Kurt Wallander

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First in the Kurt Wallander mystery series.

It was a crime of senseless violence. On a cold night in a remote Swedish farmhouse, an elderly farmer was bludgeoned to death, his wife left to die with a noose around her neck. As if this didn't present enough problems for Ystad police inspector Kurt Wallander, the dying woman's last word, his only tangible clue, were foreign. If publicized, they could be the match that would inflame Sweden's already smoldering anti-immigrant sentiments.

With this case - unlike the situation with his ex-wife, his estranged daughter, or the young prosecutor who has piqued his interest - Wallander feels he has a problem he can handle. He quickly becomes obsessed with solving the crime before the already tense situation explodes, though it will require all of his talent to do so.

©1991 Henning Mankell, English translation 1997 Steven T. Murray (P)2006 Blackstone Audio Inc.
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  • Volume 1 de la série

    • Faceless Killers

    • A Kurt Wallander Mystery
    • De : Henning Mankell, Steven T. Murray - translator
    • Lu par : Dick Hill
    • Durée : 8 h et 58 min
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    It was a crime of senseless violence. On a cold night in a remote Swedish farmhouse, an elderly farmer was bludgeoned to death, his wife left to die with a noose around her neck. As if this didn't present enough problems for Ystad police inspector Kurt Wallander, the dying woman's last word, his only tangible clue, were foreign. If publicized, they could be the match that would inflame Sweden's already smoldering anti-immigrant sentiments.

    Prix : 22,40 €

    • Faceless Killers

    • An Inspector Wallander Mystery
    • De : Henning Mankell
    • Lu par : Sean Barrett
    • Durée : 7 h et 57 min
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    One frozen January morning at 5am, Inspector Wallander responds to what he believes is a routine call out. When he reaches the isolated farmhouse he discovers a bloodbath. An old man has been tortured and beaten to death, his wife lies barely alive beside his shattered body, both victims of a violence beyond reason. Wallander's life is a shambles. His wife has left him, his daughter refuses to speak to him, and even his ageing father barely tolerates him.

    Prix : 20,54 €

  • Volume 2 de la série

    • The Dogs of Riga

    • An Inspector Wallander Mystery
    • De : Henning Mankell
    • Lu par : Sean Barrett
    • Durée : 10 h et 4 min
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    Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Dogs of Riga by Henning Mankell, read by Sean Barrett. Sweden, winter, 1991. Inspector Kurt Wallander and his team receive an anonymous tip-off. A few days later a life raft is washed up on a beach. In it are two men, dressed in expensive suits, shot dead. The dead men were criminals, victims of what seems to have been a gangland hit. But what appears to be an open-and-shut case soon takes on a far more sinister aspect.

    Prix : 22,48 €

    • The Dogs of Riga

    • A Kurt Wallander Mystery
    • De : Henning Mankell, Laurie Thompson - translator
    • Lu par : Dick Hill
    • Durée : 10 h et 41 min
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    On the Swedish coastline, the bodies of two victims of grisly torture and cold execution are discovered in a life raft. With no witnesses, no motives, and no crime scene, Detective Kurt Wallander is frustrated and uncertain that he has the ability to solve the case. After the victims are traced to Latvia, Major Liepa of the Riga police takes over the investigation. Thinking his work is done, Wallander slips back into his routine - until he is suddenly called to Riga and plunged into an alien world.

    Prix : 22,40 €

  • Volume 3 de la série

    • The White Lioness

    • A Kurt Wallander Mystery
    • De : Henning Mankell, Laurie Thompson - translator
    • Lu par : Dick Hill
    • Durée : 17 h et 2 min
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    The execution-style murder of a Swedish housewife looks like a simple case, except that there is no obvious suspect. Wallander follows a lead on a determined stalker. But when his alibi turns out to be airtight, Wallander begins to realize that what seemed a simple crime of passion is actually far more complex and dangerous. Eventually, his search uncovers an assassination plot, and Wallander soon finds himself in a tangle with the secret police and with a ruthless foreign agent.

    Prix : 18,69 €

  • Volume 4 de la série

    • The Man Who Smiled

    • De : Henning Mankell, Laurie Thompson - translator
    • Lu par : Dick Hill
    • Durée : 12 h et 27 min
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    In this adventure from the pen of Sweden's master of crime and mystery, 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.

    Prix : 21,35 €

    • The Man Who Smiled

    • An Inspector Wallander Mystery
    • De : Henning Mankell
    • Lu par : Sean Barrett
    • Durée : 11 h et 9 min
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    Crestfallen, dejected, and spiralling into an alcohol-fuelled depression after killing a man in the line of duty, Inspector Kurt Wallander has made up his mind to quit the police force for good. When an old acquaintance, a solicitor, seeks Wallander's help to investigate the suspicious circumstances in which his father has died, Kurt doesn't want to know. But when the solicitor also turns up dead, shot three times, Wallander realises that he was wrong not to listen.

    Prix : 22,48 €

  • Volume 5 de la série

    • Sidetracked

    • A Kurt Wallander Mystery
    • De : Henning Mankell
    • Lu par : Dick Hill
    • Durée : 14 h et 33 min
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    While tracking a demented serial killer, Detective Kurt Wallander is beset with obstacles: a department distracted by the threat of cutbacks and the frivolity of World Cup soccer, a tenuous relationship with a widow, and an unshakably haunting preoccupation with a girl who set herself on fire.

