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Nesser, Håkan 1950-

Overview
Works: 532 works in 2,712 publications in 12 languages and 19,208 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of screenplay, Contributor, Translator, Author of introduction, Editor, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: PT9876.24.E76, 839.7374
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Håkan Nesser
Mind's eye : an Inspector Van Veeteren mystery by Håkan Nesser( Book )

87 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Janek Mitter wakes up from a night of too much alcohol and sex, he must break into the locked bathroom, where he finds his wife dead in the bathtub. Suffering from amnesia as a result of his drinking, he falls into a lethargic state that lasts throughout his murder trial, conviction, and imprisonment in a mental hospital. Detective Chief Inspector Van Veeteren launches a new investigation when Mitter is murdered
Borkmann's point : an Inspector Van Veeteren mystery by Håkan Nesser( Book )

84 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an ex-convict and then a wealthy real-estate tycoon fall victim to a violent attack by a possible ax murderer, Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is called in to assist with the local investigation
The inspector and silence : an Inspector Van Veeteren mystery by Håkan Nesser( Book )

42 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's a sweltering summer in Sweden and Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is long overdue for a holiday when a secretive and dubious religious sect comes under investigation. One of its members, a girl on the cusp of adolescence, is found dead in the forest near their holiday camp, brutally raped and strangled. The members of the Pure Life choose to remain silent about the incident rather than defend themselves
Hour of the wolf : an inspector Van Veeteren mystery by Håkan Nesser( Book )

99 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a killer linked to a hit-and-run and a possible second murder proves increasingly unstable, a personally affected Van Veeteren comes out of retirement to face the greatest trial of his career
Woman with birthmark : an Inspector Van Veeteren mystery by Håkan Nesser( Book )

34 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The return : an Inspector van Veeteren mystery by Håkan Nesser( Book )

41 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a young girl on a woodland hike stumbles upon a corpse with no hands, feet, or head, Chief Inspector Van Veeteren, recovering from surgery in a nearby hospital, begins to piece together the clues in the case
Münster's case : an Inspector Van Veeteren mystery by Håkan Nesser( Book )

64 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For Waldemar Leverkuhn the day could not have begun more auspiciously. He and three of his friends, all retirees, have just won the lottery. It?s a modest sum when split four ways?certainly not enough to lift Waldemar out of the plain apartment he shares with his quiet, weary wife?but it?s enough for the old men to toast their good luck with a blowout at their favorite bar. The celebration ends, however, with Waldemar drunk, stumbling, belligerent, and eventually dead in his own bed, stabbed twenty-eight times in the chest with a carving knife.? Taking charge of the case is Intendent M?nster, Chief Inspector Van Veeteren?s longtime right-hand man, and his beguiling colleague Ewa Moreno. They seem to have a surefire lead with the disappearance of one of Waldemar?s friends on the same night as the murder, but after a cursory look into his whereabouts produces more questions than answers, the investigation suddenly seems to solve itself when Marie-Louise Leverkuhn, Waldemar?s wife, confesses to the crime and calmly resigns herself to her fate. The case is, but all accounts, closed. That is, until one of the Leverkuhns? neighbors in the same unassuming block of apartments goes missing and turns up?spectacularly, gruesomely?in pieces around the city.? Thrown back into the fog and chasing after wisps of clues that tenuously but inextricably link the murders, M?enster and Moreno take center stage in H?kan Nesser?s haunting new addition to his acclaimed series
The weeping girl by Håkan Nesser( Book )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For Ewa Moreno, Chief Inspector Van Veeteren's protege, this is her most perplexing case yet ... Winnie Maas died because she changed her mind ... A community is left reeling after a teacher - Arnold Maager - is convicted of murdering his female pupil Winnie Maas. It seems the girl had been pregnant with Maager's child. Years later, on her eighteenth birthday, Maager's daughter Mikaela finally learns the terrible truth about her father. Desperate for answers, Mikaela travels to the institution at Lejnice, where Maager has been held since his trial. But soon afterwards she inexplicably vanishes. Detective Inspector Ewa Moreno from the Maardam Police is on holiday in the area when she finds herself drawn into Mikaela's disappearance. But before she can make any headway in the case, Maager himself disappears - and then a body is found. It will soon become clear to Ewa that only unravelling the events of the past will unlock this dark mystery
The unlucky lottery : an Inspector Van Veeteren mystery by Håkan Nesser( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commissaris Münster en zijn team moeten zich zonder de befaamde Van Veeteren bezighouden met de verschrikkelijke moord op een bejaarde man
The inspector and silence [an Inspector Van Veeteren mystery] by Håkan Nesser( Recording )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young girl is found dead in the forest, brutally raped and strangled, near the summer camp of a secretive religious sect. Van Veeteren and the other detectives on the case are angered and mystified by the sect's leader, Oscar Yellineck, a charismatic yet guarded messiah figure. Meanwhile, an unidentified woman offers to help. Her knowledge suggests she's more than a passing good Samaritan, and her tips become doubly perplexing as a string of horrifying new crimes occurs
Borkmann's point [an Inspector Van Veeteren mystery] by Håkan Nesser( Recording )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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
The living and the dead in Winsford by Håkan Nesser( Book )

