WorldCat Identities

Nesser, Håkan 1950-

Overview
Works: 392 works in 2,102 publications in 11 languages and 17,712 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Suspense fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Author of screenplay, Narrator, Contributor, Interviewee, Editor
Classifications: PT9876.24.E76, 839.7374
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Håkan Nesser
Borkmann's point : an Inspector Van Veeteren mystery by Håkan Nesser( Book )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an ex-convict and then a wealthy real-estate tycoon fall victim to a violent attack by a possible ax murderer, Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is called in to assist with the local investigation
Mind's eye : an Inspector Van Veeteren mystery by Håkan Nesser( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The inspector and silence : an Inspector Van Veeteren mystery by Håkan Nesser( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 members of the Pure Life choose to remain silent about the incident rather than defend themselves
Woman with birthmark : an Inspector Van Veeteren mystery by Håkan Nesser( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 1,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective 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. Revenge seems to be the motive, in this chilling novel filled with deception, blackmail, and murder
The return : an Inspector van Veeteren mystery by Håkan Nesser( Book )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a young girl on a woodland hike stumbles upon a corpse with no hands, feet, or head, Chief Inspector Van Veeteren, recovering from surgery in a nearby hospital, begins to piece together the clues in the case
Münster's case : an Inspector Van Veeteren mystery by Håkan Nesser( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The untimely murder of a lottery-winning retiree, whose case was initially closed by the quiet confession of his wife, baffles Detective Münster when a neighbor goes missing and contradictory evidence emerges
Borkmann's point an Inspector Van Veeteren mystery by Håkan Nesser( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an ex-convict and then a wealthy real-estate tycoon fall victim to a violent attack by a possible ax murderer, Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is called in to assist with the local investigation
De zwaluw, de kat, de roos en de dood by Håkan Nesser( Book )

60 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Could this be Van Veeteren's darkest case yet? Desperately lonely, sixteen-year-old Monica Kammerle has little idea of what she is getting herself into when she begins an affair with her mother's latest partner; the sophisticated Benjamin Kerran... Months later, when a woman's strangled body is found decomposing in her flat, the Maardam police must discover who has committed this terrible crime. It isn't long before they realise the perpetrator may have killed before - and is likely to do so again. Meanwhile former Chief Inspector Van Veeteren finds himself drawn into the mystery when a priest, who has learned dreadful secrets, appeals to him for help. But when the priest falls beneath the wheels of a train and the police find more dead ends than leads, it seems Van Veeteren will have to come up with a new approach to unearth this dark serial killer, before he chooses his next victim
Mind's eye an Inspector Van Veeteren mystery by Håkan Nesser( )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The inspector and silence [an Inspector Van Veeteren mystery] by Håkan Nesser( Recording )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young girl is found dead in the forest, brutally raped and strangled, near the summer camp of a secretive religious sect. Van Veeteren and the other detectives on the case are angered and mystified by the sect's leader, Oscar Yellineck, a charismatic yet guarded messiah figure. Meanwhile, an unidentified woman offers to help. Her knowledge suggests she's more than a passing good Samaritan, and her tips become doubly perplexing as a string of horrifying new crimes occurs
The unlucky lottery : an Inspector Van Veeteren mystery by Håkan Nesser( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commissaris Münster en zijn team moeten zich zonder de befaamde Van Veeteren bezighouden met de verschrikkelijke moord op een bejaarde man
De zomer van Kim Novak by Håkan Nesser( Book )

78 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tijdens de vakantie van twee 14-jarige jongens wordt een (onopgeloste) moord gepleegd op de verloofde van een jonge vrouw die sprekend op de Amerikaanse filmster Kim Novak lijkt; vijfentwintig jaar later stuit een van de jongens op een intrigerend krantenbericht
Hour of the wolf by Håkan Nesser( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young boy is killed in a hit and run. Under the cover of rain and darkness, the driver escapes the scene. But the incident will change his life forever as he becomes the victim of blackmail ...Meanwhile Van Veeteren, now retired from the Maardam police, faces his greatest challenge yet when a family member becomes the victim of a terrible crime. And, as the body count rises, it gradually becomes clear that the person behind these murders is acting on their own dark logic
The return an Inspector van Veeteren mystery by Håkan Nesser( )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a young girl on a woodland hike stumbles upon a corpse with no hands, feet, or head, Chief Inspector Van Veeteren, recovering from surgery in a nearby hospital, begins to piece together the clues in the case
The weeping girl : an Inspector Van Veeteren mystery by Håkan Nesser( Book )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For Ewa Moreno, Chief Inspector Van Veeteren's protege, this is her most perplexing case yet...Winnie Maas died because she changed her mind...A community is left reeling after a teacher - Arnold Maager - is convicted of murdering his female pupil Winnie Maas. It seems the girl had been pregnant with Maager's child. Years later, on her eighteenth birthday, Maager's daughter Mikaela finally learns the terrible truth about her father. Desperate for answers, Mikaela travels to the institution at Lejnice, where Maager has been held since his trial. But soon afterwards she inexplicably vanishes. Detective Inspector Ewa Moreno from the Maardam Police is on holiday in the area when she finds herself drawn into Mikaela's disappearance. But before she can make any headway in the case, Maager himself disappears - and then a body is found. It will soon become clear to Ewa that only unravelling the events of the past will unlock this dark mystery
De dode op het strand by Håkan Nesser( Book )

62 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rechercheur Ewa Moreno van het Van Veeteren-team gaat op zoek naar een 18-jarig meisje dat is verdwenen na een bezoek aan haar vader die al zestien jaar vastzit vanwege de lustmoord op een scholiere
Een heel ander verhaal by Håkan Nesser( Book )

61 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De Zweedse inspecteur Barbarotti krijgt te maken met een serie moorden die steeds van te voren bij hem worden aangekondigd
De vrouw met de moedervlek by Håkan Nesser( Book )

62 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commissaris van Veeteren tast lange tijd in het duister omtrent het motief, verband en de dader van de identieke moord op twee mannen
Woman with birthmark an Inspector Van Veeteren mystery by Håkan Nesser( )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective 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. Revenge seems to be the motive, in this chilling novel filled with deception, blackmail, and murder
Van Veeteren en de zaak-G. by Håkan Nesser( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commissaris Van Veeteren probeert in 2002 een moord op te lossen die werd gepleegd in 1987, maar destijds niet bewezen kon worden
 
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Alternative Names
Neser, Chokan 1950-

Nesers, Hokans 1950-

Nesser, Chokan 1950-

Nesser, Hakan

Nesser, Hakan 1950-

Nesser, Håkkan

Несер, Хокан 1950-

Нессер, Хокан 1950-

ネッセル, ホーカン

Languages
English (156)

German (110)

Swedish (96)

Danish (36)

Dutch (25)

Italian (18)

Norwegian (16)

Polish (14)

Finnish (12)

Spanish (2)

Czech (1)

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Mind's eye : an Inspector Van Veeteren mysteryThe inspector and silence : an Inspector Van Veeteren mysteryWoman with birthmark : an Inspector Van Veeteren mysteryThe return : an Inspector van Veeteren mysteryBorkmann's point an Inspector Van Veeteren mysteryMind's eye an Inspector Van Veeteren mysteryThe inspector and silence [an Inspector Van Veeteren mystery]De zomer van Kim Novak