The Pyramid: And Four Other Kurt Wallander Mysteries
Now available for the first time in paperback from Vintage Canada, this international bestseller is the missing piece of the critically acclaimed Kurt Wallander mystery series: the story of Wallander's beginnings.The Pyramid is the prequel to the bestselling Kurt Wallander series, and... show more
Now available for the first time in paperback from Vintage Canada, this international bestseller is the missing piece of the critically acclaimed Kurt Wallander mystery series: the story of Wallander's beginnings.The Pyramid is the prequel to the bestselling Kurt Wallander series, and reintroduces readers to a character they thought they knew everything about. Here, we see Wallander as a twenty-one-year-old patrolman, as a young father facing an unexpected danger on Christmas Eve, as a budding detective on the brink of middle age solving a case of poisoning, as an investigator solving the murder of a local photographer, and finally as a veteran detective discovering unexpected connections between a downed mystery plane and the assassination of a pair of spinster sisters. Watching this fascinating character come into his own and develop his signature methodical and instinctive work style, makes for riveting reading.The Pyramid is vintage Mankell, and a must-have for his many fans.
Publish date: September 22nd 2008
Publisher: New Press, The
Pages no: 392
Edition language: English
, Mystery Thriller
, German Literature
, Short Stories
, Murder Mystery
, Scandinavian Literature
Klappentext “’Am Anfang war alles nur ein Nebel. Ein dickflüssiges Meer, in dem alles weiß und still war. Eine Landschaft des Todes. Er war nur einundzwanzig Jahre alt geworden. Ein junger Polizist, kaum erwachsen…’ Der erste Fall für den Polizeianwärter Kurt Wallander. Am Ende seiner Ermittlung...
"Wallander woke up shortly after six o'clock on the morning of the eleventh of December. At the same moment that he opened his eyes, his alarm clock went off. He turned it off and lay staring out into the dark. Stretched his arms and legs, spread his fingers and toes. That had become a habit, to fee...
Poor Wallander. He makes me feel better about my life. Mankell writes a good short story.
Listening this in and out mostly noticing it only as a background noise..... I don't think I'll touch another Wallander for some time. I've had my fill and would rather read something else.
As a huge fan of the Wallander series on TV, particularly the Swedish version, I decided I should read some Henning Mankell as he is such a massive seller. This is actually a series of short prequels that chart the life of Wallander up to the point the original books start when he emerged as a fully...