The Return

The Return

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International Bestseller Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is forced to unlock the secrets of a nearly perfect murder in this taut psychological thriller.On a rainy April day, a body or what is left of it is found by a young girl. Wrapped in a blanket with no hands, feet, or head, it signals the work of a brutal, methodical killer. The victim, Leopold Verhaven, was a track star before he was convicted for killing two of his ex-lovers. He consistently proclaimed his innocence, however, and was killed on the day of his return to society. This latest murder is more than a little perplexing and Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is determined to discover the truth, even if it means taking the law into his own hands."

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Product details

  • Paperback | 321 pages
  • 129.54 x 203.2 x 17.78mm | 181.44g
  • Vintage Books USA
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1400030331
  • 9781400030330
  • 350,129

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"The mystery of a headless corpse . . . brings insight to the puzzle of human behavior." --"The New York Times Book Review" "Foreboding. . . . A number of crime writers try to explore morality and motivation. . . . Nesser achieves more than most." --"Deseret News" "Every bit enjoyably creepy as his previous offering." --"Entertainment World" "Mystery fans should rejoice." --"Richmond Times-Dispatch"

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About Hakan Nesser

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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