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The third novel in the internationally acclaimed Inspector Van Veeteren series
Hakan Nesser is one of Sweden's most popular crime writers, receiving numerous awards for his novels featuring Inspector Van Veeteren, including the European Crime Fiction Star Award (Ripper Award) 2010/11, the Swedish Crime Writers' Academy Prize (three times) and Scandinavia's Glass Key Award. The Van Veeteren series is published in over 25 countries and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide. Hakan Nesser lives in Gotland with his wife, and spends part of each year in the UK. Available from Hakan Nesser: Borkmann's Point, The Return, The Mind's Eye, The Inspector and Silence, The Unlucky Lottery
Simon Vance, who narrated Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy, is currently the go-to reader for Scandinavian crime novels-and with good reason. His audio version of Nesser's well-crafted whodunit is nothing short of stellar. Along with Vance's mastery of Swedish accents, excellent pacing, and ability to capture a book's mood, his voice has the timber and confidence of a natural storyteller. The vacation of Stockholm's chief inspector Van Veeteren is interrupted by a series of ax murders in a nearby village. When a new victim turns up and the town's smartest policewoman goes missing, the seemingly remote but oddly fascinating detective takes over the case from an agreeable local police chief who's only days from retirement. The characters have depth and the plot has all the necessary ingredients-including a race against time-to satisfy even the most selective mystery fan. Vance's winning narration is the perfect icing on a very tasty cake. A Vintage paperback. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Nesser has a penetrating eye for the skull beneath the skin." --"The New York Times" "The [murderer's] identity comes as a terrific surprise. [Nesser] knows how to write great endings."-"Toronto Star" "You don't want it to end. . . . Borkmann's Point is that rarity, a leisurely read that nevertheless keeps you on the edge of your seat. . . . A pleasure." -- "San Francisco Chronicle""The novel's prime asset is the mordant clarity of Nesser's voice. Its understatement is a pleasure in itself, as investigations pause for Van Veeteren to finish his beer, and a poker-faced wit informs the characterization....the novel delivers enough peppery asides on the ageing process and the passage of time to demonstrate a bleakly perceptive intelligence." -- "Times Literary Supplement ""Nesser spends as much time with his characters as with the mystery... creating an absorbing tale with an unexpected ending."--"The Sunday Telegraph" (UK) "Another good Swedish writer emerges, an old hand, garlanded with his country's prizes, but only now translated into English."--"The Times" (UK) "International bestseller Nesser makes his U.S. debut with this classy and rewarding whodunit, which won the Swedish Crime Writers' Academy Prize for Best Novel in 1994...Thompson's smooth translation makes this worthy mystery readily accessible to American readers."--"Publishers Weekly ""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, which won the Swedish Crime Writers' Best Novel Award for 1994, is only the first of a steady stream of Nesser imports."--"Booklist "(starredreview) Praise for "Borkmann's Point" and Hakan Nesser: "This is definitely one of the better books to be recently published in the crime genre." --"Finanstidningen" (Sweden) "Original, and with a profound underlying humanity." --"Bohuslaningen" (Sweden) "Nesser writes dramatic murder mysteries that rouse the imagination." --"Nordvastra Skanes Tidningar" (Sweden) "Nesser is one of our most famous crime writers -- but so far only in Sweden. This must change, however, because hardly anyone else in the world tells crime stories in such a unique way." --"WDR-Mittagsmagazin" (Germany) "Nesser belongs to today's elite in crime fiction writing. His work is of the highest quality. Hurry to the bookstore!" --"Svenska Dagbladet" (Sweden) "Nesser has a keen grasp of the art of spinning many narrative threads into a shocking resolution. This finesse and control results in perfectly accomplished crime novels." --"Jonkopings-Posten" (Sweden) Praise from Sweden for The Van Veeteren Crime Novels: "There is a new star in the crime-writing galaxy. A stylish and enjoyable novel . . . spiced with an understated sense of humor." --"Sydsvenska Dagbladet" "With Van Veeteren, Nesser has created a character who has the making of a classic." --"Aftenposten" "Nesser has a keen and complete grasp of the art of spinning many threads, pulling them together in a thrilling way and bringing them to a shocking solution. This sense of finesse and control leads to absolutely accomplished crime novels." --J"onkopings-Posten" "From the Hardcover edition."