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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 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 221
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 189

    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

    • The Inspector and Silence

    • An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery
    • By: Håkan Nesser, Laurie Thompson (translator)
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 89

    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 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 166
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 142

    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

    • Hour of the Wolf

    • By: Hakan Nesser
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    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

    • 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 136
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 110

    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

    • Mensch ohne Hund

    • By: Håkan Nesser
    • Narrated by: Dietmar Bär
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Dezember in Kymlinge. Familie Hermansson hat sich versammelt, um zwei Geburtstage zu feiern: den 65. des gerade pensionierten Vaters Karl-Erik und den 40. der ältesten Tochter Ebba.

    Regular price: $8.28

    • 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 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 81

    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

    • Homme sans chien (Gunnar Barbarotti 1)

    • By: Håkan Nesser
    • Narrated by: Jacques Frantz
    • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Cent cinq bougies à souffler ! La sainte famille Hermansson est au complet sous le toit parental à Kymlinge, une petite ville de province en Suède, pour fêter deux anniversaires, celui du père, soixante-cinq ans, et de la fille aînée, Ebba, quarante ans. La bonne humeur forcée des retrouvailles un peu guindées tourne à l'angoisse : deux membres de la famille disparaissent.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Un bijou

    • By Jocelyne on 09-13-15

    Regular price: $24.98

    • Elf Tage in Berlin

    • By: Håkan Nesser
    • Narrated by: Dietmar Bär
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Glückssucher in Berlin. Einen Nobelpreis wird er wohl nicht bekommen. Arne Murberg ist von schlichterem Gemüt. Nach einem Badeunfall in der Kindheit hat er Schwierigkeiten sich zu konzentrieren und komplexere Zusammenhänge zu erfassen. Aber Arne ist ein warmherziger, liebenswerter Mensch, der sich eine kindlich naive, offene Art bewahrt hat und voll Vertrauen auf das Leben blickt.

    Regular price: $11.59

    • 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 118
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 96

    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

    • Münsters Fall (Kommissar Van Veeteren 6)

    • By: Håkan Nesser
    • Narrated by: Max Moor
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Vier Rentner feiern in einer Kneipe ihren Lottogewinn. Wenige Stunden später ist einer von ihnen tot - durch zahlreiche Messerstiche in seiner eigenen Wohnung ermordet. Kommissar Münster braucht die Hilfe seines Kollegen Van Veeteren...

    Regular price: $19.37

    • Der Fall Kallmann

    • By: Håkan Nesser
    • Narrated by: Dietmar Bär, Oliver Siebeck, Robert Frank, and others
    • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Wer war Dorflehrer Kallmann wirklich? Nach dem Tod seiner Frau und seiner Tochter kündigt Lehrer Leon Berger seinen Job, verlässt Stockholm und landet durch Zufall in einer Kleinstadt weit im Norden Schwedens. Dort wird ein neuer Lehrer gesucht, denn Eugen Kallmann, der ehemalige Schwedisch-Dozent, wurde wenige Monate zuvor tot aufgefunden. War sein Tod wirklich ein Unfall? Als seine Kollegen Kallmanns Tagebuch finden, beginnen sie nachzuforschen.

    Regular price: $24.00

    • 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
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      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

    • 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 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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

    • The Weeping Girl

    • By: Håkan Nesser
    • Narrated by: David Timson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    A community is left reeling after a teacher - Arnold Maager - is convicted of murdering his female pupil Winnie Maas. It seems the girl had been pregnant with Maager's child. Years later, on her 18th birthday, Maager's daughter Mikaela finally learns the terrible truth about her father. Desperate for answers, Mikaela travels to the institution at Lejnice, where Maager has been held since his trial. But soon afterwards she inexplicably vanishes.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Strangler's Honeymoon

    • By: Håkan Nesser
    • Narrated by: David Timson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Strangler's Honeymoon is the penultimate gripping Scandinavian crime thriller in the Van Veeteren series by Håkan Nesser. Desperately lonely, 16-year-old Monica Kammerle has little idea of what she is getting herself into when she begins an affair with her mother's latest partner, the sophisticated Benjamin Kerran.... Months later, when a woman's strangled body is found, the Maardam police must discover who has committed this terrible crime.

    Regular price: $26.64

    • The G File

    • Van Veeteren, Book 10
    • By: Håkan Nesser
    • Narrated by: David Timson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    A dark and sinister case from the past comes back to haunt Chief Inspector Van Veeteren in the final novel in the Van Veeteren series, The G File by Håkan Nesser. 1987. Verlangan, a former cop turned private detective, is hired by a woman to follow her husband, Jaan 'G' Hennan. A few days later, his client is found dead at the bottom of an empty swimming pool. Maardam police, led by Chief Inspector Van Veeteren, investigate the case.

    Regular price: $25.58

    • The Darkest Day

    • By: Håkan Nesser, Sarah Death - translator
    • Narrated by: Martin Wenner
    • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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

    • Die Einsamen

    • By: Håkan Nesser
    • Narrated by: Dietmar Bär
    • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Drei Paare aus Uppsala planen eine Reise ans Schwarze Meer. Aber was lustig beginnt, endet im Desaster...

    Regular price: $12.49

    • The Mind's Eye

    • By: Håkan Nesser
    • Narrated by: David Timson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    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

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