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Borkmann's Point (1994)

by Håkan Nesser

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Series: Inspector Van Veeteren (2)

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"An ex-con is brutally murdered with an ax in Kaalbringen. Then the body of a wealthy real estate mogul is found, also the victim of a violent attack. There appears to be a serial killer on the loose, and Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is called in to help the local police. In his storied career he has only left one case unsolved, but he's never before faced an ax murderer. As details surrounding the grisly murders are collected, Van Veeteren finds that there is almost nothing to go on; nothing links the two victims. But then there's another murder, and shortly thereafter one of Van Veeteren's colleagues, a promising female detective, goes missing - perhaps because the criminal knows she has come too close to the truth"--provided by book publisher.… (more)
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I found this much more engaging than Mind's Eye. I'm not entirely sure why. Perhaps Van Veeteren is drawn in more depth as well as the secondary characters too. Also I think I may have adapted to Nesser's at times chopped writing style. Am looking forward to reading more in the series. ( )
  Stephen.Lawton | Aug 7, 2021 |
The second in the series was better, at least to me. I still wouldn't have figured it out myself. An axe murdered is at large in a middling size sea town. The police are stumped. Van Veeteren is sent in to try to figure it out. How are the victims connected? ( )
  Angel.Tatum.Craddock | Dec 17, 2020 |
a nice Scandi police procedural ( )
  ffortsa | Jul 21, 2020 |
Kindle (LFPL)
  mikeemcg | Jun 28, 2020 |
In Kaalbringen, einem ehemals beschaulichen Küstenort, regiert der Schrecken: Drei bestialische Morde sind geschehen, kurz hintereinander. Einheimische und Feriengäste reagieren mit Panik. Denn irgendwo mitten unter ihnen sitzt der Mörder und plant in Ruhe seinen nächsten Schlag. Wann und wo wird der »Axtmörder«, wie er inzwischen im Volksmund heißt, wieder zuschlagen? Hat er sein nächstes Opfer schon im Visier? Das örtliche Polizeiteam ist überfordert, und so holt sich Hauptkommissar Bausen den erfahrenen Kommissar Van Veeteren zu Hilfe, der in der Nähe Urlaub macht. Gemeinsam versuchen sie den Zusammenhang zwischen den scheinbar unerklärlichen Morden herauszufinden. Doch die Zeit drängt, denn das vierte Opfer befindet sich schon in der Gewalt des unheimlichen Mörders...

  Fredo68 | May 14, 2020 |
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But of course, necessity can never be a reason
nor an excuse. Only a cause.

C.W. Wundermaas, former detective chief inspector
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To Sanna and Johannes
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Had Ernst Simmel known he was going to be the Axeman's second victim, he would no doubt have downed a few more drinks at The Blue Ship.
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"An ex-con is brutally murdered with an ax in Kaalbringen. Then the body of a wealthy real estate mogul is found, also the victim of a violent attack. There appears to be a serial killer on the loose, and Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is called in to help the local police. In his storied career he has only left one case unsolved, but he's never before faced an ax murderer. As details surrounding the grisly murders are collected, Van Veeteren finds that there is almost nothing to go on; nothing links the two victims. But then there's another murder, and shortly thereafter one of Van Veeteren's colleagues, a promising female detective, goes missing - perhaps because the criminal knows she has come too close to the truth"--provided by book publisher.

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