterious deaths of two criminals found in a life raft. What seems like a simple gangland hit takes a sinister turn, leading him to Riga and a world of police surveillance, threats, and lies. Wallander's determination to see justice done leads him down a path where he is always one step behind, but his perseverance ultimately brings the truth to light.
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Book 3
The White Lioness
Henning Mankell - 2003-09-04 (first published in 1993)
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A murder in a small town leads Detective Kurt Wallander on an international investigation filled with danger and intrigue. As he delves deeper into the case, he uncovers a sinister assassination plot in apartheid-era South Africa, putting him in a high-stakes tangle with the South African secret service and a ruthless ex-KGB agent. Combining heart-pounding suspense with social commentary, this book is an essential chapter in the addictive mystery series that inspired the hit TV show Wallander.
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Book 4
The Man Who Smiled
Henning Mankell - 2006-09-19 (first published in 1994)
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A retired detective is drawn back into the force after a bizarre case involves the deaths of a lawyer and his son. The prime suspect is a wealthy corporate mogul, and the investigation takes a dark turn as the killer sets their sights on the detective himself.
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Book 5
Henning Mankell - 2003-05-13 (first published in 1995)
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This award-winning mystery follows Inspector Kurt Wallander as he investigates a series of gruesome murders in Sweden, including a teenage girl who sets herself on fire and a former Minister of Justice who is axed to death and scalped. With distractions from impending department cutbacks and a long-distance relationship, Wallander must race against the clock to catch the serial killer before he strikes again. Blending astute social commentary with a compelling mystery, Sidetracked is a must-read for crime thriller fans.
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Book 6
The Fifth Woman
Henning Mankell - 2004-04-13 (first published in 1996)
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An intriguing murder mystery that spans continents and decades. Four nuns and an unidentified woman are brutally murdered in an African convent, while a year later in Sweden, two strange murders leave Inspector Kurt Wallander stumped. With only a skull, a diary, and a photo of three men as clues, Wallander must uncover the elusive connection to the earlier unsolved murder in Africa in order to crack the case. A complex and gripping read for fans of international crime fiction.
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Book 7
One Step Behind
Henning Mankell - 2003-04-03 (first published in 1997)
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A mystery unfolds when three teens are shot in a secluded Swedish meadow on Midsummer's Eve. Inspector Kurt Wallander discovers that the murders are related to the death of one of his trusted colleagues, but with only a picture of an unknown woman to go on, he struggles to catch the killer. Wallander's personal life also complicates matters as he copes with his father's death and his own declining health. Will he be able to solve the case before it's too late?
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Book 8
Henning Mankell - 2004-01-01 (first published in 1998)
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A gripping crime novel set in Ystad, Sweden during the fall of 1997 where a series of events including a brutal murder, blackout, and shocking discoveries at a power substation, become interconnected. Inspector Kurt Wallander is the only one who senses the connection and becomes increasingly aware of the vulnerability of our digitized society.
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Book 9
The Pyramid
And Four Other Kurt Wallander Mysteries (Kurt Wallander Mystery Book 9)
Henning Mankell - 2008-09-22 (first published in 1999)
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"Discover the beginnings of a beloved mystery series through five gripping short stories in this international bestseller. Follow the captivating character of Kurt Wallander as he faces five intriguing mysteries in The Pyramid, filling in the missing pieces of his story. A must-read for fans of crime fiction."
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Book 10
The Troubled Man
Henning Mankell - 2011-03-29 (first published in 2009)
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A retired naval officer goes missing during his daily walk in the forest, leading to an investigation by Stockholm police. The case has nothing to do with our protagonist, detective Kurt Wallander - officially. However, when he discovers that the man is his daughter's future father-in-law, Wallander takes it upon himself to interfere. His investigations lead to Cold War espionage activities, which are inextricably confounding, even for Wallander. Additionally, he's struggling with personal issues such as health and the past catching up with him. Can he solve the case, while also confronting his own demons?