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Faceless Killers (Kurt Wallander Mystery)
by Henning Mankell | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by wingFlutterbies9wing of Meare, Somerset United Kingdom on 7/22/2010
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by pinkoeria): travelling


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Journal Entry 1 by wingFlutterbies9wing from Meare, Somerset United Kingdom on Thursday, July 22, 2010

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"One frozen January morning at 5am, Inspector Wallander responds to what he expects is a routine call out. When he reaches the isolated farmhouse he discovers a bloodbath. An old man has been tortured and beaten to death, his wife lies barely alive beside his shattered body, both victims of a violence beyond reason. The woman supplies Wallander with his only clue: the perpetrators may have been foreign. When this is leaked to the press, it unleashes racial hatred.

Kurt Wallander is a senior police officer. His life is a shambles. His wife has left him, his daughter refuses to speak to him, and even his ageing father barely tolerates him. He works tirelessly, eats badly and drinks his nights away in a lonely, neglected flat. But now, with winter tightening and his activities being monitored by a tough-minded district attorney, Wallander must forget his troubles and throw himself into a battle against time and against mounting xenophobia."

Faceless Killers is the first in a series of Kurt Wallander crime novels, though it is not the first in the series I've read. It was refreshing to go back to the first novel and discover where it all started. This book is a more cerebral effort than the tv series (thankfully, in my opinion) but I have to admit that the stark beauty of the Swedish landscape is easier on the tv screen. I'm very glad that I have read this first book and can now envisage the younger versions of characters that I've come to know in later examples of Henning Mankell's work.

I'll make this book available until I have another plan for it.
 


Journal Entry 2 by wingFlutterbies9wing at -- Controlled Release, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom on Thursday, April 26, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (4/28/2012 UTC) at -- Controlled Release, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

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Put into my Mystery/Thriller 1KG Bookbag

Well, there had to be one Henning Mankell sometime. didn't there! ...hope someone enjoys it :o) 


Journal Entry 3 by pinkoeria at Basingstoke, Hampshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 09, 2012

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Taken out of the mystery/thriller bookbag as I have heard a lot of good things about Henning Mankell but have not actually read any of his books. As I am home recovering from surgery, I don't think this book will stay on my rapidly diminishing mount TBR for long. 


Journal Entry 4 by pinkoeria at Basingstoke, Hampshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 23, 2012

8 out of 10

I really enjoyed this book, it was great! Very good twist to the plot and I loved the atmosphere of the book. I will definitely read more Henning Mankells. 


Journal Entry 5 by pinkoeria at Old Basing in Basingstoke, Hampshire United Kingdom on Sunday, August 26, 2012

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Released 4 yrs ago (8/26/2012 UTC) at Old Basing in Basingstoke, Hampshire United Kingdom

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