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    • Mind's Eye

    • An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery
    • By: Håkan Nesser, Laurie Thompson (translator)
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 250
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 212

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A GOOD MYSTERY

    • By chris on 02-16-12

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Hour of the Wolf

    • By: Hakan Nesser
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 96

    It starts with a drunk man killing a boy as he hits him with his car. Thinking no one has seen him, he feels he's off the hook. Until he receives a message telling him that the sender knows what he's done, and unless he pays him a ransom, to be left in a bag at a secluded men's room, he'll squeal. The killer does as instructed, but as he sees a young man leave with said bag, he then kills the young man.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Story - Love Simon Vance

    • By Iris Rainbird on 11-04-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Munster's Case

    • An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery
    • By: Håkan Nesser, Laurie Tompson (Translator)
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 84

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent edition to the Scandinavian mystery g

    • By Kathleen on 08-26-12

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Woman with Birthmark

    • An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery
    • By: Håkan Nesser
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 103

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, beautifully told...

    • By Robert Delk Hirsh on 11-29-11

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Inspector and Silence

    • An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery
    • By: Håkan Nesser, Laurie Thompson (translator)
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 93

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Overall a good listen

    • By Sævar Ari Finnbogason on 10-23-11

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Borkmann's Point

    • An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery
    • By: Håkan Nesser, Laurie Thompson (translator)
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 176
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 151

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Brooding, compassionate and mysterious

    • By chris on 02-25-12

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Return

    • An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery
    • By: Håkan Nesser
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 140
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 114

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Scandi Procedural

    • By PaperArtist on 09-18-13

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Kalte Schatten

    • Erzählungen von Schwedens berühmtesten Spannungsautoren
    • By: Henning Mankell, Håkan Nesser, Stieg Larsson, and others
    • Narrated by: Christian Baumann, Axel Milberg, Dietmar Bär, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Spätestens seit Stieg Larssons Millennium-Trilogie weiß jeder: Wer Spannung liebt, kommt an Krimis aus dem hohen Norden nicht vorbei. Sie spielen mit dem Kontrast zwischen der Idylle des Landes und grausamen Verbrechen, der Ruhe des nordischen Lebens und dem gewaltsamen Tod. In dieser einzigartigen Sammlung hat John-Henri Holmberg, einer der besten Kenner der skandinavischen Kriminalliteratur, Erzählungen der bedeutendsten und beliebtesten schwedischen Spannungsautoren zusammengefasst.

    Regular price: $10.13

    • Intrigo

    • By: Håkan Nesser
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett, Kate Rawson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Set in the fictional city of Maardam, each story is linked by themes of secrets coming to light, lies being exposed and pasts coming back to haunt the people who thought they had fled them - all told in Håkan Nesser’s signature style of dark, cutting prose that displays a true understanding of human nature. The collection is the basis for a trilogy of international films - Dear Agnes, Death of an Author and Samaria - directed by Daniel Alfredson and starring Ben Kingsley and Gemma Chan.

    Regular price: $24.00

    • The Darkest Day

    • By: Håkan Nesser, Sarah Death - translator
    • Narrated by: Martin Wenner
    • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    It's December in the quiet Swedish town of Kymlinge, and the Hermansson family are gathering to celebrate father Karl-Erik and eldest daughter Ebba's joint landmark birthdays. But beneath the guise of happy festivities, tensions are running high, and it's not long before the night takes a dark and unexpected turn....

    Regular price: $25.58

    • The Root of Evil

    • The Barbarotti Series, Book 2
    • By: Håkan Nesser, Sarah Death - translation
    • Narrated by: Martin Wenner
    • Length: 17 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    July 2007. A letter arrives on Inspector Barbarotti’s doorstep detailing a murder that is about to take place in his quiet Swedish town. By the time the police track down the subject of the letter, he is already dead. So when a second letter arrives, then a third, and a fourth, it’s a game of cat and mouse to stop the killer before he can make good on all of his promises.

    Regular price: $27.27

    • The Mind's Eye

    • By: Håkan Nesser
    • Narrated by: David Timson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Janek Mitter stumbles into his bathroom one morning after a night of heavy drinking, to find his beautiful young wife, Eva, floating dead in the bath. She has been brutally murdered. Yet even during his trial Mitter cannot summon a single memory of attacking Eva, nor a clue as to who could have killed her if he had not. Only once he has been convicted and locked away in an asylum for the criminally insane does he have a snatch of insight - but is it too late?

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Borkmann's Point

    • By: Håkan Nesser
    • Narrated by: David Timson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Two men are brutally murdered with an axe in the quiet coastal town of Kaalbringen, and Chief Inspector Van Veeteren, bored on holiday nearby, is summoned to assist the local authorities. The local police chief, just days away from retirement, is determined to wrap things up before he goes. But there is no clear link between the victims. Then one of Van Veeteren's colleagues, a brilliant young female detective, goes missing - perhaps she has reached Borkmann's Point before anyone else....

