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  • Published: 1 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407017730
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 448

The Man Who Smiled

Kurt Wallander




‘The master of the long dark night’ Crime Time

After killing a man in the line of duty, Inspector Kurt Wallander finds himself spiralling into an alcohol-fuelled depression. He has just decided to leave the police when an old friend approaches him for help investigating his father’s suspicious death. Kurt doesn't want to know. But then his friend is found shot dead. Against his better judgment, he returns to work to head what may now have become a double murder case. But while Wallander is on the trail of the killer, somebody is on the trail of Wallander, and closing in fast.

  • Pub date: 1 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407017730
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 448

About the Author

Henning Mankell

Henning Mankell (1948-2015) became a worldwide phenomenon with his crime writing, gripping thrillers and atmospheric novels set in Africa. His prizewinning and critically acclaimed Inspector Wallander Mysteries continue to dominate bestseller lists all over the globe and his books have been translated into forty-five languages and made into numerous international film and television adaptations: most recently the BAFTA-award-winning BBC television series Wallander, starring Kenneth Branagh.

Driven by a desire to change the world and to fight against racism and nationalism, Mankell devoted much of his time to working with charities in Africa, including SOS Children’s Villages and PLAN International, where he was also director of the Teatro Avenida in Maputo. In 2008, the University of St Andrews conferred Henning Mankell with an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters in recognition of his major contribution to literature and to the practical exercise of conscience.

www.henningmankell.com

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Praise for The Man Who Smiled

“'Mankell is one of the most ingenious crime writers around. Highly recommended'”

Observer

“'The real test of thrillers of this kind is whether you want to spend more time in the detective's company. I certainly do'”

Independent

“'Mankell is a powerful writer'”

Independent

“'Sweden's lord of criminal misrule'”

Independent

“'Absorbing, chilling and dripping with evil atmosphere'”

The Times

“'The novels become a compulsion - one reads them all'”

Daily Telegraph


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