Sunday, December 11, 2011

The Unlucky Lottery by Hakan Nesser


Just got this press release from Pan MacMillan South Africa.  Doesn’t this sound like an awesome book!

Four pensioners celebrate the fact that they have won 20,000
kronor in 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...

Håkan Nesser is one of Sweden’s most popular crime writers,
receiving numerous awards for his novels featuring Inspector
Van Veeteren, including the European Crime Fiction Star Award
(Ripper Award) 2010/11, the Swedish Crime Writers’ Academy
Prize (three times) and Scandinavia’s Glass Key Award. The Van
Veeteren series is published in over 25 countries and has sold
over 5 million copies worldwide. Håkan Nesser lives in Uppsala
with his wife and two sons, and spends part of each year in the UK.

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