Falling Freely, as If in a Dream (The Story of a Crime 3)

by Leif G. W. Persson

Crime / Mystery

Falling Freely, as If in a Dream (The Story of a Crime 3) Synopsis

From the grand master of Scandinavian crime fiction - and one of the best crime writers of our time - a new critically acclaimed novel centered around the unsolved murder of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme in 1986. It's August 2007, and Lars Martin Johansson, chief of the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Sweden has opened the files on the unsolved murder of Prime Minister Olof Palme. With his retirement quickly closing in, Johansson forms a new group comprised of a few trustworthy detectives who doggedly wade through mountains of paperwork and pursue new leads in a case that has all but gone cold despite the open wound the assassination has left on the consciousness of Swedish society. Yet the closer the group gets to the truth, the more Johansson compromises the greater good for personal gain, becoming a pawn for the private vendetta of a shady political spin doctor. Sharply detailed and boldly plotted, Persson's work lifts the veil on one of history's greatest unsolved crimes in a novel that goes toe-to-toe with the best of true crime books.

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The Good Book Guide Review

In 2007, Chief of the National Bureau of Criminal Investi-gation Lars Martin Johannson reopens the case into the murder of Prime Minister Olof Palme. With retirement beckoning, he inaugurates a new group comprised of several detectives he trusts to look into a traumatic crime that left a scar on the Swedish soul. But the new investigation quickly proves that the case was even darker than people suspected. Audacious narrative strategies are par for the course for Petrona-Award winning Scandicrime novelist Leif Persson, a writer whose ambitions are weighty. Within a few chapters of Falling Freely, As If In A Dream, it is clear that as well as being an intricately detailed crime scenario, this is a powerful state-of-the-nation novel. American crime master Joseph Wambaugh has praise Persson, unsurprisingly, given that the Swede draws and refines many elements from his acclaimed predecessor: a massive, caustically characterised cast, and the internecine squabbling of less-than-perfect detectives.

Falling Freely, as If in a Dream (The Story of a Crime 3) Press Reviews

'Similar to Ellroy in his American Underworld trilogy, this criminologist and author weaves together reality and fiction when he lets a group of honest cops once again scrutinize millions of documents to investigate the murder case. As the conspiracy theory develops the confusion grows. Brilliant.'

-Le Parisien

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ISBN: 9780385614214
Publication date: 09/10/2014
Publisher: Doubleday an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Hardback

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ISBN: 9780385614214
Publication date: 9th October 2014
Author: Leif G. W. Persson
Publisher: Doubleday an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Hardback
Genres: Crime / Mystery,
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About Leif G. W. Persson

Leif G,W. Persson is Scandinavia's most renowned criminologist and a leading psychological profiler. He has also served as an advisor to the Swedish Ministry of Justice. Since 1991, he has been Professor at the National Swedish Police Board and is regularly consulted by media as the country's foremost expert on crime. He is the author of nine bestselling novels including most recently The Dying Detective which won both the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers' Award for Best Crime Novel of 2010 and The Glass Key for Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of 2010. In 2012, he became the first crime writer to win Sweden's ...

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