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Inspector Van Veeteren
Books in series6
UNABRIDGED
(3.9 based on 388 ratings)
  • 1

    Mind's Eye: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Håkan Nesser, Laurie Thompson (translator)
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (67)

    Chief Inspector Van Veeteren knew that murder cases were never as open-and-shut as this one: Janek Mitter woke one morning with a brutal hangover and discovered his wife of three months lying facedown in the bathtub, dead. With only the flimsiest excuse as his defense, he is found guilty of a drunken crime of passion and imprisoned in a mental institution.

    chris says: "A GOOD MYSTERY"
    A GOOD MYSTERY

    I usually don't like mysteries that jump around and don't stay focused on the detective.

    This mystery focuses on the point of view of a murd..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 16 2012 by chris (United States)
  • 2

    Borkmann's Point: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Håkan Nesser, Laurie Thompson (translator)
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (56)

    An ex-con is brutally murdered with an ax in Kaalbringen. Then the body of a wealthy real estate mogul is found, also the victim of a violent attack. There appears to be a serial killer on the loose, and Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is called in to help the local police. As details surrounding the grisly murders are collected, Van Veeteren finds little to go on. But then there's another murder, and shortly thereafter one of Van Veeteren's colleagues, a promising female detective, goes missing.

    chris says: "Brooding, compassionate and mysterious"
    Brooding, compassionate and mysterious

    I really like Nesser. His heroes are thoughtful, compassionate men and women. The mysteries he crafts keep you guessing. You can't figure them out eas..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 25 2012 by chris (United States)
  • 3

    The Return: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Håkan Nesser
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (59)

    While on a field trip through the woods on the outskirts of Behren, a young girl stumbles upon a decomposing body wrapped in a carpet and lying in a ditch. The body has no hands, feet, or head, but this was not the work of wild animals. A brutal killer is on the loose, but who is the victim? From the hospital bed where he is recovering from surgery, Chief Inspector Van Veeteren begins to piece together the fragmentary clues that involve a nun who hides a secret, a crippled woman, the murders of two other women, and a missing former track star who served two sentences for murder....

    Denise says: "So boring!"
    So boring!

    Okay, so I though this might be another Jo Nesbo - NOT! I am a couple of hours into it and after a promising opening, I am bored out of my mind. The..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 11 2014 by Denise (Raleigh, NC, United States)
  • 4

    Woman with Birthmark: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Håkan Nesser
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (48)

    After hearing her mother’s deathbed confession and following the dreary funeral, Maria Adler realizes she has no other option but to seize upon her mother’s imperative to do something. Dissolving the life she loathes, Maria changes her appearance and disappears. When she emerges, revenge is her sole occupation. Inspector Van Veeteren and his associates are left bewildered by the curious murder of a man shot twice in the heart and twice below the belt. He was a quiet, utterly dull man, and the only suspicious activity his surviving wife can recall is a series of peculiar phone calls.

    Robert Delk Hirsh says: "Great story, beautifully told..."
    Great story, beautifully told...

    ...wonderfully translated, and, of course, brilliantly brought to life by Simon Vance. The whole series is terrific.

    Reviewed on November 29 2011 by Robert Delk Hirsh (Corvallis, OR USA)
  • 5

    The Inspector and Silence: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Håkan Nesser, Laurie Thompson (translator)
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (40)

    A secretive and dubious religious sect comes under investigation as one of their young members, a girl on the cusp of puberty, is found dead in the forest, brutally raped and strangled. Adopting to remain silent over the incident rather than defend themselves, the members of The Pure Life - led by their intelligent but perturbing messiah figure, Oscar Yellineck - simultaneously anger and mystify Van Veeteren and the other detectives on the case.

    Sævar says: "Overall a good listen"
    Overall a good listen

    I really like Simon Vance and he does not miss a beat. Tihis is a good mistery with well writen characters.

    Reviewed on October 23 2011 by Sævar (Hvalfjarðarsveit, Iceland)
  • 6

    Munster's Case: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Håkan Nesser, Laurie Tompson (Translator)
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (33)

    For Waldemar Leverkuhn, a retiree living with his wife in a small unit in an unassuming block of apartments, the day couldn't begin more auspiciously. He, along with three friends, have won the lottery. It's a modest but healthy sum of money and the old men toast to their good luck with a celebratory dinner. The day ends, however, with Leverkuhn drunk, belligerent, and eventually dead in his bed, stabbed 28 times in the chest. After a cursory investigation, Leverkuhn's quiet, weary wife incredibly confesses to murder.

    Kathleen says: "An excellent edition to the Scandinavian mystery g"
    An excellent edition to the Scandinavian mystery g

    Four old men start the day by winning a modest sum of money which even split between them will be a nice little sum. They go out to celebrate. But, by..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 26 2012 by Kathleen (Minneapolis, MN, USA)