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The Resource Faceless Killers

Faceless Killers

Label
Faceless Killers
Title
Faceless Killers
Statement of responsibility
Henning Mankell ; translated from the Swedish by Steven T. Murray
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Contributor
Js_0yonretg
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
#1 international bestseller: This "exquisite novel of mesmerizing depth" launched the acclaimed Wallander novels and BBC series starring Kenneth Branagh (Los Angeles Times). Early one morning, a small-town farmer discovers that his neighbors have been victims of a brutal attack during the night: An old man has been bludgeoned to death, and his tortured wife lies dying before the farmer's eyes. The only clue is the single word she utters before she dies: "foreign." In charge of the investigation is Inspector Kurt Wallander, a local detective whose personal life is in a shambles. His family is falling apart, he's gaining weight, he drinks too much and sleeps too little. Tenacious and levelheaded in his sleuthing, he and his colleagues must contend with a wave of violent xenophobia as they search for the killers. Winner of the Sweden's Best Mystery Award and the first installment in the series that inspired the PBS program Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh, Faceless Killers is a razor-sharp, stylishly dark police procedural with searing social commentary that reaches beyond its genre to produce "a superior novel—and a harbinger of great things to come" (Booklist)
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Summary
Inspector Kurt Wallander, a local Swedish police officer whose own personal life is falling apart, finds himself coping with a wave of anti-foreigner sentiment when he is put in charge of the investigation into the brutal murders of an elderly couple
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
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008435
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1948-2015
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  • Mankell, Henning
  • Murray, Steven T
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Murray, Steven T.
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Series statement
Kurt Wallander mysteries
Series volume
0001
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  • Fiction
  • Mystery
Target audience
adult
Label
Faceless Killers
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Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781595586100
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Faceless Killers
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781595586100
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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