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The Man Who Smiled (Kurt Wallander #4) The Man Who Smiled Begins With Inspector Kurt Wallander Deep In A Personal And Professional Crisis After Killing A Man In The Line Of Duty Eventually, He Vows To Quit The Ystad Police Force For Good Just Then, However, A Friend Who Had Asked Wallander To Look Into The Death Of His Father Winds Up Dead Himself, Shot Three Times Ann Britt Hoglund, The Department S First Female Detective, Proves To Be His Best Ally As He Tries To Pierce The Smiling Facade Of His Prime Suspect, A Powerful Multinational Business Tycoon But Just As He Comes Close To Uncovering The Truth, The Same Shadowy Threats Responsible For The Murders Close In On Wallander Himself.All Of Henning Mankell S Talents As A Master Of The Modern Police Procedural, Which Have Earned Him Legions Of Fans Worldwide, Are Showcased In The Man Who Smiled, Which Is The Fourth Of The Eight Wallander Books Published Thus Far In English.

10 thoughts on “The Man Who Smiled (Kurt Wallander #4)

  1. says:

    Our main character is a Swedish detective who is lost He s on leave suffering from deep depression from having to justifiably kill a man He s also disgusted with the increasing bureaucracy of the system and dislikes the new ways displacing the old He fears the administrative bloat of the system and envisions a day when all the administrators, former police officers, will simply pass paper to each in their offices Yet he is supportive of a woman detective who is put down in various ways by Our...

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    The opening of the fourth novel in this series finds Kurt Wallander in a deep depression At the conclusion of the last book, he shot a man to death, and even though it was clearly a case of self defense, he s devastated by the fact that he has taken another man s life After brooding over the incident forthan a year, Wallander resolves to quit the police force and is at the point of turning in his papers when a very bizarre case grabs his attention.An elderly lawyer has died The reader k The opening of the fourth novel in this series finds Kurt Wallander in a deep depression At the co...

  3. says:

    Mais um caso resolvido por Kurt Wallander, mais um excelente policial desta s rie.At ao pr ximo.

  4. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Coffee was supposedly introduced to Europe by Dutch traders in the late 1600s I think it s safe to say that at that point, every Swedish detective immediately started guzzling copious amounts of the stuff haven t stopped this practice since It is of no surprise to me that Wallander has such bad insomnia when you come home at 3 in the morning drink a cup of coffee, is it any wonder that you re still awake at 6 30 Although I appreciate his dedication to duty, in that he just drinks Coffee was supposedly introduced to Europe by Dutch traders in the late 1600s I think it s safe to say that at that point, every Swedish detective immediately started guzzling copious amounts of the stuff haven t stopped this practice since It is of no surprise to me that Wallander has such bad insomnia when you come home at 3 in the morning drink a cup of coffee, is it any wonder that you re still awake at 6 30 Although I appreciate his dedication to duty, in that he just drinkscoffee heads to work to continue solving crimes, I wish he ...

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    Book ReviewThe second review of two crime novels whose titles hint at laughter and joy, Mankell s novel The Man Who Smiled is in my opinion the best to date in the Wallander series In the first review, we discovered the significance of how morose Martin Beck finally came to emit a burst of laughter in the last paragraph of that novel The Laughing Policeman I find this significant Let s face it laughter, joy, humor, these are not exactly the words I would describe as pertinent to Nordic crim Book ReviewThe second review of two crime novels whose titles hint at laughter and joy, Mankell s novel The Man Who Smiled is in my opinion the best to date in the Wallander series In the first review, we discovered the significance of how morose Martin Beck finally came to emit a burst of laughter in the last paragraph of that novel The Laughing Policeman I find this significant Let s face it laughter, joy, humor, these are not exactly the words I would describe as pertinent to Nordic crime novels with the possible exception of Jussi Adler Olson s Department Q novels Granted, some of the humor is lost in tranlation, as Jo Nesbo recently stated in an interview here on Goodreads And as I mentioned in the Martin Beck novel of similar title...

  6. says:

    This is my second book in this police procedural series, set in a small city in southern Sweden I found this less than fully compelling Here are some of my problems with the book 1 The pacing is slow, and the book bogs down a bit in the middle.2 The mystery at the heart of the book is suspected financial crime by the principal of a large and secretive complex of businesses The murder of several peo...

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    A Kurt Wallender police procedural or not since Wallender does not always follow police procedures It is best if you read these books in order even though each one is a stand alone in many ways, there are references in Wallenders personal life that will be unclear if you have not read the books in order This is book 4 1 is FAceless Killers, 2 is Dogs of Riga, 3 is White Lioness This book begins with Wallender doubting himself and dealing with the occurrences in Book 3 where he had A Kurt Wallender police procedural or not since Wallender does not always follow police procedures It is best if you read these books in order even though each one is a stand alone in many ways, there are references in Wallenders personal life that will be unclear if you have not read the books in order This is book 4 1 is FAceless Killers, 2 is Dogs of Riga, 3 is White Lioness This book begins with Wallender doubting himself and dealing with the occurrences in Book 3 where he had to kill a man At this point he takes an extended to leave to deal with his feelings As he is pacing along the beach, thinking, a friend of his, Sten Torstenssen, visits him and wants Wallenders help Sten s father recently died in a car accident and Sten does not believe it was an accident Wallender tells Sten he cannot help him Soon after Wallender returns home where he decides to leave the police force On the day he is to leave he learns that Sten has been murdered and the story begins Wallender feels guilty for not...

  8. says:

    Wonderful book Presenting truly how police work impacts a man s psyche The shooting, though justifiable, weighs heavily on Kurt A year has passed and he is resolved, after 25 years service, to retire from the police force.During a visit to Denmark, he is visited by Sten Torstensson, an old friend, now practicing lawyer in his father s firm His father had been recently found dead in an accident Kurt declines his request to investigate the matter deeper.Returning to Sweden, he finds an obit Wonderful book Presenting truly how police work impacts a man s psyche The shooting, though justifiable, weig...

  9. says:

    The Man Who Smiled is number four in the Wallander series, picking up some time after Wallander s experiences in book 3, The White Lioness As book four opens, Wallander is still on sick leave, and has made the decision during a period of incredibly intense depression that he will not be continuing on in his career as a policeman But all of that changes when a friend seeks him out to ask him for help regarding the case of his father s death The police had ruled it a car accident, but the frien The Man Who Smiled is number four in the Wallander series, picking up some time after Wallander s experiences in book 3, The White Lioness As book four opens, Wallander is still on sick leave, and has made the decision during a period of incredibly intense depression that he will not be continuing on in his career as a policeman But all of that changes when a friend seeks him out to ask him for help regarding the case of his father s death The police had ruled it a car accident, but the friend is convinced that it was not Wallander tells him that the police are most likely correct but then his friend is also mysteri...

  10. says:

    There are many book related things I could say about the fourth Wallander installment The Man Who Smiled Stuff about the excellent introduction of Ann Britt H glund and Wallander as a character and the breakneck pace and the way the BBC adaptation of this differed in good ways and bad But reading this parti...

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