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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Go to any review of these Wallander books and you’re likely to run into the following: Wallander and the Ystad police will have henniny hands full in order to find out who is committing these crimes and also why the young woman killed herself. I think I finished it in hennimg than twenty-four hours.

I love the Audible versions – Dick Hill’s narration is top notch – because hearing the story seems to transport me into Mankell’s and Wallander’s world. So much more to read. Henning Mankell was on that list until today.

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The Mysteries Faceless Killers. Pages to import images to Wikidata All stub articles. We might find Kurt enjoying a moment of pure happiness as he closes the bedroom door on the sleeping form of his daughter who has come to visit him. He can hardly I began reading Sidetracked after we had started watching the British television productions of Mankell’s Wallander books, with which I immediately connected.


: Sidetracked by Henning Mankell

And could there be some connection between the young woman’s death and the murders? For many GR sieetracked who have been introduced to Kurt Wallander it is interesting to note that ultimately the success of bringing Mankell to English speaking audiences only came after bringing in the same production company responsible for Steig Larsson’s Millennium trilogy for the wildly popular BBC version starring Kenneth Branagh. Deceptively long at pages with a small font, the terrific detective saga took longer hennning I thought, but satisfied throughout.

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. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.


Aug 12, Dorothy rated it liked it Recommends it for: Not only is the killer taking their lives, he she? While I manmell some details superfluous, most notably the psychologist Ekholm he contributes nothing of interestand some false notes in the story possible spoilers so I’ll keep mumI did quite enjoy reading the book and will now look for the next in the series am not following any strict order – first in first out!

He arrives just in time to watch her douse herself in gasoline and set herself aflame. Mar 20, Brad rated it it was amazing Shelves: Fascinating and astute, Sidetracked is a compelling mystery enhanced by keen social awareness.


But it was about connecting recent deaths in the area, that seemed unrelated. We can relate to the complexities of his personal life, while at the same time follow his brilliant and sometimes hard-luck scramble to find a psychopath. Dec 27, Angela rated it really liked it. I told Ty about Name Day, and he wondered what you did if your name wasn’t listed.

Distracted is a story about how a crime is sidettacked, with numerous convergences and yes, distractions. Several homicides take place where the victim is not only killed but scalped.

Mankell spends a lot of time exploring Wallander’s thinking as he tries to solve the murders and the sub-plot involving his relationships with his woman friend, his daughter and his father are well documented from his point of view. This is a book that stays with the reader and is so thought provoking for a long time.

In Sweden, Name Day wikipedia link is sort of like a birthday, but you celebrate on the day based on your name, not when you were born.

This book is fast-paced and does have its moments of violence, but I’ve read much grislier in other books. Swedish with Swedish Subtitles Rating: See all books by Henning Mankell.