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Linda, as in the Linda Murder

by Leif G. W. Persson

Part of the Backstroem Series

eBooks of the Month Thriller and Suspense

Linda, as in the Linda Murder Synopsis

In the middle of an unusually hot Swedish summer, a young woman studying at the Vaxjo Police Academy is brutally murdered. Police Inspector Evert Backstrom is unwillingly drafted in from Stockholm to head up the investigation. Egotistical, vain and utterly prejudiced against everything, Backstropm is a man who has no sense of duty or responsibility, thinks everyone with the exception of himself is an imbecile and is only really capable of warm feelings towards his pet goldfish and the nearest bottle of liquor. If they are to solve the case, his long suffering team must work around him, following the scant few leads which remain after Backstrom's intransigence has let the trail go cold. Blackly comic, thrillingly compelling and utterly real, Linda, As in the Linda Murder is the novel which introduces the reader to the modern masterpiece that is Evert Backlstrom, a man described by his creator as 'short, fat and primitive'. He is, without doubt, the real deal when it comes to modern policing.

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Linda, as in the Linda Murder Press Reviews

An immense crime story, and not because of the number of pages, but thanks to the narrative energy and the skill to reflect on society and humanity . -  Il Sole 24 ORE (Italy)

 

 

Leif GW Persson has a very straight style, with no frills, and his novels show a very deep understanding of the world he writes about. The tough realism of his stories is tempered by irony and comic qualities.- L'unita(Italy)

 

Persson's new novel is a true delight to read. As usual, the dialogue is sharp-witted, the prose is bubbling with the authors delight in narrating, and the plot's not too bad either. -Svenska Dagbladet (Sweden)

 

Leif GW Persson is unique in this genre; as an author he is exceptional. This is grand reading.- Boras Tidning (Sweden)

 

Entertainment paired with realism and high credibility - it can hardly get any better than this. Gefle Dagblad (Sweden)


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ISBN: 9780552778367
Publication date: 07/11/2013
Publisher: Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780552778367
Publication date: 7th November 2013
Author: Leif G. W. Persson
Publisher: Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 560 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, 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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