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    • Faceless Killers

    • A Kurt Wallander Mystery
    • By: Henning Mankell, Steven T. Murray - translator
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,406
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 946
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 934

    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, were foreign. If publicized, they could be the match that would inflame Sweden's already smoldering anti-immigrant sentiments.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A new favorite detective series!

    • By Joanna on 09-03-10

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Man Who Smiled

    • By: Henning Mankell, Laurie Thompson - translator
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 528
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 323
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 327

    In this adventure from the pen of Sweden's master of crime and mystery, a disillusioned Inspector Kurt Wallander is thrown back into the fray when he becomes both hunter and hunted. Crestfallen, dejected, and spiraling into an alcohol-fuelled depression after killing a man in the line of duty, Inspector Wallander has made up his mind to quit the police force for good. When an old acquaintance, a solicitor, seeks Wallander's help and later turns up dead, Wallander realizes that he was wrong not to listen.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Mankell Trilogy

    • By Stevon on 07-14-07

    Regular price: $24.47

    • An Event in Autumn

    • By: Henning Mankell
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131

    After nearly thirty years in the same job, Inspector Kurt Wallander is tired, restless, and itching to make a change. He is taken with a certain old farmhouse, perfectly situated in a quiet countryside with a charming, overgrown garden. There he finds the skeletal hand of a corpse in a shallow grave. Wallander's investigation takes him deep into the history of the house and the land, until finally the shocking truth about a long-buried secret is brought to light.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • How nice to revisit Kurt Wallander

    • By Diana on 08-22-14

    Regular price: $21.00

    • The Dogs of Riga

    • A Kurt Wallander Mystery
    • By: Henning Mankell, Laurie Thompson - translator
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 736
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 493
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 486

    On the Swedish coastline, the bodies of two victims of grisly torture and cold execution are discovered in a life raft. With no witnesses, no motives, and no crime scene, Detective Kurt Wallander is frustrated and uncertain that he has the ability to solve the case. After the victims are traced to Latvia, Major Liepa of the Riga police takes over the investigation. Thinking his work is done, Wallander slips back into his routine - until he is suddenly called to Riga and plunged into an alien world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • My first Mankell book

    • By Stevon on 12-17-06

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Pyramid and Four Other Kurt Wallander Mysteries

    • By: Henning Mankell
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 518
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 321
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 313

    The Pyramid is the long-awaited addition to Henning Mankell's critically celebrated and internationally best-selling Kurt Wallander mystery series: the 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pyramid story is extraordinary

    • By CBDC on 05-21-10

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Quicksand

    • What It Means to Be a Human Being
    • By: Henning Mankell, Laurie Thompson - translator, Marlaine DeLargy - translator
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 22

    In January 2014 I was informed that I had cancer. However, Quicksand is not a book about death and destruction but about what it means to be human. I have undertaken a journey from my childhood to the man I am today, writing about the key events in my life and about the people who have given me new perspectives. About men and women I have never met but wish I had. I write about love and jealousy, about courage and fear. And about what it is like to live with a potentially fatal illness.

    Regular price: $28.00

    • One Step Behind

    • A Kurt Wallander Mystery
    • By: Henning Mankell
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 15 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 681
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 340
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 339

    On Midsummer's Eve, three role-playing teens dressed in 18th-century garb are shot in a secluded Swedish meadow. When one of Inspector Kurt Wallander's most trusted colleagues, someone whose help he hoped to rely on to solve the crime, also turns up dead, Wallander knows the murders are related. But with his only clue a picture of a woman no one in Sweden seems to know, he can't begin to imagine how.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Definitely Recommend

    • By Joanna on 08-02-10

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The White Lioness

    • A Kurt Wallander Mystery
    • By: Henning Mankell, Laurie Thompson - translator
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 17 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 713
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 447
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 447

    The execution-style murder of a Swedish housewife looks like a simple case, except that there is no obvious suspect. Wallander follows a lead on a determined stalker. But when his alibi turns out to be airtight, Wallander begins to realize that what seemed a simple crime of passion is actually far more complex and dangerous. Eventually, his search uncovers an assassination plot, and Wallander soon finds himself in a tangle with the secret police and with a ruthless foreign agent.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great boo.

    • By Amelie on 01-17-08

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Fifth Woman

    • A Kurt Wallander Mystery
    • By: Henning Mankell, Steven T. Murray - translator
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 984
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 563
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 570

    In an African convent, four nuns and an unidentified fifth woman are brutally murdered, and the death of the unknown woman is covered up by the local police. A year later in Sweden, Inspector Kurt Wallander is baffled and appalled by two strange murders with an elusive connection to the fifth woman.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A new Henning Mankell fan is born

    • By Rebecarol on 01-01-08

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Return of the Dancing Master

    • By: Henning Mankell
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Herbert Molin, a retired police officer, lives alone in a remote cottage in northern Sweden. Two things seem to consume him; his passion for the tango, and an obsession with the "demons" he believes to be pursuing him. Early one morning shots shatter Molin's window- by the time his body is found it is almost unrecognisable. Stefan Lindman is another off-the-job police officer.

