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Henning Mankell on Gaza blockade

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message 1: by Martha (new)

Martha | 5 comments He writes about his experiences running the blockade
(Mankell is a Swede, and he has written many mysteries)

message 2: by Martha (new)

Martha | 5 comments Update on Mr. Mankell:

"... The Troubled Man, his 10th and final Wallander novel, is published here this week.... In The Troubled Man, Wallander – familiar these days not just to readers but TV viewers too, through both Kenneth Branagh's crumpled, world-worn interpretation and the even more morose and fallible vision offered by Krister Henriksson in the Swedish original - is, indeed, 60, nearing his career's end. He has a dog and a house in the country and becomes, to his delight, a grandfather: his daughter Linda has a baby.

But when the child's other grand-father, a retired senior naval officer, disappears, the detective, dogged now by increasingly worrying lapses of concentration and memory, is dragged into perhaps his most far-reaching case: an investigation that will take him back to the dark days of the cold war and a string of unexplained incursions into Swedish waters that could yet sink a few big political careers.

The case forces Wallander to reassess his life, and to revisit – often with upsetting consequences - some of the characters who have featured in it. The Troubled Man is a first-rate whodunnit. But it's also a quiet, considered and respectful farewell; a meditation on a life honestly if imperfectly lived."

message 3: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth (elizabeth8921) | 129 comments The Troubled Man featured on amazon this week.

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