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Henning Mankell
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Internationally acclaimed author Henning Mankell has written eleven Kurt Wallander mysteries. The books have been published in forty countries and consistently top the bestseller lists in Europe, receiving major literary prizes (including the UK's Golden Dagger for Sidetracked) and generating numerous international film and television adaptations. He has also published many other novels for children, teens, and adults. In addition, he is one of Sweden's most popular dramatists.

Born in 1948, Mankell grew up in the Swedish village Sveg. He now divides his time between Sweden and Maputo, Mozambique, where he works as a director at Teatro Avenida. He has spent many years...

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Before the Frost

Written by Henning Mankell


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 14, 2006
Price: $15.00

In this latest atmospheric thriller, Kurt Wallander and his daughter Linda join forces to search for a religious fanatic on a murder spree. Just graduated from the police academy, Linda Wallander returns to Skane to join the police force, and she already shows all the hallmarks of her father—the maverick approach... Read more >

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A Bridge to the Stars

Written by Henning Mankell


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
On Sale: August 11, 2009
Price: $7.99

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Chronicler of the Winds

Written by Henning Mankell


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 12, 2007
Price: $15.00

A haunting and powerful story about war-torn Africa, a mystical orphan boy, and the power of narrative to give a chaotic world order.

In the hot African night a single gunshot cracks the silence. José Antonio traces the sound to the stage of the local theatre company, where he finds Nelio... Read more >

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Daniel

Written by Henning Mankell


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $15.00

In 1878, aspiring entomologist Hans Bengler travels to the Kalahari Desert in hopes of making a name for himself by discovering a previously unknown insect or two. There he encounters a boy named Molo, an orphan whose family has been killed by European colonists. Bengler “civilizes” the boy by rechristening him... Read more >

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Depths

Written by Henning Mankell


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 15, 2008
Price: $15.95

Internationally bestselling author Henning Mankell delivers a lyrical and evocative novel about a Swedish naval engineer during World War I and his devastating plunge into obsession.

In 1914 Lars Tobiasson-Svartman is covertly measuring the depths of Swedish coastal waters. A man of discipline and obsessed with exactitude, he is more comfortable on... Read more >

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The Dogs of Riga
A Kurt Wallander Mystery (2)
Written by Henning Mankell


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 13, 2004
Price: $15.00

A Kurt Wallander Mystery

On the Swedish coastline, two bodies, victims of grisly torture and cold execution, are discovered in a life raft. With no witnesses, no motives, and no crime scene, Detective Kurt Wallander is frustrated and uncertain he has the ability to solve a case as mysterious as it is... Read more >

An Event in Autumn
A Kurt Wallander Mystery
Written by Henning Mankell


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $9.99

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An Event in Autumn
A Kurt Wallander Mystery
Written by Henning Mankell


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $14.95

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The Eye of the Leopard

Written by Henning Mankell


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 7, 2009
Price: $15.00

Interweaving past and present, Sweden and Zambia, rich and poor, The Eye of the Leopard is a stunning novel from a modern master.

Hans Olofson arrives in Zambia not long after independence, hoping to fulfill the missionary dream of his recently deceased friend Janice. Africa is a complete shock to Olofson, yet... Read more >

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Faceless Killers

Written by Henning Mankell


Format: Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 25, 2011
Price: $7.99

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Faceless Killers
The First Kurt Wallander Mystery
Written by Henning Mankell


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 14, 2003
Price: $14.95

It was a senselessly violent crime: on a cold night in a remote Swedish farmhouse an elderly farmer is bludgeoned to death, and his wife is left to die with a noose around her neck. And as if this didn’t present enough problems for the Ystad police Inspector Kurt Wallander, the... Read more >
Also available as a paperback.

