The Man Who Smiled
Dalgliesh.The Man Who Smiled begins with Wallander deep in a personal and professional crisis after killing a man in the line of duty; eventually, he vows to quit the Ystad police force for good. Just then, however, a friend who had asked Wallander to look into the death of his father winds up... show more
Dalgliesh.The Man Who Smiled begins with Wallander deep in a personal and professional crisis after killing a man in the line of duty; eventually, he vows to quit the Ystad police force for good. Just then, however, a friend who had asked Wallander to look into the death of his father winds up dead himself, shot three times. Ann-Britt Höglund, the department's first female detective, proves to be his best ally as he tries to pierce the smiling façade of his prime suspect, a powerful multinational business tycoon. But just as he comes close to uncovering the truth, the same shadowy threats responsible for the murders close in on Wallander himself.All of Mankell's talents as a master of the modern police procedural—which have earned him legions of fans worldwide—are showcased in The Man Who Smiled, which is the fourth of the eight Wallander books published thus far in English.
Publish date: September 19th 2006
Publisher: New Press, The
Pages no: 325
Edition language: English
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, German Literature
, Scandinavian Literature
, Swedish Literature
Series: Kurt Wallander (#4)
An old lawyer dies in a car accident. His son believes his father was killed and visits recovering Wallander in Denmark. Wallander refuses to help and some days later his friend is killed.Guilt ridden Wallander goes back to work and starts investigating both deaths. Quite soon he has a suspect but n...
Another wonderful book - 4.5 stars. There are times when I felt that Mankell was too conscious (self-conscious?) of the success of his prior books, and that affects his performance here slightly. That is a negative. On the positive side, the book is brilliantly constructed, intricate and careful and...
Mankell books are really hit or miss with me. This one was def. a miss. I found it rather boring and I was distracted frequently. It just really fell flat compared to most nordic noir with me.
I generally don't like crime fiction, however I found this book to be very interesting. Kurt Wallander is a complex person, who is troubled from his past, and has an ability to see things other people don't. I liked the main theme of the book, economic fraud. I've seen it a lot when it comes to tv s...
My love for Wallander only grows. Mostly because he a good character for being too human, have too many fears, doubts and, at same time, he's an excellent police officer because he want to be good in his job and mainly because he use his intellect to crack his cases. This wasn't my favorite case, bu...