The Troubled Man, by Henning Mankell . . . This story, in Mankell’s words that conclude the prologue, is “. . . about the realities of politics, this journey into the swamps where truth and lies are indistinguishable and nothing is clear.” That truth and lies are indistinguishable and nothing is clear is true not only of politics, but of good mystery writing as well. Mankell loves to mix the two—politics and mystery—and The Troubled Man is a dark swamp of a tale.