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Borkmann's rule was hardly a rule; in fact, it was more of a comment, a landmark for tricky cases . . .

In every investigation, he maintained, there comes a point beyond which we don't really need any more information. When we reach that point, we already know enough to solve the case by means of nothing more than some decent thinking.

A seedy ex-con and a wealthy real-estate mogul are brutally murdered with an axe in the quiet coastal town of Kaalbringen. Chief Inspector van Veeteren, bored of his holiday nearby, is summoned to assist the local authorities. But there seems to be nothing to link the victims. Another body is discovered, again with no obvious connection, and the pressure mounts. The local police chief, just days away from retirement, is determined to wrap things up before he goes. Then there's a fourth murder, and a brilliant young female detective goes missing - perhaps she has reached Borkmann's Point before anyone else . . .

This riveting novel, full of fascinating, quirky characters and vivid settings, introduces the chess-playing Inspector van Veeteren - a detective already beloved by his European readership - and marks the UK debut of Hakan Nesser, a chilling new voice in crime fiction.

'On this showing, Inspector Van Veeteren seems destined for a place amongst the great European detectives' Colin Dexter, creator of Inspector Morse

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A riveting detective novel from the internationally acclaimed author Hakan Nesser in which Detective Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is summoned to Kaalbringen, a quiet European town by the sea, to track down the link between a series of murders.

An ex-con is brutally murdered with an axe in the unusually quiet town of Kaalbringen. And then the body of a wealthy real estate mogul is found, also violently attacked. With what appears to be a serial killer on the loose, Detective Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is called in to help out the local investigation. In his storied career he's never faced an axe murderer and has only ever left one case unsolved. As details surrounding the murders are collected, Van Veeteren finds there is almost nothing to go on; nothing he can find links the two victims. But then there's another murder and one of his colleagues, a promising female detective, goes missing, perhaps because the criminal knows she has come too close to the truth...

In this riveting novel, full of fascinating, realistic characters and motives, Hakan Nesser introduces American readers to his unique and entertaining new detective, Van Veeteren, and spins a story that leaves even the most veteran crime novel readers chilled.

From the Hardcover edition.

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ISBN:
9780330492768
Author:
Nesser, Hakan
Publisher:
Pan Publishing
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TRADE PAPER

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Product details pages Pan Publishing - English 9780330492768 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A riveting detective novel from the internationally acclaimed author Hakan Nesser in which Detective Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is summoned to Kaalbringen, a quiet European town by the sea, to track down the link between a series of murders.

An ex-con is brutally murdered with an axe in the unusually quiet town of Kaalbringen. And then the body of a wealthy real estate mogul is found, also violently attacked. With what appears to be a serial killer on the loose, Detective Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is called in to help out the local investigation. In his storied career he's never faced an axe murderer and has only ever left one case unsolved. As details surrounding the murders are collected, Van Veeteren finds there is almost nothing to go on; nothing he can find links the two victims. But then there's another murder and one of his colleagues, a promising female detective, goes missing, perhaps because the criminal knows she has come too close to the truth...

In this riveting novel, full of fascinating, realistic characters and motives, Hakan Nesser introduces American readers to his unique and entertaining new detective, Van Veeteren, and spins a story that leaves even the most veteran crime novel readers chilled.

From the Hardcover edition.

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