Munster's Case: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery

Munster's Case: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery

Paperback Inspector Van Veeteren Mysteries

By (author) Hakan Nesser, Translated by Laurie Thompson

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  • Publisher: Vintage Books
  • Format: Paperback | 305 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 202mm x 24mm | 220g
  • Publication date: 21 May 2013
  • ISBN 10: 030794641X
  • ISBN 13: 9780307946416
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 453,262

Product description

Intendent MUnster, Inspector Van Veeteren's right-hand man, and his beguiling colleague Ewa Moreno take center stage in the latest shocking thriller in HAkan Nesser's internationally bestselling series. The final day of Waldemar Leverkuhn's life begins auspiciously: With three friends, he wins a modest sum in the lottery. But it ends, after a celebratory dinner, with him belligerent, drunk, and stumbling home to his bed, where he is brutally stabbed to death with a carving knife. The case seems to be going nowhere, until the reserved, weary widow confesses to the killing. When the Leverkuhns' formidable neighbor goes missing, and then turns up gruesomely murdered, MUnster and his team find a few, wispy clues that suggest her death is connected to Leverkuhn's--clues that lead to a dark and terrible secret.

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Author information

HAkan Nesser was awarded the 1993 Swedish Crime Writer's Academy Prize for new authors for "Mind's Eye "(published in Sweden as "Det Grovmaskiga NAtet"); 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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"Nesser has a penetrating eye for the skull beneath the skin." --"The New York Times" "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" "Hakan Nesser's Swedish detective novel plays like an English parlor mystery, a sort of mental shell game as police sit to interview potential witness after witness, nearly all of whom are suspects until they die themselves." --"Charleston Post & Courier" "Sterling . . . Gallows humor punctuates the solid plot as MUnster's introspective musings lead to a surprise ending." --"Publishers Weekly" (starred review)