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The Man Who Smiled by Henning Mankell

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A gripping story of high finance and power and the terrifying abuse of it. The tension builds gradually accelerating to the sort of book you just can’t put down. It is terrific. It is the final missing piece of the Kurt Wallander series of which there are a further nine. It stands alone but for those of you who know Kurt, it does answer some questions, and for those of you who don’t, you really should.

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The Man Who Smiled by Henning Mankell

After killing a man in the line of duty, Inspector Kurt Wallander finds himself spiralling into an alcohol-fuelled depression. He has just decided to leave the police when an old friend approaches him for help investigating his father’s suspicious death.Kurt doesn't want to know. But then his friend is found shot dead. Against his better judgment, he returns to work to head what may now have become a double murder case. An enigmatic big-business tycoon seems to be the common denominator in the two deaths. But while Wallander is on the trail of the killer, somebody is on the trail of Wallander, and closing in fast.

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‘Absorbing, chilling and dripping with evil atmosphere’ The Times

'By far the best writer of police mysteries today' Michael Ondaatje

'Mankell is a powerful writer' Independent

About the Author

Henning Mankell

Henning Mankell was born in Stockholm in 1948. He is the prize-winning author of the eight novels in the Inspector Wallander Series which has been translated into many languages and consistently tops the best-seller lists throughout Europe. His novel Sidetracked won the CWA Gold dagger in 2001. Mankell has worked as an actor, theatre director and manager in Sweden and in Mozambique, where he is head of Teatro Avenida in Maputo. He died in October 2015.

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21st June 2012


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448 pages


Crime / Mystery
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