Mind's Eye

Mind's Eye

An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery

Book - 2009 | First Vintage CrimeBlack Lizard edition
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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.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, 2009
Edition: First Vintage CrimeBlack Lizard edition
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 0307387224 (pbk.)
9780307387226 (pbk.)
Branch Call Number: M NESSER
Characteristics: 277 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Thompson, Laurie 1938-2015,- Translator


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Jan 04, 2016

Thoughtful, intimate development of characters appears to be Nesser's MO, but the use of pronouns can get annoying. For example, one can be two paragraphs into a chapter before we know which "he" is being presented. Nesser is the thinking person's writer--and it is worth the work!

Feb 12, 2013

Inhaled this book, nothing like a Swedish mystery.

Jan 10, 2012

This book #1 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); thi is a suitably complex story and nice interactions among the ongoing cast of characters; but this book has unnecessary advertising plugs for Toyota etc.; and it’s in a mythical country that combines the UK (moors) with Netherland-Belgium (polders) and has a town (Malbork) named after a fascinating and huge Knights Templar castle in Poland; the result is a little bit too much country-mixing for one to get a good feel for what kind of place we’re in

mayfairlady Sep 05, 2011

The first Inspector Van Veeteren mystery - reminiscent of Inspector Morse in some ways.

akarenina Jun 22, 2011

This is the first book in the series which I started thinking it was the second. Better than "Borkman's Point," but again, the murderer is a total surprise, and Nesser doesn't give the reader much of a chance to work it out with the hero.

Mar 17, 2011

I've read all the Van Veeteren books I can find at NWPL. They're fun - set in some nameless northern European country, all the languages seem to run together in the place a nd character names. Not too much violence, hardly any sex, just nice, clean mystery writing with enough human interest to keep it perking along.

Jan 18, 2010

to be taken out again after return from holidays, Search for others by same author. Lynn read it and like it.


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