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.
Closing date: 06/09/2018
In 2007, Chief of the National Bureau of Criminal Investig-ation Lars Martin Johannson reopens the case into the murder of Prime Minister Olof Palme. As retirement beckons, he inaugurates a new group of 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. Within a few chapters it is clear that as well as being an intricately detailed crime scenario, this is a powerful state-of-the-nation novel.
'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
Publication date: 26/02/2015
Publisher: Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
|Publication date:||26th February 2015|
|Author:||Leif G. W. Persson|
|Publisher:||Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery,|
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 ...More About Leif G. W. Persson