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Sidetracked (A Kurt Wallander Mystery)(Library Binder) epub

ISBN: 1433202794

ISBN13: 978-1433202797

Author: Dick Hill,Henning Mankell

Category: Thriller and Mystery

Subcategory: Mystery

Language: English

Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.; Unabridged edition (May 1, 2007)

ePUB book: 1886 kb

FB2 book: 1965 kb

Rating: 4.5

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Sidetracked: A Kurt Wallander Mystery

Sidetracked: A Kurt Wallander Mystery. Henning Mankell (Author), Dick Hill (Narrator), Inc. Blackstone Audio (Publisher). The book starts out when Kurt Wallander is called to an old farmhouse by an elderly man who complains of a girl out in his rape fields just hanging around and as many times as he has asked her to leave, she won't. When Wallander sees her he tries to approach the very young woman only to have her douse herself with gasoline and set herself on fire. Wallander and the farmer are horrified, and throughout the rest of the book Wallander is haunted by the scene of this woman burning to death.

Also by Henning Mankell. Henning Mankell is the prizewinning and internationally acclaimed author of the Inspector Wallander Mysteries, now dominating bestseller lists throughout Europe. Dominican Republic: 1978. Also by henning mankell.

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

Fourth in the Kurt Wallander series. 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 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 Fourth in the Kurt Wallander series. Fascinating and astute, Sidetracked is a compelling mystery enhanced by keen social awareness.

Henning Georg Mankell (Swedish pronunciation: ; 3 February 1948 – 5 October 2015) was a Swedish crime writer, children's author, and dramatist.

Henning Georg Mankell (Swedish pronunciation: ; 3 February 1948 – 5 October 2015) was a Swedish crime writer, children's author, and dramatist, best known for a series of mystery novels starring his most noted creation, Inspector Kurt Wallander. He also wrote a number of plays and screenplays for television. He was a left-wing social critic and activist. In his books and plays he constantly highlighted social inequality issues and injustices in Sweden and abroad

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SUMMARY: Second in the Kurt Wallander series. After nearly thirty years in the same job, Inspector Kurt Wallander is tired, restless, and itching to make a change

SUMMARY: Second in the Kurt Wallander series. On the Swedish coastline, two bodies, victims of grisly torture and cold execution, are discovered in a life raft. With no witnesses, no motives, and no crime scene, Detective Kurt Wallander is frustrated and uncertain he has the ability to solve a case as mysterious as it is heinous. After nearly thirty years in the same job, Inspector Kurt Wallander is tired, restless, and itching to make a change. He is taken with a certain old farmhouse, perfectly situated in a quiet countryside with a charming, overgrown garden.

Henning Mankell AN EVENT IN AUTUMN Henning Mankell’s novels have . Kurt Wallander Series.

His Kurt Wallander mysteries have been adapted into a PBS television series starring Kenneth Branagh. Mankell divides his time between Sweden and Mozambique.

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Items related to Sidetracked: A Kurt Wallander Mystery (Kurt Wallander. Henning Mankell Sidetracked: A Kurt Wallander Mystery (Kurt Wallander Mysteries). ISBN 13: 9781565845077. Sidetracked: A Kurt Wallander Mystery (Kurt Wallander Mysteries). His long-awaited vacation interrupted by two deaths, Inspector Kurt Wallander begins trying to piece together how the brutal murder of a former minister of justice is related to the self-immolation of an unidentified young woman. From the Inside Flap: Fourth in the Kurt Wallander series.

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.

