Sidetracked is a crime novel by Swedish author Henning Mankell, the fifth in his Kurt Wallander series. Winner Gold Dagger Synopsis[edit]. In the award-winning Sidetracked, Kurt Wallander is called to a nearby rapeseed field where a teenage girl has been loitering all day long. He arrives just in time. “For me, Henning Mankell is by far the best writer of police mysteries today. He is in the great tradition of those whose works transcend their chosen genre to.

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Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Fascinating and astute, Sidetracked is a compelling mystery enhanced by keen social awareness.

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Kurt Wallander ran into his first serial killer, and boy was he crazy. Someone is killing men with an heninng, and scalping them. The author takes the reader through the course of an investigation of several brutal murders by a young sociopathetic serial killer. Books by Henning Mankell. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

The visual was my first exposure and now I’m delving into the books to soak up all the amazing detail and characterization that Mankell infuses these novels with. And Wallander has to catch him before European summer holiday.


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I thought this was necessary because I have watched so much Wallander on TV the British series with Kenneth Branagh and the even better original series with Krister HenrikssonI could have been influenced and made an unfair comparison. The woman was about fifty meters away out makell the rapeseed field. He couldn’t sjdetracked the last time he’d felt this good. When he got closer he saw that not only did she have long black hair, but her skin was dark too. Wallander knows he’s a skilled detective though, and recognizes others who are skilled as well.

Wallander is targeted by the kil This offering by Swedish author, Henning Mankell, featuring Inspector Kurt Wallander, is difficult to categorize.

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The society that Wallander must occupy is one that has fractured under cultural shifts in race, equality, and morality, and ceaselessly draws Wallander and his associates back into the savage brutality it reaps. I’d say that Sidetracked was one of the better Wallander novels that I’ve read.

The yellow rapeseed fields billowed on both sides of the road.

Wallander seeks quiet places, solitude to think sidetrackd rethink and rethink. He and another policeman are shot at and Wallander’s companion is wounded.


As we can see, here Mankell pits Kurt’s love of the Swedish landscape – a rare point of contentment for Wallander – against his job as a policeman.


Henning Sidetracke – Author It might be said that the fall of communism and the sidetrcaked increase in Swedish immigration and asylum seekers has been the engine that drives makell of Swedish crime fiction. It’s a perfect mixture of Wallander’s personal life his always complicated relationships with his daughter, Linda, his Father, his long-distance, Latvian lover, Baiba, and his partner, Ann-Britt Hoglundhis professional life this time he’s searching for a serial sidetraked who scalps and kills his victims with an axeand his interior life full of nostalgia, anxiety, pain, guilt and doubt.

I really like Kurt Wallander and can see why he is a character interesting enough to meet in novel after novel. The overall impression is of someone who is fundamentally decent, who makes mistakes, but honestly tries to do his best.

Everywhere he looked were yellow rapeseed fieds. Each time he fails to visit his father because of his job, readers cannot help but feel sympathy for this awkwardly helpless guardian of the law. What code is in the image?

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