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  • Title: The Return
  • Author: Håkan Nesser Laurie Thompson
  • ISBN: 9780230015289
  • Page: 343
  • Format: Paperback
  • A new case for Chief Inspector Van Veeteren the complicated history of a nearly perfect murder On a sunny August day a man is released from prison On a rainy April day children at play find his corpse The fact that the dead man is Leopold Verhaven only becomes clear after some time because the mutilated corpse is without its head, legs and feet Who would be interesteA new case for Chief Inspector Van Veeteren the complicated history of a nearly perfect murder On a sunny August day a man is released from prison On a rainy April day children at play find his corpse The fact that the dead man is Leopold Verhaven only becomes clear after some time because the mutilated corpse is without its head, legs and feet Who would be interested in killing this man, a double murderer who spent 24 years in prison Determined to let no case go unsolved, Chief Inspector Van Veeteren reopens the case What he discovers is that Verhaven was a star sprinter before he went to prison for allegedly killing two of his lovers However, he never confessed to the murders and spent a lifetime proclaiming his innocence Was he killed because someone thought he had not been punished enough Or was someone afraid of Verhaven s revenge A terrible suspicion stalks Van Veeteren had Verhaven been telling the truth Was he really innocent
    The Return A new case for Chief Inspector Van Veeteren the complicated history of a nearly perfect murder On a sunny August day a man is released from prison On a rainy April day children at play find his corpse

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    1. The Return is the third outing in the highly acclaimed series featuring the grumpy and sardonic DCI Van Veeteren and whilst the suspense is admittedly fairly muted, a meticulously plotted case, deadpan humour and some prescient flashbacks will once again keep readers thoroughly entertained Written in 1995 but not translated until 2007, the murder of a twice imprisoned man sees Van Veeteren in typical philosophical form, often bemusing his colleagues along the way.Opening in August, 1993 with the [...]

    2. The Return by Hakan Nesser.Inspector Van Veeteren is scheduled for surgery A portion of his colon is coming out due to cancer A body has been found in a wooded area of a small quiet town A body with no arms, legs or head Who this person was has the whole dept perplexed including Van Veeteren The Inspector starts attempting to organize the pieces of information he s given by Munster while still in recovery after the surgery Who this victim turns out to be and what became of his life prior to his [...]

    3. For some bizarre reason I started listening to this book while mowing a couple of summers ago and then dropped it and only recently came back to it Bizarre because it s it s a good mystery with some bizarre events glued together by Chief Inspector Van Veetteren, known to his colleagues as VV When someone calls and asks to speak with a particular inspector on the case but can t remember the name, he says, you know, the unpleasant one, the really, really unpleasant one He is immediately put throug [...]

    4. This book introduces a concept I ve not seen before, Klimke s Razor Klimke s Razor is a simple guideline for civilized and intelligent behavior you can not demand of any person you are talking to in a civilized conversation than you are prepared to give yourself Regardless on what is learned, mysteries by Swedish authors should be relished for their own sake.

    5. ebook and audio not one minute did this low key detective not provide entertainment and glances into humanity.

    6. Questions, questions, and questions A never ending procession of conversations and interviews and interrogations, every one of them at first glance just as pointless and unproductive as the last, auntil that important detail emerged Most often when one least expected it That link, that little unexpected reply .That sudden but faintly glowing sign in the darkenss that one couldn t afford to overlook It was important not to rush past it in this overgrown thicket of irrelevant and tiresome details [...]

    7. Nesser, Hakan THE RETURN 1995 U.S 2007 This was the second in the Inspector Van Veeteren mystery series published in the States This time, Van Veeterren, a crusty, 57 year old policeman on an urban Swedish force is facing a hospital stay for an operation to remove a portion of his colon He has cancer Although the prognosis is good, he is truly upset, though he tries not to show it Showing it would mean giving up some of his crustiness Just as he is about to undergo the procedure, he learns of a [...]

    8. I ve been reading a lot of Scandinavian mystery novels recently who knew there were enough of them to constitute an actual genre but this wasn t one of my favorites.I had a hard time keeping track of all of the people in the book which wasn t entirely necessary, but distracted me all the same because none of them really had any characteristics beyond detective, witness, victim I m sure this would be easier if I followed the whole series through, though.I also found the jumps from one time period [...]

    9. Another fast paced, brilliant thriller from Hakan Nesser and his superb creation, the wonderfully grumpy Van Veeteren.The twists and turns are like a roller coaster ride, just as I have come to expect from this utterly fantastic writer This book is the third in the series which has been translated into English, but I think there are a few in the intervening period which haven t, which is a shame really as they haven t really been released in order No matter though, as these are utter class and [...]

    10. I have mixed feelings about this mystery, the 3rd Chief Inspector Van Veeteren mystery It moved along nicely and I liked the cast of characters The first part of the book featured the other police inspectors as Van Veeteren is in the hospital after having undergone surgery to remove part of his intestine He follows the investigation via reports from one of the other inspectors The book moves back and forth from the present, the investigation, to the past, various time frames, various people, as [...]

    11. The two Van Veeteren mysteries that I ve read so far are pretty good The characters are well developed, the plot unfolds slowly but interestingly, and the settings are well described But here s the real reason I read them, and will continue to do so.Irmgaard GellnachtUleczka WillmotKatrina BerenskayaJurg EschenmaaClaus MenhevernAndrea ValgreBert SchmaaJudge HeidelbluumLeopold VerhavenDr BoegenmutterMaardemGoldenmaarsBlochbergGemejnteLinzhuisenKreugerlaanNeuwe BlattTelegraafAwesome, right

    12. Very hard to see past the overt misogyny in this book from the murderer who kills because his wife is unable to have sex with him and other women reject him to the returned innocent prisoner who thinks his various girlfriends want him to beat them Van Veeteren s treatment of one of the nursing staff as little than a drinks slave was also very unpalatable.

