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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.

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Three Black Swans

By: Caroline B. Cooney

Lives are in the balance in bestselling author Caroline B. Cooney’s newest young adult thriller, Three Black Swans.
Missy and her cousin Claire are best friends who finish each other’s sentences and practically...

A Bridge to the Stars

By: Henning Mankell

One of the world’s best-selling authors has written a moving story about a teenager’s life in Northern Sweden.

12-year-old Joel lives with his father in the cold northern part of Sweden. At night...

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....


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

First in the Kurt Wallander series.

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...


By: Henning Mankell

Seventh in the Kurt Wallander series.

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...

I Die, But the Memory Lives On

By: Henning Mankell Translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson

A powerful, moving and tragic account of the families shattered and children abandoned as a result of the spread of HIV and, through the Memory Books project, a hope for the future.

Henning Mankell is not...

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

Sixth in the Kurt Wallander series.

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...

Shadows in the Twilight

By: Henning Mankell

JOEL WILL SOON be 12, and he thinks nothing is going on in the small community where he lives. But he’s wrong. One day, an incident that could easily have been a catastrophe turns into a miracle. Now...


By: Henning Mankell

Fourth in the Kurt Wallander series.

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...


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

Jesper Humlin is a mildly famous author and poet with lackluster book sales. Not even his editor will support his artistic vision, suggesting instead that he start writing crime novels in the place of poetry....

The Cat Who Liked Rain

By: Henning Mankell Translated by Laurie Thompson

Mankell’s only book for younger readers tells the story of 7-year old Lucas who is given a beautiful black cat for his birthday. He becomes very fond of it and is devastated when it disappears one...

The Dogs of Riga

By: Henning Mankell

Second in the Kurt Wallander series.

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...

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

A series of seemingly unconnected murders

In Africa, four nuns and an unidentified fifth woman are brutally murdered--the death of the nameless woman covered up by the local police. A year later...

The Journey to the End of the World

By: Henning Mankell

Continuing Mankell’s magical account of a boyhood spent in northern Sweden, Joel is fifteen and has left school, wanting to become a merchant sailor and travel far away from his home town in the...

The Man from Beijing

By: Henning Mankell

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...

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 Return of the Dancing Master

By: Henning Mankell

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 snow — as if someone had been practicing...

The White Lioness

By: Henning Mankell

Third in the Kurt Wallander series.

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...

When the Snow Fell

By: Henning Mankell

Joel Gustafson’s journey toward becoming a man continues.

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...

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...


By: Penguin Adult HC/TR


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...