Borkmann's Point: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery [2] (Inspector Van Veeteren Series #2) (Paperback)

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I hate to say it, but Inspector Van Veeteren kind of leaves my beloved
Kurt Wallander in the dust. This book is plotted to within an inch of
its life, dense with clues to puzzle over. And Nesser doesn't sacrifice
character development or good writing to move the plot forward. The
characters are vividly painted without adding too many overwrought side
plots the way so many mystery writers do. Nesser puts the mystery front
and center, but manages with very little padding to develop a cast of
funny, likeable, and wholly believable characters. Hakan Nesser has,
with this book, put himself front and center in my lineup of favorite
mystery writers.

— Rachel

I hate to say it, but Inspector Van Veeteren kind of leaves my beloved Kurt Wallander in the dust. This book is plotted to within an inch of its life, dense with clues to puzzle over. And Nesser doesn't sacrifice character development or good writing to move the plot forward. The characters are vividly painted without adding too many overwrought side plots the way so many mystery writers do. Nesser puts the mystery front and center, but manages with very little padding to develop a cast of funny, likeable, and wholly believable characters. Hakan Nesser has, with this book, put himself front and center in my lineup of favorite mystery writers.

— From Rachel's Picks

Description


International Bestseller 

Internationally bestselling author Häkan Nesser makes his U.S. debut with this riveting tale of murder and suspense that reveals the deep humanity of the characters portrayed even as it sends chills up the spine.

 

Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is called to the sleepy coastal town of Kalbringen to assist the local police in the investigation of two recent ax murders. Soon the case turns from bad to worse when another body turns up and one of Van Veeteren’s colleagues, a young female detective, disappears without a trace. Now Van Veeteren must find the killer, and, it is hoped, his colleague, before anyone else comes to harm. Riveting and intellectually satisfying, Borkmann’s Point unfolds like a chess match where each move could prove deadly.

About the Author


Håkan Nesser was born in 1950 in Sweden. In 1993 he was awarded the Swedish Crime Writers’ Academy Prize for new authors for his novel Mind’s Eye, and is the only author to have won the Academy’s best novel award three times: in 1994 for Borkmann’s Point; in 1996 for Woman With Birthmark; and in 2007 for A Rather Different Story. In 1999 he was awarded the Crime Writers of Scandinavia’s Glass Key Award for the best crime novel of the year for Carambole. His novels have been published to wide acclaim in twenty-five countries.

Praise For…


“Keeps you on the edge of your seat.... You don’t want it to end.” —San Francisco Chronicle
 

“Nesser has a penetrating eye for the skull beneath the skin." —The New York Times
 

“Appealing.... Engaging.... Unexpectedly poignant.... A lean whodunit whose narrative speed and concision are admirable.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch
 

“Cerebral.... An atmospheric mystery.” —The Plain Dealer



Product Details
ISBN: 9781400030323
ISBN-10: 1400030323
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Publication Date: March 13th, 2007
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: Inspector Van Veeteren Series