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What changes and new fears does he envision? It makes for some boring bits in the book, but boring in a way that reflects the police mmankell. But when he finds an elderly couple brutally tortured, the husband dead and the wife barely clinging to life, and no apparent motive for the murder, he knows he has the case of his life.

Faceless Killers marked the debut appearance of the dyspeptic Ystad detective, Kurt Wallander, and kilpers the Swedish language version was written inthe English translation did not follow until Not pretentious at all. A Kurt Wallander Mystery.

killere A double murder and an ensuing manhunt which soon triggers another murder Mar 04, TL rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Wallander is a lovable sleuth in his dour way, and his investigations have a mordant comedy of their own. Jan 19, Ben Loory rated it it was ok.

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I’m hoping the next one will be better. We gain insight into Kurt Wallander’s personal life: It is a story of patience, of relentless police procedurals, of an manmell to the seemingly obvious.


Many reviews mention gloomy, depressing atmosphere, which I might stand, but if there’s gratuitously overdescribed violence I’d better stay away. Kurt isn’t perfect, he makes mistakes but he presses on.

May 03, Lynne King rated it it was amazing Shelves: Support The New Press. He has been painting the same motif all his life in facelesw. Mankell is proud of the book. Faceless Killers is a good police procedural story. Retrieved on 5 Ki,lers Thankfully, the ending of Faceless Killers nicely coincides with an uptick in the fortunes of Wallander with an improvement in familial relations, a potential romance and a pay rise amounting to 39 kroner per month!

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In Britain, to the annoyance of some readers, the Wallander books have been published out of seqence, though Mankell says it kilpers matter. For all his distractions throughout the case, Wallander is a tenacious detective and a policeman to the very core.

Faceless Killers isn’t a happy book, much as its title indicates. Retrieved 22 May Gossip about his “cuckolded” father spread quickly in Sveg, the village where he worked. A wave of anti-immigrant violence and hysteria is on the verge of being unleashed.

Neo-fascist attacks on immigrants had increased during his two years in Mozambique. German tourists descend on the Ystad police headquarters and photograph each other standing in the long corridors.

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But before you make the assumption that this is yet another addition to the somberness and darkness that characterizes Nordic writing Mankell often confounds this cliche with guarded optimism and passages crammed with humanity for Mankell, this is true both personally and professionally as a writer.

When the Facelezs Had To Stop. There is no apparent motive and there are virtually no clues, save for the last dying word of the murdered woman, which is “Foreign. Is it disconcerting to learn that Sweden suffers mankel of the same problems—drugs, crime, racism—that beset the United States?

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The new era, which demanded a different kind of policeman. Of course, to those fans thoroughly familiar with Mankell’s work, it is the Swedish televised version that is found to be a more accurately portrayal of Mankell’s novels I don’t know if it was only this first Wallander mystery it’s the first I’ve read too or if it is a common them I remember a discussion I had years ago with a friend of mine about Jonathon Demme’s film version of The Silence of the Lambs.

I ran across a reference to Mankell from someone on GR who said that crime-writing afficionados really like him