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Mankell, Henning 1948-2015

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The troubled man by Henning Mankell( Book )

128 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 16 languages and held by 3,482 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
The man from Beijing by Henning Mankell( Book )

125 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 3,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hudiksvall, January 2006, police find eighteen people massacred in a small village. They think it's the work of a mad man but Birgitta and August believe they were killed by the same person who killed their mother
Faceless killers : a mystery by Henning Mankell( Book )

308 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 24 languages and held by 2,926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One frozen January morning at 5am, Inspector Wallander responds to what he believes is a routine call out. When he reaches the isolated farmhouse he discovers a bloodbath. An old man has been tortured and beaten to death, his wife lies barely alive beside his shattered body, both victims of a violence beyond reason. Wallander's life is a shambles. His wife has left him, his daughter refuses to speak to him, and even his ageing father barely tolerates him. He works tirelessly, eats badly, and drinks his nights away in a lonely, neglected flat. But now Wallander must forget his troubles and throw himself into a battle against time
The man who smiled by Henning Mankell( Book )

214 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 16 languages and held by 2,796 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 fifth woman by Henning Mankell( Book )

258 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 20 languages and held by 2,564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Kurt Wallander searches for the link between "four nuns and an unidentified fifth woman [who] are found with their throats slit in a convent in Africa ... [and] in Sweden, a birdwatcher [who] is skewered to death after falling into a pit of carefully sharpened bamboo poles."--Jacket
One step behind by Henning Mankell( Book )

214 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 19 languages and held by 2,519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chief Inspector Kur Wallander investigates the deaths of three young celebrants after the Midsummer's Eve ritual
A treacherous paradise by Henning Mankell( Book )

70 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 2,478 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 Lourenco 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
Before the frost by Henning Mankell( Book )

179 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 2,413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking a position with the Ystad police force shortly after graduating, Linda Wallander, the daughter of inspector Kurt Wallender, struggles with their contentious relationship before taking on the case of a childhood friend, who has disappeared
The dogs of Riga : a Kurt Wallander mystery by Henning Mankell( Book )

266 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 22 languages and held by 2,407 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
Sidetracked : a Kurt Wallander mystery by Henning Mankell( Book )

230 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 18 languages and held by 2,359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kurt Wallander is called to a nearby 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 axed to death and scalped. The murder has the obvious markings of a demented serial killer, and Wallander is frantic to find him before he strikes again. But his investigation is beset with a handful of obstacles--a department distracted by the threat of impending cutbacks and the frivolity of World Cup soccer, a tenuous long-distance relationship with a murdered policeman's widow, and the unshakably haunting preoccupation with the young girl who set herself on fire
Firewall by Henning Mankell( Book )

199 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 17 languages and held by 2,312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ystad, Sweden. A man stops at an ATM during his evening walk and inexplicably falls dead to the ground. Two teenage girls brutally murder a taxi driver. They are quickly apprehended, shocking local policemen with their complete lack of remorse. One girl escapes police custody and disappears without a trace."--Jacket
The pyramid : and four other Kurt Wallander mysteries by Henning Mankell( Book )

176 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 2,306 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
Depths by Henning Mankell( Book )

112 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 2,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sent on a mission to take covert depth readings around the Stockholm archipelago, World War I Swedish naval officer Lars Tobiasson-Svartman finds himself attracted to a young widow whose wild nature is in total contrast to his wife's reserved personality
Italian shoes by Henning Mankell( Book )

104 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 2,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ant-hero Welin tackles ageing and death with sensitivity and acuity
Kennedy's brain by Henning Mankell( Book )

118 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 2,130 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
The white lioness : a mystery by Henning Mankell( Book )

254 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 19 languages and held by 2,117 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 eye of the leopard by Henning Mankell( Book )

