By Mankell Henning, Dick Hill
Whilst Kurt Wallander first seemed in "Faceless Killers" again in 1990, he was once a senior police officer, simply grew to become 40, along with his lifestyles in a multitude. His spouse had left him, his father slightly stated him; he ate badly and drank on my own at evening. "The Pyramid" chronicles the occasions that led him to one of these position. We see him within the early years, doing hours at the beat when attempting to resolve a homicide off-duty; witness the beginnings of his fragile dating with Mona, the girl he has his center set on marrying; and research the explanation in the back of his problems together with his father. those exciting stories supply a desirable perception into Wallander's personality, and insist to be learn in a single sitting. From the stabbing of a neighbour in 1969 to a gentle airplane twist of fate in 1989, each tale is a crucial piece of the Wallander sequence, displaying Mankell on the best of his online game. that includes an creation from the writer, "The Pyramid" is a vital learn for all lovers of Kurt Wallander.
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Do we have a scheduled appointment? ' 'No. ' Hemberg put the nail scissors next to his pens and sat down at his desk. 'If this is going to take more than five minutes, you can sit down,' he said. Wallander remained standing. Then he told him what had happened. He started with the salesman and went on to the night's events. He could not determine if Hemberg was listening with interest or not. His face revealed nothing. 'That was it,' Wallander finished. ' Hemberg gestured for Wallander to have a seat.
Mona had booked a room in a bed and breakfast that sounded cosy. Wallander spent the rest of the day patrolling downtown Malmo. The whole time he thought he saw the girl who had accosted him in the cafe. He longed for the day he could take off his uniform. Everywhere gazes were directed at him, expressing distaste or disdain, especially from people his own age. He was patrolling with an overweight and slow policeman by the name of Svanlund, who spent the whole time talking about the fact that he was going to retire in one year and move to his ancestral farm outside Hudiksvall.
Wallander stood up to indicate that their talk was over. Holmberg stood rooted to the spot with his briefcase. ' 'Detective Sergeant,' Wallander said, 'and I don't need an encyclopedia right now. ' Wallander showed Holmberg out to the street. Only when the man had turned the corner on his bike did Wallander go back in and return to Halen's apartment. Then he sat down at the kitchen table and in his mind walked back over everything that Holmberg had said. The only reasonable explanation he could come up with was that Halen had arrived at his decision to kill himself very suddenly.
The Pyramid: And Four Other Kurt Wallander Mysteries by Mankell Henning, Dick Hill