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Henning Mankell

Lina Ikse

Henning Mankell’s novels have been translated into forty-five languages and have sold more than forty million copies worldwide. He was the first winner of the Ripper Award and also received the Glass Key and the Crime Writers’ Association Golden Dagger, among other awards. His Kurt Wallander mysteries have been adapted into a PBS television series starring Kenneth Branagh. During his life, Mankell divided his time between Sweden and Mozambique, where he was artistic director of the Teatro Avenida in Maputo. He died in 2015.


Author Bookshelf

A Bridge to the Stars

By: Henning Mankell

This poignant novel explores how a unilateral decision can change a life.

Two things are hard for Joel Gustafson to cope with: not knowing why, and not being able to do anything about it. Joel’s father was...

Before the Frost

By: Henning Mankell

Sweden’s bestselling and award-winning author Henning Mankell joins Vintage Canada with the first Kurt and Linda Wallander Mystery.

Linda Wallander is bored. Having just graduated from the...

Chronicler of the Winds

By: Henning Mankell Translaetd by Tiina Nunnally

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....


Depths

By: Henning Mankell

Internationally acclaimed and bestselling author Henning Mankell will be published for the first time in Canada by Knopf Canada with Depths.

October 1914: the destroyer Svea emerged from the Stockholm archipelago bearing south-southeast....

Faceless Killers

By: Henning Mankell

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.

It...

Firewall

By: Henning Mankell

From the dean of Scandinavian noir, the seventh riveting installment in the internationally bestselling and universally acclaimed Kurt Wallander series, the basis for the PBS series staring Kenneth...


Journey to the End of the World

By: Henning Mankell

Now that he's getting older, Joel Gustafson has a lot to consider. His birthday is next month. He'll be fifteen, and he can't stop thinking about the new liberties that come with being fifteen: he'll be allowed...

Kennedy's Brain

By: Henning Mankell Translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson

An original and breathtaking thriller surrounding one of the most important issues of our time, from internationally acclaimed and bestselling author Henning Mankell.

When archaeologist Louise Cantor’s son Henrik is...

One Step Behind

By: Henning Mankell

From the dean of Scandinavian noir, the sixth riveting installment in the internationally bestselling and universally acclaimed Kurt Wallander series, the basis for the PBS series staring Kenneth Branagh.

On...


Shadows in the Twilight

By: Henning Mankell

Joel will soon be twelve, and he thinks nothing's going on in the small community where he lives. But he's wrong. One day, a miracle happens. He's run over by a bus but somehow comes through it unscathed. He now...

Sidetracked

By: Henning Mankell

From the dean of Scandinavian noir, the fourth riveting installment in the internationally bestselling and universally acclaimed Kurt Wallander series, the basis for the PBS series staring Kenneth Branagh.

In...

Daniel

By: Henning Mankell

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,...


The Shadow Girls

By: Henning Mankell

From the dean of Scandinavian noirand the internationally bestselling and universally acclaimed Kurt Wallander series, comes this moving and profound literary novel about three refugee women and the poet they...

The Dogs of Riga

By: Henning Mankell

From the dean of Scandinavian noir, the second riveting installment in the internationally bestselling and universally acclaimed Kurt Wallander series, the basis for the PBS series staring Kenneth...

The Eye of the Leopard

By: Henning Mankell

Interweaving past and present, Sweden and Zambia, The Eye of the Leopard draws on bestselling author Henning Mankell's deep understanding of the two worlds he has inhabited for over twenty years.

Hans Olofson lived...


The Fifth Woman

By: Henning Mankell

From the dean of Scandinavian noir, the fifth riveting installment in the internationally bestselling and universally acclaimed Kurt Wallander series, the basis for the PBS series staring Kenneth Branagh.

In...

The Man from Beijing

By: Henning Mankell

From the internationally acclaimed author of the Kurt Wallander mysteries comes an extraordinary stand-alone novel - both a mystery and a sweeping drama - that traces the legacy of the nineteenth-century slave trade between...

The Man Who Smiled

By: Henning Mankell

In this riveting Henning Mankell thriller, a disillusioned Inspector Kurt Wallander finds himself in a deep personal and professional crisis after killing a man in the line of duty. After almost a year...


The Pyramid

By: Henning Mankell

Now available for the first time in paperback from Vintage Canada, this international bestseller is the missing piece of the critically acclaimed Kurt Wallander mystery series: the story of Wallander's beginnings.

The...

The Return of the Dancing Master

By: Henning Mankell

From the dean of Scandinavian noir, come s a riveting mystery set in frozen north of Sweden. .

When retired policeman Herbert Molin is found brutally slaughtered on his remote farm in the northern...

The White Lioness

By: Henning Mankell

From the dean of Scandinavian noir, the third riveting installment in the internationally bestselling and universally acclaimed Kurt Wallander series, the basis for the PBS series staring Kenneth...


When the Snow Fell

By: Henning Mankell

As it has in the past, the first snow of the year signifies to Joel Gustafson his very own New Year's Eve. So when the snow begins to fall on a cold November day, Joel gets busy making resolutions--three to be exact....

The Troubled Man

By: Henning Mankell

From the author most recently of the bestselling, internationally acclaimed thriller The Man from Beijing — comes the first Kurt Wallander mystery in more than a decade: the much-anticipated return of the...

Italian Shoes

By: Henning Mankell

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...


A Treacherous Paradise

By: Henning Mankell

From the internationally acclaimed author of the Wallander crime series, a dramatic new standalone novel set in turn-of-the-century Sweden and Mozambique, whose indomitable female protagonist is awoken from naiveté...

Henning Mankell Wallander Bundle: Faceless Killers, The Dogs of Riga, The White

By: Henning Mankell

The first three novels in Henning Manning's Kurt Wallander series are now available in a trade paperback set.
 
Mystery fans across America are discovering the international bestseller Henning Mankell and his character Kurt Wallander,...

An Event in Autumn

By: Henning Mankell

An Inspector Kurt Wallander short novel by the bestselling author Henning Mankell, available in English for the first time. A Vintage Canada Original.
     Soon after Inspector...


Quicksand

By: Henning Mankell

A stunning and poignant autobiographical look at the myriad experiences that shape a meaningful life, by the bestselling author of the Kurt Wallander mysteries.  
 
In January 2014, Henning...

After the Fire

By: Henning Mankell

Henning Mankell's last novel about an aging man whose quiet, solitary life on an isolated island off the coast of Sweden is turned upside down when his house catches fire. 


     Fredrik...