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An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery

Book - 2009
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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.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [2009], ©2009
Edition: First United States edition
ISBN: 9780375425042
0375425047
Branch Call Number: FICTION Nes
Characteristics: 335 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Thompson, Laurie 1938-

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Jan 10, 2012

This book is #4 in the Inspector Van Veeteren series of ten books, the last three of which have not been translated into English as at early 2012 (as have none so far of the author’s subsequent Inspector Barbarotti series); this is a wonderful book; droll is the operative word; lots of laughs to the point that I sometimes had to stop and recover; clearly set in the Netherlands with a cast of police characters who fit together wonderfully, though the Netherlands/Belgium location is less important to this particular story than was the case in some of the earlier books in the series.

akarenina Jul 02, 2011

Excellent--the best of his mysteries that I have read so far. The plot followed the murderer, her prey, and the police investigation alternately. The motive was the big question for the reader.

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