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  1. Unlucky Lottery
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This is a dark family mystery from Hakan Nesser. "in the front rank of Swedish crime writers". ("The Times"). 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 Munster. But when another member of the lottery group disappears, as well as Leverkuhn's neighbour, Munster appeals to Van Veeteren for assistance. Soon Munster 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...

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Hakan Nesser is a great writer, however this book in the series was not as enjoyable as earlier books. DI Van Veeteren didn't make an appearance until midway through the book, and I am still unsure whether he is actually retired, or on leave of absence to run his bookstore. The plot develops at a snail's pace until the last part, and then it unfolds like there is no tomorrow. The storyline is not as strong as earlier books,.
Please note that Nesser's The Lottery is being released in the US under the title Munster's Case. I purchased The Lottery from the UK in 2011 for the following review.

Good news first: English readers can avail themselves of another translation of Hakan Nesser. But I almost hate to tell the bad news to fans of Inspector Van Veeteren. This is NOT a VV mystery; it is an Inspector Munster/Moreno book. Our hard-to-love but impossible-to-hate hero VV is sorely absent, save for a few pages, having moved on to smoke and drink in an entirely different venue. The Unlucky Lottery marks the third time that Inspector Munster has had to rely on the advice of the former Chief Inspector. Sadly (for this reader), VV's intuition plays a larger role than his actual character does. Munster does not even contact VV until the middle third of the book.

The storyline is initially gripping: four winners of a lottery find their luck running out as two of them come to a bad end... Read more
This is the same book as Munster's Case. Don't buy it twice. Engrossing as usual if you enjoyed other Nesser books.
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