Henning Mankell passed away today at the age of 67.
One of my very favorite Scandinavian writers has passed away today, after battling cancer. You can read about it here at BBC news for the full story.
Mankell, of course, authored the Wallander series, which I've been collecting and reading for years now. He has long been one of my favorite crime writers , not just from Scandinavia but in crime fiction as a whole. Crime readers everywhere will mourn his passing -- he brought something new and completely different to the genre. Today is a sad day.
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