The Unlucky Lottery (The Van Veeteren Series)

A Swedish crime author as exciting as Mankell, a detective as compelling as Wallander. . .

Chief Inspector Van Veeteren delves right into a darkish kinfolk secret within the 6th booklet in Håkan Nesser's Van Veeteren series, the unfortunate Lottery.

Four pals rejoice successful the lottery. simply hours later, one in every of them - Waldemar Leverkuhn - is located in his domestic, stabbed to death.

With leader Inspector Van Veeteren on sabbatical, operating in a moment hand bookstore, the case is assigned to Inspector Münster. but if one other member of the lottery staff disappears, in addition to Leverkuhn's neighbour, Münster appeals to Van Veeteren for assistance.

quickly Münster will locate himself interviewing the Leverkuhn kin, together with the eldest - Irene - a resident of a psychiatric medical institution. And as he delves deeper into the family's heritage, he'll detect darkish secrets and techniques and startling twists, which not just threaten the readability of the case - but in addition his lifestyles . . .

The unfortunate Lottery is by means of the 6th booklet within the series, The Hour of the Wolf.

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I've got only one easy query, so might be we will be able to type it out at the cellphone? ’ ‘Good Lord, what’s it approximately? ’ ‘Marie-Louise Leverkuhn. We’re completing the case, because it have been, and we wish to deal with all of the ultimate information. ’ ‘I understand,’ stated Emmeline. Oh no you don’t, concept Jung. yet you’re now not speculated to both. ‘Did fru Leverkuhn continue a diary? ’ he requested. there have been a couple of seconds of astonished silence ahead of Emmeline responded. ‘Yes, after all. She used to maintain a diary. yet why in the world do you need to grasp approximately that? ’ ‘Routine,’ stated Jung normally. ‘I see . . . Oh, it’s all so lousy. ’ ‘Absolutely awful,’ stated Jung. ‘Had she been doing it lengthy? maintaining a diary, that's? ’ ‘I imagine so,’ acknowledged Emmeline. ‘Yes, she was once doing it once we have been at advertisement university jointly. They weren’t fairly diaries; as I realize it she merely wrote whatever once or twice a month . . . To kind of sum up the location, I don’t rather understand. ’ ‘Did you frequently speak abut it? ’ ‘No. ’ ‘Have you ever learn something she wrote? ’ ‘Never. ’ ‘But you’ve noticeable the diaries? ’ ‘Yes,’ acknowledged Emmeline. ‘On the strange party . . . evidently we pointed out them at times in addition, however it used to be her inner most company and not anything to do with me. ’ ‘What do they seem like? ’ ‘Excuse me? ’ ‘The diaries. what percentage do you're thinking that there are, and what do they appear to be? ’ Emmeline idea for a second. ‘I don’t understand how many there are,’ she acknowledged, ‘but i feel she saved all of them, at least. Ten or twelve, probably? They have been the standard form of workout books with delicate covers you should buy in every single place. rather thick . . . black, delicate covers. or perhaps blue, those I’ve noticeable not less than. might be she had extra, in reality. I don’t imagine she confirmed them to her husband. yet . . . yet I don’t comprehend why you’re asking approximately this. Is it very important? ’ ‘No, no longer at all,’ acknowledged Jung reassuringly. ‘Just a element, as I stated. incidentally, do you consider if she had a type of books together with her while she used to be staying with you for a number of days? In October, that's? ’ ‘No . . . no, I don’t imagine so. I didn’t see one, not less than. ’ ‘Thank you, fru von publish. That used to be all. I say sorry for traumatic you. ’ ‘Not at all,’ stated Emmeline. ‘No challenge. ’ ‘Rooth, Maardam police,’ stated Rooth. ‘I haven’t acquired time,’ acknowledged Mauritz Leverkuhn. ‘Why did you resolution, then? ’ acknowledged Rooth. ‘If you haven’t bought time? ’ Silence for a couple of seconds. ‘It might have been whatever important,’ acknowledged Mauritz. ‘It is important,’ acknowledged Rooth. ‘Did your mom retain a diary? ’ Mauritz sneezed at once into the receiver. ‘Bless you,’ acknowledged Rooth, drying his ear. ‘Diary! ’ snorted Mauritz. ‘What the hell has that obtained to do with you? And why the hell are you poking your nostril into all this? We’ve had sufficient of you snooping round, can’t you permit humans in peace? in addition to, I’m in poor health. ’ ‘I’ve noticed,’ stated Rooth. ‘Did she continue a diary? ’ For rather it slow there has been no sound except Mauritz’s heavy respiring. Rooth discovered he used to be considering even if to hold up or no longer. ‘Listen here,’ he stated in any case. ‘I’ve been in mattress with flu for 2 days now.

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