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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 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,375
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 918
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 906

    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 White Lioness

    • A Kurt Wallander Mystery
    • By: Henning Mankell, Laurie Thompson - translator
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 698
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 432
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 432

    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 Man from Beijing

    • By: Henning Mankell, Laurie Thompson (translator)
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 737
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 322
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 319

    January 2006. In the Swedish hamlet of Hesjvallen, nineteen people have been massacred. The only clue is a red ribbon found at the scene. Judge Birgitta Roslin has particular reason to be shocked: Her grandparents, the Andrns, are among the victims, and Birgitta soon learns that an Andrn family in Nevada has also been murdered. She then discovers the 19th-century diary of an Andrn ancestora gang master on the American transcontinental railwaythat describes brutal treatment of Chinese slave workers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Man From Beijing is a keeper

    • By Terry R. Mabry on 02-25-10

    Regular price: $39.93

    • 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 722
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 480
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 473

    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

    • Sidetracked

    • A Kurt Wallander Mystery
    • By: Henning Mankell
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 624
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 406
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 406

    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

    • 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 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 88

    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 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 508
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 313
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 306

    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

    • 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 689
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 428
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 439

    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

    • 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 964
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 544
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 551

    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

    • Before the Frost

    • A Kurt and Linda Wallander Novel
    • By: Henning Mankell, Ebba Segerberg - translator
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 354
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 243
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 239

    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

    • Zapatos italianos

    • By: Henning Mankell, Carmen Montes Cano
    • Narrated by: Germán Gijón
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Fredrik Welin, médico retirado, vive solo y alejado del mundo en una isla junto a la costa sueca; pero su reclusión voluntaria se ve perturbada un día por la llegada de un antiguo amor al que abandonó en el pasado. Se trata de Harriet, quien, gravemente enferma, ha venido a pedirle que cumpla una antigua promesa de juventud: llevarla a una laguna del norte del país. Con su presencia, Harriet saca a Fredrik de la apatía en que éste vive sumido y es el detonante para que él se decida a saldar viejas cuentas con su pasado.  

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Muy deprimemte como el clima todo es obscuro trist

    • By Maria G. on 08-17-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • 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 22
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    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

    • 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 476
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 296
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 300

    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 Pyramid

    • An Inspector Wallander Mystery
    • By: Henning Mankell
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 45 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

    • 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 516
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 312
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 316

    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

    • Tea Bag

    • By: Henning Mankell
    • Narrated by: Stefan Wilkening
    • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Jesper Humlin, Lyriker und Schöngeist, hat es nicht leicht. Sein Verleger verlangt einen Kriminalroman, seine Freundin will endlich ein Kind von ihm und seine 87-jährige Mutter bessert ihr Konto mit Telefonsex auf. Da möchten auch noch drei illegal in Schweden lebende Flüchtlingsmädchen das Schriftstellern bei ihm lernen. Vielleicht um Soap-Star oder TV-Moderatorin zu werden?

    Regular price: $17.86

    • One Step Behind

    • A Kurt Wallander Mystery
    • By: Henning Mankell
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 15 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 675
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 336
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 335

    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

    • Faceless Killers

    • An Inspector Wallander Mystery
    • By: Henning Mankell
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    One frozen January morning at 5am, Inspector Wallander responds to what he believes is a routine call out. When he reaches the isolated farmhouse he discovers a bloodbath. An old man has been tortured and beaten to death, his wife lies barely alive beside his shattered body, both victims of a violence beyond reason. Wallander's life is a shambles. His wife has left him, his daughter refuses to speak to him, and even his ageing father barely tolerates him.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • “What kind of world are we living in?”

    • By Jefferson on 05-10-14

    Regular price: $21.42

    • 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 151
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130

    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

    • Skuggorna växer i skymningen

    • Joel-serien 2
    • By: Henning Mankell
    • Narrated by: Johan Svensson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Joel ska snart fylla tolv och han tycker att det är stendött i det lilla samhälle där han bor, inget händer någonsin. Det visar sig att han har fel. En dag inträffar ett mirakel: han blir överkörd av en buss men klarar sig utan en skråma. Ja, vad gör man när man är med om ett mirakel? Bör man inte visa sin tacksamhet på något sätt? Men hur? Joel kommer fram till att han måste gottgöra det fantastiska som hänt honom genom att göra en god gärning. Han bestämmer sig för att hjälpa sin ensamma och blyga vän Gertrud att hitta en karl.

    Regular price: $9.82

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