Death in the Land of ABBA

Wallander DVD coverA lush field of tall golden flowers is the refuge of a stricken young woman.  When Inspector Kurt Wallander reaches out to her, he watches in horror as she sets herself on fire.  What would drive her to do this?  Wallander, now nominated for two Emmy Awards, features three mysteries based on the worldwide bestselling books by Henning Mankell.  The series has earned praise as “a thinking man’s thriller” from The New York Times Book Review, and Kenneth Branagh transforms into the gloomy, rumpled detective who pursues justice without regard to personal cost.  Each of the adapted stories (Sidetracked, Firewall, and One Step Behind) plots a complex murder investigation against the harsh beauties of modern Sweden.  Beware: nothing is as it appears.