The Pyramid

The Pyramid

And Four Other Kurt Wallander Mysteries

Book - 2008
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The missing piece of the internationally bestselling Kurt Wallander mystery series: the story of Kurt Wallander's beginnings.

Revealing a side of Wallander that we have never seen, the long stories collected in The Pyramid are vintage Mankell. Here, we see Wallander on his homicide first case as a twenty-one-year-old patrolman, as a young father facing unexpected danger on Christmas Eve, as a middle-aged detective with his marriage on the brink, as a newly separated investigator solving the brutal murder of a local photographer, and finally as a veteran detective, with his signature methodical and instinctive work style, discovering unexpected connections between a downed plane and the assassination of a pair of spinster sisters. In these five riveting tales we watch Kurt Wallander come into his own not only as a detective but as a human being
Publisher: New York : New Press ; New York : Distributed by W.W. Norton, 2008
ISBN: 9781400095827
Call Number: M MANKELL
Characteristics: 392 p. ; 25 cm


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Dec 12, 2014

Very good!

Oldprof Jun 03, 2013

A good addition to the development of the Kurt Wallander series. Mankell is a gifted story-teller with much to say below the surface. I also recommend his novels outside fo the Wallander police mysteries as well.

Oct 10, 2012

Good introduction to the Kurt Wallander character. The story about his first case truly sets the stage for all that follows in the series.

May 19, 2011

I'd heard of this author, and wanted to try him out. I decided to start with the first in the series - published recently but tells of the beginnings of his character Kurt Wallander.
Very much enjoyed it - I like this kind character, the rough and ready, somewhat flawed but stramgley effective detective.
Very interesting intro to the series, next for me is The Dogs of Riga. And I've tracked down the BBC seies Wallander - wow!!

BTW - this is translated form the Swedish, my only complaint is that the sentences sometimes get short and choppy - distracting me from the story.

Jan 24, 2011

After recently being introduced to the Wallander series, I decided to start at the beginning. I found this series of stories, and its progression in Wallander's development as an investigator, quite interesting.

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Apr 18, 2010

collection of short stories/novellas featuring detective Kurt Wallander. First in the series.


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