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Mind's Eye (Inspector Van Veeteren Series #1)

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10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

Compelling Swedish detective fiction

Readers of Henning Mankell's Wallander series or Per Wahlöö and Maj Sjöwall's Martin Beck series should enjoy this, the first of Håkan Nesser's Inspector Van Veeteren series. It runs in the same vein of police procedural, with a somewhat world-weary ...
Readers of Henning Mankell's Wallander series or Per Wahlöö and Maj Sjöwall's Martin Beck series should enjoy this, the first of Håkan Nesser's Inspector Van Veeteren series. It runs in the same vein of police procedural, with a somewhat world-weary main detective, faced with a challenging case. In an unusual twist, the story starts with the suspect already in custody and runs from there. The novel is cleverly plotted, and keeps the reader engrossed, but there are also lighter moments of real humor as well. I've since gone on to read the second book in the series, Borkmann's Point, and look forward to reading the rest, which will hopefully continue to be translated in the coming years (this novel was originally written in 1993, but only translated into English in 2008).

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Maybe in swedish its better

However since no one did anything and he got murdered anyway seems to have not been a very good police man and i didnt like anyone in the book especially the detective regionals should at least make you want to visit and trashing everything and everyone does not make ...
However since no one did anything and he got murdered anyway seems to have not been a very good police man and i didnt like anyone in the book especially the detective regionals should at least make you want to visit and trashing everything and everyone does not make you want anything more to do with the whole country the collective tourists org should ban these exports almost every present day regional combo mystery discourages reading more

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