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Il dovere di uccidere

    • By: Håkan Nesser
    • Narrated by: Ruggero Andreozzi
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Il commissario Van Veeteren, ispettore capo della polizia di Maardam, è finalmente a riposo e non ha intenzione di tornare a fare il detective: il nuovo lavoro alla libreria antiquaria Krantze e la relazione con Ulrike sono la sua occupazione a tempo pieno. Non può però sottrarsi alla richiesta di aiuto del sovrintendente Münster, che per anni è stato il suo fido braccio destro. Lui e i suoi colleghi sono impantanati in un caso che li sta mettendo in seria difficoltà: Waldemar Leverkuhn, pensionato e dalla vita in apparenza irreprensibile, una notte viene trovato accoltellato nel suo letto.

    Regular price: $11.25

    • INTRIGO

    • By: Håkan Nesser
    • Narrated by: Dietmar Bär
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Abridged
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    Håkan Nessers große Kino-Trilogie. "In Liebe Agnes": Agnes und Henny sind alte Schulfreundinnen, die sich seit Jahrzehnten nicht mehr gesehen haben. Auf der Beerdigung von Agnes' Mann treffen sie sich wieder. Zögerlich beginnen sie sich erneut anzunähern, schreiben sich Briefe, vertrauen sich Geheimnisse an. Doch eine von beiden spielt falsch... "Die Wildorchidee aus Samaria": Ein Sprachlehrer in besten Verhälntissen erhält die handgeschriebene Notiz einer Frau, die eigentlich seit dreißig Jahren tot ist. Darin bittet sie ihn, dorthin zurückzukommen, wo alles begann - in seine alte Heimatstadt.

    Regular price: $8.84

    • STRAFE

    • By: Paula Polanski, Håkan Nesser
    • Narrated by: Dietmar Bär, Katja Riemann
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Auch wenn du sie bislang verdrängt hast: Die Vergangenheit holt dich ein. Der berühmte Autor Max Schmeling erhält einen Brief von Tibor Schittkowski, einem Freund, den er seit 40 Jahren nicht mehr gesehen hat. Dieser liegt im Sterben und benötigt Max' Hilfe und weil er Tibor noch aus Schulzeiten einen Gefallen schuldet, lässt er sich darauf ein. Er reist zurück in seine Heimatstadt und erhält von Tibor einen Auftrag - doch worin dieser besteht, bleibt zunächst im Dunkeln.

    Regular price: $6.43

    • Am Abend des Mordes

    • By: Håkan Nesser
    • Narrated by: Dietmar Bär
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Kommissar Barbarotti auf dem Abstellgleis? Als er nach einem persönlichen Schicksalsschlag zum ersten Mal wieder im Dienst erscheint, soll er zwei ungeklärte Mordfälle wieder aufnehmen. In deren Zentrum steht die mysteriöse Ellen Bjarnebo: die hat nicht nur ihren ersten Mann grausam ermordet, sondern wahrscheinlich auch ihren zweiten - der ist nämlich seit Jahren spurlos verschwunden. Doch ohne Leiche keine Mörderin. Beweisen konnte man ihr in diesem Fall nichts.

    Regular price: $22.34

    • Der Fall Kallmann

    • By: Håkan Nesser
    • Narrated by: Dietmar Bär, Oliver Siebeck, Robert Frank, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    Wer war Dorflehrer Kallmann wirklich? Wer war Eugen Kallmann? Warum musste der beliebte Gesamtschullehrer in der beschaulichen schwedischen Kleinstadt sterben? War es wirklich nur ein Unglücksfall, wie die Polizei behauptet? Als sein Nachfolger nach der langen Sommerpause seinen Dienst antritt, findet er im Pult unter Kallmanns Sachen eine Reihe von Tagebüchern, die ihn schon bald daran zweifeln lassen, dass sein Vorgänger tatsächlich eines natürlichen Todes gestorben ist.

    Regular price: $12.90

    • Am Abend des Mordes

    • Kommissar Barbarotti 5
    • By: Håkan Nesser
    • Narrated by: Dietmar Bär
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Inspektor Barbarotti auf dem Abstellgleis? Als er nach einem persönlichen Schicksalsschlag zum ersten Mal wieder im Dienst erscheint, soll er zwei ungeklärte Mordfälle wieder aufnehmen. In deren Zentrum steht die mysteriöse Ellen Bjarnebo: die hat nicht nur ihren ersten Mann grausam ermordet, sondern wahrscheinlich auch ihren zweiten - der ist nämlich seit Jahren spurlos verschwunden. Doch ohne Leiche keine Mörderin. Beweisen konnte man ihr in diesem Fall nichts. Gunnar Barbarotti tut das, was er am besten kann: Er ermittelt.

    Regular price: $6.22

    • Woman with Birthmark

    • Van Veeteren, Book 4
    • By: Håkan Nesser
    • Narrated by: David Timson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    A young woman shivers in the December cold as her mother's body is laid to rest in a cemetery. The only thing that warms her is the thought of the revenge she will soon take.... Then a middle-aged man is killed at his home, shot twice in the chest and twice below the belt. He had recently received a series of bizarre phone calls where an old song is played down the line - evoking an eerie sense of both familiarity and unease. Before the police can find the culprit, a second man is killed in the same way.

    Regular price: $20.24

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