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3.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 5 3.86 (14 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: January 2006 ISBN: 9781455188109
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Detective Kurt Wallander is called to a nearby rapeseed field where a teenage girl has been loitering all day long. He arrives just in time to watch her douse herself in gasoline and set herself aflame. The next day he is called to a beach where Sweden’s former minister of justice has been axed to death and scalped. The murder has the obvious markings of a demented serial killer, and Wallander is frantic to find him before he strikes again. But his investigation is beset with obstacles: a department distracted by the threat of cutbacks and the frivolity of World Cup soccer, a tenuous relationship with a widow, and the unshakably haunting preoccupation with the girl who set herself on fire.

Fascinating and astute, Sidetracked is a compelling mystery enhanced by keen social awareness.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Mankell at his best…if you haven’t bought Sidetracked, do so ASAP.”

    Los Angeles Times Book Review

  • “Mankell is one of the most ingenious crime writers around.

    The Observer (London)

  • “Mankell’s meticulously detailed descriptions of the inspector’s investigation—and his often lyrical portrayal of Wallander’s struggle to rearrange his thought processes in order to catch the criminal—are masterful.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Full of emotion yet cleanly written, apparently straightforward yet fraught with intriguing revelations, Mankell’s latest mystery is strongly recommended.”

    Library Journal

  • “Connoisseurs of the police procedural will tear into this installment like the seven-course banquet it is.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Sweden’s Best Crime Novel of the Year for 1997
  • Winner of the CWA Gold Dagger

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 False | 5/6/2011

    " One of the better Wallander mysteries. A lot of interwoven plots. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pål H. | 5/3/2011

    " Good book. The Norwegian translation had some spelling errors though, and I would love to know more of why the killer did what he did. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meredith | 4/25/2011

    " Wallander just keeps growing on me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tania | 4/20/2011

    " I am a self professed Scandanavian mystery addict... LOVE the Wallander series and this has been my favourite so far.. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 HKd | 3/31/2011

    " really enjoyed the first 2/3 of this but the ending was oddly rushed and came all too quickly without any tension "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela | 3/31/2011

    " I have a thing for Swedish authors lately. First Larsson, now I'm hooked on Henning Mankell and Kurt Wallender. And now I hear from the reviews that there's a PBS series of Wallender? Heaven help me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne | 3/31/2011

    " This book was passed on to me..it sat next to the bed for quite awhile. I finally picked it up and could hardly put it down. Great murder mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 3/30/2011

    " Very Swedish. beautiful countryside. I liked that his girlfriend didn't interfere in story. Murders done well!
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stven | 2/27/2011

    " Another excellent episode in the Kurt Wallander stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Max | 2/4/2011

    " More of the same. Fortunately it's more of the same great authorship.
    Wallander is steered in different directions in his desperation to catch a killer of unorthodox nature and avoidance to in coming to conclusions he'd rather not acknowledge. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alejandra | 2/1/2011

    " It was a pretty good Wallander mistery. As always, I felt the ending was a bit hurried, but OK. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 1/21/2011

    " Another good Kurt Wallender mystery. Mankell links this story about a serial murderer with an illegal prostitution ring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 1/10/2011

    " Keeps the reader off balance - an interesting tecnique "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sylvia | 1/10/2011

    " Swedish mad-fest. Another Wallander mystery finished. Good story-line - you'll keep turning the pages and there are surprises around several corners. Can see why the TV shows are a success "

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About the Author
Author Henning Mankell

Henning Mankell (1948–2015) was Sweden’s most-read author worldwide. His novels, which include the bestselling Kurt Wallander mysteries, have been translated into thirty-seven languages with more than thirty million copies in print worldwide. He has received the Crime Writers’ Association’s Macallan Gold Dagger and the German Tolerance Prize and has been a three-time finalist for the Los Angeles Times Mystery/Thriller Book Prize. He divided his time between Sweden and Mozambique, where he worked as a director at Teatro Avenida.

About the Narrator

Dick Hill, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, is one of the most awarded narrators in the business, having earned several Audie Awards and dozens of AudioFile Earphones Awards. In addition to narrating, he has both acted in and written for the theater.