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Sidetracked
Originally published in Swedish as Villospår in 1995 and later translated into German as Die falsche Fährte.

Synopsis

From Random House:
In the award-winning Sidetracked, Kurt Wallander is called to a nearby rapeseed field where a teenage girl has been loitering all day long. He arrives just in time to watch her douse herself in gasoline and set herself aflame. The next day he is called to a beach where Sweden's former Minister of Justice has been axed to death and scalped. The murder has the obvious markings of a demented serial killer, and Wallander is frantic to find him before he strikes again. But his investigation is beset with a handful of obstacles--a department distracted by the threat of impending cutbacks and the frivolity of World Cup soccer, a tenuous long-distance relationship with a murdered policeman's widow, and the unshakably haunting preoccupation with the young girl who set herself on fire. Fascinating and astute, Sidetracked is a compelling mystery enhanced by keen social awareness.

From Amazon:
Kurt Wallander is back. This time he must discover why a teenage girl doused herself in petrol and burned herself to death, leaving no clues as to who she was. Then a former minister of justice is butchered in a bizarre murder that proves to be the first by a killer who strikes again and again.

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Book Information
Language Title Publication Date Translator
Flag of Sweden Swedish Villospår 1995 N/A
Flag of the United Kingdom English Sidetracked 1999 Steven T. Murray
Flag of Germany German Die falsche Fährte 1999 Wolfgang Butt
Flag of The Netherlands Dutch Dwaalsporen 2002 Bertie van der Meij
Flag of France French Le guerrier solitaire 1999 Christofer Bjurström
Flag of Italy Italian La falsa pista 1998 Giorgio Puleo
Flag of Spain Spanish La falsa pista 2001  
Flag of Spain Catalan La falsa pista 2001 Meritxell Salvany
Flag of Spain Basque ??    
Flag of Norway Norwegian Villspor 1997 Kari Bolstad
Flag of Finland Finnish Väärillä jäljillä    
Flag of Denmark Danish Ildspor    
Flag of Iceland Icelandic Á villigötum   Vigfús Geirdal
Flag of Portugal Portuguese ??    
Flag of Greece Greek Εντολεσ θανατου 2004  
Flag of Poland Polish Fałszywy trop 2005 Halina Thylwe
Flag of Slovenia Slovenian Na napaèni sledi 2004 Uroš Kalèiè
Flag of Turkey Turkish Yanlış Yol 2002 Fatoş Dilber
Flag of Japan Japanese 目くらましの道 (Mekuramashi no michi) 2007 Yumiko Yanagisawa
Flag of South Korea Korean ??    
Flag of Vietnam Vietnamese ??    

Film Information
A Swedish film starring Rolf Lassgård was made in 2001 and shown on Swedish Television.

The BBC has also created a film based on One Step Behind starring Kenneth Branagh and released in 2008 in the UK.


Product List
Books
Image Title Notes Vendor
Product Thumbnail Villospår Flag Publisher: Ordfront
Format: Paperback
Pages: 429
ISBN: 9170371687
Released: 2005-Jan
Status: In Print
Markets: Flag
Ordfront.se
Product Thumbnail Sidetracked (A Kurt Wallander Mystery) Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback
Pages: 432
ISBN: 0099446987
Released: 2002-Sept-05
Status: In Print
Markets: Flag
Amazon.co.uk
Product Thumbnail Sidetracked: A Kurt Wallander Mystery (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard) Publisher: Vintage Books
Format: Paperback
Pages: 432
ISBN: 1400031567
Released: 2003-May-01
Status: In Print
Markets: Flag Flag
Amazon.com
Amazon.co.uk
Product Thumbnail Sidetracked (A Kurt Wallander Mystery) Publisher: Harvill Press
Format: Paperback
Pages: 420
ISBN: 1860467636
Released: 2000-Oct-19
Status: Out of Print
Markets: Flag
Amazon.com
Amazon.co.uk
Product Thumbnail Sidetracked (A Kurt Wallander Mystery) Publisher: Harvill Press
Format: Paperback
Pages: 420
ISBN: 1860468373
Released: 2001-Apr-19
Status: Out of Print
Markets: Flag
Amazon.co.uk
Product Thumbnail Sidetracked: A Kurt Wallander Mystery Publisher: New Press
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 349
ISBN: 1565845072
Released: 1998-Jan-01
Status: Out of Print
Markets: Flag Flag
Amazon.com
Amazon.co.uk
Product Thumbnail Sidetracked (Kurt Wallander Mysteries) Publisher: New Press
Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
ISBN: 1565846117
Released: 2000-Aug-01
Status: Out of Print
Markets: Flag Flag
Amazon.co.uk
Product Thumbnail Die falsche Fährte Flag Publisher: Dtv
Format:
Pages:
ISBN: 3423204206
Released:
Status:
Markets: Flag
Amazon.de
Product Thumbnail Die falsche Fährte Flag Publisher: Zsolnay
Format:
Pages:
ISBN: 3552049282
Released:
Status:
Markets: Flag
Amazon.de
Product Thumbnail Le guerrier solitaire Flag Publisher: Seuil
Format:
Pages:
ISBN: 2020312980
Released:
Status:
Markets: Flag Flag
Amazon.fr
Amazon.ca
Product Thumbnail La falsa pista Flag Publisher: Tusquets Editores, S.A.
Format: Paperback
Pages: 432
ISBN: 8483101858
Released: 2001-11
Status: In Print
Markets: Flag Flag Flag
Tusquets-Editores.es
Product Thumbnail La falsa pista (Catalan) Publisher: Tusquets Editores, S.A.
Format: Paperback
Pages: 482
ISBN: 8483107821
Released: 2001-11
Status: In Print
Markets: Flag
Tusquets-Editores.es
Audio Books
Image Title Notes Vendor
Product Thumbnail Sidetracked Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Format: Cassette Tapes
Length: Unabridged, 12 tapes, 14hrs 15mins
ISBN: 0753117029
Released:
Status: In Print
Narrator: Sean Barrett
ISIS Publishing
DVD & Video
Image Title Notes Vendor
Product Thumbnail Villospår Flag DVD Logo Publisher:
Format: DVD, Region 2, PAL, Color
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Widescreen (2.35:1)
Language: Swedish with Swedish Subtitles
Rating:
Released: 2002-Mar-05
Status: In Print
 DVD.se
Product Thumbnail Wallander Box (3 Disc) Flag DVD Logo Publisher: Pan Vision
Format: DVD, Region 2, PAL, Color
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Widescreen (2.35:1)
Language: Swedish with Swedish Subtitles
Rating:
Released: 2004-06-16
Status: In Print
 DVD.se
Product Thumbnail Die falsche Fährte Flag DVD Logo Publisher: ZDF Films
Format: DVD, Region 2, PAL, Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Language: Swedish & German with German Subtitles
Rating: FSK 16
Released: 2002-Sept-16
Status: In Print
Amazon.de
Product Thumbnail Die falsche Fährte Flag VHS Logo Publisher: ZDF Films
Format: VHS, PAL, Color
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Language: German
Rating: FSK 16
Released: 2002-Sept-16
Status: In Print
Amazon.de
Product Thumbnail La falsa pista Flag DVD Logo Publisher: Llamentol
Format: DVD, Region 2, PAL, Color
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Language: Spanish
Rating:
Released: 2005-Dec-14
Status: In Print
DvdGo.com
Product Thumbnail Sidetracked Flag DVD Logo Publisher: SF
Format: DVD, Region 2, PAL, Color
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Language: English with Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and Finnish subtitles
Rating: 15
Released: 2009-Mar-18
Status: Available
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