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Mankell, Henning 1948-

Works: 1,492 works in 6,083 publications in 8 languages and 77,166 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Suspense fiction  Historical fiction  Drama  Television adaptations  Biography  Miscellanea  Psychological fiction  Personal narratives 
Roles: Creator, Actor, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Translator, Performer, Author of introduction, Other, Scenarist, Composer
Classifications: PT9876.23.A49, 839.7374
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The troubled man by Henning Mankell( Book )
41 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 3,011 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 )
39 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 2,880 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 )
48 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 2,405 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 )
42 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 2,355 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 )
40 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 2,093 libraries worldwide
Fifth in the Kurt Wallander series. In an African convent, four nuns and a unidentified fifth woman are brutally murdered--the death of the unknown woman covered up by the local police. A year later in Sweden, Inspector Kurt Wallander is baffled and appalled by two murders. Holger Eriksson, a retired car dealer and bird watcher, is impaled on sharpened bamboo poles in a ditch behind his secluded home, and the body of a missing florist is discovered--strangled and tied to a tree. The only clues Wallander has to go on are a skull, a diary, and a photo of three men. What ensues is a case that will test Wallanders strength and patience, because in order to discover the reason behind these murders, he will also need to uncover the elusive connection between these deaths and the earlier unsolved murder in Africa of the fifth woman
Before the frost by Henning Mankell( Book )
49 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,078 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
A treacherous paradise by Henning Mankell( Book )
21 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,944 libraries worldwide
Cold and poverty define Hanna Renström's childhood in remote northern Sweden, and in 1904, 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 gender, and, among the bordello's black prostitutes, by her color. As Hanna's story unfurls over the next several years in this "treacherous paradise," 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
The dogs of Riga : a Kurt Wallander mystery by Henning Mankell( Book )
53 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 1,938 libraries worldwide
When a life raft carrying the bodies of two Eastern European criminals washes up on the Swedish coastline, Inspector Kurt Wallander 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 )
46 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 1,899 libraries worldwide
In Sweden, detective Kurt Wallander hunts for a serial killer who scalps his victims. The story is told from two points of view, that of Wallander and that of the killer--a boy. By the author of The White Lioness
One step behind by Henning Mankell( Book )
32 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,891 libraries worldwide
Chief Inspector Kur Wallander investigates the deaths of three young celebrants after the Midsummer's Eve ritual
Kennedy's brain by Henning Mankell( Book )
42 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,889 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
Depths by Henning Mankell( Book )
28 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,802 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
Firewall by Henning Mankell( Book )
51 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,794 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 white lioness : a mystery by Henning Mankell( Book )
35 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 1,661 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
The eye of the leopard by Henning Mankell( Book )
19 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,652 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 pyramid : and four other Kurt Wallander mysteries by Henning Mankell( Book )
24 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,620 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
Italian shoes by Henning Mankell( Book )
22 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,539 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
The shadow girls by Henning Mankell( Book )
17 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,514 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 by Henning Mankell( Book )
25 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,454 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
The return of the dancing master by Henning Mankell( Book )
34 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,395 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
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Alternative Names
Mankaier, Hening 1948-
Mankair, Haining 1948-
Mankel, Hening 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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German (18)
Swedish (11)
Danish (5)
Dutch (5)
Spanish (3)
French (2)
Chinese (1)
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