Books by Henning Mankell

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Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander mysteries are global bestsellers and have been adapted for television as a BAFTA Award-winning BBC series starring Kenneth Branagh. Mankell was awarded the Crime Writers' Association's Macallan Gold Dagger and the German Tolerance Prize, among many others. He divides his time between Sweden and Mozambique.

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Faceless Killers: A Mystery (Kurt Wallander Mystery Book 1)
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 her neck. And as if this didn’t present enough problems for the Ystad police Inspector Kurt Wallander, the dying woman’s last...
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Sidetracked: A Kurt Wallander Mystery
by Henning Mankell
Inspector Kurt Wallander's long-anticipated vacation plans are interrupted by two horrific deaths: the self-immolation of an unidentified young woman and the brutal murder of the former minister of justice. As the police struggle to piece together the few clues they have, the killer strikes again and again. What connection is there...
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The Man Who Smiled: A Kurt Wallander Mystery
by Henning Mankell
The New York Times called Henning Mankell “that unusual thing: a European thriller writer whose work holds up as literature and who has broken out as an international phenomenon,” and his brilliant creation Detective Kurt Wallander is worthy of comparison to Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö’s Martin Beck and P.D. James’s Adam...
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The White Lioness: A Mystery (Kurt Wallander Mystery Book 3)
by Henning Mankell
Inspector Kurt Wallander returns in the second of Henning Mankell's award-winning, internationally best-selling detective series, this time to investigate a horrific crime in his Scandinavian homeland somehow linked to a troubled apartheid-era South Africa. When the tenacious sleuth's search for the truth behind the execution-style...
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An Event in Autumn (Kurt Wallander Mystery)
by Henning Mankell
After nearly thirty years in the same job, Inspector Kurt Wallander is tired, restless, and itching to make a change. He is taken with a certain old farmhouse, perfectly situated in a quiet countryside with a charming, overgrown garden. There he finds the skeletal hand of a corpse in a shallow grave. Wallander’s investigation takes him...
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Firewall: A Kurt Wallander Mystery
by Henning Mankell
Ystad, Sweden, fall 1997. Two teenage girls brutally murder a taxi driver. Although they are quickly apprehended, one of them escapes police custody and disappears without a trace. A few days later, a man stops at an ATM during his evening walk and suddenly falls dead to the ground. Shortly thereafter, a blackout cuts power to a large...
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One Step Behind: A Kurt Wallander Mystery
by Henning Mankell
On Midsummer’s Eve, three friends gather in a secluded meadow in Sweden. In the still-sun-lit northern night, they don costumes and begin to role play. But an uninvited guest soon brings their performance to a gruesome conclusion. His approach is careful; his aim is perfect. Three bullets, three corpses. The murderer then carefully...
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Pyramid: And Four Other Kurt Wallander Mysteries (Kurt Wallander Mystery Book 9)
by Henning Mankell, Ebba Segerberg (translator)
At last, a key addition to the Kurt Wallander mystery series: the book of short mysteries that takes us back to the beginning. Here we meet Wallander the twenty-one-year-old patrolman on his first criminal investigation, Wallander the young father facing an unexpected danger on Christmas Eve, Wallander on the brink of middle age solving...
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The Fifth Woman: A Kurt Wallander Mystery
by Henning Mankell
In an African convent, four nuns and an unidentified fifth woman are brutally murdered, and the death of the unknown woman is covered up by the local police. A year later in Sweden, Inspector Kurt Wallander is baffled and appalled by two strange murders. Holger Eriksson, a retired car dealer and bird watcher, is impaled on sharpened...
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The Troubled Man (Kurt Wallander Mystery Book 10)
by Henning Mankell
The much-anticipated return of Henning Mankell’s brilliant, brooding detective, Kurt Wallander. On a winter day in 2008, Håkan von Enke, a retired high-ranking naval officer, vanishes during his daily walk in a forest near Stockholm. The investigation into his disappearance falls under the jurisdiction of the Stockholm police. It has...
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A Treacherous Paradise
by Henning Mankell
From the internationally acclaimed author of the Kurt Wallander crime novels, a powerful stand-alone novel set in early-twentieth-century Sweden and Mozambique, whose vividly drawn female protagonist is awoken from her naïveté by her exposure to racism and by her own unexpected inner strengths. Cold and poverty define Hanna...
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Before The Frost: A Linda Wallander Mystery (Kurt Wallander Mysteries Book 1)
by Henning Mankell
Linda Wallander is bored. Just graduated from the police academy, she is waiting to start work at the Ystad police station and move into her own apartment. Meanwhile, she’s living with her father and, like fathers and daughters everywhere, they are driving each other crazy. Nor will they be able to escape each other when she moves...
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Kennedy's Brain: A Novel
by Henning Mankell
Henning Mankell, the acclaimed author of the Kurt Wallander mysteries, has put his unmistakable stamp on this gripping new thriller. Archaeologist Louise Cantor returns home to Sweden and makes a devastating discovery: her only child, twenty-eight-year-old Henrik, dead in his bed. The police rule his death a suicide but she knows he...
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The Journey to the End of the World (Joel Gustafson Stories Book 4)
by Henning Mankell
Joel is fifteen and has left school, wanting to become a merchant sailor and travel far away from his home town in Northern Sweden. But first he must face up to the past and meet his mother who ran off when he was little. After such a long time how will Joel and his dad cope with such a reunion and will Joel ever sail the seas as he...
