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Una donna segnata by Håkan Nesser

Una donna segnata (original 1996; edition 2002)

by Håkan Nesser

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Detective Van Veeteren and his associates are left bewildered by the curious murder of a man shot twice in the heart and twice below the belt. Revenge seems to be the motive, in this chilling novel filled with deception, blackmail, and murder.
Title:Una donna segnata
Authors:Håkan Nesser
Info:Guanda (2002), Perfect Paperback
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Woman with Birthmark by Håkan Nesser (1996)


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  mikeemcg | Jun 28, 2020 |
Zwei Männer sind tot. Auf ganz ähnliche, brutale Weise ums Leben gekommen. Mit vier Schüssen niedergestreckt, zwei in die Brust und zwei in den Unterleib. Zweifellos handelt es sich um denselben Täter, aber erstmal tappen Inspektor Van Veeteren und seine Leute im Dunkeln. Dann stellt sich heraus, dass die beiden Toten vor dreißig Jahren gemeinsam ihre Offiziersprüfung beim Militär ablegten. Schon bald erkennt Van Veeteren, dass auch die ehemaligen Kameraden in Gefahr sind. Kann er die nächsten Morde verhindern?
  Fredo68 | May 14, 2020 |
3.5 stars. I almost always enjoy a northern detective novel that includes nasty winter weather, so Woman with Birthmark got off to a good start for me with descriptions of cold, dark January days. Nesser's story of the criminal investigation of a serial killer is neatly told, both in terms of clean plotting and Laurie Thompson's clear translation.

(There's more on my blog here.) ( )
  LizoksBooks | Dec 15, 2018 |
al centro la caccia, paziente, inevitabile, frustrante, necessaria, cupa e, alla fine, vana, come la vita.
Ottimo svago. Nella galassia del giallo che si espande spesso insensatamente, come l'universo, Nesser è una sicurezza [audiolibro] ( )
  icaro. | Aug 31, 2017 |
Woman with Birthmark is the fourth novel in the Inspector Van Veeteren series, but you don’t need to have read the other three to understand everything. At least I haven’t read the rest of the series and I don’t think I missed anything important (or anything at all). Maybe if you know what happens in the previous books you have more insight on the characters, but they are described here as if the reader is meeting them for the first time.

The characters are well written. As is it a group of characters, some have better lives than others, but they are all more or less happy. Not much of their home lives is described though, so there may be details in other books that point to the opposite.

What I liked about this novel is that the murderer is a woman and that she is shooting her victims and not poisoning them. This confuses the detectives, because at first they believe the criminal is a man.

The book in general is good, but part of the plot is predictable. Once you consider the possibility that the murderer is a woman, her reasons are a bit obvious. The victims are all men and they’re shot “below the belt”. It is easy to imagine why. ( )
  Hellen0 | Jun 22, 2016 |
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Sedan finns det förstås en viss sorts handlingar, som vi aldrig kan lämna bakom oss, eller köpa oss fria ifrån. Kanske inte ens be om förlåtelse för. W. Klimke, terapeut
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Detective Van Veeteren and his associates are left bewildered by the curious murder of a man shot twice in the heart and twice below the belt. Revenge seems to be the motive, in this chilling novel filled with deception, blackmail, and murder.

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