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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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Faceless Killers
Henning Mankell - Jan 14, 2003 (first published in 1991)
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It was a senselessly violent crime: on a cold night in a remote Swedish farmhouse an elderly farmer is bludgeoned to death, and his wife is left to die with a noose around her neck. And as if this didn’t present enough problems for the Ystad police Inspector Kurt Wallander, the dying woman’s last word is foreign, leaving the police the one tangible...
Book 2
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The Dogs of Riga
Henning Mankell - Apr 13, 2004 (first published in 1992)
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Second in the Kurt Wallander series.Sweden, winter, 1991. Inspector Kurt Wallander and his team receive an anonymous tip-off. A few days later a life raft is washed up on a beach. In it are two men, dressed in expensive suits, shot dead. The dead men were criminals, victims of what seems to have been a gangland hit. But what appears to be an open-a...
Book 3
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The White Lioness
Henning Mankell - May 10, 2011 (first published in 1993)
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A small-town murder leads to international intrigue in this “first-class thriller” from the New York Times–bestselling master of Scandinavian crime (The New York Times Book Review).   Inspector Kurt Wallander returns in the second of Henning Mankell’s award-winning, internationally-bestselling detective novels, this time to investigate the executio...
Book 4
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The Man Who Smiled
Henning Mankell - Sep 25, 2007 (first published in 1994)
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After killing a man in the line of duty, Kurt Wallander resolves to quit the Ystad police. However, a bizarre case gets under his skin. A lawyer driving home at night stops to investigate an effigy sitting in a chair in the middle of the highway. The lawyer is hit over the head and dies. Within a week the lawyer’s son is also killed. These deeply p...
Book 5
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Sidetracked
Henning Mankell - May 13, 2003 (first published in 1995)
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Fourth in the Kurt Wallander series.In the award-winning Sidetracked, Kurt Wallander is called to a nearby rapeseed field where a teenage girl has been loitering all day long. He arrives just in time to watch her douse herself in gasoline and set herself aflame. The next day he is called to a beach where Sweden’s former Minister of Justice has been...
Book 6
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The Fifth Woman
Henning Mankell - Aug 01, 2000 (first published in 1996)
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In an African convent, four nuns and an unidentified fifth woman are brutally murdered, and the death of the unknown woman is covered up by the local police. A year later in Sweden, Inspector Kurt Wallander is baffled and appalled by two strange murders. Holger Eriksson, a retired car dealer and bird watcher, is impaled on sharpened bamboo poles in...
Book 7
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One Step Behind
Henning Mankell - Jan 14, 2003 (first published in 1997)
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Seventh in the Kurt Wallander series.On Midsummer’s Eve, three role-playing teens dressed in eighteenth-century garb are shot in a secluded Swedish meadow. When one of Inspector Kurt Wallander’s most trusted colleagues–someone whose help he hoped to rely on to solve the crime–also turns up dead, Wallander knows the murders are related. But with his...
Book 8
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Firewall
Henning Mankell - Nov 07, 2002 (first published in 1998)
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Ystad, Sweden, fall 1997. Two teenage girls brutally murder a taxi driver. Although they are quickly apprehended, one of them escapes police custody and disappears without a trace. A few days later, a man stops at an ATM during his evening walk and suddenly falls dead to the ground. Shortly thereafter, a blackout cuts power to a large swath of sout...
Book 9
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The Pyramid
And Four Other Kurt Wallander Mysteries (Kurt Wallander Mystery Book 9)
Henning Mankell - Sep 23, 2008 (first published in 1999)
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Filling in the missing pieces of the internationally bestselling Kurt Wallander mystery series, The Pyramid tells the story of Wallander's beginnings through five gripping short mysteries....
Book 10
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The Troubled Man
Henning Mankell - Mar 29, 2011 (first published in 2009)
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The much-anticipated return of Henning Mankell’s brilliant, brooding detective, Kurt Wallander.On a winter day in 2008, Håkan von Enke, a retired high-ranking naval officer, vanishes during his daily walk in a forest near Stockholm. The investigation into his disappearance falls under the jurisdiction of the Stockholm police. It has nothing to do w...