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The man who smiled #8 / Henning Mankell ; translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson.
- 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Crookston Public Library||M MAN (Text)||33500008966921||Main||Available||-|
|Detroit Lakes Public Library||M MAN (Text)||33500008966939||Main||Available||-|
|Thief River Falls Public Library||MAN (Text)||35500004612741||Main||Available||-|
- ISBN: 1565849930
- Physical Description: 325 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
- Publisher: New York : New Press : 2006.
|General Note:|| Translation of: Mannen son log.
"First published in English by The Harvill Press, London, 2005"-- T.p. verso.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2006 September #2
Swedish crime writer Mankell has taken U.S. publishing by storm over the last decade, launching a genre-altering invasion of his fellow Scandinavian mystery authors and (with other Europeans such as John Harvey and Andrea Camilleri) reinterpreting the notion of the hard-boiled hero. No longer the strong, silent, stand-up guy of American fiction, the new European hero, led by Mankell's Kurt Wallander, faces the horrors of the modern world with a sagging spirit, nearly overwhelmed. Lately, though, Mankell has rested Wallander, focusing instead on other cops in and around Ystad, Sweden, including Wallander's daughter, Linda, the star of Before the Frost (2005). Now the series returns to Wallander but backtracks in time. The Man Who Smiled, written in 1994, was the fourth in the series but is only now appearing in the U.S. It finds Wallander on the verge of quitting the Ystad police force; then a friend who had asked for his help is killed, and the would-be retiree is compelled to go back to work. The case that unfolds, involving a the head of a multinational corporation who traffics in the selling of human organs, opens yet another window on the unimaginable horrors of modern life, but this time Wallander responds with new resolve. Devotees of the series will be thrilled to pick up this missing chapter in the ongoing saga, but it is a bit disconcerting to keep the chronology straight. Still, any new Wallander novel--in whatever order--constitutes a major event in crime fiction. ((Reviewed September 15, 2006)) Copyright 2006 Booklist Reviews
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