• L'été suédois 196... promet d'être beau et chaud. Dans un cadre idyllique - une bicoque familiale au bord d'un lac, à l'orée d'une forêt -, Erik, quatorze ans, entame ses vacances avec son ami Edmund et son grand frère Henry. Pour les deux adolescents, qui goûtent pour la première fois à l'ivresse de la liberté, ce sera l'été de toutes les découvertes. Ce sera aussi l'été de tous les fantasmes. Un soir, Henry revient accompagné d'une femme, qui n'est autre que leur professeur, la sublime Eva Kaludis, surnommée Kim Novak par les collégiens, à leurs yeux la plus belle femme du monde. Mais Eva Kaludis est fiancée à Berra, la star nationale de handball, craint autant pour la puissance de ses tirs que pour la violence de ses humeurs. Or, peu après, Berra est retrouvé mort à proximité de la maison. L'été de rêve s'interrompt définitivement.Trente ans plus tard, Erik se remémore les faits. L'enquête n'ayant pas abouti, la question de l'identité du meurtrier n'a jamais cessé de le tarauder. Henry, Eva, ou Edmund ?Un subtil roman d'apprentissage par un des maîtres du polar suédois.Håkan Nesser, né en 1950 en Suède, est l'un des écrivains les plus appréciés dans les pays nordiques. Ses romans policiers, largement traduits et adaptés à la télévision suédoise, ont été couronnés par plusieurs prix, notamment celui de l'Académie suédoise.Traduit du suédois par Agneta Ségol et Marianne Ségol-SamoyNée en Suède, Agneta Ségol a pendant de nombreuses années partagé sa vie professionnelle entre le journalisme, la traduction et l'enseignement. En 2000, sa fille Marianne Ségol-Samoy la rejoint dans la traduction après plusieurs années passées sur scène en tant que comédienne. Elles travaillent souvent en binôme (Astrid Lindgren, P.O. Enquist, Håkan Nesser, Henning Mankell parmi d'autres), tout en gardant chacune son domaine : Marianne celui du théâtre (notamment Jonas Hassen Khemiri, Sara Stridsberg, Suzanne Osten), Agneta celui de la littérature jeunesse (Stefan Casta, Annika Thor, Per Nilsson, etc.)

  • Cent cinq bougies à souffler ! La sainte famille Hermansson est au complet sous le toit parental à Kymlinge, une petite ville de province en Suède, pour fêter deux anniversaires, celui du père, soixante-cinq ans, et de la fille aînée, Ebba, quarante ans.

  • International Bestseller Internationally bestselling author Häkan Nesser makes his U.S. debut with this riveting tale of murder and suspense that reveals the deep humanity of the characters portrayed even as it sends chills up the spine. Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is called to the sleepy coastal town of Kalbringen to assist the local police in the investigation of two recent ax murders. Soon the case turns from bad to worse when another body turns up and one of Van Veeteren’s colleagues, a young female detective, disappears without a trace. Now Van Veeteren must find the killer, and, it is hoped, his colleague, before anyone else comes to harm. Riveting and intellectually satisfying, Borkmann’s Point unfolds like a chess match where each move could prove deadly.From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • International Bestselleryes'>#160;Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is on the case once more in this breathless thriller of deception, blackmail, and cold murder.yes'>#160;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. An utterly dull man, the only suspicious activity his surviving wife can report is a series of peculiar phone calls. Repeatedly the telephone would ring, offering no answer but an obscure pop song from the 1960s. This siren song would be linked to an identical murder, but the true connection remains unknown. With a cool, critical eye, Van Veeteren pursues his subject across the country, wading through outrageous leads and fruitless tips in this chilling mystery from master crime novelist Hyes'>aring;kan Nesser.From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • International Bestselleryes'>#160;Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is forced to unlock the secrets of a nearly perfect murder in this taut psychological thriller.On a rainy April day, a bodyyes'>mdash;or what is left of ityes'>mdash;is found by a young girl. Wrapped in a blanket with no hands, feet, or head, it signals the work of a brutal, methodical killer. The victim, Leopold Verhaven, was a track star before he was convicted for killing two of his exlovers. He consistently proclaimed his innocence, however, and was killed on the day of his return to society. This latest murder is more than a little perplexing and Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is determined to discover the truth, even if it means taking the law into his own hands.From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • 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 discovery of her body has been phoned in by an anonymous caller. yes'>#160;The members of the sect, the Pure Life, are led by Oscar Yellinek, a charismatic but unnervingly guarded messiah figure. In an act that mystifies and infuriates Van Veeteren and his associates, the members of the Pure Life choose to remain silent about the incident rather than defend themselves. But an unidentified woman is continuing to assist the authorities, and her knowledge suggests she’s more than just a passing Good Samaritan. Her tips become doubly perplexing as a new string of increasingly horrifying crimes defy everything Van Veeteren and his team thought they knew about the case.yes'>#160;A riveting new addition to Hyes'>aring;kan Nesser’s acclaimed series, The Inspector and Silence is suspense at its haunting best.From the Hardcover edition.

