New York : Pantheon Books, c2008.
1st U.S. ed.
277 p. ; 22 cm.
"Originally published in Sweden as Det grovmaskiga nätet by Albert Bonniers Förlag AB, Stockholm, in 1993"--T.p. verso.
When Janek Mitter wakes up from a night of too much alcohol and sex, he must break into the locked bathroom, where he finds his wife dead in the bathtub. Suffering from amnesia as a result of his drinking, he falls into a lethargic state that lasts throughout his murder trial, conviction, and imprisonment in a mental hospital. Detective Chief Inspector Van Veeteren launches a new investigation when Mitter is murdered.