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Borkmann's Point: An Inspector van Veeteren Mystery by Håkan Nesser

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The latest one—the second, that is—happened yesterday, or rather, the day before. ” “I’ll leave it up to you for the time being. I’ll send up Münster or Reinhart next week. ” “Who’s chief of police? ” Hiller coughed again. “His name’s Bausen. I don’t think you know him. ” “How very odd,” said Van Veeteren. ” Hiller was starting to wind up the conversation. “That will mean you don’t have to double the journey unnecessarily. really. Well, I’ll phone them and say you’ll be turning up tomorrow afternoon.

He had no regular work, not in Kaalbringen, or in Selstadt, or in any other location. He had a lengthy criminal record: drug crimes, assault and battery, burglary, sexual offenses, fraud. In all, he had served about ten years in various prisons and institutions, starting when he was sixteen. The local authorities were not aware that he was in Kaalbringen; Eggers had been living in a two-room apartment in Andrejstraat belonging to a good friend of his who was currently serving a comparatively short sentence for rape and threatening behavior.

Maybe that’s not the most important thing at this stage. ” Nobody spoke. “That’s a good question,” said Bausen. “We haven’t found one yet,” said Kropke. “But we’re looking, of course—” “Scoundrels, the pair of them,” said Bausen. “But in different leagues, you might say. I reckon Simmel’s business affairs wouldn’t stand all that much broad daylight shining on them, but that’s something for the tax lawyers rather than ordinary mortals like us. He’s never been involved in anything specifically criminal.

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