Munster's Case

Munster's Case : An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery

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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. "show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 305 pages
  • 130 x 202 x 24mm | 220g
  • Vintage Books
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 030794641X
  • 9780307946416
  • 384,067

About Hakan Nesser

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."show more

Review quote

"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." "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"show more