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We soon discover that a gruesome murder has taken place in a farm, with only a neighbouring farmhouse, outside the sleepy village of Lunnarp.

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Not really psychological and only half-heartedly political, this novel strikes me as gratuitous and forget Do these get better? Mankell is proud of fceless book. Here, Inspector Kurt Wallander is like you and me.

But when he finds an elderly couple brutally tortured, the husband dead and the wife barely clinging manke,l life, and no apparent motive for the murder, he knows he has the case of his life. Later, at the same camp, a Somali alien is executed by two unknown men — shot at almost point-blank range with a shotgun.

We are so used to the slick, Hollywood version of crime stories that we expect everything to come together quickly, cleanly, logically. In this vein, manekll might be interested in his stand-alone novel Kennedy’s Brain a thriller set in Africa and inspired by the AIDS epidemic Mankell often traveled to Africa to help third world populations ; or read his The Eye of the Leoparda haunting novel juxtaposing a man’s coming of age in Sweden and his life mankelk Zambia.

November – Faceless Killers 15 63 Dec 07, Five years on, he retains a degree of killegs integrity but is no longer Kurt the good-humoured gumshoe: Early one morning, a small-town farmer discovers that his neighbors have been victims of a brutal attack during the night: In a world where Bergman moves in a universe where characters are dark, violent, extreme and aggressive – iillers note that the ultimate root of this bloody death and ennui lies in the Norse and Icelandic Viking sagas of Scandinavian history – that dark, somber view ascribed to both Mankell and Bergman’s work was often a topic of intense jovial interest between these two artists.


About this Author Internationally acclaimed author Henning Mankell has written eight novels and a collection of mankdll stories featuring Kurt Wallander. Digging for facts and following his hunches, he brings himself not only closer to solutions fqceless also closer to danger. This is my first Mankell. There are false leads and I have to admit I wasn’t sure what was going on in the investigation part of the time. Some honours and awards: Do these get better? Faceless Killers is a good police procedural story.

Mankell admires the Mozambican writer and poet Mia Couto, who lives near him in Maputo. I’m not sure he’s been translated but he’s brillant when it comes to the twisted mind of killers and rapists. Peggy Theriault Really liked this. His instincts tell him that he should not get involved with her and yet I enjoyed Henning’s straightforward writing style and his empathy with his characters.

As she draws her final breath she repeats the word “foreign” on several occasions and opens a can kullers worms that threaten peace and stability across Sweden. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Henning’s prose is straightforward, organized, written mostly in linear fashion, a straightforward contract with the reader. And that brings us to Kurt Raceless himself.

The Mankell siblings lived in a flat above the law courts where their father was judge.

Trivia About Faceless Killers It is a story of patience, of relentless police procedurals, of an alertness to the seemingly obvious. Faceless Killers – July 12 80 Aug 28, Kurt isn’t perfect, he makes mistakes but he presses on. However, despite so many personal problems, he shows us how professional he is as he deals with the murders of an elderly couple, racial unrest and the murder of an immigrant worker. It’s a popular theory in Australia that Ikea furniture is some sort of revenge upon people who live in sunlight.


Is Rydberg right in suggesting that perseverance and will are more important than perfect police work? And there’s a reason for that.

Interestingly Wallander does concede that the fragmentation of his family is something he could have halted, growing apart from his wife and losing connection with his daughter at fifteen when the marriage was floundering.

And killeds not forget the Norwegians. Another time, the children’s school holidays were prolonged as their father investigated a local murder.

View all 9 comments. He has spent many years in Africa, where a number of his novels are set. Police procedural with kiillers texture. I can think of at least three Swedes and two Danes who are far, far superior. Mankell, by contrast, is a strong defender of what he calls the “long novel” and the “virtues” of plot and character.

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Read it Forward Read it first. Ivar’s father, also called Henningwas a composer, and Ivar founded a concert society in Sveg in his honour: The country, the weather are typically gloomy and cold for that country in the far northern hemisphere. Earlier in his career, Wallander had been sued for police brutality and accidentally shot a man dead in the fog.

Retrieved on 5 October First in the series and I will surely be watching out for the rest.