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Full Product DetailsAuthor: Hakan Nesser
Publisher: Vintage Books
Imprint: Vintage Books
Country of Publication: United States
Dimensions: Width: 13.30cm , Height: 1.70cm , Length: 20.30cm
ISBN 10: 0307387240
Publication Date: 12 June 2012
Audience: General/trade , General
Publisher's Status: Active
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[Van Veeteren] tackles a murder investigation as if it were a knotty chess problem. . . . There's much to be said for a quiet man with a good mind. <br>-- The New York Times Book Review <br> Elegantly penned. . . . Thoroughly enjoyable. . . . [A] twisty layered tale that should keep even seasoned mystery fans guessing. . . . Just as Van Veeteren is no typical fictional detective, Nesser is no typical mystery writer. And The Inspector and Silence is no typical summer read: a Swedish vacation tale that visits the darkness with appropriate gravity but doesn't wallow in it--all the while managing to entertain. <br>-- Cleveland Plain Dealer <br> A thrilling investigation. <br>-- Newsweek <br> What's surprisingly refreshing about Nesser's writing, given the subject matter, is the wry humor and sarcasm of his characters, that and a storyline that will keep you riveted till the final page. . . . Where Jo Nesbo's approach is more physical, visceral, Nesser's Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is much more cerebral. A chess player and lover of classical music and art films, Van Veeteren is nevertheless a bit of a curmudgeon, world-weary and nearing retirement, not unlike Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander. <br>-- San Antonio Express-News <br> Evocatively drawn. . . . A work of great moral complexity. . . . The clarity of Nesser's vision, the inner problems of good and evil with which Van Veeteren struggles, recall the films of Bergman. <br>-- The Independent (London) <br> [A] riveting tale. . . . [Van Veeteren] is the perfect detective for the job--ploddingly thorough and cerebral, with keen intuition about the darker reaches of the human character. <br>-- Minneapolis Star Tribune <br> This is stylish, atmospheric crime fiction with a strong moral core from an award-winning author; essential for readers of the genre. <br>-- Library Journal <br> Nesser concentrates on character and relationships in his novels. . . . His latest moves along leisurely
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