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Faceless Killers By Henning Mankell

Faceless Killers
by Henning Mankell

As his personal life falls apart, Swedish Police Inspector Kurt Wallander is confronted with a hideous crime which has devastating repercussions. An elderly couple are brutally murdered in their remote farmhouse and the suspicion falls on the immigrant community.
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Faceless Killers Summary


Faceless Killers: Kurt Wallander by Henning Mankell

One frozen January Morning at 5 am, Inspector Wallander responds to what he expects is a routine call out. When he reaches the isolated farmhouse he discovers a bloodbath. An old man has been tortured and beaten to death, his wife lies barely alive beside his shattered body, victims of violence beyond reason. The woman supplies Wallander with his only clue: the perpetrators may have been foreign. When this is leaked to the press, racial hatred is unleashed. Kurt Wallander is a senior police officer at Ystad, a small town in the wind-lashed Swedish province of Skane. His life is a shambles. His wife has left him, his daughter refuses to speak to him, even his ageing father barely tolerates him. He works tirelessly, eats badly and drinks the nights away in a lonely, neglected flat. But now winter closes its grip on Ystad, and Wallander, his tenacious efforts closely monitored by the tough minded (and disarmingly attractive) district attorney Anette Brolin, must forget his trouble, and throw himself into a battle against time and xenophobia.

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Faceless Killers Reviews


" An exquisite novel of mesmerizing depth and suspense." -- "Los Angeles Times" " An especially satisfying crime novel, like those of such past masters as Georges Simenon, Nicholas Freeling, and Sweden's own Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo." - "The Wall Street Journal " " Intelligent, moving and topical, this is a thriller of the very best kind." - "The Times" (London) " A well-crafted police procedural, the story moves along at a brisk pace and comes to an exciting climax." - "St. Louis Post-Dispatch "

About Henning Mankell


Henning Mankell (1948-2015) became a worldwide phenomenon with his crime writing, gripping thrillers and atmospheric novels set in Africa. His prizewinning and critically acclaimed Inspector Wallander Mysteries continue to dominate bestseller lists all over the globe and his books have been translated into forty-five languages and made into numerous international film and television adaptations: most recently the BAFTA-award-winning BBC television series Wallander, starring Kenneth Branagh. Driven by a desire to change the world and to fight against racism and nationalism, Mankell devoted much of his time to working with charities in Africa, including SOS Children's Villages and PLAN International, where he was also director of the Teatro Avenida in Maputo. In 2008, the University of St Andrews conferred Henning Mankell with an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters in recognition of his major contribution to literature and to the practical exercise of conscience. www.henningmankell.com

Additional information

GOR001227747
Faceless Killers: Kurt Wallander by Henning Mankell
Henning Mankell
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2002-09-05
304
0099445220
9780099445227
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