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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,082 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: 9781611742763
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When a woman is found drowned in her bathtub, the chief suspect quickly becomes her husband of three months. Swedish Inspector Van Veeteren thinks it's an open-and-shut case <#150> until a second murder occurs. Third in the series. "Lean, atmospheric and Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charlotte | 2/17/2014

    " This might be better that three stars, but I got distracted by The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest arriving when I was halfway through, so I ruined the suspense for myself by putting it down for a couple of days when I was 2/3 of the way through. I have no will power. The denouement was very surprising, but in terms of cranky Scandinavian policemen, I'm always going to love Wallander best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trilby | 2/8/2014

    " Having good luck with Icelandic mysteries in translation, I decided to try this Swedish novel. I was not disappointed. As with the Icelandic novels, this story gave a new and different view of Sweden--cops chasing criminals. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 2/4/2014

    " Rather slow paced and overly contemplative, but good plot and characters. I do like Scandinavian mysteries. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica Gordon | 2/2/2014

    " A friend took me to a used bookstore on the southside to which I had never been. It was mostly just popular lit, but I really needed a new book, for I had nothing at all to read, and so after some wondering through the store, I chose this book. I figured I had never read anything like this before, and it said it was an international bestseller--so it must be really good if people all over the world loved it. Wrong! I kept reading the entire 321 page book wondering when it was going to get good, and it just never did. Nothing really happened, the writing was very mediocre, there was little character development, hardly any suspense, and really just not much of a plot at all. Booooooo. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Serena | 2/1/2014

    " Easy summer read about an inspector in Sweden. I will read all of these too! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn | 1/21/2014

    " Borkmann's Point is a murder mystery by Swedish writer Hakan Nesser featuring Chief Inspector Van Veeteren. It is a mystery with a lead character that reminds me of Poirot in that the crime is solved through thoughtful contemplation. That doesn't mean Van Veeteren ignores modern day forensics; however, he plots out the crime like a game of chess. Good supporting characters, wonderful writing, and an interesting take on the genre. I look forward to picking up other books by this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 1/19/2014

    " loved ths swedish mystery. Very well plotted with interesting complex characters "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Herzog | 1/3/2014

    " Van Veeteren was a moderately interesting character. The plot left a bit of a surprise; however, the overall effect wasn't captivating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe Moffa | 12/28/2013

    " Again with the eminently readable Inspector Van Veeteren. Just good solid Scandinavian mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lucyh | 12/18/2013

    " Didn't grip me as much as Jo Nesbo books but still an enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shifra | 12/8/2013

    " 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 Dylan Edwards | 11/28/2013

    " Slow paced but dark procedural crime novel .. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meregoddess Vitti Avila | 11/16/2013

    " One hell of a ride without a helmet but worth every single moment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 11/10/2013

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly S. | 10/15/2013

    " Picked up for $1 at the resale shop. It was a dollar well spent. Murder/ suspense novel. The cover says, "riveting & intellectually satisfying." I would agree with that and I will look for another of Nesser's books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janneke | 7/1/2013

    " 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 Florence Wetzel | 3/4/2013

    " A brilliant plot. I love the characters, and I love the atmosphere the author creates. He is one of those writers who can sketch a person or a place with just a few sentences, and you see everything so vividly. I am planning to read all his books! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jo | 2/17/2013

    " 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 Troy Groff | 11/12/2012

    " I really enjoy Hakan Nesser novels. He does know how to put twists in them for sure. I still liked Mind's Eye a bit better though but I am looking book #3 pretty soon! And I can't wait! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 10/14/2012

    " Inspector Van Veeteren and others search for the ax murderer who has savagely killed three men. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heyhansen | 7/13/2012

    " 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 Diane | 4/17/2012

    " Not my favorite Scandinavian book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Grahambootle | 3/15/2012

    " 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 Mary Kay | 5/5/2011

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

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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.