Sidetracked

Sidetracked Fourth in the Kurt Wallander series 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 t
  • Title: Sidetracked
  • Author: Henning Mankell Steven T. Murray
  • ISBN: 9781400031566
  • Page: 272
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sidetracked
    Fourth in the Kurt Wallander series.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 to watch her douse herself in gasoline and set herself aflame The next day he is called to a beach where Sweden s former Minister of Justice has been axed to death and scalpeFourth in the Kurt Wallander series.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 to watch her douse herself in gasoline and set herself aflame The next day he is called to a beach where Sweden s former Minister of Justice has been axed to death and scalped The murder has the obvious markings of a demented serial killer, and Wallander is frantic to find him before he strikes again But his investigation is beset with a handful of obstacles a department distracted by the threat of impending cutbacks and the frivolity of World Cup soccer, a tenuous long distance relationship with a murdered policeman s widow, and the unshakably haunting preoccupation with the young girl who set herself on fire Fascinating and astute, Sidetracked is a compelling mystery enhanced by keen social awareness.
    Sidetracked By Henning Mankell Steven T. Murray,

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  • Henning Mankell Steven T. Murray

    Henning Mankell was an internationally known Swedish crime writer, children s author and playwright He was best known for his literary character Kurt Wallander.Mankell split his time between Sweden and Mozambique He was married to Eva Bergman, Swedish director and daughter of Ingmar Bergman.

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  • As the fifth entry in this series opens, Swedish police detective Kurt Wallander is looking forward to his upcoming vacation, but then he answers a call to a farmer s field where a young girl has been standing all day in what appears to be a catatonic state Just as Wallander arrives, the girl douses herself in gasoline and burns herself to death Wallander is naturally horrified and cannot imagine why the girl would have chosen to end her life, especially in such a painful manner His task now is [...]


  • Sometimes when you discover a new author even when your first exposure to their books doesn t blow your mind you see the promise of something fantastic, and you keep reading I ve been reading many authors with that goal in mind Ian Rankin for the last few months and Stephen King for most of my life, with perpetual disappointment and Nick Hornby for a decade and a half and Philip Palmer for a couple of years and Miriam Toews since last summer Only one of those authors has delivered the fantastic, [...]


  • Book ReviewWe all get sidetracked, it s a human condition and a decidedly reactive one The looming question, of course, is sidetracked from what Mankell asks this question in this, his 5th in the Wallander series The subject is Kurt Wallander Kurt s goal is to capture a heineous serial killer on the loose in Ystad, Sweden This is his job as a police officer For most writers this is enough to confidently concoct a plot that would satisfy most crime readers, but not for Mankell In the tradition of [...]


  • Deceptively long at 350 pages with a small font, the terrific detective saga took longer than I thought, but satisfied throughout What I like the most about Wallander is that he is very human, and not just another cop on a case We can relate to the complexities of his personal life, while at the same time follow his brilliant and sometimes hard luck scramble to find a psychopath I am now officially a fan of the Kurt Wallander series Although the Swedish characters and settings are a mouthful, th [...]



  • Reading this book, I found myself really wishing that Inspector Kurt Wallander would get some professional help The man is so depressed that it makes me depressed just to read about him.Not that he doesn t have plenty of reason to be depressed His personal life is a mess He s still grieving for and missing his friend and mentor who died years before 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 There [...]


  • This has been my first book by Mankell and there is going to be Not only because I love crime novels, but also because the book was simlpy a great page turner, one day read I could not stop eating, drinking, sleeping were not the part of my daily routine any Inspector Wallander makes mistakes, gets sidetracked and so what This only adds excitement to the story even so as there is a mad serial killer at large As I believe telling a plot of a detective story spoils the whole fun, I am not going [...]


