A big thank you to Marcia at The Printed Page for originating Mailbox Monday. Mailbox Monday has gone on tour! Hosting for December is Lady Q of Let Them Read Books. January’s host will be Rose City Reader. Since the holidays have come and gone that means more books made it into my household. The White… Continue reading Mailbox Monday – December 27th
Yesterday morning I had the chance to listen to Henning Mankell on NPR’s Morning Edition. His latest novel doesn’t have his famous character, Inspector Kurt Wallander, in it. In fact, it’s mostly populated by women characters. Mankell read the opening scene. It is a desolate landscape and put a chill down this listener’s spine. It was… Continue reading Henning Mankell Interview
I recently discovered that three of Henning Mankell’s Kurt Wallander books have been made into movies for the BBC starring Kenneth Branagh as Kurt Wallander. And Mankell is working on another Wallander book! The movies will air in the United States on PBS in the spring. Apparently many movies with Kurt Wallander as the main character… Continue reading Henning Mankell/Kurt Wallander News!
Faceless Killers introduces the Swedish detective, Kurt Wallander, to US readers. (There are approximately a dozen books featuring Wallander but not all have been translated into English.) One cold evening, an elderly farm couple is attacked. The husband is killed and the wife is found barely alive. She’s able to offer clues to solve the crime… Continue reading Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell