Re: RARA-AVIS: Henning Mankell

From: Karin Montin (
Date: 20 Oct 2004

After reading a writeup on, I now know that what's missing is nothing less than humour. Mankell is totally and unrelentlessly grim and humourless. (How could I not have realized before?)

Whereas humour is commonly held to be a redeeming feature of either the noir hero or the noir book. That's what I learned from a panel at Bouchercon.


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