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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (18,208 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Henning Mankell Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Kurt Wallander Mysteries Release Date:
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It was a crime of senseless violence. On a cold night in a remote Swedish farmhouse, an elderly farmer was bludgeoned to death, his wife left to die with a noose around her neck. As if this didn’t present enough problems for Ystad police inspector Kurt Wallander, the dying woman’s last word, his only tangible clue, was “foreign.” If publicized, it could be the match that would inflame Sweden’s already smoldering anti-immigrant sentiments.

In this case, unlike the situation with his ex-wife, his estranged daughter, or the young prosecutor who has piqued his interest, Wallander finds a problem he can handle. He quickly becomes obsessed with solving the crime before the already tense situation explodes—though it will require all of his talent to do so.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An especially satisfying crime novel, like those of such past masters as Georges Simenon, Nicholas Freeling, and Sweden’s own Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Inspector Wallander has established himself as one of the best of recent detectives…Tightly plotted.”

    Times Literary Supplement (London)

  • “Intelligent, moving and topical, this is a thriller of the very best kind.”

    Times (London)

  • “An exquisite novel of mesmerizing depth and suspense.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “A well-crafted police procedural…The story moves along at a brisk pace and comes to an exciting climax.”

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch

  • “Combines thriller-quality entertainment with a depiction of antiforeigner prejudice in Sweden, painted here as a very chilly place indeed.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[A] brilliant US debut…The author goes well beyond the narrow police procedural in creating a full-bodied Wallander and in casting light on the refugee problem in contemporary Swedish society.”

    Library Journal

  • “Mankell’s work mixes compelling procedural details with strong social consciousness…A superior novel—and a harbinger of great things to come.”


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sally-anne | 2/20/2014

    " Really enjoyed my first Wallander novel - so much so decided to read another. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ken | 2/13/2014

    " There was good characters and an interesting story. For a book about Sweden, it seemed rather common. I didn't feel like I was reading about a foreign place. It did have the feel of the locations that show up in British novels but I thought there would be more exotic about it. What was exotic was the manner which the story unwinds. It was not the typical American mystery procedural. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kristina | 2/9/2014

    " He may be a Swedish mystery author, but he is not Steig Larsson! Oh well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kara | 2/7/2014

    " Quick read yet satisfying crime novel by a Swedish writer, although no comparison to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. "

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