    Prix : 16,82 €

  • Volume 6 de la série

    • The Fifth Woman

    • A Kurt Wallander Mystery
    • De : Henning Mankell, Steven T. Murray - translator
    • Lu par : Dick Hill
    • Durée : 17 h et 3 min
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    In an African convent, four nuns and an unidentified fifth woman are brutally murdered, and the death of the unknown woman is covered up by the local police. A year later in Sweden, Inspector Kurt Wallander is baffled and appalled by two strange murders with an elusive connection to the fifth woman.

    Prix : 24,41 €

  • Volume 7 de la série

    • One Step Behind

    • A Kurt Wallander Mystery
    • De : Henning Mankell
    • Lu par : Dick Hill
    • Durée : 15 h et 59 min
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    On Midsummer's Eve, three role-playing teens dressed in 18th-century garb are shot in a secluded Swedish meadow. When one of Inspector Kurt Wallander's most trusted colleagues, someone whose help he hoped to rely on to solve the crime, also turns up dead, Wallander knows the murders are related. But with his only clue a picture of a woman no one in Sweden seems to know, he can't begin to imagine how.

    Prix : 18,69 €

    • One Step Behind

    • An Inspector Wallander Mystery
    • De : Henning Mankell
    • Lu par : Sean Barrett
    • Durée : 14 h et 31 min
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    It is Midsummer's Eve. Three young friends meet in a wood to act out an elaborate masque. But, unknown to them, they are being watched. Each is killed by a single bullet. Soon afterwards, one of Inspector Wallander's colleagues is found murdered. Is this the same killer, and what could the connection be? In this investigation, Wallander is always, tantalisingly, one step behind.

    Prix : 24,63 €

  • Volume 8 de la série

    • Firewall

    • A Kurt Wallander Mystery
    • De : Henning Mankell, Ebba Segerberg - translator
    • Lu par : Dick Hill
    • Durée : 16 h et 13 min
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    A body is found at an ATM, the apparent victim a of heart attack. Then two teenage girls are arrested for the brutal murder of a cab driver. The girls confess to the crime, showing no remorse whatsoever. Two open-and-shut cases. At first these two incidents seem to have nothing in common, but as Wallander delves deeper into the mystery of why the girls murdered the cab driver, he begins to unravel a plot much more complicated than he initially suspected.

    Prix : 18,12 €

  • Volume 9 de la série

    • The Pyramid and Four Other Kurt Wallander Mysteries

    • De : Henning Mankell
    • Lu par : Dick Hill
    • Durée : 15 h et 20 min
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    The Pyramid is the long-awaited addition to Henning Mankell's critically celebrated and internationally best-selling Kurt Wallander mystery series: the book of five short mysteries that takes us back to the beginning. Here are the stories that trace, chronologically, Wallander's growth from a rookie cop into a young father and then a middle-aged divorcé, illuminating how Wallander became a first-rate detective and highlighting new facets of a now canonical character.

    Prix : 21,12 €

  • Volume 10 de la série

    • The Troubled Man

    • An Inspector Wallander Mystery
    • De : Henning Mankell
    • Lu par : Sean Barrett
    • Durée : 15 h et 6 min
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    Every morning Håkan von Enke takes a walk in the forest near his apartment in Stockholm. However, one winter’s day he fails to come home. It seems that he has vanished without trace. Detective Kurt Wallander is not officially involved in the investigation but he has personal reasons for his interest in the case, as Håkan’s son is engaged to his daughter.... The return of Kurt Wallander, for his final case, confirms Henning Mankell’s position as the king of crime writing.

    Prix : 24,63 €

  • Volume 11 de la série

    • An Event in Autumn

    • A Kurt Wallander Mystery
    • De : Henning Mankell
    • Lu par : Simon Vance
    • Durée : 3 h et 17 min
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    After nearly thirty years in the same job, Inspector Kurt Wallander is tired, restless, and itching to make a change. He is taken with a certain old farmhouse, perfectly situated in a quiet countryside with a charming, overgrown garden. There he finds the skeletal hand of a corpse in a shallow grave. Wallander's investigation takes him deep into the history of the house and the land, until finally the shocking truth about a long-buried secret is brought to light.

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    • An Event in Autumn

    • An Inspector Wallander Mystery
    • De : Henning Mankell
    • Lu par : Sean Barrett
    • Durée : 3 h et 17 min
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    Some cases aren’t as cold as you’d think. Kurt Wallander’s life looks like it has taken a turn for the better when his offer on a new house is accepted, only for him to uncover something unexpected in the garden - the skeleton of a middle-aged woman.As police officers comb the property, Wallander attempts to get his new life back on course by finding the woman’s killer with the aid of his daughter, Linda. But when another discovery is made in the garden, Wallander is forced to delve further back into the area's past.

    Prix : 18,40 €

    • Before the Frost

    • A Kurt and Linda Wallander Novel
    • De : Henning Mankell, Ebba Segerberg - translator
    • Lu par : Cassandra Campbell
    • Durée : 13 h et 56 min
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    Just graduated from the police academy, Linda Wallander returns to Skane to join the police force, and she already shows all the hallmarks of her father - the maverick approach, the flaring temper. Before she even starts work she becomes embroiled in the case of her childhood friend, Anna, who has inexplicably disappeared.

    Prix : 23,01 €