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 (Kurt Wallander Mystery Book 5)
by Henning Mankell
A demented killer is on the warpath and only Wallander can stop him: “Mankell at his best . . . If you haven’t bought Sidetracked , do so ASAP” ( Los Angeles Times Book Review ).   Inspector Kurt Wallander’s long-anticipated vacation plans are interrupted by two horrific deaths: the self-immolation of an unidentified...
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The Man Who Smiled (The Kurt Wallander Mysteries Book 4)
by Henning Mankell
The #1 international-bestselling tale of greed, violence, and corporate power from the master of Scandinavian noir: “One of his best” ( The Times , London).   After killing a man in the line of duty, Inspector Kurt Wallander finds himself deep in a personal and professional crisis; during more than a year of sick leave, he...
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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 (Kurt Wallander Mystery Book 8)
by Henning Mankell
International bestseller: Murder becomes a high tech game of cat and mouse in this “thinking man’s thriller” from the master of Nordic noir ( The New York Times Book Murder ).   Ystad, Sweden. A man stops at an ATM during his evening walk and inexplicably falls to the ground dead. Two teenage girls brutally murder a taxi...
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One Step Behind (Kurt Wallander Mystery Book 7)
by Henning Mankell
Sweden’s most tenacious detective races to unlock the twisted logic behind a madman’s crimes: “Lyrical, meticulous, and stunningly suspenseful” ( St. Petersburg Times ).   On Midsummer’s Eve, three friends gather in a secluded meadow in Sweden. In the beautifully clear twilight, they don 18th-century costumes and begin a...
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Pyramid: And Four Other Kurt Wallander Mysteries (Kurt Wallander Mystery Book 9)
by Henning Mankell
The story of the Swedish detective’s beginnings, told in five gripping short mysteries: “An indispensable chapter to the saga” ( Booklist , starred review).   Here are the stories that trace, chronologically, Kurt Wallander’s growth from a rookie cop into a young father and then a middle-aged divorcé, illuminating how he...
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The Fifth Woman (Kurt Wallander Mystery Book 6)
by Henning Mankell
From the #1 international-bestselling master of Scandinavian noir: a “marvelously told mystery” of murder in Sweden and corruption in Africa (Austin American-Statesman).   In an African convent, four nuns and an unidentified fifth woman are found with their throats slit. The local police do little to investigate . . . and cover...
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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 (Kurt Wallander Mysteries Book 1)
by Henning Mankell
International bestseller: Kurt Wallander and his daughter join forces to hunt for a ritual killer in this “gripping, beautifully orchestrated” mystery ( New York Times Book Review ).   Linda Wallander is bored. Having just graduated from the police academy, she’s waiting to start work with the Ystad police and move into her...
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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
From the New York Times –bestselling author of the Kurt Wallander novels: An “absorbing” and “chilling” historical mystery “dripping with evil atmosphere” ( The Times , London).   December 12, 1945. The Third Reich lies in ruins as a British warplane lands in Bückeburg, Germany. A man carrying a small black bag...
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The Shadow Girls: A Novel
by Henning Mankell
From the New York Times –bestselling author: A story of one man’s awakening and “a heartfelt reminder of the many people whose struggles are never known” ( The Plain Dealer ).   Jesper Humlin, a poet of middling acclaim and underwhelming book sales, is facing a crisis. His boy-wonder stockbroker has squandered Humlin’s...
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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
The bestselling author of the Kurt Wallander series delivers a “short, beautiful, and ultimately life-affirming novel” about the path to self-acceptance ( Booklist ).   From the prize-winning “master of atmosphere” comes the surprising and affecting story of a man well past middle age who suddenly finds himself on the...
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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
From the creator of the acclaimed Kurt Wallander series: A thrilling story set in Sweden and Zambia “told with heart-stopping tension” ( Entertainment Weekly ).   Interweaving past and present, The Eye of the Leopard draws on bestselling author Henning Mankell’s deep understanding of both Scandinavia and post-colonial...
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Chronicler of the Winds: A Novel
by Henning Mankell
From the bestselling author of the Kurt Wallander mysteries: An “uplifting . . . grittily realistic” fable about war-torn Africa and a mystical orphan boy ( The  New York Times )   A single gunshot cracks the silence of a hot African night. On the rooftop of a local theater company, a ten-year-old boy slowly dies of bullet...
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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. Instead, it...
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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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