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The Return of the Dancing Master
by Henning Mankell
December 12, 1945. Nazi Germany lies in ruins as a British warplane lands in Buckeburg. A man carrying a small black bag quickly disembarks and travels to Hamelin, where he disappears behind the prison gates. Early the next day, England's most experienced hangman executes twelve war criminals. Fifty-four years later, retired policeman...
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The Shadow Girls: A Novel
by Henning Mankell
Jesper Humlin is a poet of middling acclaim who is saddled by his underwhelming book sales, an exasperated girlfriend, a demanding mother, and a rapidly fading tan. His boy-wonder stockbroker has squandered Humlin’s investments, and his editor, who says he must write a crime novel to survive, begins to pitch and promote the...
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When the Snow Fell (Joel Gustafson Stories Book 3)
by Henning Mankell
Joel is growing up. He is getting interested in girls. Just look at his New Year's resolutions: 1 - to see a naked lady, 2 - to toughen himself up so that he can live to be a hundred, and 3 - to see the sea. They all look pretty impossible for a motherless boy in Northern Sweden. Especially as his sailor dad is keen to drown his sadness...
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Shadows in the Twilight (Joel Gustafson Stories Book 2)
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 there. One day, a Miracle happens to him. He's very nearly run over by a bus, but is miraculously unhurt. Now, what do you do when a Miracle has come your way? Shouldn't you show gratitude somehow? Surely a good deed of some...
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Depths: A Novel
by Henning Mankell
It is October 1914, and Swedish naval officer Lars Tobiasson-Svartman is charged with a secret mission to take depth readings around the Stockholm archipelago. In the course of his work, he lands on the rocky isle of Halsskär. It seems impossible for it to be habitable, yet it is home to the young widow Sara Fredrika, who lives in...
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A Bridge to the Stars (Joel Gustafson Stories Book 1)
by Henning Mankell
12 year old Joel lives with his father in the cold northern part of Sweden. At night he often sneaks out of his father's house to look for a lonely dog he has seen from his window. On the bridge across the icy river he starts a secret society and has adventures. But one night he discovers that his father's bed is also empty and will have...
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Italian Shoes: A Novel
by Henning Mankell
From the prizewinning “master of atmosphere” (Boston Globe) comes the surprising and affecting story of a man well past middle age who suddenly finds himself on the threshold of renewal. Living on a tiny island entirely surrounded by ice during the long winter months, Fredrik Welin is so lost to the world that he cuts a hole in...
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The Man from Beijing
by Henning Mankell
From the dean of Scandinavian noir, Henning Mankell, the internationally bestselling and universally acclaimed Kurt Wallander series, an incredible stand-alone masterpiece: a bone-chilling mystery that spans two centuries and four continents. In the far north of Sweden a small, quiet village has been almost entirely wiped out by a...
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The Eye of the Leopard: A Novel
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 more than twenty years. Hans Olofson arrives in Zambia not long after independence, hoping to fulfill the missionary dream of his friend Janice. He is also...
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Chronicler of the Winds: A Novel
by Henning Mankell
World famous for his Kurt Wallander mysteries, Henning Mankell has been published in thirty-five countries, with more than 25 million copies of his books in print. In Chronicler of the Winds , he gives us something different: a beautifully crafted novel that is a testament to the power of storytelling itself. On the rooftop of a...
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Daniel: A Novel
by Henning Mankell
Henning Mankell is a worldwide phenomenon: his books have been translated into forty languages with more than 35 million copies in print, and both his critical acclaim and fan base only continue to grow. His new novel Daniel is an elegiac, unexpected story that only he could have told. In the 1870s, Hans Bengler arrives in Cape Town...
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I Die, but the Memory Lives on
by Henning Mankell
Henning Mankell, internationally famous creator of the bestselling Kurt Wallander mysteries, here offers a nonfiction fable about a heartrending tradition spawned by a major health crisis: the invaluable Memory Book Project, which gives those dying of AIDS an opportunity to record their lives in words and pictures for the children they...
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Quicksand: What It Means to Be a Human Being
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 Mankell received a diagnosis of lung cancer.  Quicksand  is a response to this shattering news—but it is not a memoir of destruction....
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Assassino senza volto: La prima inchiesta del commissario Wallander: 1 (Italian Edition)
by Henning Mankell
La prima inchiesta del commissario Wallander. Sulle tracce di un assassino che colpisce con inaudita violenza, il commissario Kurt Wallander deve fare i conti anche con chi ha deciso di farsi giustizia da sé. Una fredda giornata di gennaio poco prima dell’alba, in un paese del sud della Svezia, un contadino scopre che i suoi vicini...
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Comédia infantil (Tascabili Maxi) (Italian Edition)
by Henning Mankell
«È chiaro che amo tutti i libri che scrivo, ma questo romanzo ha un posto speciale nel mio cuore» Henning Mankell Dal tetto di un teatro in un porto africano un uomo contempla la città. Ai suoi piedi, sdraiato su un materasso sporco, c’è Nelio, bambino di strada e profeta. Ha solo dieci anni, ma la saggezza di un vecchio. Chi è...
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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 Welin is a former surgeon who retired in disgrace decades earlier to a tiny island on which he is the only resident. He has a daughter he rarely...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature; All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
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