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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
ISBN: 978-0-307-38591-8 (0-307-38591-4)

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
ISBN: 978-0-307-47284-7 (0-307-47284-1)

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 >

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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
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9583-4 (1-4000-9583-2)

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
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3151-1 (1-4000-3151-6)

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 Return of the Dancing Master

Written by Henning Mankell


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 8, 2005
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7695-6 (1-4000-7695-1)

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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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
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3156-6 (1-4000-3156-7)

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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The Troubled Man
A Kurt Wallander Mystery (10)
Written by Henning Mankell


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 3, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47740-8 (0-307-47740-1)

A retired navy officer has vanished in a forest near Stockholm. Kurt Wallander is prepared to stay out of the relatively straightforward investigation—which is, after all, another detective’s responsibility—but the missing man is his daughter’s father-in-law.

With his typical disregard for rules and regulations, Wallander is soon pursuing his own brand... Read more >

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The Troubled Man
A Kurt Wallander Mystery (10)
Written by Henning Mankell
Translated by Laurie Thompson


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 29, 2011
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-59349-8 (0-307-59349-5)

The much-anticipated return of Henning Mankell’s brilliant, brooding detective, Kurt Wallander.

On a winter day in 2008, Håkan von Enke, a retired high-ranking naval officer, vanishes during his daily walk in a forest near Stockholm. The investigation into his disappearance falls under the jurisdiction of the Stockholm police. It has nothing to... Read more >

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The White Lioness
A Kurt Wallander Mystery (3)
Written by Henning Mankell


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 13, 2003
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3155-9 (1-4000-3155-9)

The execution-style murder of a Swedish housewife looks like a simple case even though there is no obvious suspect. But then Wallander learns of a determined stalker, and soon enough, the cops catch up with him. But when his alibi turns out to be airtight, they realize that what seemed a... Read more >

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Book 1

Written by Denise Mina
Illustrated by Andrea Mutti and Leonardo Manco


Format: Hardcover, 152 pages
Publisher: Vertigo
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-4012-3557-4 (1-4012-3557-3)

Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden’s wealthiest families disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate. He is aided by the pierced and tattooed punk... Read more >

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Headhunters

Written by Jo Nesbo


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 6, 2011
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-94868-7 (0-307-94868-4)

With Headhunters, Jo Nesbø has crafted a funny, dark, and twisted caper story worthy of Quentin Tarantino and the Coen brothers.

Roger Brown is a corporate headhunter, and he’s a master of his profession. But one career simply can’t support his luxurious lifestyle and his wife’s fledgling art gallery. At an art... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Leopard
A Harry Hole Novel (8)
Written by Jo Nesbo
Translated by Don Bartlett


Format: Trade Paperback, 688 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 26, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74318-3 (0-307-74318-7)

In this electrifying new addition to Jo Nesbø’s internationally acclaimed series, Harry Hole must confront the darkest demons in his city—and in himself.

Inspector Harry Hole has retreated to Hong Kong, escaping the trauma of his last case in squalid opium dens, when two young women are found dead in Oslo, both... Read more >

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Phantom
A Harry Hole Novel (9)
Written by Jo Nesbo


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 23, 2013
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-95115-1 (0-307-95115-4)

When Harry Hole moved to Hong Kong, he thought he was escaping the traumas of his life in Oslo and his career as a detective for good. But now he’s back and, although off the police force, he still has a case to solve. Oleg, the boy he helped raise, has... Read more >

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The Redeemer
A Harry Hole Novel (6)
Written by Jo Nesbo
Translated by Don Bartlett


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-59585-0 (0-307-59585-4)

Christmas shoppers stop to hear a Salvation Army concert on a crowded Oslo street. An explosion cuts through the music and the bitter cold: one of the singers falls dead, shot in the head at point-blank range. Harry Hole—the Oslo Police Department’s best investigator and worst civil servant—has little to work... Read more >

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The Snowman
A Harry Hole Novel (7)
Written by Jo Nesbo
Translated by Don Bartlett


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74299-5 (0-307-74299-7)

One night, after the first snowfall of the year, a boy named Jonas wakes up and discovers that his mother has disappeared. Only one trace of her remains: a pink scarf, his Christmas gift to her, now worn by the snowman that inexplicably appeared in their yard earlier that day. Inspector... Read more >

