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[MP3CD audiobook format in vinyl case.]
[Read by Dick Hill]
The Pyramid is the long-awaited addition to Henning Mankell's critically celebrated and internationally best-selling Kurt Wallander mystery series: the book of five short mysteries that takes us back to the beginning.
Here are the stories that trace, chronologically, Wallander's growth from a rookie cop into a young father and then a middle-aged divorce', illuminating how Wallander became a first-rate detective and highlighting new facets of a now-canonical character.
''Wallander's First Case'' introduces us to the twenty-one-year old patrolman on his first homicide case: his next-door neighbor, seemingly dead by his own hand. Wallander is a young father confronting an enexpected threat on Christmas Eve in ''The Man with the Mask.'' In ''The Man on the Beach,'' he is on the brink of middle age and troubled by a distant wife as he unravels why a lonely man on vacation was poisoned. Newly separated in ''The Death of the Photographer,'' Wallander investigates the brutal murder--and the well-concealed secrets --of the local studio photographer. In the title story, he is the veteran detective uncovering unexpected connections between a downed mystery plane and the assassination of a pair of elderly sisters. Over the course of these five stories, he comes into his own as a murder detective, defined by his simultaneously methodical and instinctive work, even as he finds himself increasingly haunted from witnessing the worst aspects of an atomized society.
Written from the unique perspective of an author looking back upon his own creation to discover his origins, these mysteries are vintage Mankell and essential reading for all Wallander fans. The Pyramid is a wonderful display of Mankell's virtuosic powers as an acknowledged master of the police procedural.
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HENNING MANKELL is internationally Sweden's most read author. His novels, which include the best-selling 'Kurt Wallander' mysteries, have been translated into thirty-seven languages with more than 30 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. He divides his time between Sweden and Mozambique, where he has worked as a director at Teatro Avenida since 1985.From AudioFile:
Once again, Dick Hill uses his terrific understated style to bring the gloomy and self-doubting police detective Kurt Wallander to life. Hill's effective timing always matches the action (Wallander in danger!), the emotion (Wallander's depression about the state of Swedish society) and even the geography (rainy and bleak). In THE PYRAMID, Henning Mankell goes back in time with five stories that precede the series. We begin with Wallander's first case as a 21-year-old patrol officer investigating the stabbing of his neighbor on his own time while wooing girlfriend Mona (his ex-wife in all the Wallander novels). The stories end in the late 1980s as the veteran detective finds connections between a plane crash and the execution-style deaths of two elderly shopkeepers. As always, it's a treat to spend several hours with Mankell, Wallander, and Hill. A.B. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2009. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1433289598
Book Description Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2009. MP3 CD. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111433289598
Book Description Blackstone Audio Inc, 2009. MP3 CD. Condition: Brand New. unabridged edition. 1 pages. 7.75x5.50x0.50 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # zk1433289598