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The Pyramid is the long-awaited addition to Henning Mankell's critically celebrated and internationally best-selling Kurt Wallander mystery series - a book of five short mysteries that takes us back to the beginning. Here are the stories that trace, chronologically, Wallander's growth from a rookie cop into a young father and then a middle-aged divorcé, illuminating how Wallander became a first-rate detective and highlighting new facets of a now canonical character.

Kenneth Branagh will play Kurt Wallander in a new PBS Masterpiece Theatre Mystery! series this summer.

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©1999 Henning Mankell (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Like the Wallander novels, these stories rank among the finest police procedurals being written today." ( Publishers Weekly)

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Not for European Mankell fans...

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

American audiences might be ok with this audio book. Or people new to the Wallander series. I'm a huge Henning Mankell fan but the American mispronunciations of names and places drove me batty. I listened to ten minutes before switching it off. I'll just buy the books myself, so I didn't want to spoil the suspense by wasting it on listening to an unenjoyable performance.

Perhaps a European actor could record a version for the non-US audience.

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I don't think I'm eligible for a refund but I wish I could get one... That's eight hours of audiobook I'm never listening to.

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I loved the previous Wallender books, but this one seemed to take forever. A disappointment.

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