The Troubled Man: A Kurt Wallander Mystery

The Troubled Man: A Kurt Wallander Mystery

Paperback Kurt Wallander

By (author) Henning Mankell, Translated by Laurie Thompson

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  • Publisher: VINTAGE
  • Format: Paperback | 512 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 196mm x 34mm | 358g
  • Publication date: 16 February 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0099548402
  • ISBN 13: 9780099548409
  • Sales rank: 21,209

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Every morning Hakan von Enke takes a walk in the forest near his apartment in Stockholm. Then, one day he fails to come home. Detective Kurt Wallander is not officially involved but Hakan's son is engaged to his daughter Linda. A few months earlier Hakan was eager to talk to Kurt about a controversial incident from his past. Could this be connected to his disappearance? When Hakan's wife also goes missing, Wallander is determined to uncover the truth but the investigation will force him to look back over his own past, as he comes to the unsettling realisation that even those we love the most can remain strangers to us...

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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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"A heartbreaking tale of descent into despair and darkness that serves as a totem for what great crime writing can achieve" -- Declan Burke Irish Times "Magnificent" Financial Times "By the time you get to the end, you'll be wanting another. But it would be hard to beat this tale of murder and loss which leads back to the heart of the cold war" Daily Mirror "A plot as twisted and exciting as any Le Carre thriller" Daily Mail "It's a fine finale for the fretful policeman and it's hard not to feel you'll miss the old bugger" -- Siobhan Murphy Metro

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'A heartbreaking tale of descent into despair and darkness that serves as a totem for what great crime writing can achieve' Irish Times 'A magnificent finale, it's to be hoped that Mankell may be persuaded to revive his grumpy Nordic inspector... He is far too good to lose' Financial Times 'This is Mankell's goodbye to Detective Kurt Wallander. And by the time you get to the end, you'll be wanting another. But it would hard to beat this tale of murder and loss which leads back to the heart of the Cold War' Daily Mirror Every morning retired naval officer Håkan von Enke takes a walk in the forest near his apartment in Stockholm. Then, one day he fails to come home. Detective Kurt Wallander is not officially involved but Håkan's son is engaged to his daughter Linda. A few months earlier, at Håkan's 75th birthday party, he was eager to talk to Kurt about a controversial incident from his past. Could this be connected to his disappearance? When Håkan's wife Louise also goes missing, Wallander is determined to uncover the truth but the investigation will force him to look back over his own past, as he comes to the unsettling realisation that even those we love the most can remain strangers to us. And then an even darker cloud appears on the horizon... 'A perfect valedictory novel...this is Mankell at his best' Daily Express