  • Much better than the first Wallander book, imo I read and listened to this and prefer the translation in this Kindle edition Not only because of some of the word choices but it also had many little details that the audiobook translation omitted None of them were crucial to the plot but they added to the overall feeling of the book Maybe the fact that it had a different cover was a hint about the different translation see below for the cover I had from for this ASIN Mankell wrote this in a manner [...]


  • This was the very first Wallander book I ever read While it started out rather gripping any time a person lights themselves on fire in the middle of an open field, you have my attention but I felt that it got a tiny bit slow, just as all the Wallander books do I mean, most of them are pretty straight forward police procedurals 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 The stories themselves don t seem to be a [...]


  • This one felt a little phoned in, plot and character wise Also, it was summer in Ystad, and I missed the cold, windy, dreary, dark Sk nean winters of earlier books Third, I m not a fan of introducing the killer at the outset though his identity isn t revealed until halfway through It dissipates rather than enhances the drama The only mystery was whether the killer would come after Kurt and Linda.The third star is because I enjoy reading about Wallander s laundry dilemmas.




  • Having recently said that I didn t like Harry Hole as much as Kurt Wallander, I thought it was only fair to do a closer comparison, so having just read a Jo Nesbo, I read a Henning Mankell I thought this was necessary because I have watched so much Wallander on TV the British series with Kenneth Branagh and the even better original series with Krister Henriksson , I could have been influenced and made an unfair comparison Having read Sidetracked, I am happy to confirm my impression that Wallande [...]


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  • I had heard about Henning Mankell s Wallander series, but it wasn t until I saw a BBC miniseries with Kenneth Branagh as Wallander based on three of the later novels that I decided to start reading the series from the beginning.The first episode I saw was based on Sidetracked, so this is the first time where I knew the entire story before I started reading the book Yet the book and film have significant differences, and I see how what are ultimately different storylines work for their medium.Wal [...]


  • This is an outstanding read smart and funny It s as good a Wallander book as I ve read Wallander is his old self deprecating, frazzled self He s worried about his daughter and his Latvian girlfriend and Sweden s decline and, oh yeah, there s a serial killer loose in Ystad And Wallander has to catch him before European summer holiday.This intense focus on holiday was odd I couldn t tell if Mankell was making fun of it, or just reflecting the reality of living in Sweden I mean, Wallander is chasin [...]


  • This offering by Swedish author, Henning Mankell, featuring Inspector Kurt Wallander, is difficult to categorize Is it a Mystery It s mysterious in the sense that there are many surprises along the way but it s not really a classic Mystery because reader knows who the killer is long before Wallander does.Is it a Police Procedural Sort of since the reader is privy to how the police go about their work but only to highlight Wallander s thinking.Is it a Thriller Wallander is targeted by the killer [...]


  • This was my first Mankell novel It will definitely not be my last I enjoyed this book.A beautiful young girl commits suicide directly in front of Wallander.Someone is killing men with an axe, and scalping them.Wallander is a fascinating character who has moments of depression, makes mistakes, and he has hunches that don t pan out He spends time thinking things over and discussing them with his team than other mystery novel protagonist He is compassionate and tries to be kind to people He will n [...]


  • I started out praising this series because it was gentle, like Agatha Christie But it didn t last Kurt Wallander ran into his first serial killer, and boy was he crazy In this book, I couldn t help but notice that many Swedish men pee outdoors You need to make an appointment to do your laundry in an apartment building And did you know that Swedes eat pea soup on Thursdays Ah well Sweden is disintegrating despite their best effort to build a kinder and gentler nation a perfect nation as it used t [...]


  • This is my first novel by Henning Mankell He s a Swedish author, so I expected a little cultural inserts, but there didn t seem to be any But in spite of that, I liked this It felt well thought out and I was glued to it It wasn t a whodunit, because that was revealed early on But it was about connecting recent deaths in the area, that seemed unrelated The characters were great too I did the audio and Dick Hill did a great job with the narration and I think that helped with my impression of the [...]


