By Henning Mankell
First within the Kurt Wallander sequence. It used to be a senselessly violent crime: on a chilly evening in a distant Swedish farmhouse an aged farmer is bludgeoned to demise, and his spouse is left to die with a noose round her neck. And as though this didn’t current adequate difficulties for the Ystad police Inspector Kurt Wallander, the death woman’s final note is international, leaving the police the only tangible clue they have–and within the procedure, the fit which can inflame Sweden’s already smoldering anti-immigrant sentiments. in contrast to the placement along with his ex-wife, his estranged daughter, or the attractive yet married younger prosecuter who has peaked his curiosity, consequently, Wallander reveals an issue he can deal with. He speedy turns into captivated with fixing the crime ahead of the already stressful scenario explodes, yet quickly involves observe that it'll require all his reserves of power and commitment to resolve.
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While Kurt Wallander first seemed in "Faceless Killers" again in 1990, he used to be a senior police officer, simply became 40, together with his lifestyles in a multitude. His spouse had left him, his father slightly stated him; he ate badly and drank on my own at evening. "The Pyramid" chronicles the occasions that led him to this sort of position.
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All day long police patrols had been talking to the inhabitants of Lunnarp. Perhaps someone had seen something? In crimes of this nature those responsible had often cased the place in advance. Maybe Rydberg would find some clues at the farmhouse after all. Wallander looked at the clock. How long since he'd last called the hospital? 45 minutes? An hour? He decided to wait until after he had written his press release. He popped a cassette of Jussi Bjorling into his Walkman and put on the headphones.
One day his father had got the idea of covering it with gravel. When Wallander had protested, he was outraged. " he had shouted. " Wallander had asked. Then they had quarrelled. And now the courtyard was covered with grey gravel that crunched under the car's tyres. He could see that a light was on in the shed. Next time it could be my father, he thought. The night-time killers might pick him out as a suitable old man to rob, maybe even to murder. No-one would hear him scream for help. Not in this wind, half a kilometre from the nearest neighbour, an old man himself.
The room where the press conference was to be held was full. He recognised most of the reporters. But there were a few unfamiliar faces too, including a young girl with a pimply face, who seemed to be casting amorous glances at him as she adjusted her tape recorder. Wallander passed out the press release and sat down on the little dais at one end of the room. The Ystad chief of police should have been there too, but he was on his winter holiday in Spain. If Rydberg managed to finish with the TV crews, he had promised to attend.