Oh dear, how will we cope? No more Kurt Wallender. The morose and moody Swedish detective has reached the end of the road. Author Henning Mankell has written his last book featuring the angst-ridden detective who has shuffled off to face a suitably gloomy future.
Seems those of us besotted by the chilly northern European school of crime writing will now have to depend on Jo Nesbo and Karin Fossum to fill the void. Like Mankell, they are light years ahead of the turgid sagas of Steig Larsson.