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Borkmann's Point: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery (Inspector Van Veeteren Mysteries)

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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.

Review:

"No reader of hard-boiled crime fiction should miss the Scandinavians, and Nesser immediately vaults to near-Mankell status. Let's hope Borkmann's Point...is only the first of a steady stream of Nesser imports." Booklist (Starred Review)

Review:

"[A] classy and rewarding whodunit....Thompson's smooth translation makes this worthy mystery readily accessible to American readers." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Keeps you on the edge of your seat....You don't want it to end." San Francisco Chronicle

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

Review:

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

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"Cerebral....An atmospheric mystery." The Plain Dealer

Synopsis:

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.

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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 awarded the 1993 Swedish Crime Writers' Academy Prize for new authors for his novel The Wide-Meshed Net; he received the best novel award in 1994 for Borkmann's Point and in 1996 for Woman with a Birthmark. In 1999 he was awarded the Crime Writers of Scandinavia's Glass Key Award for the best crime novel of the year for Carambole. Nesser lives in Sweden.

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mike belshaw, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by mike belshaw)
Out of the surprising large pantheon of modern Swedish mystery writers, Hakan Nesser and his Inspector Van Veeteren books stand out for rich characterization and compelling storylines. Like Stephen King, Nesser makes you like the characters, then turns the monsters loose, though in his books the murderers are turned loose on the public at large, and you, like the inspector and his team, have no idea what will happen next. Nesser has a very quick way of getting to the heart of the story, or a character, that seems very real and interesting. In this book, a serial killer is assuredly one of the members of a small coastal village, yet none fit the puzzle the police are faced with. Van Veeteren is bought in to consult, with his usual stand-offish way of approaching the case, and interacting with his fellow officers. A fun character & a great read!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781400030323
Author:
Nesser, Hakan
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Translator:
Thompson, Laurie
Author:
H?kan Nesser
Author:
H?kan Nesser
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Investigation
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Murder -- Investigation.
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reprint ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Publication Date:
March 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.96x5.32x.72 in. .51 lbs.

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Product details 336 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9781400030323 Reviews:
"Review" by , "No reader of hard-boiled crime fiction should miss the Scandinavians, and Nesser immediately vaults to near-Mankell status. Let's hope Borkmann's Point...is only the first of a steady stream of Nesser imports."
"Review" by , "[A] classy and rewarding whodunit....Thompson's smooth translation makes this worthy mystery readily accessible to American readers."
"Review" by , "Keeps you on the edge of your seat....You don't want it to end."
"Review" by , "Nesser has a penetrating eye for the skull beneath the skin."
"Review" by , "Appealing....Engaging....Unexpectedly poignant....A lean whodunit whose narrative speed and concision are admirable."
"Review" by , "Cerebral....An atmospheric mystery."
"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , 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.

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