Bestselling Swedish author Henning Mankell is well known for his series featuring detective Kurt Wallender. The first book in the series is Faceless Killers. An elderly couple is murdered on an isolated farm after being tortured brutally. Foreign refugees are suspected and attacks against refugees increase. Meanwhile, Wallender deals with his estranged wife and daughter and his senile father. One tends of think of Sweden as a beautiful, tranquil place but reading this series makes you realize that like other modern societies, they have their problems also.