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Faceless Killers (1991)

by Henning Mankell

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Series: Kurt Wallander (1)

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It was a crime of senseless violence. On a cold night in a remote Swedish farmhouse, an elderly farmer was bludgeoned to death, his wife left to die with a noose around her neck. As if this didn't present enough problems for Ystad police inspector Kurt Wallander, the dying woman's last word, his only tangible clue, was "foreign." If publicized, it could be the match that would inflame Sweden's already smoldering anti-immigrant sentiments.

In this case, unlike the situation with his ex-wife, his estranged daughter, or the young prosecutor who has piqued his interest, Wallander finds a problem he can handle. He quickly becomes obsessed with solving the crime before the already tense situation explodes‚??though it will require all of his talent to do so.… (more)

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Standard fare. I'll continue Wallendar books with an eye toward this character development. ( )
  ghefferon | May 24, 2023 |
CW: Suicide, sexual references ( )
  Mrs_Tapsell_Bookzone | Feb 14, 2023 |
Det är vinter i Skåne. En bonde vaknar och ser från sitt fönster att allt inte är som det brukar. Han ser att fönstret i granngården är öppet. Han går dit och tittar in genom fönstret och får se sin granne Johannes Lövgren ligga på golvet med krossat ansikte. Hustrun Maria har en strypsnara runt halsen och hennes nattlinne är fullt av blod men hon lever. Innan Maria dör på sjukhuset, yttrar hon ordet "utlänning" som snabbt läcker ut i medierna. Utredningen leds av kommissarie Kurt Wallander vid Ystadspolisen som snart får anonyma hot per telefon. När stadens flyktingförläggning brinner och en somalisk flykting mördas, förstår han att den som hotat honom menar allvar.
  CalleFriden | Feb 9, 2023 |
A well-paced police procedural set in a small Swedish town. Inspector Kurt Wallander deals with a double murder and a random killing while navigating personal issues with a wife who wants a divorce, a suicidal daughter, a father who's senile and a prosecutor with whom he harbors unrequited love. The personal takes some of the edge off of the various investigations and gives us insight into Wallander's flawed but nevertheless heroic character. All this and some prescient delving into xenophobia too. Realistic and laconic. ( )
  dbsovereign | Dec 11, 2022 |
I liked the book, although I think I'll need to get used to the main protagonist, Wallander; he's a little hard to like sometimes, especially when he drinks. He says and does some pretty dumb things under those circumstances. But he's a pretty good detective all in all, and he managed to figure out what was going on. If only we didn't have to hear about his diarrhea when he eats too fast, etc. ( )
  MartyFried | Oct 9, 2022 |
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Mankell was developing not only the characters but his own style, here, which is not nearly as polished as some later works..Faceless Killers is a worthwhile read for those who've come to the Wallander series late, perhaps through the recent BBC series with Kenneth Branaugh, or as a re-read for long-time series fans. Since most of the tension in the book comes from the characters, not the mystery they're solving, even knowing the ending doesn't take much away from this very solid book.
 

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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Mankell, Henningprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bouquet, PhilippeTraductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mannila, MarkkuTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Murray, Steven T.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Polet, CoraTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Puleo, GiorgioTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Fiction. Mystery. HTML:

It was a crime of senseless violence. On a cold night in a remote Swedish farmhouse, an elderly farmer was bludgeoned to death, his wife left to die with a noose around her neck. As if this didn't present enough problems for Ystad police inspector Kurt Wallander, the dying woman's last word, his only tangible clue, was "foreign." If publicized, it could be the match that would inflame Sweden's already smoldering anti-immigrant sentiments.

In this case, unlike the situation with his ex-wife, his estranged daughter, or the young prosecutor who has piqued his interest, Wallander finds a problem he can handle. He quickly becomes obsessed with solving the crime before the already tense situation explodes‚??though it will require all of his talent to do so.

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Sinopsis de la contratapa: En este hist√≥rico primer encuentro con sus lectores, el inspector Wallander debe resolver un caso casi tan complicado como su vida personal. Mientras procura desenmascarar a los despiadados asesinos de una anciana que ha muerto con la palabra "extranjero" en la boca antes de que los prejuicios raciales latentes en la comunidad desaten una ola de violencia vengadora, Wallander debe enfrentar el abandono de su esposa, la hostilidad de su hija, la demencia senil de su padre y hasta su propio deterioro f√≠sico a causa del exceso de alcohol y comida barata y la falta de sue√Īo. Wallander terminar√°n por hallar la inesperada soluci√≥n del caso, pero sus problemas familiares no acabar√°n con este libro. Por no hablar de los de su pa√≠s, arrojado a una nueva era en la que, como cree el inspector, "la inquietud aumentar√° bajo el cielo".
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