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The Troubled Man: A Kurt Wallander Mystery | [Henning Mankell, Laurie Thompson (translator)]

The Troubled Man: A Kurt Wallander Mystery

Håkan von Enke, a retired naval officer, disappears during a walk in a forest near Stockholm. Wallander is not officially involved in the investigation, but he is personally affected—von Enke is his daughter’s father-in-law—and Wallander is soon interfering in matters that are not his responsibility. He is confounded by the information he uncovers, which hints at elaborate Cold War espionage.
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Publisher's Summary

The much-anticipated return of Henning Mankell’s brilliant, brooding detective Kurt Wallander.

Håkan von Enke, a retired naval officer, disappears during a walk in a forest near Stockholm. Wallander is not officially involved in the investigation, but he is personally affected—von Enke is his daughter’s father-in-law—and Wallander is soon interfering in matters that are not his responsibility. He is confounded by the information he uncovers, which hints at elaborate Cold War espionage.

Wallander is also haunted by his own past and desperate to live up to the hope that a new granddaughter represents, and will soon come face-to-face with his most intractable adversary—himself.

Suspenseful, darkly atmospheric, psychologically gripping, The Troubled Man is certain to be celebrated by readers, listeners, and critics alike.

More mayhem? Listen to all of our Kurt Wallander mysteries.

©2011 Henning Mankell (P)2011 Random House

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    Debi Scottsdale, AZ, United States 01-14-12
    Debi Scottsdale, AZ, United States 01-14-12 Member Since 2011
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    What made the experience of listening to The Troubled Man the most enjoyable?

    This book was a pleasant surprise. I had not read any of this series, but I saw an episode based on the books on PBS. I didn't really like the show at all, but I thought I would give it a try. While Kurt Wallander is definately not my favorite character - too whiney and dramatic for me - I would recommend this book. The plot was good and it was interesting enough to have me looking for an escape to take my MP3 somewhere and get 30 min of listening time.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    I wasn't really on the edge of my seat, but it did draw me back, pulling on my emotions of what happened to the missing man and the story of the girl in the home.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Wallander was visiting the home, describing the emotions he was experiencing there.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    A suspensful and heart rending story!


    Any additional comments?

    This was a very enjoyable book.

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    Sylvia alpharetta, GA, United States 05-26-11
    Sylvia alpharetta, GA, United States 05-26-11 Member Since 2008
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    "Very good, worth the credit!"

    Clearly the last book of this series, which is sad. The story line was very good, the writing excellent, as always. Not a fast paced book but one very worthy of your time. Deserving of the NYT best seller list!

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    Regina INDIANAPOLIS, IN, United States 05-24-11
    Regina INDIANAPOLIS, IN, United States 05-24-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Such a bummer..."

    I have never heard a more depressing book. Half of the time Wallander is moaning about being 60 like he was at the brink of death! I'm glad Mankell finally put him out of his misery--even if it felt like an afterthought. I wouldn't listen to any more blubbering from Kurt Wallander even if it were available.

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    Kurt Santa Fe, NM, United States 05-13-11
    Kurt Santa Fe, NM, United States 05-13-11
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    "Saving the best for last"

    This may indeed be the final book in the Kurt Wallender seriesbut, in my view, Mr Mankell saved the best for last. I was thoroughly entertained by both the clever plot and the exceptional narration of Robin Sachs.

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    regina New Sharon, ME, United States 05-12-11
    regina New Sharon, ME, United States 05-12-11 Member Since 2010
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    "VERY VERY disappointed"

    Warning Spoiler!
    Kurt Wallander character developed Alzheimer. What a way to destroy your brilliant detective. Mankell should have just ended the series. Storyline was very poor. The ending did not make any sense. In the end, the author was writing about politics and the evil US government. I would not recommended this book.

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