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First Rate Crime Novel,
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This review is from: Woman with Birthmark (Hardcover)
This is the fourth of Hakan Nesser's Inspector Van Veeteren
mysteries to be translated into English,and the more I read
of Nesser the more he stands out as a crime novelist of the
highest order.Unlike other Scandinavian crime writers he
locates these mysteries not in a real place but in an invented
Northern European country,which seems to be a mixture of Holland,
Germany ,Sweden and Poland.
The plot of this very readable novel concerns a woman who is
motivated by the death of her mother to carry out retributive
murders.For a long time the engaging Van Veeteren and his team
can make no headway in solving the case,but the energy of the novel
is maintained by the humour (for which the translator must take
much credit)and interesting characterisation,as it progresses
to its moving conclusion.
A splendid novel by a writer deserving of a wide readership.