Borkmann's Point: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery (Hardcover)

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An ex–con is brutally murdered with an ax in Kaalbringen. Then the body of a wealthy real estate mogul is found, also the victim of a violent attack. There appears to be a serial killer on the loose, and Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is called in to help the local police. In his storied career he has only left one case unsolved, but he’s never before faced an ax murderer. As details surrounding the grisly murders are collected, Van Veeteren finds that there is almost nothing to go on; nothing links the two victims. But then there’s another murder, and shortly thereafter one of Van Veeteren’s colleagues, a promising female detective, goes missing—perhaps because the criminal knows she has come too close to the truth. . . .

In this riveting novel, full of fascinating, quirky characters and deep motives, Håkan Nesser introduces American readers to a detective who is already beloved by his European readership, as he spins a story that leaves even the most veteran crime–novel readers chilled.

Praise For…

Praise for Borkmann’s Point and Håkan Nesser

“This is definitely one of the better books to be recently published in the crime genre.”
Finanstidningen (Sweden)

“Original, and with a profound underlying humanity.”
Bohusläningen (Sweden)

“Nesser writes dramatic murder mysteries that rouse the imagination.”
Nordvastra Skanes Tidningar (Sweden)

“Nesser is one of our most famous crime writers—but so far only in Sweden. This must change, however, because hardly anyone else in the world tells crime stories in such a unique way.”
WDR-Mittagsmagazin (Germany)

“Nesser belongs to today’s elite in crime fiction writing. His work is of the highest quality. Hurry to the bookstore!”
Svenska Dagbladet (Sweden)

“Nesser has a keen grasp of the art of spinning many narrative threads into a shocking resolution. This finesse and control results in perfectly accomplished crime novels.”
Jönköpings-Posten (Sweden)

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375421969
Publisher: Pantheon
Publication Date: March 14th, 2006
Pages: 336