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The Dying Detective

by Leif G. W. Persson

Crime / Mystery eBooks of the Month Scandinavian Crime: Dark, morally complex, direct Thriller and Suspense

The Dying Detective Synopsis

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.

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The Dying Detective Press Reviews

'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

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ISBN: 9780552778374
Publication date: 12/01/2017
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Book Information

ISBN: 9780552778374
Publication date: 12th January 2017
Author: Leif G. W. Persson
Publisher:
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 544 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Scandinavian Crime, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Crime & mystery,

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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