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Woman with Birthmark

(2009)
(The fourth book in the Inspector Van Veeteren series)
A novel by

 
 
A mother's dying wish sealed with a deadly promise. Four men with a secret they thought they'd buried decades earlier. A detective in love. A man desperate to live despite the shadow of his guilty past.

After hearing her mother's deathbed confession and following her mother's dreary funeral, Maria Adler realizes she has no other option but to seize upon her mother's imperative to do something. Dissolving the life she loathes, Maria changes her appearance and disappears. When she emerges, revenge is her sole occupation.

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. A quiet, utterly dull man, the only suspicious activity his surviving wife can recall is a series of peculiar phone calls. Repeatedly the telephone would ring, offering no answer aside from an obscure pop song from the 1960s. This siren song is linked to an identical murder, but the true link between these heinous crimes remains unknown while a daughter's pride grows with the satisfaction of vengeance and another detective's lover offers telling insights that only an outsider could deduce.

With the critical eye and cool observation necessary for a successful chess match, Van Veeteren pursues his subject across the country. Wading through the outrageous leads and fruitless tips, he chases his mark. A breathless thriller full of deception, blackmail, and cold murder, Woman with Birthmark is a chilling read.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

May 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: Woman with Birthmark (The Van Veeteren series)
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
ISBN: 0-333-98987-2 / 978-0-333-98987-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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April 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Woman with Birthmark: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery (Inspector Van Veeteren Mysteries)
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
ISBN: 0-375-42504-7 / 978-0-375-42504-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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Paperback Editions

April 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Woman with Birthmark (The Van Veeteren series)
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
ISBN: 0-330-49279-9 / 978-0-330-49279-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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April 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Woman With Birthmark
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
ISBN: 0-330-51356-7 / 978-0-330-51356-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Paperback Omes
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March 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Woman with Birthmark: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery (4) (Inspector Van Veeteren Series)
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
ISBN: 0-307-38723-2 / 978-0-307-38723-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
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May 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Woman with Birthmark (The Van Veeteren series)
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
ISBN: 0-230-73697-1 / 978-0-230-73697-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

April 2018 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Woman with Birthmark: 4
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
ISBN: 1-5098-7391-0 / 978-1-5098-7391-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Macmillan audio
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April 2018 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Woman with Birthmark: 4
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
ISBN: 1-5098-7392-9 / 978-1-5098-7392-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Macmillan audio
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February 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Woman with Birthmark: Van Veeteren, Book 4
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
Availability: Amazon   


February 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Woman with Birthmark: Van Veeteren, Book 4
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


February 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Woman with Birthmark: Van Veeteren, Book 4
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Woman with Birthmark: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery
Author(s): Hkan Nesser
ISBN: 1-61174-277-3 / 978-1-61174-277-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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June 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Woman with Birthmark: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

February 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Woman with a Birthmark (The Van Veeteren Series Book 4)
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
Publisher: Pan
Availability: Amazon UK   


April 2009 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Woman with Birthmark: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery (4) (Inspector Van Veeteren Mysteries)
Author(s): Hakan Nesser
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Availability: Amazon