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3.35 out of 53.35 out of 53.35 out of 53.35 out of 53.35 out of 5 3.35 (23 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Håkan Nesser Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Inspector Van Veeteren Mysteries Release Date: June 2011 ISBN: 9781611742725
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Swedish detective Van Veeteren is called in to help the police in a small, remote town. In his storied career, he has left only one case unsolved, but he's never before faced a serial ax murderer. First in the series. "Keeps you on the edge of your seat.. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cheryl | 2/16/2014

    " It read easily but without flair. Too much padding in attempt to prolong little bursts of weak suspense. Too much extraneous detail about various characters' interior lives which was completely irrelevant to the story, without the saving grace of providing a different perspective into the human condition. This seems to be a common pitfall in this genre. Enjoyed the short snippets of the villain's POV. Other than the names, it felt generic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heyhansen | 2/15/2014

    " Not sure how I got wrapped up in Swedish crime procedurals, but there it is. This is a fun quick read, some nice different perspectives. Not as much character development perhaps, but who knows, it's part of a series. I'll give another one a try. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 2/2/2014

    " Swedish author in translation. Promising series with a very interesting plot. This started out slow but got much better as it got going. There's not a lot of character development--I'm not even sure what the characters look like or their ages--which is a negative for me. But it was an enjoyable read and I found the mystery very intriguing. Will read more Inspector Van Veeteren. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 1/30/2014

    " Another Nordic stabby-abby to get through, is how I felt at the start, but I quickly appreciated the slow-paced writing of Herr Nesser. It put me in mind of the sublime Martin Beck series, although it didn't reach those heady heights of genius. An intuitive Swedish loner policeman. I might read more of him sometime. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janneke | 1/26/2014

    " Een erg spannend misdaadverhaal over inspecteur Van Veeteren. Goede plot met een onverwacht einde. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martina | 1/15/2014

    " Read with Mystery Book Group. Another terrific Scandinavian crime writer! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clare | 1/6/2014

    " This was the first of the 3 Swedish novels I read back to back while on holiday! I liked it but the other two had the same plot device. This got rather tiresome by the 3rd book! Hence the other two get only 3 stars, whosever idea the first one was!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee | 12/5/2013

    " I loved this book. It unfolds very naturally, at a pace that both keeps you interested and engaged with the characters, but also allows time to hear and see who they are. No flash, just good strong writing, great real characters, and an interesting, if at times grisly, plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Grahambootle | 11/13/2013

    " Not many cliff hangers to say the least, but good atmosphere. will read more Nesser, perhaps it's a style you need to get into to fully appreciate. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Seth Morris | 11/2/2013

    " Blah... just okay. Somewhat predictable too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julia | 10/30/2013

    " Really starting to enjoy this series and the continued development of Inspector Van Veeteren. Good serial murder mystery -- didn't see it coming. Looking forward to reading the next book! Try these "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Naomi | 9/4/2013

    " Good read. Guessed part way in who the murderer was, alternatives not really explored, but it still kept my interest to the end. Would read more in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Kay | 2/2/2013

    " Excellent translation of a Swedish police procedural. This book is about an axe murderer in a little seaside town. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie | 8/10/2012

    " Hooked on Scandinavian murder mysteries, and this one does not disappoint. Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is called to a small coastal village to investigate two recent ax murders. A third murder occurs, and a detective disappears. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vera VB | 8/7/2012

    " Brutal murders with an ax, with a bit of an unsatisfying end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lou | 6/29/2012

    " Typical Scandinavian mystery book. Interesting surprise ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 6/8/2012

    " This was quite an enjoyable Swedish mystery with another low energy detective and a clever ending. Very nicely read by Simon Vance. I don't know if I would read another one but I would probably listen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brook | 4/23/2012

    " I usually don't even try to guess what will happen in a mystery novel, as it's never too hard, and ruins the journey a bit... But for whatever reason, this book was obvious about it's ending, and still a joy to read. My Scandinavian book adventure continues. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jo | 4/18/2012

    " Didn't guess who the killer was which is a good thing but it was only an OK book - enjoyable enough but nothing special. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shifra | 4/15/2012

    " This is the next installment of Chief Inspector Van Veeteren. This time he is finishing his vacation when he is called in to assist what appears to be a serial killer on the loose. Thoroughly enjoyed attempting to identify who the killer is. Definitely recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kyote4me | 4/4/2012

    " Another Nordic mystery writer. It was okay and got rave reviews from a Swedish professor I met on a train to Malmo. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jerry Hall | 12/27/2011

    " Really well written and plotted. Did not know until the end whodunnit - even though I had my suspicions - I was wrong. Would like to read another of Nessers books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 4/16/2011

    " I thought it was just an "okay" book until the ending -- and now I want to read it again. A calm, introspective mystery along the lines of Ruth Rendell. If you like Wexford, you'll like Van Veeteren. "

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About the Author

Håkan Nesser was awarded the 1993 Swedish Crime Writers’ Academy Prize for new authors for Mind’s Eye; 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.

About the Narrator

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and an AudioFile Golden Voice with over forty Earphones Awards. He has won thirteen prestigious Audie Awards and was Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London.