Borkmann's Point: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery by Håkan Nesser, Laurie Thompson

By Håkan Nesser, Laurie Thompson

Foreign Bestseller Internationally bestselling writer Häkan Nesser makes his U.S. debut with this riveting story of homicide and suspense that unearths the deep humanity of the characters portrayed whilst it sends chills up the spine. Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is termed to the sleepy coastal city of Kalbringen to help the neighborhood police within the research of 2 contemporary ax murders. quickly the case turns from undesirable to worse while one other physique turns up and one in every of Van Veeteren’s colleagues, a tender woman detective, disappears with no hint. Now Van Veeteren needs to locate the killer, and, it really is was hoping, his colleague, ahead of an individual else involves damage. Riveting and intellectually enjoyable, Borkmann’s element unfolds like a chess fit the place each one movement may well end up lethal.

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It’s all in the papers today, but maybe you haven’t—” “I haven’t seen a paper for three weeks,” said Van Veeteren. “The latest one—the second, that is—happened yesterday, or rather, the day before. Anyway, we have to send them some reinforcements, and I thought that as you were in the area already, well . ” “I’ll leave it up to you for the time being. I’ll send up Münster or Reinhart next week. ” “Who’s chief of police? ” Hiller coughed again. b o r k m a n n ’ s p o i n t “His name’s Bausen. I don’t think you know him.

Adamant. Just eased himself off his bar stool. Adjusted his glasses and stroked that pathetic wisp of hair over his bald head like he always did—as if that would fool anybody—muttered a few words, then left. The last Schalke had seen of him was the white outline of his back as he paused in the doorway and seemed to be hesitating about which direction to take. Looking back, that was distinctly odd. For Christ’s sake, surely Simmel knew his way home? But maybe he just stood there for a few seconds to fill his lungs with the fresh night air.

She had an alibi, in any case,” explained Bausen. ” asked Van Veeteren, reinserting the toothpick the other way around. Kropke turned to Bausen for assistance, but received nothing but an encouraging nod. “We’ve interviewed around fifty people,” he said, “most of them the same sort of dregs of society as Eggers himself. His friends and acquaintances are mostly petty thieves, drug addicts, that sort of thing. His circle of friends in Kaalbringen wasn’t all that large since he’d only been here for a few months.

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