The Pyramid

The Pyramid

And Four Other Kurt Wallander Mysteries

eBook - 2008
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A volume of short works featuring the popular investigator features Wallander as a young patrolman on his first case, a new father facing unexpected danger on Christmas Eve, a middle-aged man solving a poisoning death, a separated husband investigating a photographer's murder, and a veteran detective connecting a dual murder to a plane crash.
Publisher: New York : New Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton, 2008
ISBN: 9781595585820 (electronic bk.)
1595585826 (electronic bk.)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK FIC MANKELL
Characteristics: 1 online resource (392 p.)


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Feb 25, 2018

Interresting early Wallander. The premisses are sometime weak, predicable, and somewhat similar. Stiil they are good reads. The longest 'short story', the Pyramid, is full of unnecessary fillers. We learn nothing by them. The best part is Wallander's trip to Egypt, trying to get his father out of trouble. I find otherwise the conclusion anti-climatic. Things have been left unanswered as if something had to put an end to the story. Many characters have not been fully developed, most of all the sisters. The plane crash also has not been dug to my satisfaction. The drug thing isn't even discussed.

Dec 12, 2014

Very good!

Oldprof Jun 03, 2013

A good addition to the development of the Kurt Wallander series. Mankell is a gifted story-teller with much to say below the surface. I also recommend his novels outside fo the Wallander police mysteries as well.

Oct 10, 2012

Good introduction to the Kurt Wallander character. The story about his first case truly sets the stage for all that follows in the series.

May 19, 2011

I'd heard of this author, and wanted to try him out. I decided to start with the first in the series - published recently but tells of the beginnings of his character Kurt Wallander.
Very much enjoyed it - I like this kind character, the rough and ready, somewhat flawed but stramgley effective detective.
Very interesting intro to the series, next for me is The Dogs of Riga. And I've tracked down the BBC seies Wallander - wow!!

BTW - this is translated form the Swedish, my only complaint is that the sentences sometimes get short and choppy - distracting me from the story.

Jan 24, 2011

After recently being introduced to the Wallander series, I decided to start at the beginning. I found this series of stories, and its progression in Wallander's development as an investigator, quite interesting.

Visit for a list of the books in the series, along with their publication dates.

Apr 18, 2010

collection of short stories/novellas featuring detective Kurt Wallander. First in the series.


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