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By chris on 02-25-12
Brooding, compassionate and mysterious
I really like Nesser. His heroes are thoughtful, compassionate men and women. The mysteries he crafts keep you guessing. You can't figure them out easily. If you love Nesbo and splashier, action oriented mysteries with tormented detectives and graphic violence, you may not like Nesser overall.
Inspector Van Veeteren is an intuitive detective, and a big believer in letting all the information roll in until you reach that point (Borkmann's point-- listen to the book to hear more about it) when you can solve the crime. This is not flashy business, no fist fights nor jumping from roof tops, just mood, clever plotting and likeable characters. Simon Vance does a great job as narrator.
This mystery is about an axe murderer so there's some gory parts but the sensitive style and substance of Nesser ensures that this book will make you care and think.
Nesser is one of the most dependable Scandinavian mystery authors. He's always interesting and satisfying!
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By Diana on 11-13-12
I started reading Stieg Larsson before he got popular. Tried finding other Swedish or even Scandinavian authors translated in to English to no avail. Now with the popularity of the Millennium Trilogy the publishers have caught on to the dollars they would make in the english reading audience. THANK GOODNESS. Because otherwise we would not be able to enjoy books like Borkmann's Point. This book was originally listed on Audible as Book 1 in the Series (Although questionable as to whether it is the first or second book in the series different sites vary in opinion). I am getting to read to true book 1 in the series. Thanks to the translators and especially to the Scandinavian authors.
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