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Swedish thrillers

If there’s something Sweden is good at, it’s making thrillers. Swedish author Henning Mankell has written my favorite detective book series, and those books have resulted in over 30 movies. 89 more words


Watching the (Flawed) Detectives

Some viewers like their television detectives to be close to infallible: Perhaps a dashing Sherlock Holmes, in all his variants, or a fastidious Hercule Poiroit who can stride into a room and suss out the killer by using only a few cigarette butts and a train timetable. 699 more words

Movies & Television

#2 Faceless Killers


Title: Faceless Killers

Author: Henning Mankell

Genre: Crime/thriller

Amazon List Price (at the time of writing): £5.59 paperback

Pages… 342 more words

Book Reviews

Kurt Goodbye

With the final episode of the Swedish Wallander series this last weekend, we arrived at the culmination of one of the most sustained pieces of character acting in recent television history. 156 more words


Wallander: powerful performances to the very end

The final episodes of this Swedish interpretation of Wallander more than live up to the high standards of the earlier series. Given the lead character’s situation – his gradual acceptance of intellectual decline and the onset of dementia – they have the potential to be mawkish, morbid or just plain miserable. 570 more words


Bye, Wallander!

In the end the end wasn’t as upsetting as I’d made the Resident IT Consultant expect. He almost complained. And I was relieved. I wasn’t feeling up to too much sadness, and Wallander made for pretty sad viewing the week before. 134 more words