In all his years as a mzungu, a wealthy white man among native blacks, he never comes to fully understand his adoptive home, or his precarious place in it. Africa is a terrible shock, yet he stays and makes it his home. Mankell’s novels are a joy. Usa today “a fascinating novel . . . The prose is powerful, and the narrative of The Eye of the Leopard is profound.
The Eye of the Leopard: A Novel #ad - Bookreporter. Com “a thought-provoking, multilayered novel whose themes will challenge and linger. The courier mail “Mankell is a master of atmosphere and suspense. Los angeles times “mankell’s novels are the best Swedish export since flatpack furniture.
Depths: A NovelThe New Press #ad - Henning mankell, author of the internationally bestselling Kurt Wallander Mysteries and the critically acclaimed Chronicler of the Winds, once again proves himself a master of the novel with this arresting, disquieting story of obsession. Swedish naval officer lars Tobiasson-Svartman is charged with a secret mission to take depth readings around the Stockholm archipelago.
The master of scandinavian crime fiction spins a dark tale of passion and deceit set during World War I: “A memorable and shocking psychological study” Publishers Weekly. Giving in to the worst of his impulses, lars turns into a far more dangerous man—one ready to trade in lies and even death to get closer to the lonely woman without losing hold of his wife.
Depths: A Novel #ad - All thoughts of shame, and duty are swept to sea as he struggles to maintain his parallel lives, fidelity, with devastating consequences for the women who love him. It seems utterly inhabitable, yet Halsskär is home to the young widow Sara Fredrika. In the course of his work, he lands on the rocky isle of Halsskär.
. October, 1914. A man of control and precision, lars is overwhelmed by his attraction to the half-wild, illiterate Sara, a total contrast to his reserved, elegant wife. Lars soon learns that Sara, living in near-total isolation, is unaware that the world is at war.
The Shadow Girls: A NovelThe New Press #ad - Jesper humlin, a poet of middling acclaim and underwhelming book sales, is facing a crisis. Though he had imagined their stories as fodder for his own book, soon their intertwining lives require him to play a much different role. Offering both surprising humor and heartrending tragedy, The Shadow Girls is a “passionate and entertaining” triumph that will astonish longtime fans of Mankell’s acclaimed Kurt Wallander novels as well as readers new to his work The Daily Telegraph.
Leyla from iran, tanya from russia, and tea-bag, who is from Africa but claims to be from Kurdistan because Kurds might receive preferential treatment as refugees—these are the shadow girls who become Humlin’s unlikely pupils in impromptu writing workshops. His boy-wonder stockbroker has squandered humlin’s investments, and his editor, who says he must write a crime novel to survive, starts pitching and promoting the nonexistent book despite Humlin’s emphatic refusals.
The Shadow Girls: A Novel #ad - From the new york times–bestselling author: a story of one man’s awakening and “a heartfelt reminder of the many people whose struggles are never known” The Plain Dealer. Then, he finds himself thrust into a world where names shift, stories overlap, when he travels to Gothenburg to give a reading, and histories are both deeply secret and in profound need of retelling.
Chronicler of the Winds: A NovelThe New Press #ad - Instead, he tells the unforgettable story of his life to a sole witness. Mankell writes eloquently of the realities of poverty and violence without becoming sugary or didactic. . . . A single gunshot cracks the silence of a hot African night. Grittily realistic” fable about war-torn Africa and a mystical orphan boy The New York Times.
As the tale unfolds, José is forever changed. From the bestselling author of the Kurt Wallander Mysteries: An “uplifting . . . One of the millions of poor people “forced to eat life raw, ” Nelio refuses to be taken to the hospital. He is nelio, rumored to be a healer and a prophet, a leader of street kids, and possessed of a strangely ancient wisdom.
