Faceless Killers: A Mystery
Title: Faceless Killers: A Mystery
Author: Henning Mankell
Kurt Wallander series
Inspector Kurt Wallander, a local Swedish police officer whose own personal life is falling apart, finds himself coping with a wave of anti-foreigner sentiment when he is put in charge of the investigation into the brutal murders of an elderly couple.
Sequels: The Dogs of Riga, The White Lioness, Sidetracked, The Fifth Woman, One Step Behind, Firewall, The Man Who Smiled
Henning Mankell’s Faceless Killers is at once a gripping mystery in the classic detective tradition and an incisive commentary on contemporary society. Early one morning, a small-town farmer makes the horrible discovery that his neighbors have been brutally attacked during the night. An old man is dead, and his wife’s dying words provide the only clue to the mystery: “foreign.” In charge of the investigation is Inspector Kurt Wallander, a local cop whose personal life is in a shambles. Things get complicated when he has to deal with an eruption of violent antiforeigner sentiment, as well as a tough-minded — and very attractive — female district attorney, as he searches for the killers.