The Man Who Smiled

Author(s): Henning Mankell
Series: Kurt Wallander Mysteries Series No: 4
Original Publish Date: Jan 01, 2006
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (12.47 hours)
Product Number: Z100097731
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483070759
Narrator/s: Dick Hill
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A disillusioned Inspector Kurt Wallander is thrown back into the fray as both hunter and hunted in this fourth adventure from Sweden's master of crime and mystery. Crestfallen, dejected, and spiraling into an alcohol-fuelled depression after killing a man in the line of duty, Inspector Wallander had made up his mind to quit the police force for good. But when an old acquaintance, a solicitor, seeks Wallander's help and later turns up dead, Wallander realizes that he was wrong not to listen. Warily, he returns to work to head the 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.

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Author(s): Henning Mankell
Product Number EB00667955
Released: Apr 21, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: #9781595585806

Professional reviews

"Depressed and world-weary after having killed a man in the line of duty, Detective Kurt Wallander returns from two years of wallowing in guilt to investigate the murders of a father and son, both prominent lawyers. His investigation takes the brooding Swede into an intricate web of deception and horror. Dick Hill's performance is a prime example of art that is so finely crafted that it draws no attention to itself. Hill rattles off Swedish character and place names as naturally as a native speaker, and he's beautifully understated as the gloomy Wallender agonizes over his personal failures. There are currently nine Wallender novels. This one, the fourth in the series, is guaranteed to have listeners looking for more from Mankell, Wallender, and Hill. S.J.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"

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