The Pyramid

by Charlotte Reads Classics

# 23 The Pyramid, Henning Mankell

It is so easy to justify my intense respect and appreciation of everything Henning Mankell does. I mean, come on, the man is a modern hero, any google search will tell you that. But in addition to all that awesomeness, he writes fantastic scandinavian crime fiction. Bonus: his police detective is not an arrogant Sherlock Holmes type, or a punky hacker with bad social skills. Instead Kurt Wallander is an everyman. The Pyramid is a back track through some of his first cases, way before the series originally began. My only criticism: Wallander’s thoughts sound no younger. But I suppose we can put that down to some people just being set in their ways.