Here is a list of the best Henning Mankell books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!
- Firewall by Henning Mankell (2003-11-03) (1764)
- One Step Behind (2003)
- Faceless Killers (2011)
- The Pyramid (Kurt Wallander Series) (2009)
- The White Lioness (2003)
- After the Fire (2017)
- The Dogs of Riga (2004)
- The Man Who Smiled (2009)
- The Fifth Woman (A Kurt Wallander Mystery) (2004)
- Italian Shoes (2010)
- Sidetracked (2003)
- Before the Frost (2006)
- The Return of the Dancing Master (2005)
Mass Market Paperback Publisher: Vintage (1764) ASIN: B01K3HNUDI Package Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.2 x 0.9 inches Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies) Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 217 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,416,484 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
One Step Behind (2003)
On Midsummer’s Eve, three role-playing teens dressed in eighteenth-century garb are shot in a secluded Swedish meadow. When one of Inspector Kurt Wallander’s most trusted colleagues–someone whose help he hoped to rely on to solve the crime–also turns up dead, Wallander knows the murders are related. But with his only clue a picture of a woman no one in Sweden seems to know, he can’t begin to imagine how.
Faceless Killers (2011)
Paperback Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard (2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 0307742857 ISBN-13: 978-0307742858 ASIN: B00A2M0QLY Shipping Weight: 7 ounces Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 581 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,297,297 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
The missing piece of the internationally bestselling Kurt Wallander mystery series: the story of Kurt Wallander’s beginnings.Revealing a side of Wallander that we have never seen, the long stories collected in The Pyramid are vintage Mankell.
The White Lioness (2003)
In peaceful southern Sweden, Louise Akerblom, an estate agent, pillar of the Methodist church, wife and mother, disappears. There is no explanation and no motive. Inspector Kurt Wallander and his team are called in to investigate.
After the Fire (2017)
Fredrik Welin is a former surgeon who retired in disgrace decades earlier to a tiny island on which he is the only resident. He has a daughter he rarely sees and his mailman Jansson is the closest thing he has to a friend, and to an adversary.
The Dogs of Riga (2004)
On the Swedish coastline, two bodies, victims of grisly torture and cold execution, are discovered in a life raft. With no witnesses, no motives, and no crime scene, Detective Kurt Wallander is frustrated and uncertain he has the ability to solve a case as mysterious as it is heinous.
The Man Who Smiled (2009)
In an African convent, four nuns and a unidentified fifth woman are brutally murdered–the death of the unknown woman covered up by the local police. A year later in Sweden, Inspector Kurt Wallander is baffled and appalled by two murders. Holger Eriksson, a retired car dealer and bird watcher, is impaled on sharpened bamboo poles in a ditch behind his secluded home, and the body of a missing florist is discovered–strangled and tied to a tree.
Italian Shoes (2010)
From the bestselling author of the Kurt Wallander series comes a touching and intimate story about an embattled man’s unexpected chance at redemption. Many years ago a devastating mistake drove Fredrik Welin into a life as far as possible from his former position as a surgeon, where he mistakenly amputated the wrong arm of one of his patients. Now he lives in a frozen landscape.
In the award-winning , Kurt Wallander is called to a nearby rapeseed field where a teenage girl has been loitering all day long. He arrives just in time to watch her douse herself in gasoline and set herself aflame. The next day he is called to a beach where Sweden’s former Minister of Justice has been axed to death and scalped.
Before the Frost (2006)
In this latest atmospheric thriller, Kurt Wallander and his daughter Linda join forces to search for a religious fanatic on a murder spree. Just graduated from the police academy, Linda Wallander returns to Skane to join the police force, and she already shows all the hallmarks of her father–the maverick approach, the flaring temper.
When retired policeman Herbert Molin is found brutally slaughtered on his remote farm in the northern forests of Sweden, police find strange tracks in the snow — as if someone had been practicing the tango. Stefan Lindman, a young police officer recently diagnosed with mouth cancer, decides to investigate the murder of his former colleague, but is soon enmeshed in a mystifying case with no witnesses and no apparent motives.
Best Henning Mankell Books Reviewed & Ranked
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The White Lioness
Author(s): Henning Mankell, Laurie Thompson
ID: 808455, Publisher: The New Press, Year: 2011, Size: 535 Kb, Format: epub
Author(s): Henning Mankell
ID: 808456, Publisher: The New Press, Year: 2011, Size: 314 Kb, Format: epub
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