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Without his detective, Mankell loses power

Henning Mankell was in Washington, D.C., this month to promote his novel. Henning Mankell was in Washington, D.C., this month to promote his novel. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)
By Ed Siegel
Globe Correspondent / February 23, 2010

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For many crime writers, a detective series featuring the same character becomes a means to a more commercial end, a way of reassuring the reader that if all isn’t ultimately right with the world at least a certain justice will continue to prevail - meriting the purchase of the next installment. But the best writing of, say, Ruth Rendell or ... (Full article: 636 words)

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