Friday, 15 April 2011

Wallander Bows Out

the Troubled ManFans of Henning Mankel’s Detective Inspector Kurt Wallander will have to say goodbye to Europe’s favourite policeman in the tenth and final book in the series – The Troubled Man. Although Wallander is not dead, his creator has made it clear that he will no longer be with us. The nine previous books featuring the troubled, lonely cop with his horrendous health problems and catastrophic home life, have sold more than 30 million copies in 43 different languages and inspired more than 25 film adaptations. Kenneth Branagh played Wallander in the acclaimed award-winning BBC series. The popularity of the character has turned the small Swedish town of Ystad, where Wallander is based, into one of the country's top tourist attractions. Asked whether there was any hope for a new Wallander book in the future, Mankell said "[Wallander's] daughter is also a police officer so, who knows? That's the best answer I can give you".
The other titles in the Wallander series are:
Faceless Killers
The Dogs of Riga
The White Lioness
The Man who Smiled
The Fifth Woman
One Step Behind
The Pyramid

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