Henning Mankell is a Swedish author of crime fiction and children’s books. He is best known for his mystery series of novels featuring Kurt Wallander. Aside from being an author, Mankell is well-known for his left-wing political activism. His grandfather, who he shares a name with, was a piano composer. He is married to Eva Bergman, the daughter of Ingmar Bergman.

His first novel was entitled Vettvillingen and was published in 1977, although it’s never been translated into English. His books have been translated into English since 1990. Below is a list of Henning Mankell’s books in order of publication, which is also their chronological order:

Publication Order of Kurt Wallander Books


Faceless Killers(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dogs of Riga(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The White Lioness(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man Who Smiled(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sidetracked(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fifth Woman(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
One Step Behind(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Firewall(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Troubled Man(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Linda Wallander Books


Before the Frost(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Sofia Alface Books


Secrets in the Fire(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Playing with Fire(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fury in the Fire(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Joel Gustafsson Books


A Bridge to the Stars(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shadows in the Twilight(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
When the Snow Fell(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Journey to the End of the World(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Eye of the Leopard(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chronicler of the Winds(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Return of the Dancing Master(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Daniel(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Depths(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kennedy's Brain(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man from Beijing(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Italian Shoes(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Shadow Girls(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Children’s Books


The Cat Who Liked Rain(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Mankell’s books Faceless Killers, Sidetracked, The Fifth Woman, The Eye of the Leopard and Daniel were translated by Steven T. Murray.

The Dogs of Riga, The White Lioness, The Man Who Smiled, The Troubled Man, The Return of the Dancing Master, Kennedy’s Brain and The Man from Beijing were translated by Laurie Thompson.

One Step Behind, Firewall, Before the Frost and The Shadow Girls were translated into English by Ebba Segerberg.

Chronicler of the Winds was translated into English by Tiina Nunnally.

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