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Sunday, February 25, 2007

Borkmann's Point by Hakan Nesser

Haken Nesser is an award-winning Swedish crime writer ably translated by Laurie Thompson. Chief Inspector Van Veeterin's vacation is interrupted when he is called in to help find an axe murderer in the small town of Kaalbrenger.

Van Veeterin, a veteran of 30 years as a police detective, has only one unsolved crime in his career. He is a believer in Borkmann's point: in every case a point is reached where enough information has been gathered to solve the crime and nothing more is needed except decent thinking.

This case is challenging. Another axe murder occurs and there seems to be no relationship between the two events. When the best police investigator goes missing, Van Veeterin must use every bit of logic and intuition he has to sift through the information that he has gathered.

This is a riveting police procedural, with a compassionate and wise investigator at it's heart.
It's bound to please mystery buffs.


Blogger Peter said...

I've been evangelizing about HÃ¥kan Nesser, and here's the evidence in the form of some blog posts: Van Veeteren is wise and compassionate, as you say, but Nesser is also witty and even funny, which is bound to surprise those of us who expect our Swedish detectives to be dour and depressed!

Detectives Beyond Borders
"Because Murder Is More Fun Away From Home"

1:40 AM  
Anonymous Martha said...

Good words.

5:55 AM  

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