Henning Mankell
Henning MankellFebruary 3, 1948 -
Henning Mankell (born 3 February 1948) is a Swedish crime writer, children's author and dramatist, best known for a series of mystery novels starring his most famous creation, Inspector Kurt Wallander....

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