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Amsterdam Stories

Written by Nescio
Translated by Damion Searls
Introduction by Joseph O'Neill


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: March 20, 2012
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-59017-492-0 (1-59017-492-5)

J. H. F. Grönloh was a successful Dutch businessman, executive of the Holland-Bombay Trading Company and father of four, with a secret life: under the pseudonym Nescio (Latin for “I don’t know”), he wrote a series of short stories that went unrecognized at the time but that are now widely considered... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Borkmann's Point
An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery [2]
Written by Hakan Nesser


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 13, 2007
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3032-3 (1-4000-3032-3)

Internationally bestselling author Häkan Nesser makes his U.S. debut with this riveting tale of murder and suspense that reveals the deep humanity of the characters portrayed even as it sends chills up the spine.
Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is called to the sleepy coastal town of Kalbringen to assist the local police... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Inspector and Silence
An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery (5)
Written by Hakan Nesser


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38724-0 (0-307-38724-0)

In this enthralling new addition to Hakan Nesser’s acclaimed Inspector Van Veeteren series, the Swedish detective must crack a secretive and uncooperative religious sect in order to solve a string of brutal murders.

When one of the Pure Life’s members is found raped and strangled in the forest near the group’s camp... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Mind's Eye
An Inspector Van Vetteren Mystery (1)
Written by Hakan Nesser


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 16, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38722-6 (0-307-38722-4)

Håkan Nesser is firmly established as one of the world's bestselling crime novelists. And now the novel that introduced Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is available for the first time in English.
The swift conviction left Van Veeteren uneasy: Janek Mitter woke one morning with a brutal hangover and his wife dead in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Münster's Case
An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery (6)
Written by Hakan Nesser
Translated by Laurie Thompson


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-94641-6 (0-307-94641-X)

Intendent Münster, Inspector Van Veeteren’s right-hand man, and his beguiling colleague Ewa Moreno take center stage in the latest shocking thriller in Håkan Nesser’s internationally bestselling series.

The final day of Waldemar Leverkuhn’s life begins auspiciously: With three friends, he wins a modest sum in the lottery. But it ends, after a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Return
An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery (3)
Written by Hakan Nesser


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 11, 2008
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3033-0 (1-4000-3033-1)

Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is forced to unlock the secrets of a nearly perfect murder in this taut psychological thriller.
On a rainy April day, a body—or what is left of it—is found by a young girl. Wrapped in a blanket with no hands, feet, or head, it signals the work of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Woman with Birthmark
An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery (4)
Written by Hakan Nesser


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 9, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38723-3 (0-307-38723-2)

Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is on the case once more in this breathless thriller of deception, blackmail, and cold murder.

Van Veeteren and his associates are left bewildered by the curious murder of a man shot twice in the heart and twice below the belt. An utterly dull man, the only suspicious... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Popular Music from Vittula
A Novel
Written by Mikael Niemi
Translated by Laurie Thompson


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: October 5, 2004
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-659-9 (1-58322-659-1)

Popular Music from Vittula tells the fantastical story of a young boy’s unordinary existence, peopled by a visiting African priest, a witch in the heart of the forest, cousins from Missouri, an old Nazi, a beautiful girl with a black Volvo, silent men and tough women, a champion-bicyclist music teacher with... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Absolution
A Novel
Written by Olaf Olafsson


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 14, 2003
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3068-2 (1-4000-3068-4)

In his spellbinding first novel, acclaimed Icelandic author Olaf Olafsson takes us inside the mind of a man haunted by the crime he willed half a century earlier.

Expatriate businessman Peter Peterson left behind the trappings of a seemingly charmed life: a vast fortune, two children, and a stately Park Avenue address... Read more >

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The Journey Home
A Novel
Written by Olaf Olafsson


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 30, 2001
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72041-0 (0-385-72041-6)

A lyrical and arresting novel by acclaimed Icelandic writer Olaf Olafsson about one woman’s redemptive journey home.

Disa Jonsdottir has managed an inn for years with her companion, Anthony, in the English countryside. Compelled by the demands of time to revisit the village of her childhood, she departs England for her native... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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