Skip to content

Faceless Killers
Kurt Wallander
by Henning Mankell

RRP €10.99

Faceless Killers
Kurt Wallander
by Author Name Henning Mankell

Book details for title
List Price:10.99
Format: Paperback, 198 x 129 x 18mm, 304pp
Publication date: 31 Dec 2009
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN-13: 9780099546344

Description

One frozen January morning at 5am, Inspector Kurt Wallander responds to what he believes is a routine call out. When he reaches the isolated farmhouse he discovers a bloodbath. An old man has been tortured and beaten to death, his wife lies barely alive beside his shattered body, both victims of a violence beyond reason. The woman supplies Wallander with his only clue: the perpetrators may have been foreign. When this is leaked to the press, it unleashes a tide of racism. Wallander's life is a shambles. His wife has left him, his daughter refuses to speak to him, and even his ageing father barely tolerates him. He works tirelessly, eats badly, and drinks his nights away. But now, with winter tightening and his activities being monitored by a tough-minded district attorney, Wallander must forget his troubles and throw himself into a battle against time and against mounting racial hatred. The first Wallander thriller from the Winner of teh CWA Gold Dagger.

Reviews

"An exquisite novel of mesmerizing depth and suspense" -- Margo Kaufman Los Angeles Times "Mankell is one of the most ingenious crime writers around. Highly recommended" Observer "Mankell is in the first division of crime writing" The Times "Wallander is among the very best fictional crimebusters" Daily Telegraph "By far the best writer of police mysteries today" Michael Ondaatje