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A man of firm beliefs, he decries the erosion of law and order and just how his job has changed from simply facfless people and their property to attempting to moderate the increasing level of fear which pervades through society.

Why would Henning Mankell choose to make the novel about two apparently disconnected crimes, one motivated by greed and another by racial hatred?

Our introduction to the character of Inspector Killeds by Henning Mankell, was certainly unusual.

Sep 01, Kemper rated it really liked it Shelves: Wallander, acting as temporary head of the department while his superior is on vacation, is thoroughly unprepared for the violent magnitude of the crime, or the implications that a foreigner could have committed the crime. This is the first in the Kurt Wallander series.

Recommended to TL by: For any reader of Nordic crime fiction, Henning Mankell is an immensely popular and staple read. After his spell at sea, he settled in Paris in He has been painting the same motif all his life in kilpers.


What aspects of his life is he neglecting?

Faceless Killers is the first such book to fall into my hands. The only thing we don’t have in Ystad yet is prostitution. Sweden’s vaunted open society appeared to have taken another fatal blow, but as Mankell told the Observer afterwards: I mean, Wallander is all too human for you not to relate to him. Viewers had no problem with an anglicized version of Mankell’s work, an English speaking cast set down in a genuine Swedish countryside. There is no apparent motive and there are virtually no clues, save for the last dying word of the murdered woman, which is “Foreign.

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Thankfully, the ending of Faceless Killers nicely coincides with an uptick in the fortunes of Wallander with an improvement in familial relations, a potential romance and a pay rise amounting to 39 kroner per month! Mar 20, Brad rated it liked it Shelves: The landscape there, with its flat stony heaths, reminds Mankell of Africa. You never gave up. Another wonderful visit, would definitely read again: Wallander is a lovable sleuth in his dour way, and his investigations have a mordant comedy of their own.

Faceless Killers

They want revenge and they seek to use the murders as an excuse to reverse the immigrant killres. We are experiencing technical difficulties. An elderly couple is robbed and brutally murdered and it’s up to police inspector Kurt Wallander to find the killer or killers.


So far she has directed two of her husband’s plays. First in the series and I will surely be watching out for the rest. I’ll be checking out more of the Wallander books. Mankell split his time between Sweden and Mozambique.

Faceless Killers Reader’s Guide

T welve years ago, when Henning Mankell published the first of his Inspector Wallander novels, he could not have imagined how successful they would be. Was it a robbery? Of course, you’d like to find out who the killer is but that’s was secondary to me.

I mean, spring’s an almost ecstatic event to them. For others, what makes Mankell such a compelling writer is his political edge. The investigation is indeed frustrating for everyone involved and time-consuming, spreading over a six month period. We’re living in an age of the noose, he thought. The solution often at odds with the chronology of a clock.

As a crime novel, this book worked well for me: Henning Mankell – life at a glance Born: