Henning Mankell

Henning Mankell was a renowned Swedish author and playwright, best known for his crime fiction series featuring the character Kurt Wallander. His works have been translated into numerous languages and have garnered international acclaim.

Books

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  1. 1. Faceless Killers

    In this thrilling crime novel, an elderly farmer and his wife are brutally murdered and the only clue is the wife's dying word: "foreign." This sets off a series of events that involves a dedicated detective who must solve the crime while dealing with his own personal problems. The investigation becomes even more complex when the press catches wind of the dying word, sparking a wave of xenophobia in the community. The detective must navigate through the fear and prejudice to find the truth and bring the killers to justice.

    The 1304th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. Sidetracked

    In this gripping Scandinavian crime novel, a renowned detective finds himself embroiled in a complex investigation when a brutal murder occurs just before a high-profile conference on African issues. As he delves into the case, he uncovers a web of deceit and corruption that extends beyond the borders of Sweden. Simultaneously, he must grapple with personal distractions and the challenge of keeping his own life from derailing. The detective's pursuit of justice leads him down a path where the distinction between right and wrong becomes increasingly blurred, and the stakes are as much personal as they are professional.

    The 3105th Greatest Book of All Time
  3. 3. The Fifth Woman

    In this gripping Scandinavian crime novel, a seasoned Swedish detective is drawn into a complex investigation when a series of brutal murders rocks his quiet community. The detective and his team are plunged into a dark world of revenge and sinister motives as they uncover the connection between the victims and a past they cannot escape. The detective's methodical approach and deep introspection lead him down a path where the killer's identity is as surprising as the motive, revealing the chilling depths of human malice and the lengths to which one will go to settle scores. As the body count rises, the detective must race against time to prevent further bloodshed and bring the perpetrator to justice.

    The 5090th Greatest Book of All Time
  4. 4. Chronicler Of The Winds

    In "Chronicler of the Winds," a poignant narrative unfolds through the eyes of a young African boy named Nelio, who, after being shot, recounts his life story from atop a theater roof in an unnamed city that is torn by civil war. As he lies dying, Nelio shares tales of resilience, leadership, and the impact of violence on his life and the lives of his friends. Through his stories, he becomes a symbol of hope and a chronicler of the forgotten children of the streets, revealing the harsh realities of a world where childhood innocence is often brutally shattered by the winds of war and hardship.

    The 6585th Greatest Book of All Time
  5. 5. One Step Behind

    In this gripping Scandinavian crime novel, a tenacious Swedish detective is embroiled in a complex investigation when a series of seemingly unrelated murders reveals a sinister connection. The detective and his team must race against time to unravel the mystery behind the killings, which appear to be the work of a cunning and elusive serial killer. As the investigation deepens, the detective confronts his own personal demons and the pressures of his professional life, while the killer remains one step ahead, taunting the police with cryptic clues. The tension mounts as the pursuit becomes increasingly personal, leading to a chilling and unexpected climax.

    The 6659th Greatest Book of All Time
  6. 6. The Return Of The Dancing Master

    In this gripping Scandinavian crime novel, a brutal murder in a remote Swedish village draws a young police officer into a complex investigation. As he delves into the victim's past, he uncovers a web of secrets and a history of neo-Nazi activity. The case becomes even more personal when the officer discovers connections to his own mentor, a legendary detective with a mysterious past. As the suspense builds, the officer must confront the darkness within the small community and within himself, navigating a chilling landscape of hate and revenge to solve the crime and bring the perpetrators to justice.

    The 6904th Greatest Book of All Time