The Pyramid (2008, Kurt Wallander Mystery Books #1)
Adventures of the Young Wallander. Five stories give the backstory fans will be fascinated to learn: Wallander's first case, the story of his marriage and divorce, etc.
Faceless Killers (1997, Kurt Wallander Mystery Books #2)
Grotesque murder of an elderly couple may have a racial motive.
The Dogs of Riga (2001, Kurt Wallander Mystery Books #3)
Wallander follows the trail of a murder to Riga, Latvia and becomes embroiled in that country's political turmoil.
The White Lioness (1998, Kurt Wallander Mystery Books #4)
Wallander tangles with the South African secret service and a former KGB agent.
The Man Who Smiled (2005, Kurt Wallander Mystery Books #5)
On the verge of resigning from the police force, Wallander takes one last case: investigating the unexplained deaths of a friend and his father.
Sidetracked (1999, Kurt Wallander Mystery Books #6)
A retired minister of justice, an art dealer and a thief are murdered--and scalped.
The Fifth Woman (2000, Kurt Wallander Mystery Books #7)
An unsolved murder in Africa holds the essential clue to the identity of a torturer/ murderer on the rampage in Sweden.
One Step Behind (2002, Kurt Wallander Mystery Books #8)
A police officer on Wallander's team is murdered. The only clue is a snapshot of three young people at a Midsummer's Eve party.
Firewall (2002, Kurt Wallander Mystery Books #9)
Wallander senses that three seemingly random deaths are connected to an imminent terrorist attack on Sweden's digital infrastructure.
Before the Frost (2005, Kurt Wallander Mystery Books #10)
Wallander and his daughter work a case together.
An Event in Autumn (2014, Kurt Wallander Mystery Books #11)
Wallander finally finds the perfect country house only to discover a skeletal hand in the back garden.
The Troubled Man (2011, Kurt Wallander Mystery Books #12)
The search for a missing naval officer reveals Cold War hijinks with disturbing links to current events. Series finale.
Swedish TV Series: Wallander (Swedish with English subtitles, 2005- )
Henning Mankell, one of the world's most accomplished crime fiction writers, died on October 5, 2015, at the age of 67. <More about Henning Mankell>
Mankell, a master of the crime fiction genre called "Nordic Noir," created one of the most popular fictional characters of all time: the Swedish police detective Kurt Wallender, hero of a series of police procedural books. <More about these books.>
Mankell was one of my favorite writers and he gave me many many hours of reading and viewing pleasure. I'll miss him.
Below: Swedish author Henning Mankell