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The Fifth Woman
A Kurt Wallander Mystery (6)
Written by Henning Mankell


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 13, 2004
Price: $15.00

A Kurt Wallander Mystery

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... Read more >

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Firewall
A Kurt Wallander Mystery (8)
Written by Henning Mankell


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 9, 2003
Price: $14.95

A body is found at an ATM the apparent victim of heart attack. Then two teenage girls are arrested for the brutal murder of a cab driver. The girls confess to the crime showing no remorse whatsoever. Two open and shut cases. At first these two incidents seem to have nothing... Read more >

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Italian Shoes

Written by Henning Mankell


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $15.95

From the bestselling author of the Kurt Wallander series comes a touching and intimate story about an embattled man’s unexpected chance at redemption.

Many years ago a devastating mistake drove Fredrik Welkin into a life as far as possible from his former position as a surgeon, where he mistakenly amputated the... Read more >

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Journey to the End of the World

Written by Henning Mankell


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
On Sale: January 25, 2011
Price: $7.99

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Kennedy's Brain

Written by Henning Mankell


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 11, 2008
Price: $15.95

From internationally bestselling author Henning Mankell comes a gripping mystery and a depiction of every parent’s worst nightmare.
When Louise Cantor finds her twenty-eight year old son dead in his apartment, everything indicates it was a suicide. Louise, however, refuses to accept this, and with nothing more than few suspicions and a... Read more >

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The Man from Beijing

Written by Henning Mankell
Translated by Laurie Thompson


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 8, 2011
Price: $15.00

The acclaimed author of the Kurt Wallander mysteries, writing at the height of his powers, now gives us an electrifying stand-alone global thriller.

January 2006. In the Swedish hamlet of Hesjövallen, nineteen people have been massacred. The only clue is a red ribbon found at the scene.

Judge Birgitta Roslin has particular... Read more >

The Man from Beijing

Written by Henning Mankell
Translated by Laurie Thompson


Format: eBook, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 16, 2010
Price: $9.99

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The Man Who Smiled
A Kurt Wallander Mystery (4)
Written by Henning Mankell


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 25, 2007
Price: $15.00

After killing a man in the line of duty, Kurt Wallander resolves to quit the Ystad police. However, a bizarre case gets under his skin.
A lawyer driving home at night stops to investigate an effigy sitting in a chair in the middle of the highway. The lawyer is hit over... Read more >

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One Step Behind
A Kurt Wallander Mystery (7)
Written by Henning Mankell


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 14, 2003
Price: $15.00

On Midsummer’s Eve, three role-playing teens dressed in eighteenth-century garb are shot in a secluded Swedish meadow. When one of Inspector Kurt Wallander’s most trusted colleagues—someone whose help he hoped to rely on to solve the crime—also turns up dead, Wallander knows the murders are related. But with his only clue... Read more >

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The Pyramid
The First Wallander Cases
Written by Henning Mankell


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $15.00

The missing piece of the internationally bestselling Kurt Wallander mystery series: the story of Kurt Wallander's beginnings.

Revealing a side of Wallander that we have never seen, the long stories collected in The Pyramid are vintage Mankell. Here, we see Wallander on his homicide first case as a twenty-one-year-old patrolman, as a... Read more >

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The Return of the Dancing Master

Written by Henning Mankell


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 8, 2005
Price: $15.95

When retired policeman Herbert Molin is found brutally slaughtered on his remote farm in the northern forests of Sweden, police find strange tracks in the snowÉas if someone had been practicing the tango. Stefan Lindman, a young police officer recently diagnosed with mouth cancer, decides to investigate the murder of his... Read more >

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The Shadow Girls

Written by Henning Mankell


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $15.95

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Shadows in the Twilight

Written by Henning Mankell


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
On Sale: April 13, 2010
Price: $7.99

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Sidetracked
A Kurt Wallander Mystery (5)
Written by Henning Mankell


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 13, 2003
Price: $15.00

In the award-winning Sidetracked, Kurt Wallander is called to a nearby rapeseed 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... Read more >
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