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Mankell, Henning 1948-

Works: 1,287 works in 6,318 publications in 27 languages and 80,099 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Suspense fiction  Historical fiction  Drama  Television adaptations  History  Biography  Miscellanea  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Creator, Actor, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Translator, Author of introduction, Performer, Other, Scenarist, Composer
Classifications: PT9876.23.A49, 839.7374
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Most widely held works about Henning Mankell
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Most widely held works by Henning Mankell
The troubled man by Henning Mankell( Book )
39 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 3,092 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 )
48 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,025 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 )
211 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 20 languages and held by 2,999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The murder of a farming couple in Sweden unleashes a wave of xenophobia when it is learned that the woman's dying words were "foreigner." The case is given to Inspector Kurt Wallender, a lover of opera and booze. Part crime story, part look at the attitude of Swedes to immigrants
The man who smiled by Henning Mankell( Book )
136 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 2,747 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)
Before the frost by Henning Mankell( Book )
100 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 2,492 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 )
168 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 2,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Kurt Wallander Mystery Inspector Kurt Wallander and his team at the Ystad police station in Skane, southern Sweden, receive an anonymous tip-off that comes to pass 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 Eastern European criminals, victims of what seems to have been a gangland hit. But the case soon takes on a far more sinister aspect. Wallander travels across the Baltic Sea to Riga in Latvia, a nation experiencing the massive social and political upheaval that will lead to its independence from the Soviet Union. There he is plunged into a frozen, alien world of police surveillance, scarcely veiled threats and lies. Only his dogged, almost subconscious desire to see justice done brings the truth to light
A treacherous paradise by Henning Mankell( Book )
41 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cold and poverty define Hanna Renstrom's childhood in remote northern Sweden, and in 1905, 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 sex, and, among the bordello's black prostitutes, by her color. As Hanna's story unfurls over the next several years, we watch her in this "treacherous paradise," as 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
Depths by Henning Mankell( Book )
68 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 2,228 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
The fifth woman by Henning Mankell( Book )
40 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 2,139 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
The shadow girls by Henning Mankell( Book )
92 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 2,126 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
Italian shoes by Henning Mankell( Book )
62 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 2,054 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
Sidetracked : a Kurt Wallander mystery by Henning Mankell( Book )
86 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
His long-awaited vacation interrupted by two deaths, Inspector Kurt Wallander begins trying to piece together how the brutal murder of a former minister of justice is related to the self-immolation of an unidentified young woman
One step behind by Henning Mankell( Book )
33 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chief Inspector Kur Wallander investigates the deaths of three young celebrants after the Midsummer's Eve ritual
The pyramid : and four other Kurt Wallander mysteries by Henning Mankell( Book )
72 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,925 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
Firewall by Henning Mankell( Book )
56 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,847 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 return of the dancing master by Henning Mankell( Book )
90 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 1,790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When retired policeman Herbert Molin is found brutally slaughtered on his remote farm in Sweden, police find strange tracks in the snow as if someone has been practicing the tango. Stefan Lindman, a young police officer recently diagnosed with cancer, decides to investigate the murder of his former colleague but is soon enmeshed in a mystifying case with no witnesses and no apparent motives. Terrified of the disease that could take his life, Lindman becomes more and more reckless as he unearths the chilling links between Molin's death and an underground neo-Nazi network that runs further and deeper than he could ever have imagined
The eye of the leopard by Henning Mankell( Book )
34 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arriving in newly independent Zambia in the hopes of fulfilling a friend's missionary dream, Hans Olofson endeavors to make Africa his home while struggling with such past demons as his father's alcoholism and a friend's accident
The white lioness : a mystery by Henning Mankell( Book )
35 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 1,710 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
Kennedy's brain by Henning Mankell( Book )
40 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,684 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
Daniel by Henning Mankell( Book )
53 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,666 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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Alternative Names
Mankaier, Hening 1948-
Mankair, Haining 1948-
Mankel, Hening 1948-
Mankelʹ, Henning, 1948-
Mankellʹ, Chenning 1948-
Mankell Hennig 1948-....
Mankell, Henning
Mankells, Hennings 1948-
Mankeru, Heningu 1948-
Mānkil, Hanīnj 1948-
Mānkil, Hinīngh 1948-
Манкел, Хенинг 1948-
Манкелль, Хеннинг 1948-
マンケル, ヘニング
マンケル, ヘニング 1948-
曼凯尔亨宁 1948-
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