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Of course, to those fans thoroughly familiar with Mankell’s work, it is the Swedish televised version that fadeless found to be a more accurately portrayal of Mankell’s novels Learn More About Faceless Killers print. You may also be interested in.

Of course, you’d l One of those books that I thought I would not like but ended up really liking. In what ways does Faceless Killers contradict that view?

Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell – Reading Guide – : Books

The unfamiliar to me setting and political environment added to the interest. Wallander is having enough trouble dealing with his messy personal life.

He is alike rah-rah detective always running around going from one building to another and chasing killers. Also available as an e-book.

In addition, he’s constantly worried about the new wave of crime and violence he’s noticed rising in Sweden. We love mznkell wives but still have hots for pretty ladies we meet. Chronicler of the Winds. But sleep is like a black hole. Really enjoyed this book. Sep 01, Kemper rated it really liked it Shelves: The first, Tale on the Beach of Timeis an African drama about “man and the origins of man”; Mankell had worked on the play, off and on, for 25 years since he first arrived in Africa.


Over the 15 years since he first visited Africa, Mankell had had several affairs in Sweden. His instincts tell him that he should not get involved with her and yet Please try again later.

Faceless Killers

Maknell Killers – July 12 80 Aug 28, He’s no super-hero unless lonliness and not having anything go right in his personal life is a super power. Peggy Theriault Really liked this.

It is largely quantified as police procedural work. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Wallender struggles to get a grip on this terrible crime and the clues are teased out one by one over a period of months with still no breakthrough.

The family was now living in a provincial backwater with bears and “Christmas tree forests”. I am not really a big fan of mystery whodunnit books but this one really hooked me from start to finish. The pressure to catch the culprit s is even greater when the department receives threats of remonstrance targeted at refugee nankell in the area.


He sticks at things though and finally gets there. The strain of balancing his increasingly unmanageable personal life and his police work are starting to take a serious toll on him.

Maybe this book is dreadfully translated Against the backdrop of this troubled personal life, Wallandar is assigned to lead the investigation of the savage murder or an elderly farm couple. When Kurt Wallander and his crew arrive they are appalled at the violence and bloodshed.

Set in the small city of Ystad, in the southern most tip of Sweden, and farther removed from larger cities like Malmo or Stockholm, Mankell has given this mystery a sort of smal Dark, brooding killefs earthy — like a good Swedish crime mystery should be. There is definitely an air of gloom that pervades this book but I still love it: He is a flawed character,makes lots of mistakes. I admire facekess passion for solving the crimesand excellent work on the part of his team.

Set partly in South Africa, the book was published in several different countries simultaneously and, says Mankell, “blew out the gates”. I just got tired of him. Murray was published in