Henning Mankell (1948-2015) became a worldwide phenomenon with his crime writing, gripping thrillers and atmospheric novels set in Africa. His prizewinning and critically acclaimed Inspector Wallander Mysteries continue to dominate bestseller lists all over the globe and his books have been translated into forty-five languages and made into numerous international film and television adaptations.
Provides a fascinating preview of the psychology of Kurt Wallander who was to become Mankell's most famous creation - Shots Magazine One of Scandinavia's finest writers. He is in the great tradition of those whose works transcend their chose genre to become thrilling and moral literature. A literary writer of considerable accomplishment. - Independent. In life and in art Henning Mankell was a man of passionate commitment. Mankell is the master. Mankell's fierce instinct for social criticism is admirable. - New York Times. Mankell writes with both a social conscience and great humour. - Daily Telegraph.