The Dying Detective
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The inimitable style, distinct voice and dark humour of Leif GW Persson, along with the fascinating exploration of a long-cold murder case, serves to make The Dying Detective a true masterpiece of the genre.
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The Dying Detective by Leif G. W. Persson
Retired Chief of the National Crime Police and Swedish Security Service Lars Martin Johansson has just suffered a stroke. He is paying the price for a life of excess - stress, good food and fine wine. With his dangerously high blood pressure, his heart could fail at the slightest excitement. In the hospital, a chance encounter with a neurologist provides an important piece of information about a 25-year-old murder investigation and alerts Lars Martin Johansson's irrepressible police instincts. The period for prosecution expired just weeks earlier and that isn't the only limitation. Lars Martin Johansson is determined to solve the atrocious crime - from his deathbed.
'Persson is more authentic than Stieg Larsson.' La Repubblica, Italy
'Persson remains unthreatened as the King of Swedish crime writing' Kvallsposten, Sweden
'Persson combines the humor of Van Veeteren, Hakan Nesser's hero with the energy of Henning Mankell's detective Kurt Wallander.' Trouw, Netherlands
'Read the book for its teeming sarcasm, its humor and its portrait of a dying detective and his tender, almost beautiful, relationships to friends and family - and perhaps to get a sharpened view of morals and revenge.' Fyns Amtsavis, Denmark
About the Author
Publication date12th January 2017
AuthorLeif G. W. Persson
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PublisherBlack Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
CategoriesCrime & mystery
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