The Pyramid
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The Pyramid : Kurt Wallander

By (author) Henning Mankell , Translated by Ebba Segerberg , Translated by Laurie Thompson

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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.

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  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 139.7 x 198.1 x 15.2mm | 294.84g
  • 17 Jan 2013
  • VINTAGE
  • London
  • English
  • 0099571781
  • 9780099571780
  • 24,695

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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 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. 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. www.henningmankell.co.uk

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

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'[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 Pyramid brings us the early years of Inspector Kurt Wallander. We see him doing hours on the beat whilst trying to solve a murder off-duty; the beginnings of his fragile relationship with Mona, the woman he has his heart set on marrying; and the reasons behind his difficulties with his father. These thrilling tales provide a fascinating insight into Wallander's character, from the stabbing of a neighbour to a light aircraft accident, 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. 'An excellent collection' New York Times

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