The Man Who Smiled

The Man Who Smiled

Book - 2006
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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 Hoglund, the department's first female detective, proves to be his best ally as he tries to pierce the smiling facade 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.
Uniform Title: Mannen son log. English
Publisher: New York : New Press : Distributed by W. W. Norton, 2006.
ISBN: 9781565849938
1565849930
Branch Call Number: X
Characteristics: 325 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Thompson, Laurie 1938-

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maipenrai
Nov 06, 2016

The fourth book in the Kurt Wallander series

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StarGladiator
Aug 27, 2013

An excellent Swedish mystery/police procedural, although possibly not the best of translations. Although published originally in 1994, but a late English translation, this book is as current today as could be, thanks to the foresight of Mr. Mankell in what the international crime scene would be for many years to come! An excellent read.

eroshevsky Jun 23, 2012

mankell is a fabulous writer and my only hope is that i haven't red this one before . . . ! we'll see, when it comes , . . and maybe i'll reread it!

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rgally
Feb 24, 2012

Another fantastic Kurt Wallander novel. Best so far in the series I think

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coalbanks
Mar 18, 2011

Mankell tries to create a 2 fisted, hard-boiled action-hero in the mold og Gaillou or the USAmerican-style cop/detective. No thanks. I prefer Wallender as a dedicated slogger of a cop, not a slugger.

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