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Faceless Killers (Kurt Wallander, #1) It Was A Senselessly Violent Crime On A Cold Night In A Remote Swedish Farmhouse An Elderly Farmer Is Bludgeoned To Death, And His Wife Is Left To Die With A Noose Around Her Neck And As If This Didn T Present Enough Problems For The Ystad Police Inspector Kurt Wallander, The Dying Woman S Last Word Is Foreign, Leaving The Police The One Tangible Clue They Have And In The Process, The Match That Could Inflame Sweden S Already Smoldering Anti Immigrant Sentiments Unlike The Situation With His Ex Wife, His Estranged Daughter, Or The Beautiful But Married Young Prosecuter Who Has Piqued His Interest, In This Case, Wallander Finds A Problem He Can Handle He Quickly Becomes Obsessed With Solving The Crime Before The Already Tense Situation Explodes, But Soon Comes To Realize That It Will Require All His Reserves Of Energy And Dedication To Solve Back Cover

10 thoughts on “Faceless Killers (Kurt Wallander, #1)

  1. says:

    During one of my periodic efforts to prove to myself that I m not one of The Great Unwashed, I watched PBS s Masterpiece Mystery series featuring the Swedish detective Kurt Wallander as played by Kenneth Branagh Yes, it had English actors playing Swedes and was filmed in Sweden Just go with it I liked it quite a bit and since I also loved the The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, I decided to read someabout these murderous Swedes And now I m really hooked.Written in 1990, this book introd During one of my periodic efforts to prove to myself that I m not one of The Great Unwashed, I watched PBS s Masterpiece Mystery series featuring the Swedish detective Kurt Wallander as played by Kenneth Branagh Yes, it had English actors playing Swedes and was filmed in Sweden Just go with it I liked it quite a bit and since I also loved the The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, I decided to read someabout these murderous Swedes And now I m really hooked.Written in 1990, this book introduced Wallander as a police detective in a backwater town in Sweden When an elderly couple are brutally assualted and murdered in their rural home in an apparently motiveless crime, the initial clues make some citizens think that someone in the flood of immigrants seeking asylum following the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe is responsible A wave of ant...

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    Dark, brooding and earthy like a good Swedish crime mystery should be.Writer Henning Mankell first published Faceless Killers in 1991 and an English edition, translated by Steven T Murray, was published in 1997 Besides being a good book, this is notable as Mankell s introduction of his famous detective Kurt Wallander.Set in the small city of Ystad, in the southern most tip of Sweden, and farther removed from larger cities like Malmo or Stockholm, Mankell has given this mystery a sort of smal Dark, brooding and earthy like a good Swedish crime mystery should be.Writer Henning Mankell first published Faceless Killers in 1991 and an English edition, translated by Steven T Murray, was published in 1997 Besides being a good book, this is notable as Mankell s introduction of his famous detective Kurt Wallander.Set in the small city of Ystad, in the southern most tip of Sweden, and farther removed from larger cities like Malmo or Stockholm, Mankell has given this mystery a sort of small town charm, distinguished from the tense and energetic crime novels in urban settings No ulcer ridden, overworked police chief barking ...

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    An elderly couple is robbed and brutally murdered and it s up to police inspector Kurt Wallander to find the killer or killers Can Kurt act on the meager information he has available and solve the case as his private life disintegrates around him On the heels of reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played with Fire, I decided to branch out and try a coupleSwedish crime authors Faceless Killers is the first such book to fall into my hands.Faceless Killers isn t a happy An elderly couple is robbed and brutally murdered and it s up to police inspector Kurt Wallander to find the killer or killers Can Kurt act on the meager information he has available and solve the case as his private life disintegrates around him On the heels of reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played with Fire, I deci...

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    Henning Mankell might be the most famous Scandinavian writer of crime novels in the US May I humbly ask why I can think of at least three Swedes and two Danes who are far, far superior And let s not forget the Norwegians Read Frederik Skagen for Christ s sake I m not sure he s been translated but he s brillant when it comes to the twisted mind of killers and rapists.Actually, I don t like being hard on writer colleagues, but this book is simply not very good The prose is flat, only two of Henning Mankell might be the most famous Scandinavian writer of crime novels in the US May I humbly ask why I can think of at least three Swedes and two Danes who are far, far superior And let s not forget the Norwegians Read Frederik Skagen for Christ s sake I m not sure he s been translated but he s brillant when it comes to the...

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    Sjajan vedski autor, najpre ga je objavljivala Narodna knjiga a sada arobna knjiga Da ne govorimo o Kenetu Brani koji je presonalizovao britansku verziju serijala o inspektoru Valanderu Za ljubitelje dobrih krimi a I da malo upoznate i vedsku

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    There s something about Swedish authors that both fascinates me and tugs at my heartstrings Henning Mankell does indeed do that for me with his Inspector Kurt Wallander.The air of suspense begins with the words He has forgotten something, he knows that for sure when he wakes up Something he dreamt during the night Something he ought to remember He tries to remember But sleep is like a black hole A well that reveals nothing of its contents And this same suspense kept me utterly enthralled There s something about Swedish authors that both fascinates me and tugs at my heartstrings Henning Mankell does indeed do that for me with his Inspector Kurt Wallander.The air of suspense begins with the words He has forgotten something, he knows that for sure when he wakes up Something he dreamt during the night Something he ought to remember He tries to remember But sleep is like a black hole A well that reveals nothing of its contents And this same suspense kept me utterly enthralled through to the last page wher...

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    Ugh.Maybe this book is dreadfully translatedor maybe it s like Ikea furniture Mostly you end up with a bunch of bits that don t make sense It s a popular theory in Australia that Ikea furniture is some sort of revenge upon people who live in sunlight Maybe Henning Mankell is a plot to get th...

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    Faceless Killers marked the debut appearance of the dyspeptic Ystad detective, Kurt Wallander, and although the Swedish language version was written in 1991, the English translation did not follow until 1997 Given that my previous meeting with Wallander came in the form of the final novella of the series, I am struck by how muchgloomy and self pitying the character seems to be in this first case, noticeably disposed to wallowing From his early days as a new recruit in Malm through to tw Faceless Killers marked the deb...

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    One of those books that I thought I would not like but ended up really liking I am not really a big fan of mystery whodunnit books but this one really hooked me from start to finish The plot is not really focused on who the killer is but on the main protagonist and his life aging, just divorced, daughter s not communicating to him, father s getting senile, getting fat, postponing his diet, drinking and driving and all of the other matters that make him human and vulnerable Of course, you d l One of those books that I thought I would not like but ended up really liking I am not really a big fan of mystery whodunnit books but this one really hooked me from start to finish The plot is not really focused on who the killer is but on the main protagonist and his life aging, just divorced, daughter s not communicating to him, father s getting senile, getting fat, postponing his diet, drinking and driving and all of the other matters that make him human and vulnerable Of course, you d like to find out who the killer is but that s was secondary to me I think this is also the first book 1001 or not that I ve read with Sweden as the setting and I found it interesting because I have not been there Prior to this book, the images of Sweden in my mind were either those beautiful Ms Universe co...

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