  • International Bestseller Håkan Nesser is firmly established as one of the world's bestselling crime novelists. And now the novel that introduced Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is available for the first time in English. The swift conviction left Van Veeteren uneasy: Janek Mitter woke one morning with a brutal hangover and his wife dead in the bathtub. With only the flimsiest defense, he is found guilty and imprisoned in a mental institution. But when Mitter is murdered in his bed, Van Veeteren regrets not following his gut and launches an investigation into the two murders. As the chief inspector delves deeper, the twisted root of these violent murders will shock even him.
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • For Waldemar Leverkuhn the day could not have begun more auspiciously. He and three of his friends, all retirees, have just won the lottery. Its 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 its 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 Münster, Chief Inspector Van Veeterens longtime right-hand man, and his beguiling colleague Ewa Moreno. They seem to have a surefire lead with the disappearance of one of Waldemars 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, Waldemars 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, Müenster and Moreno take center stage in Håkan Nessers haunting new addition to his acclaimed series.

  • Anglais The G File

    Hakan Nesser

    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 . . .

  • Anglais The Weeping Girl

    Hakan Nesser

    For Ewa Moreno, Chief Inspector Van Veeteren's protégé, her most perplexing case yet . . .

  • A boy in a dark duffel coat. Lying in the ditch. Contorted at impossible angles, with his back pressed up against a concrete culvert and his face staring straight at him. As if he were trying to make some kind of contact. As if he wanted to tell him something. In the middle of a damp, dark night, a young man is struck by a car after leaving his girlfriend’s house. The driver, drunk, leaves the body by the side of the road. Wrestling with guilt, the driver tries to put the murder out of his mind--until a blackmail note arrives, setting into motion a chain of events that will draw everyone involved into a fog of crime. Reinhart, the new chief inspector of the Maardam police force, sets his team to work. But when the victim of a second, possibly related, killing is identified, Reinhart realizes that this is no ordinary investigation. In Hour of the Wolf, former chief inspector Van Veeteren--a legend now in retirement--is called upon to face his greatest trial yet, when someone close to him is found dead. Van Veeteren’s former colleagues, desperate for answers, struggle to decipher the clues to these appalling crimes. As the killer becomes increasingly unhinged and unpredictable, Van Veeteren is forced to reenter a world he left behind, and to avenge a death. Told with Håkan Nesser’s trademark eye for detail, breakneck plotting, and gut-wrenching moral tension, Hour of the Wolf finds the Nordic noir superstar spinning one of his darkest tales yet. From the Hardcover edition.

  • Anglais The Darkest Day

    Hakan Nesser

    The Darkest Day is the first novel in the five part Inspector Barbarotti series from renowned Swedish crime author Hakan Nesser.It's December in the quiet Swedish town of Kymlinge, and the Hermansson family are gathering to celebrate father Karl-Erik and eldest daughter Ebba's joint landmark birthdays. But beneath the guise of happy festivities, tensions are running high, and it's not long before the night takes a dark and unexpected turn . . . Before the weekend is over, two members of the Hermansson family are missing, and it's up to Inspector Barbarotti - a detective who spends as much of his time debating the existence of God as he does solving cases - to determine exactly what has happened. And he soon discovers he'll have to unravel a whole tangle of sinister family secrets in the process . . .

