La pirámide (The Pyramid)

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Todo el mundo tiene un pasado. Wallander, como se nos explica en este libro de la serie, se remonta a veinte años atrás, cuando ni siquiera había entrado en Homicidios y era un joven agente despierto, lleno de ambiciones profesionales y con una vida privada que, ya entonces, hacía agua por todas partes. Los cinco relatos incluidos en La pirámide abarcan desde 1969 a 1989, justo antes del comienzo de la primera novela de la serie. En el primero de los relatos, un inexperto Wallander, con apenas veintiún años, se ...

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Overview

Todo el mundo tiene un pasado. Wallander, como se nos explica en este libro de la serie, se remonta a veinte años atrás, cuando ni siquiera había entrado en Homicidios y era un joven agente despierto, lleno de ambiciones profesionales y con una vida privada que, ya entonces, hacía agua por todas partes. Los cinco relatos incluidos en La pirámide abarcan desde 1969 a 1989, justo antes del comienzo de la primera novela de la serie. En el primero de los relatos, un inexperto Wallander, con apenas veintiún años, se entromete en un aparente caso de suicidio y termina en el hospital con una cuchillada. En el segundo, es secuestrado por un exiliado sudafricano que acaba de cometer un asesinato. Y en el último tiene que rescatar a su padre de una comisaría de El Cairo, interrumpiendo una investigación doble sobre una misteriosa avioneta que se ha estrellado en la costa y sobre dos hermanas ancianas que han aparecido calcinadas y con disparos en la cabeza. Es éste un Wallander antes de Wallander: el lector de la serie encontrará aquí claves desconocidas hasta ahora del pasado del inspector, y el que no lo conozca está de enhorabuena: no podría tener mejor manera de introducirse en su mundo.En el prefacio a este libro, Mankell propone con su acostumbrada lucidez el subtítulo que le daría a la serie de Wallander: «Novelas sobre el desasosiego sueco». Y cierto es que las intrigas detectivescas del inspector, su inestable vida personal y el trasfondo de desintegración de valores y certidumbres sobre el que se desarrollan las novelas componen unaimagen desasosegante; pero, como las grandes obras del género negro, reflejan con precisión fotográfica nuestro tiempo, con sus temores e inseguridades, su violencia y su desconcierto, de ahí que Wallander haya cautivado a millones de lectores.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788483835661
  • Publisher: Tusquets Editores
  • Publication date: 7/1/2010
  • Language: Spanish
  • Series: Kurt Wallander Series
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Henning Mankell
Henning Mankell
Best known for his series of police procedurals featuring the adventures of Swedish detective Kurt Wallander -- selling over 10 million copies worldwide -- Henning Mankell has become a mystery master garnering critical acclaim in both the U.K. and U.S.

Biography

Henning Mankell was born in Stockholm in 1948. He is the author of many works of fiction, including the nine novels in the Kurt Wallander series. He has worked as an actor, theatre director, and manager in Sweden and in Mozambique -- where he is now head of the Teatro Avenida in Maputo.

Author biography courtesy of The Random House Group.

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    1. Hometown:
      Mozambique, Africa
    1. Date of Birth:
      February 3, 1948
    2. Place of Birth:
      Stockholm, Sweden
    1. Education:
      Folkskolan Elementary Shool, Sveg; Högre Allmäna Läroverket, Borås

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