Friday, May 23, 2014

Nesser, Haken: Borkmann's Point

It has been some time since I read this addition to the Scandinavian crime novels, this one set in
Sweden with an Inspector Van Veeteren as the protagonist.   Less gloomy than the Wallander of
Henning Mankell's works, he is summoned from holiday to assist in a pair of brutal murders in
a nearby town.   The plot is acceptable and the characters well drawn with few cardboard ones
in view.   Borkmann's point is not a geographical feature but an aphorism that in every investigation there  comes a point beyond which more information is unnecessary.   At this point, enough is known to solve the crime by thinking.   An enjoyable novel.

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