Category Archives: Henning Mankell

Books of the Month – September 2010

That Was Then September was a pretty good reading month for me with my 8th 5-star rating for the year among the 13 books I finished. Being noir, Ken Bruen’s The Dramatist is not my usual reading fare but it’s an … Continue reading

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Review: The Man From Beijing by Henning Mankell

I have my favourite book fairy to thank for sending me this book which I read this week in readiness for discussion at my face to face book club on Sunday. This has to be the most schizophrenic book I’ve … Continue reading

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Books of the Month – July 2010

That was Then July was a month of reading highs and lows for me. Undoubtedly my favourite book for the month (and the year so far) was Adrian Hyland’s Gunshot Road. I know I have become a bit of a broken … Continue reading

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Note to publishers: it’s 2010, you can’t hide the world from us now

Is everyone in the publishing supply chain as out of date as it appears or has someone perfected the art of time travel and managed to go back to 1973 (or thereabouts) when there wasn’t a nasty old internet or … Continue reading

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Review: The Dogs of Riga by Henning Mankell

Title: the Dogs of Riga (the second Kurt Wallander novel) Author: Henning Mankell (translated by Laurie Thompson) Publisher: Vintage [originally 1991, this edition 2001] ISBN: 1-860-46959-0 Length: 326 pages Genre: Police Procedural/Espionage thriller ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ My rating: … Continue reading

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Review: Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell

Title: Faceless Killers Author: Henning Mankell Publisher: Vintage Books (this ed 2000, originally 1991) ISBN: 978-0-099-445522-7 There’s lots of chatter about Mankell’s Kurt Wallender at the moment with a new book just released (in English) and a new TV version of … Continue reading

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