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    Munster's Case (Inspector Van Veeteren Mysteries (Hardcover)) (Hardback) By (author) Hakan Nesser, Translated by Laurie Thompson

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    DescriptionFor Waldemar Leverkuhn the day could not have begun more auspiciously. He and three of his friends, all retirees, have just won the lottery. It's a modest sum when split four ways--certainly not enough to lift Waldemar out of the plain apartment he shares with his quiet, weary wife--but it's enough for the old men to toast their good luck with a blowout at their favorite bar. The celebration ends, however, with Waldemar drunk, stumbling, belligerent, and eventually dead in his own bed, stabbed twenty-eight times in the chest with a carving knife. Taking charge of the case is Intendent Munster, Chief Inspector Van Veeteren's longtime right-hand man, and his beguiling colleague Ewa Moreno. They seem to have a surefire lead with the disappearance of one of Waldemar's friends on the same night as the murder, but after a cursory look into his whereabouts produces more questions than answers, the investigation suddenly seems to solve itself when Marie-Louise Leverkuhn, Waldemar's wife, confesses to the crime and calmly resigns herself to her fate. The case is, but all accounts, closed. That is, until one of the Leverkuhns' neighbors in the same unassuming block of apartments goes missing and turns up--spectacularly, gruesomely--in pieces around the city. Thrown back into the fog and chasing after wisps of clues that tenuously but inextricably link the murders, Muenster and Moreno take center stage in Hakan Nesser's haunting new addition to his acclaimed series.

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    Munster's Case
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    By (author) Hakan Nesser, Translated by Laurie Thompson
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 305
    Width: 164 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 599 g
    ISBN 13: 9780307906861
    ISBN 10: 0307906868

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    LC classification: PT9876.24.E76 M8613 2012
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    Pantheon Books
    Imprint name
    Pantheon Books
    Publication date
    07 August 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Håkan Nesser was awarded the 1993 Swedish Crime Writer’s Academy Prize for new authors for Mind’s Eye (published in Sweden as Det Grovmaskiga Nätet); he received the best novel award in 1994 for Borkmann’s Point and in 1996 for Woman with Birthmark. In 1999 he was awarded the Crime Writers of Scandanavia’s Glass Key Award for the best crime novel of the year for Carambole. Nesser lives in Sweden and London.
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    "Hakan Nesser returns to the Scandinavian dark and gloom, with a new lead investigator in a murder case where the unexpected trumps the ordinary." --"Shelf Awareness" "Gripping." --"Kirkus" "In this intelligent mystery, Nesser has chosen to sideline Van Veeteren a little . . . It's the fabulous storytelling and the understated humor that makes this book stand out from the crowd. This simply is great crime fiction." --ScandinavianBooks.com "Sterling . . . Gallows humor punctuates the solid plot as Munster's introspective musings lead to a surprise ending." --"Publishers Weekly" (starred review) Praise for "The Inspector and Silence" " " "A thrilling investigation." --"Newsweek" " " "A taut and compelling mystery in a consistently outstanding series." --"Booklist" "["The Inspector and Silence"] builds slowly, the grim, haunting plot perfectly suited to the methodical, stoic hero." --"Kirkus Reviews" "This is the stylish, atmospheric crime fiction with a strong moral core from an award-winning author; essential for readers of that genre." --"Library Journal" " " Praise for Hakan Nesser "Nesser's novels look for the roots of crime in the ills of society . . . He has seized his chance to create his own dark poetry from these stark materials, and the effect is haunting." "--The Wall Street Journal" " " "Nesser is a master of suspense." --"The Sunday Times" (London) "Nesser has a penetrating eye for the skull beneath the skin." --"The New York Times"