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Borkmann's Point

Borkmann's Point

Paperback Inspector Van Veeteren Mysteries

By (author) Hakan Nesser, Translated by Laurie Thompson

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  • Publisher: Random House Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 321 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 201mm x 25mm | 249g
  • Publication date: 13 March 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1400030323
  • ISBN 13: 9781400030323
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 188,289

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International Bestseller Internationally bestselling author Hakan 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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Hakan 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.

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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" 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)