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Publisher's Summary

The Pyramid is the long-awaited addition to Henning Mankell's critically celebrated and internationally best-selling Kurt Wallander mystery series - a book of five short mysteries that takes us back to the beginning. Here are the stories that trace, chronologically, Wallander's growth from a rookie cop into a young father and then a middle-aged divorcé, illuminating how Wallander became a first-rate detective and highlighting new facets of a now canonical character.Kenneth Branagh will play Kurt Wallander in a new PBS Masterpiece Theatre Mystery! series this summer.
©1999 Henning Mankell; (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"Like the Wallander novels, these stories rank among the finest police procedurals being written today." (Publishers Weekly)
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By CBDC on 05-21-10

Pyramid story is extraordinary

I really liked these stories. I agree with the other reviewers who have noted that they provide the early history of Kurt Wallander. The story called "The Pyramid" is extraordinary. It reminded me of Fellini with the some of the images: his difficult and eccentric father and the latter's trip to Egypt necessitating Wallender to travel there to get him out of jail. Hard to explain unless you've read it, which I encourage you to do.

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By Rebecarol on 08-30-09

Satisfaction for Mankell/Wallander Junkies

I get a little nervous when a collection of stories/novellas comes out from a novelist...especially if protaganist is a major character in said novelist's body of work. Usually. I worry that the stories will be froth, light entertainment. No worries with Mankell, these mysteries are just that, not short stories, they add to the already multi-dimensionality that is Kurt Wallandar, they provide background and depth. A great "listen" for the Wallandar fan...I know Mankell says he's done with the series but this is one case where I welcome prequels, sequels, intermidials...whatever I can get!

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9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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