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Faceless killers a mystery by Henning Mankell

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Published by New Press in New York .
Written in English



  • Sweden


  • Police -- Sweden -- Fiction,
  • Sweden -- Fiction

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Edition Notes

StatementHenning Mankell ; translated from the Swedish by Steven T. Murray.
ContributionsMurray, Steven T.
LC ClassificationsPT9876.23.A49 M6713 1997
The Physical Object
Pagination284 p. ;
Number of Pages284
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL988102M
ISBN 101565846052, 156584341X
LC Control Number96026260

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Winner of the Sweden’s Best Mystery Award and the first installment in the series that inspired the PBS program Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh, Faceless Killers is a razor-sharp, stylishly dark police procedural with searing social commentary that reaches beyond its genre to produce “a superior novel—and a harbinger of great things to 4/4(). Faceless Killers is a crime novel by Swedish author Henning Mankell. It is the first book in the Wallander series, named after its recurring protagonist, a middle-aged detective based in Ystad, Sweden named Kurt Wallander. Who would so savagely kill an elderly farming couple in the Swedish town of Lenarp—the husband gruesomely tortured, the wife slowly strangled with a noose tied in an unusual knot—and then step out to the couple's barn to feed their horse? Inspector Kurt Wallander, battling midlife crisis—his estranged daughter has rarely called him since she lit out from home; his estranged wife greets. Title: Faceless Killers (Kurt Wallender Mystery S.) Author(s): Henning Mankell ISBN: / (UK edition) Publisher: BDS titles not on BD and which cannot be assigned.

This is an excellent novel in one of the best crime series. I've read or listened to most of the Wallander books and was surprised to find Faceless Killers to be the first in the series -- the character is already fully formed, setting the stage for the novels that follow. My problem with the audiobook is the narration. 1. In what ways is Faceless Killers surprising? What is unusual about its crimes and the manner in which they are solved? Why would Henning Mankell choose to make the novel about two apparently disconnected crimes, one motivated by greed and another by racial hatred?   About the Book Faceless Killers. by Henning Mankell. When Kurt Wallander is suddenly wakened from an erotic dream at a.m. and summoned to the scene of a crime outside the village of Lunnarp, he thinks the whole thing might be little more than a senile farmer's overactive imagination. But when he finds an elderly couple brutally tortured. About Faceless Killers. From the dean of Scandinavian noir, the first riveting installment in the internationally bestselling and universally acclaimed Kurt Wallander series, the basis for the PBS series staring Kenneth Branagh.

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