Sidetracked

Henning Mankell

Dick Hill (Narrator)

01-01-06

14hrs 23min

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Fiction/Mystery & Detective

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01-01-06

14hrs 23min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Mystery & Detective

Description

“Mankell at his best…if you haven’t bought Sidetracked, do so ASAP.” Los Angeles Times Book Review

Sweden’s Best Crime Novel of the Year for 1997
Winner of the CWA Gold Dagger

Detective Kurt Wallander is called to a nearby rapeseed field where a teenage girl has been loitering all day long. He arrives just in time to watch her douse herself in gasoline and set herself aflame. The next day he is called to a beach where Sweden’s former minister of justice has been axed to death and scalped. The murder has the obvious markings of a demented serial killer, and Wallander is frantic to find him before he strikes again. But his investigation is beset with obstacles: a department distracted by the threat of cutbacks and the frivolity of World Cup soccer, a tenuous relationship with a widow, and the unshakably haunting preoccupation with the girl who set herself on fire.

Fascinating and astute, Sidetracked is a compelling mystery enhanced by keen social awareness.

Praise

“Mankell at his best…if you haven’t bought Sidetracked, do so ASAP.” Los Angeles Times Book Review

“Mankell is one of the most ingenious crime writers around.” The Observer (London)

“Mankell’s meticulously detailed descriptions of the inspector’s investigation—and his often lyrical portrayal of Wallander’s struggle to rearrange his thought processes in order to catch the criminal—are masterful.” Publishers Weekly

“Full of emotion yet cleanly written, apparently straightforward yet fraught with intriguing revelations, Mankell’s latest mystery is strongly recommended.” Library Journal

“Connoisseurs of the police procedural will tear into this installment like the seven-course banquet it is.” Kirkus Reviews

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Language English
Release Day Dec 31, 2005
Release Date January 1, 2006
Number in Series 5
Series Display String The Kurt Wallander Mysteries
Release Date Machine 1136073600
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Police Procedurals
Author Bio
Henning Mankell

Henning Mankell (1948–2015) was Sweden’s most-read author worldwide. His novels, which include the bestselling Kurt Wallander mysteries, have been translated into thirty-seven languages with more than thirty million copies in print worldwide. He has received the Crime Writers’ Association’s Macallan Gold Dagger and the German Tolerance Prize and has been a three-time finalist for the Los Angeles Times Mystery/Thriller Book Prize.

Narrator Bio
Dick Hill

Dick Hill, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, is one of the most awarded narrators in the business, having earned several Audie Awards and thirty-four AudioFile Earphones Awards. In addition to narrating, he has both acted in and written for the theater. 

Overview

Sweden’s Best Crime Novel of the Year for 1997
Winner of the CWA Gold Dagger

Detective Kurt Wallander is called to a nearby rapeseed field where a teenage girl has been loitering all day long. He arrives just in time to watch her douse herself in gasoline and set herself aflame. The next day he is called to a beach where Sweden’s former minister of justice has been axed to death and scalped. The murder has the obvious markings of a demented serial killer, and Wallander is frantic to find him before he strikes again. But his investigation is beset with obstacles: a department distracted by the threat of cutbacks and the frivolity of World Cup soccer, a tenuous relationship with a widow, and the unshakably haunting preoccupation with the girl who set herself on fire.

Fascinating and astute, Sidetracked is a compelling mystery enhanced by keen social awareness.

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