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Mészárszék és Kurt Wallander

Kényszerszabi, mert nőnek lenni jó. Próbáltam hasznosan tölteni, de nem nagyon sikerült, részben a kialvatlanság, részben a halálfélelem miatt, meg az se segített, hogy horrordíszletek nőttek a nyomomban, amerre jártam. 180 more words


Magnus quote of the day! For three letters?

Okay I thought I would do something I have done before. Post quotes… I have done it with Sherlock and DI Alec Hardy, now it’s time for a character that I really like… the sassy character from the UK version of Wallander, Magnus Martinsson! 147 more words


The Mind’s Eye: a great start but slow progress

Van Veeteren is among the most famous of Swedish fictional detectives, but this was my first written encounter with the character. This book started off brilliantly with a mystifying mystery of the locked room tradition: 347 more words

Book Reviews

Faceless Killers - Henning Mankell (1991) (Wallander #01)

‘It was a senselessly violent crime: on a cold night in a remote Swedish farmhouse an elderly farmer is bludgeoned to death, and his wife is left to die with a noose around her neck. 406 more words

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A Frozen Death, BBC 4 iPlayer, 9pm, written and directed by Harve Hadmar.


I love Wallender and I’m a big fan of The Killing, wouldn’t say no to A Bridge or two, in fact, put subtitles on it and stick it on BBC 4 and there’s a more than fair chance I’ll be watching. 491 more words

The White Lioness - Henning Mankell

My father used to say about detective fiction that one sign that a series had gone off the rails was when the plot went international. The theory as I understood it is that mystery novels are both about solving the crimes and about evoking a sense of time and place. 630 more words


Murder on the Orient Express' Kenneth Branagh - a Profile

There are two instantly surprising facts about Sir Kenneth Branagh. The first is that the man considered perhaps the foremost Shakespearean actor of the 80’s and 90’s, with the cut-glass diction to match, is really a Belfast native. 572 more words