The Man who Smiled
"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 - Charles Kerns - Goodreads
In my country of "make my day" and "bring it on," this book may be a hard start for US readers. Detective Wallander drops into a year of depression after shooting a bad guy. He is ready to quit the ... Read full review
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