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    Woman with Birthmark (Inspector Van Veeteren Mysteries (Paperback)) (Paperback)(English / Swedish) By (author) Hakan Nesser, Translated by Laurie Thompson

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    DescriptionInternational Bestseller Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is on the case once more in this breathless thriller of deception, blackmail, and cold murder. Van Veeteren and his associates are left bewildered by the curious murder of a man shot twice in the heart and twice below the belt. An utterly dull man, the only suspicious activity his surviving wife can report is a series of peculiar phone calls. Repeatedly the telephone would ring, offering no answer but an obscure pop song from the 1960s. This siren song would be linked to an identical murder, but the true connection remains unknown. With a cool, critical eye, Van Veeteren pursues his subject across the country, wading through outrageous leads and fruitless tips in this chilling mystery from master crime novelist Hakan Nesser.


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    Title
    Woman with Birthmark
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Hakan Nesser, Translated by Laurie Thompson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 335
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 263 g
    Language
    English
    Swedish
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780307387233
    ISBN 10: 0307387232
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FF
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    BIC E4L: CRI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: FM
    Libri: I-FM
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET190
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SCANDN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 28200
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 36
    B&T Approval Code: A23400000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC022020
    DC21: 839.7374
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 28
    DC22: 839.73/74
    B&T Approval Code: A24325050
    BISAC V2.8: FIC031000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC022000
    LC classification: PT9876.24.E76 K8513 2010
    Publisher
    Vintage Books USA
    Imprint name
    Vintage Books USA
    Publication date
    09 March 2010
    Author Information
    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 Scandinavian Crime Society's Glass Key Award for the best crime novel of the year for "Carambole." His novels have been published to wide acclaim in nearly thirty countries.
    Review quote
    "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" "Pulling readers' loyalties in different directions.... Woman with Birthmark leaves no doubt that Nesser is a master of suspense." --"The Sunday Times "(London) "Taut, fast-paced, and enthralling.... Devotees of Jo Nesbo and Henning Mankell will agree that Nesser belongs in that select circle of A-list Scandinavian crime novelists." --"Booklist" "Nesser has written a fascinating study in the psychology of personal suffering.... Another admirably drawn thriller." --"The Washington Times"