    Regular price: $25.68

    • One Step Behind

    • An Inspector Wallander Mystery
    • By: Henning Mankell
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    It is Midsummer's Eve. Three young friends meet in a wood to act out an elaborate masque. But, unknown to them, they are being watched. Each is killed by a single bullet. Soon afterwards, one of Inspector Wallander's colleagues is found murdered. Is this the same killer, and what could the connection be? In this investigation, Wallander is always, tantalisingly, one step behind.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderfully read

    • By DG on 06-21-11

    Regular price: $25.68

    • The Troubled Man

    • A Kurt Wallander Mystery
    • By: Henning Mankell, Laurie Thompson - translator
    • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
    • Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 703
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 439
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 450

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • "Somebody is not telling me the truth ..."

    • By Brendan on 08-02-12

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Les bottes suédoises

    • By: Henning Mankell
    • Narrated by: Marc-Henri Boisse
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Fredrik Welin, médecin à la retraite, vit reclus sur son île de la Baltique. Une nuit, une lumière aveuglante le tire du sommeil. Au matin, la maison héritée de ses grands-parents n'est plus qu'une ruine fumante. Réfugié dans la vieille caravane de son jardin, il s'interroge : à soixante-dix ans, seul, dépossédé de tout, a-t-il encore une raison de vivre ? Mais c'est compter sans les révélations de sa fille Louise et, surtout, l'apparition d'une femme, Lisa Modin, journaliste de la presse locale.

    Regular price: $22.22

    • Before the Frost

    • A Kurt and Linda Wallander Novel
    • By: Henning Mankell, Ebba Segerberg - translator
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 358
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 247
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 243

    Just graduated from the police academy, Linda Wallander returns to Skane to join the police force, and she already shows all the hallmarks of her father - the maverick approach, the flaring temper. Before she even starts work she becomes embroiled in the case of her childhood friend, Anna, who has inexplicably disappeared.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Worst Narration Style EVER

    • By Anthony on 10-07-09

    Regular price: $25.17

    • Sidetracked

    • A Kurt Wallander Mystery
    • By: Henning Mankell
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 633
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 414
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 414

    While tracking a demented serial killer, Detective Kurt Wallander 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 an unshakably haunting preoccupation with a girl who set herself on fire.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripped again...

    • By Rebecarol on 02-10-08

    Regular price: $25.17

    • Firewall

    • A Kurt Wallander Mystery
    • By: Henning Mankell, Ebba Segerberg - translator
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 16 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 480
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 300
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 304

    A body is found at an ATM, the apparent victim a of heart attack. Then two teenage girls are arrested for the brutal murder of a cab driver. The girls confess to the crime, showing no remorse whatsoever. Two open-and-shut cases. At first these two incidents seem to have nothing in common, but as Wallander delves deeper into the mystery of why the girls murdered the cab driver, he begins to unravel a plot much more complicated than he initially suspected.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good but not my favorite

    • By Kathleen on 01-16-09

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Troubled Man

    • An Inspector Wallander Mystery
    • By: Henning Mankell
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    Every morning Håkan von Enke takes a walk in the forest near his apartment in Stockholm. However, one winter’s day he fails to come home. It seems that he has vanished without trace. Detective Kurt Wallander is not officially involved in the investigation but he has personal reasons for his interest in the case, as Håkan’s son is engaged to his daughter.... The return of Kurt Wallander, for his final case, confirms Henning Mankell’s position as the king of crime writing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Great Mystery

    • By Lia on 11-29-13

    Regular price: $25.68

    • The Pyramid

    • An Inspector Wallander Mystery
    • By: Henning Mankell
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    When Kurt Wallander first appeared in Faceless Killers back in 1990, he was a senior police officer, just turned 40, with his life in a mess. His wife had left him, his father barely acknowledged him; he ate badly and drank alone at night. The Pyramid chronicles the events that led him to such a place. We see him in the early years, doing hours on the beat whilst trying to solve a murder off-duty; witness the beginnings of his fragile relationship with Mona, the woman he has his heart set on marrying.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Great Book

    • By Lia on 11-29-13

    Regular price: $25.58

    • After the Fire

    • By: Henning Mankell, Marlaine Delargy - translator
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 95

    Fredrik Welin is a former surgeon who retired in disgrace decades earlier to a tiny island on which he is the only resident. He has a daughter he rarely sees, and his mailman, Jansson, is the closest thing he has to a friend and to an adversary. He is perfectly content to live out his days in quiet solitude. One autumn evening, he is startled awake by a blinding light - only to discover that his house is on fire. With the help of Jansson, he escapes the flames just in time wearing two left boots.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Most boring book this year

    • By David on 11-16-17

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Return of the Dancing Master

    • By: Henning Mankell
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 593
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 389
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 385

    Stefan Lindman, a young police officer recently diagnosed with mouth cancer, decides to investigate the murder of his former colleague, but is soon enmeshed in a mystifying case with no witnesses and no apparent motives. Terrified of the disease that could take his life, Lindman becomes more and more reckless as he unearths the chilling links between Molin's death and an underground neo-Nazi network that runs further and deeper than he could ever have imagined.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Bad job of translation!

    • By P. C..S. on 08-20-11

    Regular price: $23.07

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