This is an interesting Swedish mystery with Kurt Wallander leading a team of detectives attempting to solve two crimes. While the mood of the story is often gloomy – rain, personal worries, fear that his (Wallander’s) girlfriend is seeing another man, illnesses, old age, deaths, needing to give up planned vacations, lack of sleep, Wallander’s new boss being unsure of himself – this atmosphere does not detract from the story. It offers readers a more in-depth understanding of characters and the difficulties facing the police. It is true that when I watched the TV versions of several Wallander mysteries which were moody, I was somewhat turned off by the gloom, but I did not have this feeling reading this book or the several other Mankell Wallander mysteries that I read. In fact, I looked forward to reading this book and enjoyed it. It is well written and gripping.
One of the mysteries, the smaller one, the one that takes up less police and story time, is the apparent suicide of a young Jamaican girl who showed up in Sweden for unknown reasons, seemed to be afraid of something, went out to a strange field, apparently simply because it was there, poured gasoline in a circle around her and on her, and when Wallander began to approach her, she ignited herself and burned to death. Wallander and his team try to find out why she apparently wanted to commit suicide and why she did it the way she did, for there is just about no more hurtful way to die than to be burned to death. This is why Joan of Arc was burned and why witched were burned, to give them as much pain as possible.
The other mystery is what seem to be bizarre serial killings. We are told that the murderer identifies with Herbert Hoover of the American FBI and with the Indian Chief Geronimo, and that he paints his face when he goes out to kill. We are also told that he is seeking revenge for his sister. This is about all we know at the onset of the novel, but the police do not know this. What they do know is that the murders are carefully planned, an ax or hatchet is used, and the victims are scalped. They try to find a connection between the victims but do not find it and they try to delve into the psychology of the murderer but do not see it.
In one of my Kurt Wallander books it has "Sidetracked" listed as the third in the series and in another it has it as fourth. In the description on Amazon it says it is the third so I'll go with that for anyone wondering about the order. In the title above it says it's number five, so who knows?

This is an amazing thriller and one of the best I've read of Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander series yet. It's suspenseful, creepy and although whodunnit might be figured out, it's the why that isn't always easy.

The book starts out when Kurt Wallander is called to an old farmhouse by an elderly man who complains of a girl out in his rape fields just hanging around and as many times as he has asked her to leave, she won't. When Wallander sees her he tries to approach the very young woman only to have her douse herself with gasoline and set herself on fire. Wallander and the farmer are horrified, and throughout the rest of the book Wallander is haunted by the scene of this woman burning to death. The question is who is she and why did she kill herself in such an awful way.

If that isn't enough, the very next day Wallander gets a call and goes to the beach where the body of Sweden's former Minister of Justice lies axed to death and scalped. When another ax murder and scalping takes place, the police know they have a dangerous serial killer on the loose. Wallander and the Ystad police will have their hands full in order to find out who is committing these crimes and also why the young woman killed herself.

This book is fast-paced and does have its moments of violence, but I've read much grislier in other books. I love what the author has done with the relationships with Wallander and his daughter, Linda, his father, and Linda and her grandfather. Although Kurt's father remains a source of anxiety for him, the older man is somewhat of a comic relief with his paintings and his one-liners. The love that Wallander has for his daughter and also for his father, as irritating as he can be, is a very nice part of this book. The ending is worth the entire rest of the book. I really loved this one and couldn't stop reading. I think I finished it in less than twenty-four hours.
This is an excellent book on several levels. The author takes the reader through the course of an investigation of several brutal murders by a young sociopathetic serial killer. In addition, a grisly sucide of a young teenager from the Domenican Republis at the start of the book sets the grim tone of the book.

The reader follows along as Kurt Wallander and his team comprising his fellow detectives and the public prosecutor follows leads and draw conclusions then shift directions as new facts arise. Hence, the title, Sidetracked. Kurt gets frustrated, loses his temper, and tries to balance his chaotic personal situations

The author also proves the reader with insight into the mind and motivations of the killer.

Even though this novel stands alone, I am glad I am reading the Kurt Wallander series in order as there are continuing themselves involving Wallander's personality.

Highly recommended.
This is book 5 in MAnkell's Kurt Wallender series. This book picks up with the end of book 4.
The story actually begins when Wallender is called out to a farmers field where a young girl is seen just "standing". Wallender tries to talk to her - but as he approaches her she sets herself on fire. Wallender is traumatized by seeing this
Then Wallender is called to the scene of a crime where an important man is killed with an ax to the back - and he is scalped. There are very few clues as to who murdered him. He is found on the beach.
Then another murder occurs - with an ax - and a scalping.
Wallender begins to question the role of the police officer in todays more violent society - as he searches for answers.
I am now going to order the next 5 books in the Wallender series