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  • Published: 1 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407013473
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 496

The Pyramid

Kurt Wallander

The essential read for all fans of Kurt Wallander.

When Kurt Wallander first appeared in Faceless Killers back in 1990, 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, and demand to be read in one sitting. 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.

  • Published: 1 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407013473
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 496

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.


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Praise for The Pyramid

An excellent collection

New York Times

Satisfactorially gloomy

Scotland on Sunday

A triumph...Mankell's quiet specificity is mesmerising...They are surprising small masterpieces

Heather Oâ??Donoghue, Times Literary Supplement

Illuminating and extremely well written

Jessica Mann, Literary Review

It was Henning Mankell who kicked open the door for the Nordic whodunit. Mankell's lugubrious Swedish detective, Inspector Kurt Wallander, is one of the most impressive creations in crime fiction today...Mankell invites us to reflect on the importance of state institutions...thus lending an old-fashioned moral force and sense of disquiet of the sort rarely found in contemporary crime fiction

Ian Thomson, Guardian

This collection provides an excellent primer for the forthcoming trilogy of BBC films based on Mankell's novels

Mark Sanderson, Evening Standard


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Catherine Shoard, The Scotsman

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