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If your a fan of fast paced crime novels, this may not be for you. Ystad, the southern shore of Sweden, rural but close enough to Stockholm to conform to the general tendency of Swedish writers to locate crimes near or in urban areas there are exceptions to this, including Mankell. It was first broadcast on 3 January The air of suspense begins with the words: Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading gaceless Is there much gore?

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No one has seen anything and although the farmer’s wife is killerrs still just alive she manages to say only the word “foreign” before dying. Get to Know Us. When Kurt Wallander and his crew arrive they are appalled at the violence and bloodshed.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Faceless Killers is a good police procedural story. Why their wives left them.

The mystery is not of the solveable variety but that’s ultimately not that important. Even his most self-righteous moments are drenched in a coating of self-deprecation as he suffers through attacks by the press, fistfights with suspects and the banal rejection of his family. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

When an elderly couple are brutally assualted and murdered in their rural home in an apparently motiveless crime, the initial clues make some citizens think that someone in the flood of immigrants seeking asylum following the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe is responsible. Mankelll is someone who goes through the same often depressing experiences so many of us go through in our lives, as a marriage grows stale, as a child turns into a rebellious teenager, as a parent slowly sinks into old age.


His personal life had become fairly complicated by now.

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We love our wives but still have hots for pretty ladies we meet. In a world where Bergman moves in a universe where characters are dark, killerw, extreme and aggressive – take note that the ultimate root of this bloody death and ennui lies in the Norse and Icelandic Viking sagas of Scandinavian history – that dark, somber view ascribed to both Mankell and Bergman’s work was often a topic of intense jovial interest between these two artists. InFaceless Killers won the first ever Glass Key awardgiven to crime writers from the Nordic countries.

For instance, does he really miss Mona as his wife or simply as a companion who ensured he ate properly and kept him ‘in functioning order’? Most faceles the Wallander series are set in gloom. In a movie you follow the action. It was good re-visiting these people again: Court was in session each Monday, and the children had to be quiet, though occasionally they were allowed in to watch. View all 3 comments. Some books in English: Faceless Killers is the first such book to fall into my hands.

The resolution did not rise to the level of what came before. It’s bleaker than a visit to an insurance office, mostly hennihg to poor Kurt Wallander and his life.

At forty-two-years old he shouldn’t feel as apathetic as he does, but with a separation from his wife, sporadic contact and relations with his daughter, Linda, and with a father characterised by erratic mood changes and almost impossible expectations, he doesn’t have much to smile about. Here, Inspector Kurt Wallander is like you and me.


In a book you hear the thoughts behind the action. Ruth Rendell, who is half Swedish, has read all nine in the original. The pressure to catch the culprit s is even greater when the department receives threats of remonstrance targeted at refugee camps in the area.

We understand how his thinking leads to developing a working hypothesis, a strategy. About this Author Internationally acclaimed author Henning Mankell has written eight novels and a collection of short stories featuring Kil,ers Wallander. Set in the small city of Ystad, in the southern most tip of Sweden, and farther removed ffaceless larger cities like Malmo or Stockholm, Mankell has given this mystery a sort of small town charm, distinguished from the tense and energetic crime novels in urban settings.

Frustrations are never very far from the surface and Wallander is full of self-reproach, mahkell himself for what he sees as mistakes along the way. After his spell at sea, he settled in Paris in Why, we men all do that, right?

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Mankell writes in a very spare, no-frills way to tell a story that is clear and absorbing. Ivar Mankell’s ancestors had emigrated to Sweden in the s from the border area between Germany and Denmark. Mankell deserves better than that.