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An essential read for all fans of Kurt Wallander: The Pyramid brings us the early years of Kurt Wallander

When Kurt Wallander first appeared in Faceless Killers, he was a senior police officer, just turned forty, with his life in a mess. His wife had left him, his father barely acknowledged him; he ate badly and drank alone at night.

The Pyramid chronicles the events that led him to such a place. We see him in the early years, doing hours on the beat whilst trying to solve a murder off-duty; witness the beginnings of his fragile relationship with Mona, the woman he has his heart set on marrying; and learn the reason behind his difficulties with his father. These thrilling tales provide a fascinating insight into Wallander's character, from the stabbing of a neighbour in 1969 to a light aircraft accident in 1989, every story is a vital piece of the Wallander series, showing Mankell at the top of his game.

Featuring an introduction from the author, The Pyramid is an essential read for all fans of Kurt Wallander.

Reviews

Mankell is the master of Scandinavian crime, much imitated, never bettered

Independent

An excellent collection

New York Times

[A] brilliant collection of stories from the grand master of chilly Scandinavian crime

Daily Mirror

Absorbing... A good book for newcomers to start with

Daily Telegraph

The master of the long, dark night

Crime Time

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780099571780

    April 16, 2013

    Vintage

    496 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Hardback

    9781846550973

    September 15, 2008

    Harvill Secker

    384 pages

    RRP $59.99

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  • EBook

    9781407013473

    May 1, 2010

    Vintage Digital

    496 pages

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