The Mind's Eye: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery (Audiobook) (Repost)

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The Mind's Eye: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery (Audiobook) (Repost)

The Mind's Eye: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery (Audiobook) By Håkan Nesser, read by Simon Vance
2011 | 6 hours and 38 mins | ISBN: 1611742757 | MP3 64 kbps | 192 MB

When foreign crime novelists break through in the U.S., it’s often not with the first book in a series; then, riding on success, the earlier volumes are issued. So it was with Henning Mankell’s Kurt Wallander series, and so it is now with Wallander’s fellow Swede Hakan Nesser. This third Inspector Van Veeteren novel to appear here is actually the first in the series. The similarities, apparent in Nesser’s Borkmann’s Point (2006), between Van Veeteren’s intuitive sleuthing style and that of Commissaire Adamsberg in Fred Vargas’ series, are even more evident here, as the inspector attempts to rely on his ability to sense guilt and innocence in a suspect. This time, though, Van Veeteren’s sense that Janek Mitter didn’t kill his wife doesn’t keep the man out of prison; the inspector only knows he was right when Mitter is murdered on the day he is released. Effectively combining police procedural and psychological thriller, Nesser lets us into the heads of both his hero and the people he investigates. Backtracking in a series is sometimes disconcerting, as it can be here, but it’s easy to see how this book launched Nesser’s career.