Sidetracked is a crime novel by Swedish author Henning Mankell, the fifth in his Kurt Wallander series. Winner Gold Dagger Synopsis[edit]. In the award-winning Sidetracked, Kurt Wallander is called to a nearby rapeseed field where a teenage girl has been loitering all day long. He arrives just in time. “For me, Henning Mankell is by far the best writer of police mysteries today. He is in the great tradition of those whose works transcend their chosen genre to.

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May 13, Pages. In the award-winning SidetrackedKurt Wallander is called to a nearby rapeseed field where a teenage girl has been loitering all day long.


He arrives just in time to watch her douse herself in gasoline and set herself aflame. The murder has the obvious markings of a demented serial killer, and Wallander is frantic to find him before he strikes again. Fascinating and astute, Sidetracked is a compelling mystery enhanced by keen xidetracked awareness.


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Middle-aged and divorced from his wife Mona which he still regretsWallander lives the familiar life of a solitary detective.

Yet he is shy and longs for a woman who will understand him. He is the sort of man sidetracled asks each morning whether life has a purpose—not his life, but life in general. Each time he fails kankell visit his father because of his job, readers cannot help but feel sympathy for this awkwardly helpless guardian of the law.

The society that Wallander must occupy is one that has fractured under cultural shifts in race, equality, and morality, and ceaselessly draws Wallander and his associates back into the savage brutality it reaps.

He feels tired because the work is too much. In the end, the case is always put to rest, but Kurt Wallander is simply very tired. Also in Kurt Wallander Series. Also by Henning Mankell. See all books by Henning Mankell. Inspired by Your Browsing History.


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