Chronicler of the Winds: A Novel #ad - On the rooftop of a local theater company, a ten-year-old boy slowly dies of bullet wounds. Over the course of nine nights, a baker named José Antonio Maria Vaz listens as bandits cruelly raze Nelio’s village, propelling him to join the legions of abandoned children living in the streets. He becomes the “chronicler of the Winds”, vowing to reveal Nelio’s magical words to all who will listen.
. Shortlisted for the nordic council prize for literature and nominated for the Swedish Publishers Association’s August Prize, Chronicler of the Winds is a beautifully crafted novel that is a testament to the power of storytelling itself.
A Treacherous ParadiseVintage #ad - As hanna’s story unfurls over the next several years in this “treacherous paradise, ” she wrestles with a devastating loneliness and with the racism she’s meant to unthinkingly adopt. Gripping in its drama, a treacherous paradise is, at its heart, evocative and searing in its portrait of colonial Africa, a deeply moving story of a woman who manages to wrench wisdom, empathy, and grace from the most unforgiving circumstances.
Cold and poverty define hanna renström’s childhood in remote northern Sweden, and in 1904, at nineteen, she boards a ship for Australia in hope of a better life. But none of her hopes—or fears—prepares her for the life she will lead. After two brief marriages both leave her widowed, among the bordello’s black prostitutes, and, she finds herself the owner of a bordello in Portuguese East Africa, a world where colonialism and white colonists rule, where she is isolated within white society by her profession and her gender, by her color.
A Treacherous Paradise #ad - From the internationally acclaimed author of the kurt wallander crime novels, a powerful stand-alone novel set in early-twentieth-century Sweden and Mozambique, whose vividly drawn female protagonist is awoken from her naïveté by her exposure to racism and by her own unexpected inner strengths. And as her life becomes increasingly intertwined with the prostitutes’, she moves inexorably toward the moment when she will make a decision that defies all the expectations society has of her and, more important, those she has of herself.
The Return of the Dancing MasterThe New Press #ad - Stefan lindman is a young police officer who has just been diagnosed with cancer of the tongue. As if someone had been practicing the tango. Mankell’s impeccably researched historical thriller is “a worthy successor to the Wallander whodunits” The Sunday Telegraph. The third reich lies in ruins as a British warplane lands in Bückeburg, Germany.
Fifty-four years later, retired policeman Herbert Molin is found brutally slaughtered on his remote farm in Härjedalen, Sweden. Terrified of the illness that could take his life, World War II, Lindman becomes more and more reckless as he uncovers the links between Molin’s death, and an underground neo-Nazi network.
The Return of the Dancing Master #ad - Soon he is enmeshed in a puzzling investigation with no witnesses and no discernible motives. The police discover strange tracks in the blood on the floor . . . A man carrying a small black bag quickly disembarks and travels to Hamelin, where he disappears behind the prison gates. From the new york times–bestselling author of the kurt Wallander novels: An “absorbing” and “chilling” historical mystery “dripping with evil atmosphere” The Times, London.
Early the next day, England’s most experienced hangman executes twelve war criminals. December 12, 1945.
Italian Shoes: A NovelThe New Press #ad - Haunted by memories of the terrible mistake that drove him to this island and away from a successful career as a surgeon, he lives in a stasis so complete that an anthill grows undisturbed in his living room. Living on a tiny island that is surrounded by ice during the long winter months, Fredrik Welin is so lost to the world that he cuts a hole in the ice every morning and lowers himself into the freezing water to remind himself that he is alive.
From the prize-winning “master of atmosphere” comes the surprising and affecting story of a man well past middle age who suddenly finds himself on the threshold of renewal The Boston Globe. Beautiful. The boston globe “A fine meditation on love and loss. The sunday telegraph “Intense and precisely detailed.
Italian Shoes: A Novel #ad - . . . A hopeful account of a man released from self-imposed withdrawal. The independent “the creator of police detective Kurt Wallander presents a tale of mortal reckoning in which all the deaths are natural but none the less powerful. Kirkus Reviews. A deeply human tale of loss and redemption, italian shoes is “a voyage into the soul of a man” expertly crafted with “snares that Mankell has hidden with a hunter’s skill inside this spectral landscape” The Guardian.