100 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 2,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hans Olofson tragically lost both his best friend and his lover. Alone and adrift, his only desire is to fulfil his lover's dream and visit the grave of a missionary who survived alone in the hills of Northern Zambia. On reaching Africa, Olofson is captivated by its beauty, and an opportunity of employment tempts him to stay. Taking responsibility for the farm he manages, he battles with a hostile environment and a resistant workforce. As he descends into near mental collapse, it becomes clear that many years in a foreign land do not necessarily breed an understanding of its people, and that a few generations of white settlers cannot change a continent underpinned by myth and superstition
The return of the dancing master by Henning Mankell( Book )

153 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 1,940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty-four years after war criminals are hanged in ruined Nazi Germany, a retired police officer is found slaughtered on his farm in Sweden, leading a former colleague to investigate and uncovering the links between the death and global Neo-Nazi activity
The shadow girls by Henning Mankell( Book )

96 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jesper Humlin is a poet of middling acclaim who is saddled by his underwhelming book sales, an exasperated girlfriend, a demanding mother, and a rapidly fading tan. His boy-wonder stockbroker has squandered Humlin's investments, and his editor, who says he must write a crime novel to survive, begins to pitch and promote the nonexistent book despite Humlin's emphatic refusals. Then, when he travels to Gothenburg to give a reading, he finds himself thrust into an entirely different world, where names shift, stories overlap, and histories are both deeply secret and in profound need of retelling. Leyla from Iran, Tanya from Russia, and Tea-Bag, who is from Africa but claims to be from Kurdistan (because Kurds might receive preferential treatment as refugees) these are the shadow girls who become Humlin's unlikely pupils in impromptu writing workshops. Though he had imagined their stories as fodder for his own book, soon their intertwining lives require him to play a much different role
Daniel : translated from the Swedish by Steven T. Murray / Henning Mankell by Henning Mankell( Book )

91 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 1,728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1870s, Hans Bengler arrives in Cape Town from Sweden, driven by a singular desire: to discover an insect no one has seen before and name it after himself. But then he impulsively adopts a young San orphan, a boy he christens Daniel and brings with him back to Sweden--a quite different specimen than he first contemplated. Daniel is told to call Bengler "Father," taught to knock on doors and bow, and continually struggles to understand this strange new land of mud and snow that surrounds and seemingly entraps him. At the same time, he is haunted by visions of his murdered parents calling him home to Africa. Knowing that the only way home is by sea, he decides he must learn to walk on water if he is ever to reclaim his true place in the world
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The troubled man
Alternative Names
Henning Mankell romancier et dramaturge sudois

Henning Mankell schrijver

Henning Mankell schwedischer Theaterregisseur und Schriftsteller

Henning Mankell scrittore svedese

Henning Mankell svd krimir

Henning Mankell svensk forfatter

Henning Mankell svensk skribent

Henning Mankell Swedish crime writer, children's author, leftist activist and dramatist

Henning Mankell szwedzki pisarz

Mankaier, Hening, 1948-2015

Mankair, Haining, 1948-2015

Mankel, Chening, 1948-2015

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Mankelʹ, Henning, 1948-2015

Mankellʹ, Chenning, 1948-2015

Mankell, Hennig

Mankell Hennig 1948-2015

Mankell, Henning

Mankells, Hennings, 1948-2015

Mankeru, Heningu, 1948-2015

Mānkil, Hanīnj, 1948-2015

Mānkil, Hinīngh, 1948-2015

Mānkil, Hinnīng, 1948-2015

Xennng Mankelʹ

Геннінґ Манкелль

Манкел, Хенинг, 1948-2015

Манкелль, Геннінґ, 1948-2015

Манкелль, Хеннинг, 1948-2015

Манкель, Хеннинг

Хенинг Манкел

Хеннинг Манкель

Хенінг Манкель

הנינג מנקל

حەننىينگ مانكەل

مانکل، هنينگ, 1948-2015

هنینگ مانکل نویسنده سوئدی

هينينغ مانكل

헤닝 만켈


マンケル, ヘニング

マンケル, ヘニング, 1948-2015

曼凯尔亨宁, 1948-2015


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The man from BeijingFaceless killers : a mysteryThe man who smiledThe fifth womanOne step behindBefore the frostThe dogs of Riga : a Kurt Wallander mysterySidetracked : a Kurt Wallander mystery