The Man Who Smiled
The Man Who Smiled After killing a man in the line of duty, Inspector Kurt Wallander finds himself spiralling into an alcohol-fuelled depression. He has just decided to leave the police when an old friend approaches him for help investigating his father's suspicious death. Kurt doesn't want to... show more
The Man Who Smiled After killing a man in the line of duty, Inspector Kurt Wallander finds himself spiralling into an alcohol-fuelled depression. He has just decided to leave the police when an old friend approaches him for help investigating his father's suspicious death. Kurt doesn't want to know. But then his friend is found shot dead. Full description
Publish date: June 21st 2012
Publisher: Vintage Books
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
, Mystery Thriller
, 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...
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