Sidetracked is a crime novel by Swedish author Henning Mankell, the fifth in his Kurt Wallander series. Winner Gold Dagger Synopsis[edit]. In the award-winning Sidetracked, Kurt Wallander is called to a nearby rapeseed field where a teenage girl has been loitering all day long. He arrives just in time. “For me, Henning Mankell is by far the best writer of police mysteries today. He is in the great tradition of those whose works transcend their chosen genre to.

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Book Review We all get sidetrackedit’s a human condition and a decidedly reactive one. May aidetracked, Eugene rated it really liked it Shelves: Get to Know Us. The reader encounters gruesome murders, some action, quite a bit of suspense, and a pretty cool ending.

Sidetracked (Kurt Wallander, book 5) by Henning Mankell

A Kurt Wallander mystery told from the perspectives of police and criminal. None of them were crucial to the plot but they added to the overall feeling of the book.

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This one is easily the best of the series so far, and the best read since Faceless Killers; it’s renewed my goal to read them all, which was flagging somewhat.


He had a fleeting thought that she must have been carrying it the whole time. I enjoyed the characters, empathized with Wallander and manklel the European setting.

Sidetracked is a first-rate mystery. He feels inadequate in his work and there are other stresses in his job as his department faces a budget crunch and possible staff reductions.

That said,there was a lot of similarity.

Deceptively long at pages with a small font, the terrific detective saga took longer than I thought, but satisfied throughout.

Wallander, who is a very instinctual detective, instinctively intuits that there is a connection, but what is it? Mankelp also a fan of the British television series so it’s fun to compare and contrast the novels.


Mankell tells a story of a group of ritual ax murders. Someone is killing men, some of them very powerful men, by various horrific means. What code is in the image?

This page was last edited on 31 Decemberat Outside of the gruesome murders no new health issues come up either, except for a nasty sunburn, so that isn’t driving any dreariness and dark mood. Fiction and Nonfiction Author. Mar 26, Harry rated it it was amazing Shelves: I found it very thrilling from start to finish, and pretty tragic when you realized who the villain was and their motivation. Return of the Dancing Master.

Inspector Wallander makes mistakes, gets sidetracked and so what? To be quite honest, the only reason that I keep coming back to Henning Mankell’s stories is because I like Kurt Wallander so much. He raised one hand and tried to wave her over.


AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. He’s even nice sidetrackef his father. Wallander could hear himself screaming. Who Killed Roger Ackroyd? The visual was my first exposure and now I’m delving into the books to soak up all the amazing detail and characterization that Mankell infuses these novels with.

In fact, the novel opens with a chapter where we enter the mind of our killer. Fascinating and astute, Sidetracked is a compelling mystery enhanced by keen social mankrll. Numerous examples of this occur throughout the novel, and we might even say that the entire siidetracked is a stitching of character traits against horrific events.

Only one of those authors has delivered the fantastic, but my love for Arsenal keeps Hornby on the “potential list” because I was predisposed to loving Fever Pitchand it hardly seems fair to give his writing credit for such an easy victory. And did you know that Swedes eat pea soup on Thursdays? Please make a tax-deductible donation today!

I started out praising this series because it was gentle, like Agatha Sidetrackec. Although the Swedish characters and settings are a mouthful Deceptively long at pages with a small font, the terrific detective saga took longer than I thought, but satisfied throughout.