Mind's Eye: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery (Inspector Van Veeteren Mysteries)

by Hakan Nesser | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0375425039 Global Overview for this book
Registered by quinnsmom of Hobe Sound, Florida USA on 7/19/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by quinnsmom from Hobe Sound, Florida USA on Sunday, July 19, 2009
A bit of confusion here -- this book is actually the first of the series, but it was just recently published in the US. You can actually read them out of sequence, but I'm a believer in reading each series in order so I know as much as possible about the characters or previous events from other books as the series goes along.

Back in the world of Scandinavian mysteries again...what a great place to be. As much as I love the British writers, I REALLY love the Scandinavians. They write the best mysteries and I'm just really starting to collect these.

This is actually the first installment in the series featuring Inspector Van Veeteren, set in Sweden, and it is a good one. I really love Nesser's books, having read the first three in the series so far (Mind's Eye, Borkmann's Point, The Return). In this debut (and you'll never believe it's the first of a series, it's that good), Van Veeteren takes the case of Janek Mitter, who wakes up one morning after a night of heavy drinking to find his wife Eva in the bathtub, dead. The only suspect is Mitter himself, who absolutely cannot remember a thing. Van Veeteren finds himself wondering if indeed Mitter was the culprit, especially after Mitter is found murdered in a hospital for the mentally ill, where he was imprisoned after his trial. Van Veeteren knows that the only way to get to the bottom of these crimes is to find out all he can about their past lives -- especially Eva's.

This book is one more in the wonderful set of mysteries written by Nesser. His writing is so good that he will hook you in the first few pages and not let you go until the book is finished.

I can very highly recommend this one to others who enjoy Scandinavian crime fiction, and to those who have read Nesser's other books. Mystery readers who want something different than the usual stuff out there will also enjoy this book as well.

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