The Man who Smiled

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The New Press, 2005 - Fiction - 325 pages
14 Reviews
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"The Man Who Smiled" begins with Wallander deep in a personal and professional crisis after killing a man in the line of duty; eventually, he vows to quit the Ystad police force for good. Just then, however, a friend who had asked Wallander to look into the death of his father winds up dead himself, shot three times. Ann-Britt Hoglund, the department's first female detective, proves to be his best ally as he tries to pierce the smiling facade of his prime suspect, a powerful multinational business tycoon. But just as he comes close to uncovering the truth, the same shadowy threats responsible for the murders close in on Wallander himself.
All of Mankell's talents as a master of the modern police procedural--which have earned him legions of fans worldwide--are showcased in "The Man Who Smiled," which is the fourth of the eight Wallander books published thus far in English.
  

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Review: The Man Who Smiled (Kurt Wallander #4)

User Review  - Andrew Trask - Goodreads

Henning Mankell remains an excellent mystery writer, and Kurt Wallander a fascinating character. While I'm a fan of the Wallander series, this installment didn't do as much for me as some of the ... Read full review

Review: The Man Who Smiled (Kurt Wallander #4)

User Review  - Peter Kobryn - Goodreads

The latest of Henning Mankell's Wallender series that I have read and as is always the case enjoyed reading. Traditionally a holiday reading author for me and no different this year I rattled through ... Read full review

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Henning Mankell is Sweden's bestselling author worldwide. His novels have been translated into thirty-seven languages with more than 30 million copies in print. The winner of many prizes, he divides his time between Sweden and Maputo, Mozambique, where he has worked as a director at Teatro Avenida since 1985. Ebba Segerberg has translated four of Henning Mankell's novels. She teaches at Washington University in St. Louis, where she lives.

Laurie Elmore Thompson is a published author, inspirational speaker, Bible teacher, singer, and songwriter. She and her husband, Kevin, reside in Anderson, SC along with their three children.

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