1. Before the Frost
New policewoman Linda Wallander is waiting for her first big case at Ystad police station and her father, Inspector Kurt Wallander, is getting on her nerves. When her childhood friend Anna mysteriously disappears she is thrown in at the deep end and soon needs her father’s help on a fascinating and very dangerous investigation.
2. The Village Idiot
When a harmless former asylum resident holds up a bank for money and then blows himself up, Wallander, Linda and the Ystad team are forced to dig for leads to find reasons. Who could have persuaded him to do it, and why? Was the explosion an accident? The answers are unexpected.
3. The Brothers
The army is in Ystad all week for a training exercise, and Wallander is called to the site of a grim and premeditated double murder, with emotional resonance for him. As the murders continue, Wallander and his team investigate deeper and are forced to concede there may be a link with the troops.
4. The Overdose
When an abandoned baby is found in a car, Kurt Wallander oversees a large operation to find the missing father. Meanwhile, Linda is visiting a school all week to educate the pupils about the dangers of drugs. When a girl at the school has an overdose, the team begin to see connections between the two cases.
5. The African
When a Liberian immigrant is found murdered in a train yard, Wallander and the Ystad team follow the trail to an African dancing class and a cuckolded former white supremacist. All of this happens against the backdrop of an election and the possibility of Kurt’s childhood friend, the democratic candidate, being elected and ‘opening the doors’ to more immigrants.
Investigating a grisly local murder and the disappearance of a policeman’s daughter, Kurt Wallander and his colleagues at the Ystad station begin to suspect the two are connected. As the investigation proceeds it seems that the criminal knows every move they will make and is practically controlling them. So begins a struggle to outwit a master criminal.
7. The Tricksters
When a riding pupil finds the stable owner dead in his barn, Wallander is initially at a loss for suspects – he had no friends, no social life and seemingly no enemies. But a little digging reveals a much more complicated and sinister story, and soon the suspect list is too large.
8. The Photographer
A woman is found dead after the opening of a war photographer’s exhibition. Murder is suspected, as is the photographer. Wallander and his team of police investigate.
9. The Container Lorry
The police launch a murder investigation after finding an abandoned lorry with a container full of dead refugees.
10. The Castle Ruins
When an old man is murdered at a luxury housing development by the sea, suspicions fall on the residents. It seems that their perfect lives are not so perfect after all.
11. Blood Line
Following an argument with her lover on her boat, a woman is found dead. Wallander and the Ystad police investigate – their enquiries lead them to a farm commune and to an old friend of Linda’s.
12. The Joker
When a woman is shot dead on the beach outside her restaurant, the only witness is her young daughter. Wallander and his team are informed about a restaurant mafia in Malmo run by Jack Hansson, so the Malmo police are called in to help. One of their cops, Frank Borg, knows a little bit too much about Jack’s business dealings, and his methods are unconventional.
13. The Secret
Wallander and the Ystad police investigate the death of an eleven-year-old boy. Stefan wants to help with the case as he was friends with the boy’s father but he’s facing suspension pending a disciplinary procedure.