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Borkmann's Point

(2006)
(The second book in the Inspector Van Veeteren series)
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Borkmann's rule was hardly a rule; in fact, it was more of a comment, a landmark for tricky cases ...In every investigation, he maintained, there comes a point beyond which we don't really need any more information. When we reach that point, we already know enough to solve the case by means of nothing more than some decent thinking. In his memoirs, Borkmann went so far as to claim that it was precisely this ability, or the lack of it, which distinguishes a good detective from a bad one. A wealthy real-estate mogul is brutally murdered with an axe in the quiet coastal town of Kaalbringen, apparently the second victim of a serial killer. Chief Inspector van Veeteren, bored of his holiday nearby, is summoned to assist the local authorities. But as the investigation proceeds there seems to be nothing to link the mogul with the first victim, a seedy ex-con. Another body is discovered, again with no apparent connection to the others, and the pressure mounts. The local police chief, just days away from retirement, is determined to wrap things up before he goes. Then there's a fourth murder, and a brilliant young female detective goes missing - perhaps she has reached Borkmann's Point before anyone else ...This riveting novel, full of fascinating, quirky characters and vivid settings, introduces the chess-playing Inspector van Veeteren - a detective already beloved by his European readership - and marks the UK debut of Hakan Nesser, a chilling new voice in crime fiction.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"On this showing, Inspector Van Veeteren seems destined for a place amongst the great European detectives." - Colin Dexter


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Hardback Editions

June 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: Borkmann's Point: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
ISBN: 0-385-66281-5 / 978-0-385-66281-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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May 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: Borkmann's Point (The Van Veeteren series)
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
ISBN: 0-333-98984-8 / 978-0-333-98984-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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March 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: Borkmann's Point: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
ISBN: 0-375-42196-3 / 978-0-375-42196-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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Paperback Editions

May 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Borkmann's Point (The Van Veeteren Series)
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
ISBN: 0-330-49276-4 / 978-0-330-49276-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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March 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Borkmann's Point: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
ISBN: 0-385-66282-3 / 978-0-385-66282-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor Canada
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March 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Borkmann's Point: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery [2]
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
ISBN: 1-4000-3032-3 / 978-1-4000-3032-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
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2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: BORKMANN
Author(s): Hakan; Thompson, Laurie [Translator] Nesser
ISBN: 0-330-44869-2 / 978-0-330-44869-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage Crime
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May 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Borkmann's Point (The Van Veeteren series)
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
ISBN: 1-4050-9004-9 / 978-1-4050-9004-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

March 2018 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Borkmann's Point: 2 (Inspector Van Veeteren)
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
ISBN: 1-5098-7401-1 / 978-1-5098-7401-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Macmillan audio
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March 2018 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Borkmann's Point: 2 (Inspector Van Veeteren)
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
ISBN: 1-5098-7402-X / 978-1-5098-7402-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Macmillan audio
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February 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Borkmann's Point
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
Availability: Amazon   


February 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Borkmann's Point
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


February 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Borkmann's Point
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Borkmann's Point: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery
Author(s): Hkan Nesser
ISBN: 1-61174-271-4 / 978-1-61174-271-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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June 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Borkmann's Point: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery
Author(s): Hakan Nesser, Laurie Thompson (translator)
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   


June 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Borkmann's Point: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery
Author(s): Hakan Nesser, Laurie Thompson (translator)
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

December 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Borkmann's Point (The Van Veeteren Series Book 2)
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
Publisher: Pan
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June 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Borkmann's Point: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
Publisher: Anchor Canada
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April 2006 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Borkmann's Point: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery 2
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
Publisher: Macmillan
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March 2006 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Borkmann's Point: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery [2] (Inspector Van Veeteren Mysteries)
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Availability: Amazon