Daniel: A NovelThe New Press #ad - He continually struggles to understand this strange new land of mud and snow that surrounds and seemingly entraps him. But then he impulsively adopts a young San orphan boy whose parents have been killed by European colonists. Evocative and sometimes brutal, the novel follows Daniel through a series of tragedies and betrayals that culminate in a shocking act.
Daniel is told to call bengler “Father, ” and to knock on doors and bow. In the 1870s, sweden, hans bengler arrives in cape Town from Småland, driven by a singular desire: to discover an insect no one has seen before and name it after himself. At the same time, he is haunted by visions of his murdered parents calling him home to Africa.
Daniel: A Novel #ad - Christening the boy daniel, Hans brings him back to Sweden—a quite different specimen than he first contemplated. Knowing that the only way home is by sea, he decides he must learn to walk on water if he is ever to reclaim his true place in the world. From the bestselling author of the kurt wallander novels: The “haunting and fascinating” tale of a young boy’s harrowing odyssey from Africa to Sweden Booklist.
Henning mankell, a world-renowned “master of atmosphere, ” offers this “quiet tragedy” with a ruthless elegance all his own The Boston Globe.
Kennedy's Brain: A NovelThe New Press #ad - Henning mankell, the acclaimed author of the Kurt Wallander mysteries, has put his unmistakable stamp on this gripping new thriller. Archaeologist louise cantor returns home to Sweden and makes a devastating discovery: her only child, twenty-eight-year-old Henrik, dead in his bed. Her investigation reveals how much her son concealed from her as she uncovers the links between his death, the African AIDS epidemic, and Western pharmaceutical interests, while those who dare help her are killed off.
In the tradition of john le carré’s the constant gardener, Kennedy’s Brain was inspired by Mankell’s anger at ongoing inequities that permit a few people to have unprecedented power over the many poor Africans who have none. Already a bestseller in europe, kennedy’s Brain is both a thrilling page-turner and a damning indictment of inhuman greed in the face of the African AIDS crisis.
Kennedy's Brain: A Novel #ad - The police rule his death a suicide but she knows he was murdered; her quest to find out what really happened to Henrik takes her across the globe to Barcelona, Mozambique, Australia, to find Aron, her estranged ex-husband and Henrik’s father; and to Maputo, where her son kept a secret apartment; Sydney, where she learns the awful truth behind an AIDS hospice.
The Man from BeijingVintage Crime/Black Lizard #ad - Her investigation leads to the highest echelons of power and into the recesses of history where the seeds of evil deeds were planted. . Among the victims are the grandparents of Judge Birgitta Roslin, who sets out to find the killer. Despite being brushed off by the police, Birgitta is determined to prove that the murders were not a random act of violence but are part of something far more dark and complex.
From the dean of scandinavian noir, the internationally bestselling and universally acclaimed Kurt Wallander series, Henning Mankell, an incredible stand-alone masterpiece: a bone-chilling mystery that spans two centuries and four continents. In the far north of sweden a small, quiet village has been almost entirely wiped out by a mass murderer.
The Man from Beijing #ad - The only clue left at the scene is a red ribbon.
The Man Who Smiled The Kurt Wallander Mysteries Book 4The New Press #ad - In this “exquisitely plotted” thriller, henning mankell’s mastery of the modern police procedural—which has earned him legions of fans worldwide and inspired the BBC show Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh—is on vivid display Publishers Weekly. James, mankell projects his hero’s brooding thoughts onto nature itself.
The new york times “Wallander is a loveable gumshoe. . . . This is crime fiction of the highest order. Publishers weekly, starred review “Compelling . . . He is one of the most credible creations in contemporary crime fiction. The guardian. Skillfully plotted and suspenseful. . . . But just as he comes close to uncovering the truth, Wallander finds his own life being threatened.