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The Secret Life of Wallander: An Unofficial Guide to the Swedish Detective Taking the Literary World by Storm

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As Nordic Noir takes off, there is one standout character who has been fascinating critics and readers alike for almost 20 years—this book traces the evolution of Kurt Wallander and the enormous impact he has had

In the twodecadessince he first appeared in Henning Mankel's novel Faceless Killers, the sad Swedish detective Kurt Wallander has become a worldwide success story.
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Hardcover, 280 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by John Blake (first published October 4th 2010)
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CuteBadger
Feb 10, 2012 CuteBadger rated it it was ok
I'm not really sure what the point of this book is as it has only one chapter about Henning Mankel who writes the Wallander novels, and the rest consists of a recitation of the plots of all his books.

Those who have read the books don't need to read this one as they know what happens already and there's no real analysis of Mankel's works. Aside from the first two chapters (the first about Henning Mankel and the second about how the BBC ended up making English-language dramas of some of his works
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