Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell

A Swedish crime novel, recommended to me by my friend Pierluigi after I complained about not liking The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson very much... He reads a lot of Scandinavian crime novels and assured me that Larsson wasn't the best writer around. I'm grateful for the tip and the opportunity to read Faceless Killers, I would never had picked it up if it wasn't for him!

Faceless Killers is the first book in the Kurt Wallander detective series. This particular story is about a violent crime and racial hatred - very interesting in the way that the story is put together, including comments on in how far the police can actually help a situation. The crime/detective part was great, I liked Wallander and I liked the way the case was solved. I look forward to reading more of Mankell's books!

A short post this time, I'm trying to catch up on reviews!

1 comment:

Nymeth said...

Racial hatred? Sounds interesting. I'm curious about the commentary on just how much authority forces can do in those situations.