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Kurt Wallander Books in Order (11 Book Series)

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Kurt Wallander is a series of 11 books written by Henning Mankell. Here, you can see them all in order! (plus the year each book was published)

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    • What is the "kurt wallander books" all about?

      The Kurt Wallander book series is a collection of crime fiction novels written by Swedish author, Henning Mankell. The series revolves around the titular character Kurt Wallander, a detective inspector in the small town of Ystad, Sweden. The Wallander series is considered to be a top representation of the Nordic Noir genre.

    • I'm new to the Wallander series. Could you tell me about this character, Kurt Wallander?

      Kurt Wallander, the protagonist of the Kurt Wallander series, is a dedicated, if flawed, detective. He is known for his gruff demeanor, love for opera, and constant battle to maintain a balance between his personal and professional life. He has a complex relationship with his daughter Linda Wallander, who later follows in his footsteps to join the police force.

    • I heard there's a TV series called "Young Wallander". How does it relate to the books?

      "Young Wallander" is a TV adaptation that explores the early life and career of Kurt Wallander. It's inspired by the books, but it doesn't strictly follow the chronology or storylines of the Kurt Wallander book series. It's interesting to see Wallander in his early days and it's definitely worth a watch if you're a fan of the books.

    • How should I read the Wallander books in order?

      To fully enjoy and understand the character development, it's best to read the Wallander books in the order they were published. Start with "Faceless Killers", followed by "The Dogs of Riga", then "The White Lioness", and so on. You can view details of each book on various platforms like Amazon, Apple, Waterstones, Audible, and Google.

    • How many books are there in the Kurt Wallander series by Henning Mankell?

      The series by Mankell, the author, contains a total of 11 books featuring Kurt Wallander. These include nine novels and two collections of short stories. There is also an additional book focusing on Linda Wallander, Kurt's daughter.

    • How can I get the Kurt Wallander books?

      You can buy the Wallander books in hardcover, paperback, or Kindle versions on Amazon. View the full list and add your preferences to your cart. For audio lovers, the series is also available on Audible and Google Play.

    • Could you elaborate more on the fiction genre of Wallander series?

      Certainly. The Wallander series is a part of the crime fiction genre, specifically Nordic Noir, which is characterized by its stark, often bleak setting, complex characters, and intricate plots. These books cover various themes from social issues to personal dilemmas, offering readers a full, immersive experience in Swedish crime fiction.

    • Apart from the Kurt Wallander and Young Wallander books, are there any spin-offs or related series by Henning Mankell?

      Yes, there is a book called "Before the Frost" which focuses on Linda Wallander, Kurt's daughter, who has become a police officer like her father. This book is often considered an extension of the Wallander series.

    • As a first-time reader, why should I consider reading the Wallander series?

      If you're a fan of crime fiction and enjoy complex, well-developed characters, the Wallander series is a must-read. Each book provides a gripping narrative, layered characters, and a look into Swedish society. Mankell's writing is engaging and keeps you hooked till the end. Plus, the series has been critically acclaimed and translated into several languages, so it's worth adding to your reading list!