22 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman arrives in the village of Winsford on Exmoor. She has travelled a long way and chosen her secluded cottage carefully. Her sole intention is to outlive her beloved dog Castor. And to survive the torrent of memories that threaten to overwhelm her. Weeks before, Maria and her husband Martin fled Stockholm under a cloud. The couple were bound for Morocco, where Martin planned to write an explosive novel; one that would reveal the truth behind dark events within his commune of writers decades before. But the couple never made it to their destination.As Maria settles into her lonely new life, walking the wild, desolate moors, it becomes clear that Winsford isn't quite the sanctuary she thought it would be. While the long, dark evenings close in and the weather worsens, strange things begin to happen around her. But what terrible secrets is Maria guarding? And who now is trying to find her?
The strangler's honeymoon : a Van Veeteren mystery by Håkan Nesser( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Could this be Van Veeteren's darkest case yet? Desperately lonely, sixteen-year-old Monica Kammerle has little idea of what she is getting herself into when she begins an affair with her mother's latest partner; the sophisticated Benjamin Kerran ... Months later, when a woman's strangled body is found decomposing in her flat, the Maardam police must discover who has committed this terrible crime. It isn't long before they realise the perpetrator may have killed before - and is likely to do so again. Meanwhile former Chief Inspector Van Veeteren finds himself drawn into the mystery when a priest, who has learned dreadful secrets, appeals to him for help. But when the priest falls beneath the wheels of a train and the police find more dead ends than leads, it seems Van Veeteren will have to come up with a new approach to unearth this dark serial killer, before he chooses his next victim
Mind's eye : an Inspector Van Veeteren mystery by Håkan Nesser( Recording )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Janek Mitter wakes up from a night of too much alcohol and sex, he must break into the locked bathroom, where he finds his wife dead in the bathtub. Suffering from amnesia as a result of his drinking, he falls into a lethargic state that lasts throughout his murder trial, conviction, and imprisonment in a mental hospital. Detective Chief Inspector Van Veeteren launches a new investigation when Mitter is murdered
The return by Håkan Nesser( Recording )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a young girl on a woodland hike stumbles upon a corpse with no hands, feet, or head, Chief Inspector Van Veeteren, recovering from surgery in a nearby hospital, begins to piece together the clues in the case
De stilte na Sarah by Håkan Nesser( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Swedish and Dutch and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Na de ontvoering van hun dochtertje verhuist een Zweeds echtpaar naar New York, waar hij probeert te accepteren dat ze dood is en zij beweert dat ze nog leeft
The G file by Håkan Nesser( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1987. Verlangan, a former cop turned private detective is hired by a woman to follow her husband Jaan 'G' Hennan. A few days later, his client is found dead at the bottom of an empty swimming pool. Maardam police, led by Chief Inspector Van Veeteren, investigate the case. Van Veeteren has encountered Jaan 'G' Hennan before and knows only too well the man's dark capabilities. As more information emerges about G's shadowy past, the Chief Inspector becomes more desperate than ever to convict him. But G has a solid alibi - and no one else can be found in relation to the crime. 2002. Fifteen years have passed and the G File remains the one case former Chief Inspector Van Veeteren has never been able to solve. But when Verlangan's daughter reports the private detective missing, Van Veeteren returns to Maardam CID once more. For all Verlangan left behind was a cryptic note; and a telephone message in which he claimed to have finally discovered the proof of G's murderous past
Het grofmazige net by Håkan Nesser( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in Dutch and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een leraar van middelbare leeftijd wordt veroordeeld voor de moord op zijn jonge vrouw; korte tijd later wordt hij zelf vermoord
De zomer van Kim Novak by Håkan Nesser( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in Dutch and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tijdens de vakantie van twee 14-jarige jongens wordt een (onopgeloste) moord gepleegd op de verloofde van jonge vrouw die sprekend op de Amerikaanse filmster Kim Novak lijkt; vijfentwintig jaar later stuit een van de jongens op een intrigerend krantenbericht
De dode op het strand by Håkan Nesser( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in Dutch and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rechercheur Ewa Moreno van het Van Veeteren-team gaat op zoek naar een 18-jarig meisje dat is verdwenen na een bezoek aan haar vader die al zestien jaar vastzit vanwege de lustmoord op een scholiere
 
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The inspector and silence : an Inspector Van Veeteren mystery
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Håkan Nesser écrivain suédois

Håkan Nesser schwedischer Schriftsteller

Håkan Nesser scrittore svedese

Håkan Nesser svensk författare

Håkan Nesser svensk skribent

Håkan Nesser Swedish writer

Håkan Nesser Zweeds schrijver

Neser, Chokan 1950-

Nesers, Hokans 1950-

Nesser, Chokan 1950-

Nesser, Hakan

Nesser, Hakan 1950-

Nesser, Håkkan

Polanski, Paula 1950-

Несер, Хокан 1950-

Нессер, Хокан 1950-

Нессер, Хокон

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