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March 30, 2011
The Troubled Man A Kurt Wallander Novel Henning Mankell Alfred A. Knopf: 369 pps., $26.95
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April 11, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
A smart company called MHz Networks has come up with the shrewd idea of presenting to American audiences the European TV movies that have been made from the works of great modern European detective novels. The company has already done so much  that it is best to look at its output region by region, and this week Scandinavian detectives get the nod. The first of the great Nordic detectives was Sweden's Martin Beck, created by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo, and MHz brings us multiple episodes of “Beck,” TV stories inspired by those memorable novels.
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November 27, 2010 | By Martin Rubin, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Most readers know the Swedish author Henning Mankell either for his political views ? he is a strident critic of Israel and participated in the protest flotilla attempting to run its Gaza blockade earlier this year ? or for his mysteries featuring Inspector Kurt Wallander. But there is a lot more to Mankell both as a writer and as an activist. The author of more than a dozen novels and many plays and television films (including his current project, a program about his father-in-law Ingmar Bergman)
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June 8, 2012 | By Robert Abele, Special to the Los Angeles Times
After Swedish author Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander novels became beloved detective stories but before Kenneth Branagh starred in English-language TV versions of the books, two series of television episodes featuring the character were made in Sweden. One of these 90-minute installments, translated in English as "The Revenge," has been released theatrically in America, although its enjoyment level remains strictly that of something you'd cozy up to at home on the couch: hardly cinematic but economically steered by director Charlotte Brandstrom.
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March 30, 2011 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
Mother of Mercy, is this the end of Kurt Wallander? Don't worry, the peerless Swedish police detective, the pride of the force in rural Ystad, doesn't get ruthlessly gunned down like Edward G. Robinson's Rico Bandello in "Little Caesar. " It's that author Henning Mankell has let it be known that "The Troubled Man," his 10th mystery featuring the dour investigator, and one of his best, will probably be his last. Which is a terrible shame. Not that fans of this exceptional series haven't seen it coming.
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February 20, 2010
The Man From Beijing A Novel Henning Mankell Alfred A. Knopf: 384 pp., $25.95
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April 11, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
A smart company called MHz Networks has come up with the shrewd idea of presenting to American audiences the European TV movies that have been made from the works of great modern European detective novels. The company has already done so much  that it is best to look at its output region by region, and this week Scandinavian detectives get the nod. The first of the great Nordic detectives was Sweden's Martin Beck, created by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo, and MHz brings us multiple episodes of “Beck,” TV stories inspired by those memorable novels.
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February 17, 2002 | EUGEN WEBER
ONE STEP BEHIND by Henning Mankell. Translated from the Swedish by Ebba Segerberg. The New Press: 416 pp., $24.95. * A DARKER JUSTICE by Sallie Bissell. Bantam: 352 pp., $22.95. * A STUDY IN DEATH by Iain McDowall. Thomas Dunne Books/Minotaur: 192 pp., $21.95. * In Henning Mankell's "One Step Behind," it's summer in southern Sweden and it's been raining a lot. Inspector Kurt Wallander of the Ystad police has lost the father whom he loved and the woman whom he thought he loved.
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June 8, 2012 | By Robert Abele, Special to the Los Angeles Times
After Swedish author Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander novels became beloved detective stories but before Kenneth Branagh starred in English-language TV versions of the books, two series of television episodes featuring the character were made in Sweden. One of these 90-minute installments, translated in English as "The Revenge," has been released theatrically in America, although its enjoyment level remains strictly that of something you'd cozy up to at home on the couch: hardly cinematic but economically steered by director Charlotte Brandstrom.
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February 13, 2005 | Eugen Weber, Eugen Weber is a regular contributor to Book Review.
Henning MANKELL is an addictive writer. The author of numerous plays and novels, not least his ensnaring Kurt Wallander mysteries, winner of many awards and twice a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in mystery/thrillers, Mankell is as singular and nonconformist in writing as in life, as idiosyncratic and quite as infuriating as the characters he trots out for our aggravation and delight.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 30, 2011
The Troubled Man A Kurt Wallander Novel Henning Mankell Alfred A. Knopf: 369 pps., $26.95
ENTERTAINMENT
March 30, 2011 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
Mother of Mercy, is this the end of Kurt Wallander? Don't worry, the peerless Swedish police detective, the pride of the force in rural Ystad, doesn't get ruthlessly gunned down like Edward G. Robinson's Rico Bandello in "Little Caesar. " It's that author Henning Mankell has let it be known that "The Troubled Man," his 10th mystery featuring the dour investigator, and one of his best, will probably be his last. Which is a terrible shame. Not that fans of this exceptional series haven't seen it coming.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 27, 2010 | By Martin Rubin, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Most readers know the Swedish author Henning Mankell either for his political views ? he is a strident critic of Israel and participated in the protest flotilla attempting to run its Gaza blockade earlier this year ? or for his mysteries featuring Inspector Kurt Wallander. But there is a lot more to Mankell both as a writer and as an activist. The author of more than a dozen novels and many plays and television films (including his current project, a program about his father-in-law Ingmar Bergman)
ENTERTAINMENT
February 20, 2010
The Man From Beijing A Novel Henning Mankell Alfred A. Knopf: 384 pp., $25.95
ENTERTAINMENT
October 14, 2006 | Elaine G. Harp, Special to The Times
THE Vikings, renowned for their sagas, are again making landfall on our shores, this time in mystery novels by such outstanding Scandinavian authors as Peter Hoeg, Karin Fossum, Jan Kjaerstad, Ake Edwardson and Arnaldur Indridason. Although their books have long been popular abroad, the well-translated ones have only caught on in America since the mid-'90s.
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February 13, 2005 | Eugen Weber, Eugen Weber is a regular contributor to Book Review.
Henning MANKELL is an addictive writer. The author of numerous plays and novels, not least his ensnaring Kurt Wallander mysteries, winner of many awards and twice a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in mystery/thrillers, Mankell is as singular and nonconformist in writing as in life, as idiosyncratic and quite as infuriating as the characters he trots out for our aggravation and delight.
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May 30, 2004 | Eugen Weber, Eugen Weber is a contributing writer to Book Review.
If "Dead Men Rise Up Never," as Ron Faust protests in A.C. Swinburne's wake, dead women loom persistently and some dead men do too. But that is by way of the charming and violent tale Faust tells. It unfolds mostly in Bell Harbor, on the Florida Keys, where criminal activity seems as prevalent as used-car lots. Dan Shaw, investigator and process server, gets on the bad side of a thug on whom he served a subpoena before beating him up.
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