With only the flimsiest defense, he is found guilty and imprisoned in a mental institution. But when mitter is murdered in his bed, Van Veeteren regrets not following his gut and launches an investigation into the two murders. International bestseller Håkan Nesser is firmly established as one of the world's bestselling crime novelists.
As the chief inspector delves deeper, the twisted root of these violent murders will shock even him. And now the novel that introduced Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is available for the first time in English. The swift conviction left van Veeteren uneasy: Janek Mitter woke one morning with a brutal hangover and his wife dead in the bathtub.
Borkmann's Point: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery 2 Inspector Van Veeteren Mysteries
Now van veeteren must find the killer, and, it is hoped, his colleague, before anyone else comes to harm. Soon the case turns from bad to worse when another body turns up and one of Van Veeteren’s colleagues, a young female detective, disappears without a trace. International bestseller Internationally bestselling author Häkan Nesser makes his U.
S. Debut with this riveting tale of murder and suspense that reveals the deep humanity of the characters portrayed even as it sends chills up the spine. Chief inspector van veeteren is called to the sleepy coastal town of Kalbringen to assist the local police in the investigation of two recent ax murders.
. Riveting and intellectually satisfying, Borkmann’s Point unfolds like a chess match where each move could prove deadly.
The Return: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery 3 Inspector Van Veeteren Mysteries
He consistently proclaimed his innocence, however, and was killed on the day of his return to society. Wrapped in a blanket with no hands, or head, feet, it signals the work of a brutal, methodical killer. 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. 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. The victim, leopold verhaven, was a track star before he was convicted for killing two of his ex-lovers.
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In an act that mystifies and infuriates Van Veeteren and his associates, the members of the Pure Life choose to remain silent about the incident rather than defend themselves. But an unidentified woman is continuing to assist the authorities, and her knowledge suggests she’s more than just a passing Good Samaritan.
The members of the sect, the Pure Life, are led by Oscar Yellinek, a charismatic but unnervingly guarded messiah figure. It’s a sweltering summer in sweden and Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is long overdue for a holiday when a secretive and dubious religious sect comes under investigation. Her tips become doubly perplexing as a new string of increasingly horrifying crimes defy everything Van Veeteren and his team thought they knew about the case.
A riveting new addition to håkan Nesser’s acclaimed series, The Inspector and Silence is suspense at its haunting best. One of its members, is found dead in the forest near their holiday camp, a girl on the cusp of adolescence, brutally raped and strangled; the discovery of her body has been phoned in by an anonymous caller.
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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 Håkan Nesser. International 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. Repeatedly the telephone would ring, offering no answer but an obscure pop song from the 1960s. An utterly dull man, the only suspicious activity his surviving wife can report is a series of peculiar phone calls.
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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. 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, Müenster and Moreno take center stage in Håkan Nesser’s haunting new addition to his acclaimed series. For waldemar Leverkuhn the day could not have begun more auspiciously. He and three of his friends, all retirees, have just won the lottery.
. 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 celebration ends, however, belligerent, and eventually dead in his own bed, with Waldemar drunk, stumbling, stabbed twenty-eight times in the chest with a carving knife. Taking charge of the case is intendent Münster, Chief Inspector Van Veeteren’s longtime right-hand man, and his beguiling colleague Ewa Moreno.
The case is, but all accounts, closed.
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Van veeteren’s former colleagues, desperate for answers, struggle to decipher the clues to these appalling crimes. In the middle of a damp, dark night, a young man is struck by a car after leaving his girlfriend’s house. As if he were trying to make some kind of contact. Told with håkan nesser’s trademark eye for detail, breakneck plotting, and gut-wrenching moral tension, Hour of the Wolf finds the Nordic noir superstar spinning one of his darkest tales yet.
Wrestling with guilt, the driver tries to put the murder out of his mind—until a blackmail note arrives, setting into motion a chain of events that will draw everyone involved into a fog of crime. Contorted at impossible angles, with his back pressed up against a concrete culvert and his face staring straight at him.
In hour of the wolf, former chief inspector Van Veeteren—a legend now in retirement—is called upon to face his greatest trial yet, when someone close to him is found dead. As if he wanted to tell him something. Lying in the ditch. A boy in a dark duffel coat. The driver, drunk, leaves the body by the side of the road.
As the killer becomes increasingly unhinged and unpredictable, Van Veeteren is forced to reenter a world he left behind, and to avenge a death. Reinhart, the new chief inspector of the Maardam police force, sets his team to work.
Keep The Midnight Out: A DCI Lorimer Novel William Lorimer Book 12
As the action switches dramatically between the Mull murder and the Glasgow cold case twenty years earlier, Lorimer tries desperately to catch a cold-hearted killer. When the body of a red-haired young man is washed up on the shore of the beautiful Isle of Mull, Detective Superintendent Lorimer’s tranquil holiday away from the gritty streets of Glasgow is rudely interrupted.
Has someone gotten away with murder for decades? . Two murders, twenty years apart. The body has been bound with twine in a ghoulishly unnatural position that strongly reminds Lorimer of another murder: a twenty-year-old Glasgow case that he failed to solve as a fledgling detective constable and which has haunted him ever since.
As a local cop takes charge of the island murder investigation, Lorimer tries to avoid stepping on her toes. Time for revenge. But as the similarities between the young man’s death and the cold case grow more obvious, Lorimer realizes that there could be a serial killer on the loose after all these years.
Roseanna: A Martin Beck Police Mystery 1
The masterful first novel in the martin beck series of mysteries by the internationally renowned crime writing duo Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö "the best writers of police procedurals in the world", finds Beck hunting for the murderer of a lonely traveler. On a july afternoon, a young woman's body is dredged from Sweden's beautiful Lake Vattern.
. With no clues beck begins an investigation not only to uncover a murderer but also to discover who the victim was. With a new Introduction by Henning Mankell. Three months later, all beck knows is that her name was Roseanna and that she could have been strangled by any one of eighty-five people on a cruise.
As the melancholic beck narrows the list of suspects, a free-spirited traveler with a penchant for casual sex, he is drawn increasingly to the enigma of the victim, and to the psychopathology of a murderer with a distinctive--indeed, terrifying--sense of propriety.
The Ice Beneath Her: A Novel Hanne Lagerlind-Schon Book 1
Two months before, a young clerk at Orre’s company, Emma Bohman, chanced to meet the charming chief executive, and romance swiftly bloomed. One staggering misfortune after another followed, leaving Emma certain that her runaway lover was to blame and transforming her confusion and heartbreak into anger.
Almost as quickly as the passionate affair ignited, it was over when Orre inexplicably disappeared. Now, vengeance, pursuing the same mysterious man for different reasons, Emma and the police are destined to cross paths in a chilling dance of obsession, madness, and love gone hellishly wrong. Praise for the Ice Beneath Her“Exceptional.
Publishers Weekly starred review “Impressive. A tour de force that lifts its author to the front rank among the increasingly crowded field of Nordic noir. Kirkus reviews starred review “the ice beneath Her deserves to be called a page-turner—I read it in one sitting! The narrative is fast-paced and the twists superb.
Cecilia ekbäck, bestselling author of Wolf Winter. Once a valued police asset, now marooned in unhappy retirement and a crumbling marriage, she’s eager to exercise her keen skills again—and offer the detectives a window into the secret soul of Jesper Orre. An unidentified woman lies beheaded in a posh suburban home—a brutal crime made all the more disturbing by its uncanny resemblance to an unsolved killing ten years earlier.
Winter’s chill has descended on Stockholm as police arrive at the scene of a shocking murder.