A good introduction to Kurt Wallander. Kurt Wallander is a detective whose personal life is crumbling around him. At the same time, he is dealing with an incredibly vicious double murder of an elderly couple, and freshly-sparked tensions between local refugee camps and Swedish citizens. Wallander is forced to attempt to solve a mystery with almost no leads, while also trying to prevent suspicion about the refugees from escalating into mass violence. Nothing, however, compares to reading these novels. From the opening pages to the final resolution, this book was completely captivating.

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Who would so savagely kill an elderly farming couple in the Swedish town of Lenarp—the husband gruesomely tortured, the wife slowly strangled with a noose tied in an unusual knot—and then step out to the couple's barn to feed their horse?

Or else we'll take over" from somebody who's willing to set fire to a refugee camp barracks and gun down a visiting Somali to show how serious he is. Anette Brolin, who's married to boot. But how long will it take his plunge into ethnic hatred to give him the answers he needs? Readers who think of Sweden as snow-white are in for a surprise. Another sweltering month in Charlotte, another boatload of mysteries past and present for overworked, overstressed forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan.

Before he died, it seems, Felix Vodyanov was linked to a passenger ferry that sank in , an even earlier U. Breaking and entering. How does attempted murder sound? Everyone in Lochsa County, from Sheriff Ben Wagy on down, is in their pockets, and everyone Cassie talks to, from the Kleinsassers to the local law, finds new ways to make her life miserable. Already have an account? Log in. Trouble signing in? Retrieve credentials. Sign Up. No Comments Yet.

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REVIEW: Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell (Kurt Wallander #2)

Discovering a new favourite author is a wonderful thing. As a reader you need to trust the author to take your newly loved characters in an exciting direction whilst savouring the unpredictability of a series. When an author has sold over 35 million copies worldwide it can be quite intimidating but worthy of investigation. I decided to start at the beginning and see what all this Wallander fuss was about. One frozen January morning at 5am, Inspector Wallander responds to what he believes is a routine call out. When he reaches the isolated farmhouse he discovers a bloodbath.


Faceless Killers

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A Look At Henning Mankell’s Faceless Killers

In what ways is Faceless Killers surprising? What is unusual about its crimes and the manner in which they are solved? Why would Henning Mankell choose to make the novel about two apparently disconnected crimes, one motivated by greed and another by racial hatred? How do you think the refugees are portrayed? And why? What does this comment suggest about the relationship between representations of violence for purposes of entertainment and real violence? What does it suggest about the differences between Sweden and America?

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