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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Very good plot with excellent sleuth of Wallander. These maniell include the rising interest in football soccer and the prospects of having his police force reorganized around him. 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.

Also in Kurt Wallander Series. We all get distracted by life. Mar 30, Vela rated it it was amazing Shelves: Mar 20, Brad rated it it was amazing Shelves: His task now is to identify the young woman and notify her family of her fate.


This is a book that stays with the reader and is so thought provoking for a long time. We might find Kurt enjoying a moment of pure happiness as he closes the bedroom door on the sleeping form of his daughter who has come to visit him.

The one complaint I always have with any detective show or book is the non communication. Even this beautiful country is not immune from the crimes Wallander would like to associate with big cities like Stockholm. Mankell pits Mankwll distaste for violence against the need for it. hennig


Dark, but good, like turning over a slimy rock and gaping at what you find underneath. Winner Gold Dagger This time he must discover why a teenage girl doused herself in petrol and burned herself to death, leaving no clues as to who she was. Yet, the thrust of the story is not to analyze why Wallander thinks the way he does but rather to explore his thought processes as they occur.

This particular mystery is a good puzzle. The series is always a joy to read, and really fall into Kurt Wallander’s Ystad environment. When another ax murder and scalping takes place, the police know they have a dangerous sidetradked killer on the loose.

It is not a mystery that eludes the reader. The love that Wallander has for his daughter and also for his father, as irritating as he can be, is a very nice part of this book. Reading this book, I found myself really wishing that Inspector Kurt Wallander would get some professional help. The characters were great too.


They make smart ,ankell remarks, they have trouble expressing feelings sometimes, and will state the glaringly obvious on occasion. On the drive over, Kurt is invigorated by the beautiful day. Some are only hinted at the ex-wife, and the daughter, to some extent and some approached more closely the father.


Fascinating and astute, Sidetracked is a compelling mystery enhanced by keen social awareness. Kurt Wallander is back. When the break comes, Wallander, naturally, berates himself because he did not see the solution sooner.

I really like Kurt Wallander and can see why he is a character interesting enough to meet in novel after novel. The Man Who Smiled.

sidetraced It is largely quantified as police procedural work. The overall impression is of someone who is fundamentally decent, who makes mistakes, but honestly tries to do his best. Refresh and try again. When Wallander sees her he tries to approach the very young woman only to have her douse herself with gasoline and set herself on fire.