The Man Who Smiled

The Man Who Smiled

eBook - 2006
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A disillusioned Inspector Kurt Wallander is thrown back into the fray when he becomes both hunter and hunted. Crestfallen, dejected, and spiraling into an alcohol-fuelled depression after killing a man in the line of duty, Inspector Wallander has made up his mind to quit the police force for good. When an old acquaintance, a solicitor, seeks Wallander's help and later turns up dead, Wallander realizes that he was wrong not to listen. Against his better judgment, he returns to work to head what may now have become a double murder case. A rookie female detective has joined the force in his absence, and he adopts the role of mentor to her as they fight to unravel the mystery.
Publisher: New York : New Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton, 2006.
Characteristics: 1 online resource : maps.
Additional Contributors: Thompson, Laurie 1938-2015.


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Nov 06, 2016

The fourth book in the Kurt Wallander series

Aug 27, 2013

An excellent Swedish mystery/police procedural, although possibly not the best of translations. Although published originally in 1994, but a late English translation, this book is as current today as could be, thanks to the foresight of Mr. Mankell in what the international crime scene would be for many years to come! An excellent read.

eroshevsky Jun 23, 2012

mankell is a fabulous writer and my only hope is that i haven't red this one before . . . ! we'll see, when it comes , . . and maybe i'll reread it!

Feb 24, 2012

Another fantastic Kurt Wallander novel. Best so far in the series I think

Mar 18, 2011

Mankell tries to create a 2 fisted, hard-boiled action-hero in the mold og Gaillou or the USAmerican-style cop/detective. No thanks. I prefer Wallender as a dedicated slogger of a cop, not a slugger.

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