The Return (eBook)
Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is forced to unlock the secrets of a nearly perfect murder in this taut psychological thriller.
On a rainy April day, a body—or what is left of it—is found by a young girl. Wrapped in a blanket with no hands, feet, or head, it signals the work of a brutal, methodical killer. The victim, Leopold Verhaven, was a track star before he was convicted for killing two of his ex-lovers. He consistently proclaimed his innocence, however, and was killed on the day of his return to society. This latest murder is more than a little perplexing and Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is determined to discover the truth, even if it means taking the law into his own hands.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
About the Author
Håkan Nesser was awarded the 1993 Swedish Crime Writers' Academy Prize for new authors for his novel The Wide-Mesh Net; he received the best novel award in 1994 for Borkmann's Point and in 1996 for Woman with a Birthmark. In 1999 he was awarded the Crime Writers of Scandinavia's Glass Key Award for the best crime novel of the year for Carambole. Nesser lives in Sweden and New York.
Praise for The Return…
Praise for Borkmann's Point by Håkan Nesser
"Nesser has a penetrating eye for the skull beneath the skin."
--The New York Times Book Review
"Keeps you on the edge of your seat... You don't want it to end."
--San Francisco Chronicle
"International best-seller Nesser make his U.S. debut with this classy and rewarding whodunit, which won the Swedish Crime Writers' Academy Prize for Best Novel in 1994... Thompson's smooth traslation makes this worthy mystery readily accessible to American readers."
"Inspector Van Veeteren seems destined for a place amongst the great European detectives."
--Colin Dexter, author of the Inspector Morse mysteries
"Appealing... Engaging... Unexpectedly poignant... A lean whodunit whose narravtive speed and concision are admirable... Mystery fans should rejoice."
"Satisfying... It is spare and wry, short on cliffhangers, and long on atmospherics. It sucked me in."