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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 234
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 199

    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 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

    • Die Lebenden und Toten von Winsford

    • By: Håkan Nesser
    • Narrated by: Eva Mattes
    • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Exmoor, eines Abends im November. Über einem kleinen Dorf in der südenglischen Moorlandschaft liegt dichter Nebel. Die geheimnisvolle Frau, die sich unter dem Namen Maria Anderson mit ihrem Hund im abseits gelegenen Haus auf der Heide niederlässt, bietet Stoff für Spekulationen. Was hat sie alleine hier draußen in der Einöde zu suchen? Irgendetwas Sonderbares umgibt diese Fremde. Und nicht alle scheinen ihr wohlgesonnen.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fantastic book

    • By RA on 10-31-17

    Regular price: $8.84

    • 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 112
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 92

    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

    • Böse Bescherung

    • Etwas andere Weihnachtsgeschichten
    • By: Håkan Nesser, Wladimir Kaminer, Axel Hacke
    • Narrated by: Wladimir Kaminer, Axel Hacke, Dietmar Bär
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Wenn Axel Hacke, Håkan Nesser und Wladimir Kaminer weihnachtliche Geschichten schreiben, dann wird es skurril, böse und russisch-schräg...

    Regular price: $6.22

    • 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 98
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 82

    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

    • 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 172
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 147

    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 139
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 113

    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

    • Hour of the Wolf

    • By: Hakan Nesser
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 93

    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

    • 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 124
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 102

    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

    • 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

    • Die Perspektive des Gärtners

    • By: Håkan Nesser
    • Narrated by: Dietmar Bär
    • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
    • Abridged
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    Wo ist Sara? Vierzehn Monate ist es her, dass Erik und Winnie Steinbecks vierjährige Tochter verschwunden ist...

    Regular price: $12.90

    • The Return

    • By: Håkan Nesser
    • Narrated by: David Timson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    An unmissable hospital appointment is looming for Inspector Van Veeteren when a corpse is found rolled in a rotting carpet by a young child playing in a local beauty spot. Missing head and limbs, the torso is too badly decomposed for forensic identification - bar one crucial detail.... Circumstantial evidence soon points to a local man, a double murderer who disappeared nine months before, shortly after being released on parole - a local hero turned monster after being convicted of killing two women over a span of three decades.

    Regular price: $20.24

    • The Darkest Day

    • By: Håkan Nesser, Sarah Death - translator
    • Narrated by: Martin Wenner
    • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    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

    • Der Fall Kallmann

    • By: Håkan Nesser
    • Narrated by: Dietmar Bär, Oliver Siebeck, Robert Frank, and others
    • Length: 15 hrs and 59 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

    • The Mind's Eye

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

    • 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

    • Die Einsamen

    • Kommissar Barbarotti 4
    • 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 Strangler's Honeymoon

    • By: Håkan Nesser
    • Narrated by: David Timson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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

    • 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

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