The Pyramid: Kurt Wallander

The Pyramid: Kurt Wallander

Paperback Kurt Wallander

By (author) Henning Mankell, Translated by Ebba Segerberg, Translated by Laurie Thompson, Translated by Steven T. Murray

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  • Publisher: VINTAGE
  • Format: Paperback | 496 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 34mm | 299g
  • Publication date: 5 January 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0099512971
  • ISBN 13: 9780099512974
  • Sales rank: 9,370

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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.

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Henning Mankell has become a worldwide phenomenon with his crime writing, gripping thrillers and atmospheric novels set in Africa. His prizewinning and critically acclaimed Inspector Wallander Mysteries are currently dominating bestseller lists all over the globe. His books have been translated into over forty languages and made into numerous international film and television adaptations: most recently the BAFTA-award-winning BBC television series Wallander, starring Kenneth Branagh. Mankell devotes much of his free time to working with Aids charities in Africa, where he is 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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"Sweden's lord of criminal misrule" Independent "The novel becomes a compulsion - one reads them all" Daily Telegraph "The master of the long dark night" Crime Time "An excellent collection" New York Times "A triumph...Mankell's quiet specificity is mesmerising... They are surprising small masterpieces" -- Heather O'donoghue Times Literary Supplement