From the dean of Scandinavian noir, the fourth riveting installment in the internationally bestselling and universally acclaimed Kurt Wallander series, the basis for. In the award-winning Sidetracked, Kurt Wallander is called to a nearby rapeseed field where a teenage girl has been loitering all day long. He arrives just in time. Sidetracked. A Kurt Wallander Mystery. Henning Mankell. Translated by Steven T . Murray. Gripping suspense combines with probing social commentary in the.

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I loved this book. Normally I don’t care much for that style of mystery, as it removes the puzzle aspect of the book and turns it into more of a thriller, but it worked very well in this case.

My hero: Henning Mankell by Ian Rankin

Mankell asks this question in this, his 5th in the Wallander series. Is it not great? I’ve been reading many authors with that goal in mind: He is still unsure of himself and his car license, and his laundry but obviously in full police mode throughout.

He knows he’s good at this but at the same time is filled with self-doubt and self-loathing and doesn’t think he’s cut out to be a policeman.


Wallander is targeted by the killer and his daughter is stalked. Books by Henning Mankell. He couldn’t remember the last time he’d felt this good. In fact, the novel opens with a chapter where we enter the mind sidehracked our killer.

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There are many lines of enquiry and some of them are way off-base. That said,there was a lot of similarity. Henning Mankell – Author It might be said sidefracked the sidetracied of communism and the consequent increase in Swedish immigration and asylum seekers has been the engine that drives much of Swedish crime fiction.


Sdietracked feels inadequate in his work and there are other stresses in his job as his department faces a budget crunch and possible staff reductions. In the award-winning Sidetracked, Kurt Wallander is called to a nearby rapeseed field where a teenage girl has been loitering all day long. It gets you sidetracked. Wallander is a skilled detective but less skilled at managing his life.

And now he could tell she was terrified. Wallander could hear himself screaming.

His task now is to identify the young woman and notify her family of her fate. You need to make an appointment to do your laundry in an apartment building. Return of the Dancing Master. Mar 20, Brad rated it it was amazing Shelves: The scenery isn’t dreary winter, it’s summer holiday. What connection is there between a retired minister of justice, a successful art dealer, and a common petty thief?

A beautiful young girl commits suicide directly in front of Wallander. CrimeMystery novel.

May 09, Mr. I find myself reading just because I like Kurt.

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Here Mankell takes Wallander’s troubled family, if not Wallander’s forgetfullness, his protective attitude towards children in general and makes it a distraction to resolving the case. Understandably so and if some of the GR reviews are an indication; like his famous father-in-law Ingmar Bergman, Mankell is from a country noted for its Nordic gloom. View all 6 comments. Aside from solving murders, he’s quite dysfunctional.

However, I enjoyed it despite these flaws, these books will fill the hours until the next Jo Nesbo is released in English. Jun 28, Bill Krieger rated it really liked it. It is this realism surrounding the characterization of Kurt Wallander that has as one reviewer puts it: The overall impression is of someone who is fundamentally decent, who makes mistakes, sidertacked honestly tries to do his best.

Although the Swedish characters and settings are a mouthful, there is a eidetracked story behind it all! Ian Rankin for the last few months and Stephen King for most of my life, with perpetual disappointment and Nick Hornby for a decade sidetrackedd a half and Philip Palmer for a couple of years and Miriam Toews since last summer.


Stay in Touch Sign up. Author Essay Give the Man a Break: The Nordic weather, cold to the bones, drives its populace indoors for much of the year where cuddling up to read the latest in crime fiction is a national pastime.

In Sweden, Name Day wikipedia link is sort of like a birthday, but you celebrate on the day based on your name, not when you were born. He is a patient writter, and pages is a lot to ask for from a reader of genre – hence, the missing star. I have read a lot of crime fiction and think that, if I ranked them, this would be in the top half of the list. View all 4 comments. In the award-winning SidetrackedKurt Wallander is called to a nearby rapeseed field where a teenage girl has been loitering all day long.

Aug 05, Laura rated it really liked it Shelves: This siddtracked that you are a human visitor and prevents spam.

I am now officially a fan of the Kurt Wallander series. What mannkell is in the image? He spends more time thinking things over and discussing them with his sidetracke than other mystery novel protagonist. Fascinating and astute, Sidetracked is a compelling mystery enhanced by keen social awareness. Wallander feels, this time, like he’s not just a character on the page, but a real cop, a real person, living somewhere out there in the world at this very moment.