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The Troubled Man

An extract from The Troubled Man, Henning Mankell's last Wallander novel

By Henning Mankell   April 2011

Swedish crime writer Henning Mankell is back—20 years after he introduced Kurt Wallander in Faceless Killers, the first in a series of critically acclaimed and bestselling thrillers. Now Mankell has confirmed that The Troubled Man is the last Wallander book he will write. Prospect prints below an exclusive extract from one of its early chapters.

As miserable as he is modern, Kurt Wallander is still a decent, moral man. His long-suffering colleagues, dreary flat in Ystad, on-off relationship with daughter Linda, and ferry rides from Sweden to Denmark or east across the Baltic have become celebrated fixtures in the…

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