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The Return

(2007)
(The third book in the Inspector Van Veeteren series)
A novel by

 
 
The author of Borkmann's Point spins a story that leaves even the most veteran crime novel readers chilled.

A new case for Chief Inspector Van Veeteren - the complicated history of a nearly perfect murder. On a sunny August day a man is released from prison. On a rainy April day children at play find his corpse. The fact that the dead man is Leopold Verhaven only becomes clear after some time because the mutilated corpse is without its head, legs and feet. Who would be interested in killing this man, a double murderer who spent 24 years in prison?

Determined to let no case go unsolved, Chief Inspector Van Veeteren reopens the case. What he discovers is that Verhaven was a star sprinter before he went to prison for allegedly killing two of his lovers. However, he never confessed to the murders and spent a lifetime proclaiming his innocence. Was he killed because someone thought he had not been punished enough? Or was someone afraid of Verhaven's revenge? A terrible suspicion stalks Van Veeteren: had Verhaven been telling the truth? Was he really innocent?

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Hakan Nesser's The Return

Hardback Editions

May 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Return (The Van Veeteren series)
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
ISBN: 0-333-98985-6 / 978-0-333-98985-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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March 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Return: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
ISBN: 0-375-42197-1 / 978-0-375-42197-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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March 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Return: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
ISBN: 0-385-66362-5 / 978-0-385-66362-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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Paperback Editions

August 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Return PB Spl
Author(s): Nesser Hakan
ISBN: 1-4472-2833-2 / 978-1-4472-2833-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Return (The Van Veeteren series)
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
ISBN: 0-330-49277-2 / 978-0-330-49277-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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May 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Return
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
ISBN: 0-230-01528-X / 978-0-230-01528-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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1794 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Return: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
ISBN: 0-385-66363-3 / 978-0-385-66363-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor Canada
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March 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Return: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery (3) (Inspector Van Veeteren Series)
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
ISBN: 1-4000-3033-1 / 978-1-4000-3033-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
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March 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Return (The Van Veeteren series)
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
ISBN: 0-330-45603-2 / 978-0-330-45603-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

April 2018 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Return: 3
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
ISBN: 1-5098-7414-3 / 978-1-5098-7414-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Macmillan audio
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April 2018 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Return: 3
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
ISBN: 1-5098-7415-1 / 978-1-5098-7415-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Macmillan audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


February 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Return
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
Availability: Amazon   


February 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Return
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


February 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Return
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Return: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery (Inspector Van Veeteren Mysteries)
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
ISBN: 1-61174-273-0 / 978-1-61174-273-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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June 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Return: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

December 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Return (The Van Veeteren Series Book 3)
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
Publisher: Pan
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Return: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
Publisher: Anchor Canada
Availability: Amazon CA   


April 2007 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Return: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery 3
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon AU   


March 2007 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Return: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery (3) (Inspector Van Veeteren Mysteries)
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Availability: Amazon