  • This is an excellent Wallender book, very carefully and intricately constructed That the book works so well is quite a feat since there is no mystery as to who the murderer is Mankell avoids melodrama, even when the opportunity offered itself, and continues to develop and deepen several key characters He is a patient writter, and 420 pages is a lot to ask for from a reader of genre hence, the missing star But my interest never flagged Mankell fans should appreciate this one, if approached in a l [...]


  • Ironically enough, and just like Kurt Wallander, I got sidetracked in the middle of this and read 3 4 other books It s the sign of a good book that I remembered the plot and picked up from where I left off with no harm done 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.


  • A Kurt Wallander mystery told from the perspectives of police and criminal A foreign teenage girl burns herself to death under inspector Wallander s eyes Several homicides take place where the victim is not only killed but scalped The victims don t seem to have any connection The viewer will know quite early that the serial killer is a deranged adolescent boy, but what exactly is his motive 4 Faceless Killers Kurt Wallander, 1 4 The Dogs of Riga Kurt Wallander, 2 4 The White Lioness Kurt Walland [...]


  • I ve been reading Henning Mankell s Wallander series since I picked up The Return of the Dancing Master at an airport I like the dry, serious, battle scarred detective who is bewildered by an increasingly unfamiliar Sweden where bad things, really bad things, can happen His uneasy personal relationships provide an interesting dimension to his personality I particularly like the portrayal of his feelings about his father and his daughter one turning back into a child, and the other growing into a [...]


  • I began reading Sidetracked after we had started watching the British television productions of Mankell s Wallander books, with which I immediately connected Wallander is a skilled detective but less skilled at managing his life He struggles with his relationships with his father and his daughter He s divorced, and during Sidetracked, is or less in a relationship with a woman living in Latvia whom we never actually meet Aside from solving murders, he s quite dysfunctional He can hardly handle l [...]


  • My favorite Wallander book so far in the series Mankell touches on human trafficking but it doesn t overwhelm the book like his forays into other social ills have done in previous books This is mostly a Wallander story He is still unsure of himself and his car license, and his laundry but obviously in full police mode throughout He s even nice to his father There is something missing here that I ve come to expect, though The scenery isn t dreary winter, it s summer holiday The police even make t [...]


  • The title doesn t quite make sense with the story maybe it has some kind of double meaning in Swedish but it accurately describes my experience of reading this book I was in the process of reading several other books, as well as, you know, living my life, but I was completely sidetracked from all these other projects in order to read this book as quickly as possible This was my first Mankell, and it is elegantly done, with a protagonist you don t love or hate, he s just a real guy This book does [...]


  • Suspenseful psychological thriller The killer is someone to sympathize with, but his deranged recipe for trying to achieve an admirable goal is indeed insane Still it would have been great if it worked, especially since his victims are hardly people eligible for any nobel human being prize In the second half his choice of victims starts to stray a little off, which jacks up the suspense I could have done without the side love story, but I guess the author needs that to keep some strands running [...]


  • I ll have to agree with the Guardian reviewer who said that Henning Mankell is Sweden s greatest export since flatpack furniture Currently, my grading numbed brain can exclusively handle murder mysteries, and Henning Mankell is one of my favorites of this genre Inspector Kurt Wallender is so very human he struggles with his weight and drinks a little too much, he neglects to wash his dishes and worries about his adult daughter, Linda But in his slow, plodding way, he puts his insights to work an [...]


  • Esta s rie daquelas que se aprende a gostar No primeiro livro que li Assassino sem rosto detestei Kurt Wallander, o dectetive e personagem principal Dei lhe um segunda oportunidade gra as a uma amiga que o adora e recomenda Em boa hora o fiz Hoje, quase ouso dizer que n o gostei dele por ser uma personagem demasiado humanaEm cada romance Henning Mankell foca uma determinada situa o, muitas vezes aparentemente enfadonha, de uma forma que nos cativa e envolve Este o quinto da s rie e prendeu me de [...]


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