It may have taken 14 years for Kommissarien och tystnaden to be translated into English and become The Inspector and Silence, but the wait has been worth it. Håkan Nesser has quickly joined the ranks of the great Swedish thriller authors, joined by reader-favorite character Chief Inspector Van Veeteren, whose crime stories take place in the fictional town of Maardam.

In Nesser's hands, the story of a young girl's rape and murder, as well as her connection to a cult, is a fearsome and entertaining read. We asked Nesser a few questions about books and writing -- read our Q&A with Håkan Nesser. He might be a craftsman of mystery but he is also a man of few words!

What is your favorite Nesser novel?

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