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Mind's Eye, the (1993) [Novel]
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Series: Chief Inspector Van Veeteren

Summary (From the publisher):

Chief Inspector Van Veeteren knew that murder cases were never as open-and-shut as this one: Janek Mitter woke one morning with a brutal hangover and discovered his wife of three months lying facedown in the bathtub, dead. With only the flimsiest excuse as his defense, he is found guilty of a drunken crime of passion and imprisoned in a mental institution.

But Van Veeteren’s suspicions about the identity of the killer are borne out when Mitter also becomes a murder victim. Now the chief inspector launches a full-scale investigation of the two slayings. But it may only be the unspoken secrets of the dead–revealed in a mysterious letter that Mitter wrote shortly before his death–that will finally allow Van Veeteren to unmask the killer and expose the shocking root of this sordid violence.

Original title: Det grovmaskiga nätet
Original languages: Swedish


Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and DetectivesPolice Procedural


  • The first novel in the Van Veeteren series, the third to be translated into English.

Edition #1: Mind's Eye, the

Mind's Eye, the (2008)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Laurie Thompson
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Mind's Eye (June 10, 2008)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Pantheon Books
ISBN: 9780375425035
Dimensions: 5.7 x 8.3 x 1.2 in
Pages: 288

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Mind's Eye, the (July 4, 2008)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780333989869
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.6 x 1.4 in
Pages: 256

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