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The Troubled Man
Originally published in Swedish as Den orolige mannen in 2009 and scheduled to be published in German as Der Feind im Schatten.


From a talk by Henning Mankell at the Buenos Aires Book Fair as reported by Ezequiel M. González Busquin:
In [this] novel Wallander gets a grandchild, Baiba from Riga returns to his life and the beginning of the book is in 1983 when Palme (the prime minister of Sweden) receives a report stating that Russian submarines had been detected in Swedish waters.

[Mankell] mentioned that Wallander will not die in the book, but that something will happen to him and it will be impossible to write any more Wallander novels.

From Leopard förlag as translated by Jeremy Holstein:
On a winter's day in 2008 a retired high naval officer, Håkan von Enke, disappears during his daily walk in Lilljansskogen. For Kurt Wallander this becomes a personal matter of the highest importance. Von Enke is Linda Wallande'rs father-in-law, and her little daughter's grandfather.

The investigation leads back in time, to the Cold War, to right-wing associations and assassins from the old Eastern Europe. Wallander suspects that he is on the track of a big secret, perhaps on the edge of something much more serious than even the Wennerström affair, the worst spy scandal Sweden has ever experienced. At the same time an even darker cloud appears on the horizon...


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Book Information
Language Title Publication Date Translator
Flag of Sweden Swedish Den orolige mannen 2009 N/A
Flag of the United Kingdom English The Troubled Man    
Flag of Germany German Der Feind im Schatten 2010 Butt Wolfgang
Flag of The Netherlands Dutch De gekwelde man 2010 Janny Middelbeek-Oortgiesen
Flag of France French ??    
Flag of Italy Italian ??    
Flag of Spain Spanish El Hombre Inquieto    
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Flag of Poland Polish Niespokojny człowiek 2010 Beata Walczak-Larsson
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