  • Anglais Unlucky Lottery

    Nesser Hakan

    Four friends celebrate winning the lottery. Just hours later, one of them – Waldemar Leverkuhn – is found in his home, stabbed to death. With Chief Inspector Van Veeteren on sabbatical, working in a second hand bookshop, the case is assigned to Inspector Münster. But when another member of the lottery group disappears, as well as Leverkuhn’s neighbour, Münster appeals to Van Veeteren for assistance. Soon Münster will find himself interviewing the Leverkuhn family, including the eldest – Irene – a resident of a psychiatric clinic. And as he delves deeper into the family’s history, he will discover dark secrets and startling twists, which not only threaten the clarity of the case – but also his life . . .

  • Anglais Borkmann s Point

    Nesser Hakan

    International Bestseller Internationally bestselling author Häkan Nesser makes his U.S. debut with this riveting tale of murder and suspense that reveals the deep humanity of the characters portrayed even as it sends chills up the spine. Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is called to the sleepy coastal town of Kalbringen to assist the local police in the investigation of two recent ax murders. Soon the case turns from bad to worse when another body turns up and one of Van Veeteren’s colleagues, a young female detective, disappears without a trace. Now Van Veeteren must find the killer, and, it is hoped, his colleague, before anyone else comes to harm. Riveting and intellectually satisfying, Borkmann’s Point unfolds like a chess match where each move could prove deadly.From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Anglais Hour of the Wolf

    Nesser Hakan

    In the dead of night, in the pouring rain, a drunk driver smashes his car into a young man. He abandons the body at the side of the road, but the incident will set in motion a chain of events which will change his life forever.   Soon Chief Inspector Van Veeteren, now retired from the Maardam police force, will face his greatest trial yet as someone close to him is, inexplicably, murdered.   Van Veeterens former colleagues, desperate for answers, struggle to decipher the clues to this appalling crime. But when another body is discovered, it gradually becomes clear that this killer is acting on their own terrifying logic . . .

  • Anglais Mind's Eye

    Nesser Hakan

    ‘Don’t you see,’ he’d have liked to ask her, ‘don’t you see, that if only you’d told me everything that first time we could have saved a life? Possibly two . . .’ Janek Mitter stumbles into his bathroom one morning after a night of heavy drinking, to find his beautiful young wife, Eva, floating dead in the bath. She has been brutally murdered. Yet even during his trial Mitter cannot summon a single memory of attacking Eva, nor a clue as to who could have killed her if he had not. Only once he has been convicted and locked away in an asylum for the criminally insane does he have a snatch of insight – but is it too late? Drawing a blank after exhaustive interviews, Chief Inspector Van Veeteren remains convinced that something, or someone, in the dead woman’s life has caused these tragic events. But the reasons for her speedy remarriage have died with her. And as he delves even deeper, Van Veeteren realizes that the past never stops haunting the present . . .

  • Having come thus far in his deliberations, Van Veeteren gave in to temptation and lit a cigarette. It was time to address the big question, and that would no doubt need a bit of extra effort. Why? Why in hells name should anybody march up to somebodys door, ring the bell and shoot whoever opened it? A young woman shivers in the December cold as her mothers body is laid to rest in a cemetery. The only thing that warms her is the thought of the revenge she will soon take . . . Then a middleaged man is killed at his home, shot twice in the chest and twice below the belt. He had recently received a series of bizarre phone calls where an old song is played down the line evoking an eerie sense of both familiarity and unease. Before the police can find the culprit, a second man is killed in the same way. Chief Inspector Van Veeteren and his team must dig far back into each mans past but with few clues at each crime scene, can they find the killer before anyone else dies?

  • Anglais Return

    Nesser Hakan

    Van Veeteren thought back to what his friend Mahler had said the previous evening: Doing something at the right time is more important than what you actually do . . . An unmissable hospital appointment is looming for Inspector Van Veeteren when a corpse is found rolled in a rotting carpet by a young child playing in a local beauty spot. Missing head and limbs, the torso is too badly decomposed for forensic identification bar one crucial detail . . . Circumstantial evidence soon points to a local man, a double murderer who disappeared 9 months before, shortly after being released on parole; a local hero turned monster after being convicted of killing two women over a span of three decades. Recuperating after an operation, Van Veeteren is nevertheless directing investigations from his hospital bed, for he is convinced that only the innocence of this new victim can be the motive for his murder. But the two women have been dead for long enough for any evidence to have died with them . . . And is he a little like Inspector Morse can be on occasion simply on the wrong track completely?

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