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Mind's Eye: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mysteryby Hakan Nesser
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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.
Hakan Nesser was awarded the 1993 Swedish Crime Writers' Academy Prize for new
Chief Inspector Van Veeteren becomes suspicious about the seemingly open-and-shut case against Janek Mitter, convicted of killing his wife while drunk, especially when Mitter also becomes a homicide victim, and launches a full-scale investigation into both slayings, linked to a mysterious letter written by the second victim, to unravel the truth and find the real killer. 20,000 first printing.
Hakan Nesser is firmly established as one of the world's bestselling crime novelists. And now the novel that introducedChief 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 hangoverand 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 launchesan 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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