Book List:30 titles
  • Henning Mankell's last novel about an aging man whose quiet, solitary life on an isolated island off the coast of Sweden is turned upside down when his house catches fire. Fredrik Welin is a former surgeon who retired in disgrace decades earlier ...


    • Aug-2014
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    After nearly thirty years in the same job, Inspector Kurt Wallander is tired, restless, and itching to make a change. He is taken with a certain old farmhouse, perfectly situated in a quiet countryside with a charming, overgrown garden. There he find...


  • From the internationally acclaimed author of the Kurt Wallander crime novels, a powerful stand-alone novel set in early-twentieth-century Sweden and Mozambique, whose vividly drawn female protagonist is awoken from her naïveté by her exposure to ra...


  • Jesper Humlin is a poet of middling acclaim who is saddled by his underwhelming book sales, an exasperated girlfriend, a demanding mother, and a rapidly fading tan. His boy-wonder stockbroker has squandered Humlin’s investments, and his editor, who...


    • Apr-2011
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    On a winter day in 2008, Hakan von Enke, a retired high-ranking naval officer, vanishes during his daily walk in a forest near Stockholm. The investigation into his disappearance falls under the jurisdiction of the Stockholm police. It has nothing to...


  • In 1878, aspiring entomologist Hans Bengler travels to the Kalahari Desert in hopes of making a name for himself by discovering a previously unknown insect or two. There he encounters a boy named Molo, an orphan whose family has been killed by Europe...


  • The acclaimed author of the Kurt Wallander mysteries, writing at the height of his powers, now gives us an electrifying stand-alone global thriller. January 2006. In the Swedish hamlet of Hesjovallen, nineteen people have been massacred. The only ...


  • Readers met Sofia previously in Secrets in the Fire, when, at the age of 9, she lost her legs in a land mine explosion.Now Sofia is almost 20 and pregnant with her third child. Armando, the father of her children, travels to the city to work, coming ...


  • 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 fro...






  • Mankell’s only book for younger readers tells the story of 7-year old Lucas who is given a beautiful black cat for his birthday. He becomes very fond of it and is devastated when it disappears one rainy night....


  • Interweaving past and present, Sweden and Zambia, The Eye of the Leopard draws on bestselling author Henning Mankell's deep understanding of the two worlds he has inhabited for over twenty years.Hans Olofson lived through a tough childhood. His fathe...


  • From internationally bestselling author Henning Mankell comes a gripping mystery and a depiction of every parent's worst nightmare. When Louise Cantor finds her twenty-eight-year-old son dead in his apartment, everything indicates it was a suicide. ...


  • A gripping, masterful novel from the world-famous Henning Mankell, set off the coast of Sweden during World War I. The skerry was resting in the sea. It was like being in a cradle, or on a deathbed, he thought. All the voices hidden in the cliff w...


  • World famous for his Kurt Wallander mysteries, Henning Mankell has been published in 35 countries, with more than 25 million copies of his books in print. “Nelio is dead. And however unlikely it may sound, it seemed to me that he died without once ...


    • Feb-2005
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    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 alr...


  • 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 rece...


  • The powerful story of one girl's indomitable spirit after surviving a land mine in war-ravaged southern Africa. It is the wise old woman of the village who teaches young Sofia about the secrets in the fire. Within the flames hide all things past a...


    • 1999
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    The story of the Swedish detective's beginnings, told in five gripping short mysteries: An indispensable chapter to the saga ( Booklist , starred review). Here are the stories that trace, chronologically, Kurt Wallander's growth from a rookie cop...


    • 1998
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    A body is found at an ATM the apparent victim of heart attack. Then two teenage girls are arrested for the brutal murder of a cab driver. The girls confess to the crime showing no remorse whatsoever. Two open and shut cases. At first these two incide...


    • 1998
    • / General Fiction
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    Continuing Mankell’s magical account of a boyhood spent in northern Sweden, Joel is fifteen and has left school, wanting to become a merchant sailor and travel far away from his home town in the north of Sweden. But first he must face up to the pas...


    • 1997
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    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...


    • 1996
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    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 Erik...


    • 1996
    • / General Fiction
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    Joel Gustafson's journey toward becoming a man continues. As it has in the past, the first snow of the year signifies to Joel Gustafson his very own New Year's Eve. So when the snow begins to fall on a cold November day, Joel gets busy making new ...


    • 1995
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    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 to watch her douse herself in gasoline and set herself aflame. The next day he is call...


    • 1994
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    After killing a man in the line of duty, Kurt Wallander resolves to quit the Ystad police. However, a bizarre case gets under his skin. A lawyer driving home at night stops to investigate an effigy in the middle of the highway. The lawyer is hit o...


    • 1993
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    When Inspector Kurt Wallander is called in to investigate the execution-style murder of a Swedish housewife, it initially seems like a routine case. He uncovers a suspicious stalker who may have committed the murder out of brutal passion. But when th...


    • 1992
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    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 c...


    • 1991
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    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...


    • 1991
    • / General Fiction
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    JOEL WILL SOON be 12, and he thinks nothing is going on in the small community where he lives. But he's wrong. One day, an incident that could easily have been a catastrophe turns into a miracle. Now Joel believes he owes the world a good deed, to pr...






    • 1990
    • / General Fiction
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    One of the world's best-selling authors has written a moving story about a teenager's life in Northern Sweden. 12-year-old Joel lives with his father in the cold northern part of Sweden. At night he often sneaks out of the house to look for a lone...