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The Inspector and Silence: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery: Nesser, Hakan

The Inspector and Silence: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery

Nesser, Hakan

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ISBN 10: 0375425233 / ISBN 13: 9780375425233
Published by Pantheon Books, New York, 2011
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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Uncorrected Proof/Advance Reader's Edition. Translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson. Glossy pictorial wraps. 292 pages[numbered up to 287]. In fine, clean, unread condition. ~~ The fifth novel in the police procedural series featuring Inspector Van Veeteren, a cynical detective specializing in the psychological aspects of crimes. In this story, a religious sect called The Pure Life comes under investigation when a young girl is found raped and strangled near the sect's camp. As Van Veeteren probes the secretive sect members for information, more horrifying crimes are committed. Nesser is a three-time winner of the Best Swedish Crime Novel Award. ~~ This copy states "Advance Reader's Edition" on the front cover and "uncorrected proof" on the rear cover. Copies of these proofs seem to be quite scarce. Bookseller Inventory # 001521

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Title: The Inspector and Silence: An Inspector Van ...

Publisher: Pantheon Books, New York

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Wraps

Book Condition:Fine

Edition: First U.S. Edition

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It’s a sweltering summer in Sweden and Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is long overdue for a holiday when a secretive and dubious religious sect comes under investigation. One of its members, a girl on the cusp of adolescence, is found dead in the forest near their holiday camp, brutally raped and strangled; the discovery of her body has been phoned in by an anonymous caller.
The members of the sect, the Pure Life, are led by Oscar Yellinek, a charismatic but unnervingly guarded messiah figure. In an act that mystifies and infuriates Van Veeteren and his associates, the members of the Pure Life choose to remain silent about the incident rather than defend themselves. But an unidentified woman is continuing to assist the authorities, and her knowledge suggests she’s more than just a passing Good Samaritan. Her tips become doubly perplexing as a new string of increasingly horrifying crimes defy everything Van Veeteren and his team thought they knew about the case.
A riveting new addition to Håkan Nesser’s acclaimed series, The Inspector and Silence is suspense at its haunting best.

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Håkan Nesser was awarded the 1993 Swedish Crime Writers’ Academy Prize for new authors for Mind’s Eye (published in Sweden as Det Grovmaskiga Nätet); he received the best novel award in 1994 for Borkmann’s Point and in 1996 for Woman with Birthmark. In 1999 he was awarded the Crime Writers of Scandinavia’s Glass Key Award for the best crime novel of the year for Carambole. Nesser lives in Sweden and London.

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