    13. Nem tudo o que parece Em The Return , o terceiro livro da s rie do sueco H kan Nesser, o Inspector Van Veeteren prepara se para ser internado no hospital onde ir ser operado a um cancro nos intestinos, quando um corpo sem m os, p s e cabe a encontrado no bosque Inicialmente, o problema identificar o cad ver, que esteve enrolado durante mais ou menos 8 meses, num tapete Depois de conhecido o nome, segue se a ca a ao culpado a partir da cama do hospital que Van Veeteren lidera esta investiga o, qu [...]

    14. PROTAGONIST DCI Van VeeterenSETTING Small seacost town in SwedenSERIES 2RATING 4.0Up until recently, the average American mystery reader didn t have the ability to read many non US mystery books other than those written by authors in the United Kingdom or Canada The publishing industry has gone in new directions and it is becoming common to see books from Scandinavia, Iceland and other exotic places in the States Last year, the award winning book BORKMANN S POINT by Swedish author Hakan Nesser w [...]

    15. I read Borkmann s Point earlier, and thought I d give inspector Van Veeteren and the series another try Maybe in Borkmann s Point I just got overly easily annoyed by a number of things such as these Well, I gave the inspector and the series another try with the Return, and this book would score equally, around 2.75 stars.What annoyed me in this book was mostly what annoyed me in the previous book The people felt odd not like Scandinavian type odd either, I ve worked with a bunch of them Van Veet [...]

    16. Good points interesting characters abound Exotic locales at least it seems that way in this pedestrian backwater I call home Several laugh out loud moments when you least expect them.Bad points the Dutch to English translation wasn t all there in a few places whatever the author wrote didn t make the leap into the new language here and there, but not in a way that detracted from the story at all I just wish there had been one English speaking editor reviewing the copy before it went to print My [...]

    17. The Return is the second book at least in the US by Hakan Nesser, and continues the story of Inspector Van Veeteren, a very wise detective who has pretty much seen it all As the story opens, the Inspector is in the hospital having surgery A decapitated torso, also minus its hands and feet, was discovered by a little girl during a pre school class outing in the woods There is one telltale piece of physical evidence that may identify the body and it turns out to be a recently released murderer who [...]

    18. Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is ill and having surgery, but participates in solving the crime from his hospital bed.A man is found murdered with his head cut off and his arms the first part of the mystery is finding out who he is The inspectors believe it is Verhaven a man convicted of murderer and who had served two separate stretches of twelve years for killing two young women Verhaven was a loner who was once a record breaking middle distance runner, but was caught cheating and stripped of hi [...]

    19. Excellente Krimispannung Wie jeder Nesser sehr gut entwickelte Charakt re, wunderbare Beschreibungen und diesmal auch sehr viel philosophisches ber Vorurteile, Gerechtigkeit, S hne, Gott etc Van Veteren ist eigentlich wegen einer Darmkrebsoperation au er Dienst und ermittelt mit einiger M hsal aus dem Krankenhaus und in der anstrengenden Rekonvaleszenzphase nach erfolgreicher Operation Ein verurteilter Doppelm rder wird einen Tag nach seiner Haftentlassung ermordet und verst mmelt aufgefunden Ob [...]

    20. Hakan Nesser s Inspector Van Veeteren has something in common with P.D James Inspector Adam Dalgleish neither is fully a team player either with their fictional colleagues or their non fictional audience They both solve crimes with flashes of intuitive insight and or secretive deductive reasoning that is never explained to their colleagues or shared with us, the readers who would surely like to be able to figure out whodunnit themselves until the suspect has been nabbed The things they don t hav [...]

    21. Very nice, slow burning novel I find myself liking Van Vetereen and with each book His inner reflections are very profound but not smug or tedious He is cranky, funny, and super sharpa very likable fellow indeed And he also has an abundance of empathy for misunderstood characters, which he doesn t even realize that he has, making him even awesome The plot was interesting with Verhaven being a pretty fascinating character study I would have liked a bit insight into his character The only nega [...]

    22. The mystery itself a twice convicted murderer is killed shortly after being released from prison was solid, but the translation was choppy Or perhaps it wasn t the translation, but the author s writing style I found to be disconcerting It often seemed as if relevant paragraphs or clauses in sentences were missing, which caused me to go back and re read earlier pages to see if I had missed something I do have some affection for the chief detective, van Veeteren, who wrestles with a heavy duty mor [...]

    23. Scandinavian crime writers are top of their genre Brilliant Jo Nesbo, equally brilliant Henning Mankell, and Maestro Hakan Nesser Fast faced crime fictions and great characterization Harry Hole Kurt Wallander Van Veeteren All are extremely likable characters This particular book is a good read but did it really sound that brilliant like Mind s Eye or Borkmann s point Probably not It is bit wordy, drags here and there, and too much back and forth between past and present Did it loose out due to t [...]

    24. I also enjoyed the author s Borkmann s Point, featuring Inspector Van Veeteren and company I like the style and the characterizations, and the little bit of humor that occasionally surfaces Two of the policemen are in a car, the driver pulls out to pass someone, and is facing a truck Munster the passenger closed his eyes, and on opening them again was able to establish that they had made it You see the cops as people, while not going deeply into their personal lives Van Veeteren brings to mind t [...]

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