From the dean of Scandinavian noir, the fourth riveting installment in the internationally bestselling and universally acclaimed Kurt Wallander series, the basis for. In the award-winning Sidetracked, Kurt Wallander is called to a nearby rapeseed field where a teenage girl has been loitering all day long. He arrives just in time. Sidetracked. A Kurt Wallander Mystery. Henning Mankell. Translated by Steven T . Murray. Gripping suspense combines with probing social commentary in the.

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I am now officially a fan of the Kurt Wallander series. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

They make smart ass remarks, they have trouble expressing feelings sometimes, and will state the glaringly obvious on occasion. You get some cake and everything. What Sweden apparently learned in the ’90s is that there are some people who insist on being uneducated, sidetracoed and depraved despite the social safety net and universal health care.

My hero: Henning Mankell by Ian Rankin

Characters speak like real people. It is not case-sensitive. But that is precisely what makes him sidetrackeed, what makes Walander so attractive as our hero.

The scenery isn’t dreary winter, it’s summer holiday. He started walking towards her. It also has the silly flaw of making the killer one of those who decides to try to kill our protagonist, instead of hiding from the police, as a sensible murderer would do.

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There was also much less alcohol and coffee drinking here, and I didn’t notice a single cheese sandwich consumed in this one although he does have cheese and crackers msnkell does that count? You need to make an appointment to do your laundry in an apartment building.

Although the Swedish characters and settings are a mouthful, there is a great story behind it all! Sidetracked First edition Swedish. Great audiobook and excellent series! Chronicler of the Sidetrackec. Mankell split his time between Sweden and Mozambique. Mar 26, Harry rated it it was amazing Shelves: I enjoyed this book. There is something missing here that I’ve come to expect, though.

Also by Henning Mankell.

View all 5 comments. To be quite honest, the only reason that I keep coming back to Henning Mankell’s stories is because I like Kurt Wallander so much.

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In Sweden, Name Day wikipedia link is sort of like a birthday, but you celebrate on the day based on your name, not when you were born. On sidertacked of these sick events, we have to deal with the real world worries of Wallander as he mulls over what is going on in the world around him.

I admit I decided to read the book because I have seen one or two episodes of the Manlell series based on Mankell’s books, but even though I was really more interested in listening to the beauty of Swedish language which I can’t understand than in what was actually going on, still I could not help being attracted to the story and the characters.


Sign me up for: The gruesome murder of a retired senior minister around the same time has Wallander struggling to cope with the violence on display. The Sideyracked Faceless Killers. Rather, they seem to echo the sense of overwhelming chaos that has come with the maankell modernization of our world. He spends more time thinking things over and discussing them with his team than other mystery novel protagonist.


A man disguises his face with ritualistic markings and cruelly kills another man with sidftracked ax and then scalps him. Maybe that’s why we empathize with him. The Man Who Smiled. Here Mankell takes Wallander’s troubled family, if not Wallander’s forgetfullness, his protective attitude towards children in general and makes it a distraction to resolving the case.

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