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An idealistic police inspector who is even more miserable than Morse.

This compelling Swedish crime series follows an idealist police inspector who is even more miserable than Morse. Kurt Wallander is a lover of opera and junk food who'll always go out on a limb to solve the case. 

  • Kurt Wallander is twenty one and new to the police force - and he won't let anything stand in the way of solving his first murder case

  • The first new Wallander novel for a decade, and the final installment in the bestselling series from the godfather of Swedish crime

  • The latest book in Mankell's critically acclaimed and best selling Kurt Wallander series. A police procedural about our increasing vulnerability in the modern digitalised world.

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

  • A disillusioned Inspector Kurt Wallander is thrown back into the fray when he becomes both hunter and hunted in this adventure from the pen of Sweden's master of crime and mystery.

  • The new novel by a writer who is both a bestseller throughout Europe and universally critically acclaimed, the winner of the 2002 Gold Dagger.

  • Three young friends are shot dead on Midsummer's Eve. Then one of Kurt Wallander's colleagues is murdered. Is it the same killer?

  • The first title in the acclaimed Inspector Wallander series.

  • In this gripping thriller, Kurt Wallander's furious pursuit of a killer who scalps his victims will throw him and those he loves most into mortal danger

  • When Inspector Kurt Wallander investigates the disappearance of an elderly man, he uncovers a gruesome murder in a case that will test him to his limits.

  • It is winter and Inspector Kurt Wallander receives an anonymous tip-off; two days later, a life raft washes up on a beach, in it lie two men, both shot dead

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