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Mind's Eye (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)

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Publisher Comments:

The highly anticipated first novel in the Inspector Van Veeteren series in now available in English. At last, American readers will be able to enjoy, from its very beginnings, this addictive series by one of Europe's most beloved and best-selling crime writers.

Chief Inspector Van Veeteren knew that murder cases were never as open-and-shut as this one: Janek Mitter woke one morning with a brutal hangover and discovered his wife of three months lying facedown in the bathtub, dead. With only the flimsiest excuse as his defense, he is found guilty of a drunken crime of passion and imprisoned in a mental institution.

But Van Veeteren's suspicions about the identity of the killer are borne out when Mitter also becomes a murder victim. Now the chief inspector launches a full-scale investigation of the two slayings. But it may only be the unspoken secrets of the dead-revealed in a mysterious letter that Mitter wrote shortly before his death-that will finally allow Van Veeteren to unmask the killer and expose the shocking root of this sordid violence.

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Available for the first time in English, this book is the one that gave the popular Van Veeteren crime series its start.

Synopsis:

The first Inspector Sejer novel by Norway's Queen of Crime, Karin Fossum

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Eva Magnus is a struggling artist and the divorced mother of a seven-year-old child. One afternoon she and her daughter are walking by the river when a mans body floats to the waters surface. Eva goes to call the police, but when she reaches the phone, she dials another number altogether.

When the police do find the body, it doesnt take long for Inspector Sejer and his team to determine that the man, Egil, died in a violent attack. But Egil has been missing for months and the trail to his killer is cold. Its as puzzling as another unsolved case on Sejers desk: the murder of a prostitute who was found dead just before Egil went missing. Sejer sets to work piecing together these two impossible cases; it's not long before he realizes that they arent as separate as they previously seemed.

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International Bestseller 

Håkan Nesser is firmly established as one of the world's bestselling crime novelists. And now the novel that introduced Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is available for the first time in English.

 

The swift conviction left Van Veeteren uneasy: Janek Mitter woke one morning with a brutal hangover and his wife dead in the bathtub. With only the flimsiest defense, he is found guilty and imprisoned in a mental institution. But when Mitter is murdered in his bed, Van Veeteren regrets not following his gut and launches an investigation into the two murders. As the chief inspector delves deeper, the twisted root of these violent murders will shock even him.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307387226
Author:
Nesser, Hakan
Publisher:
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Translator:
Thompson, Laurie
Author:
H?kan Nesser
Author:
Fossum, Karin
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Van Veeteren, Inspector (Fictitious character
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Publication Date:
20090631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 1 lb

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Product details 336 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780307387226 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Available for the first time in English, this book is the one that gave the popular Van Veeteren crime series its start.
"Synopsis" by , The first Inspector Sejer novel by Norway's Queen of Crime, Karin Fossum
"Synopsis" by ,
Eva Magnus is a struggling artist and the divorced mother of a seven-year-old child. One afternoon she and her daughter are walking by the river when a mans body floats to the waters surface. Eva goes to call the police, but when she reaches the phone, she dials another number altogether.

When the police do find the body, it doesnt take long for Inspector Sejer and his team to determine that the man, Egil, died in a violent attack. But Egil has been missing for months and the trail to his killer is cold. Its as puzzling as another unsolved case on Sejers desk: the murder of a prostitute who was found dead just before Egil went missing. Sejer sets to work piecing together these two impossible cases; it's not long before he realizes that they arent as separate as they previously seemed.

"Synopsis" by , International Bestseller 

Håkan Nesser is firmly established as one of the world's bestselling crime novelists. And now the novel that introduced Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is available for the first time in English.

 

The swift conviction left Van Veeteren uneasy: Janek Mitter woke one morning with a brutal hangover and his wife dead in the bathtub. With only the flimsiest defense, he is found guilty and imprisoned in a mental institution. But when Mitter is murdered in his bed, Van Veeteren regrets not following his gut and launches an investigation into the two murders. As the chief inspector delves deeper, the twisted root of these violent murders will shock even him.

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