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  • Published: 1 November 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409011293
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 640

Between Summer's Longing and Winter's End

(The Story of a Crime 1)




The award-winning Swedish classic

Stockholm. The dead of winter. The temperature is already well below freezing.

A young American dies, falling from a tall building. It appears to be a casual, self-inflicted death. It should be an open-and-shut case. But when Superintendent Lars Martin Johansson begins to delve beneath the layers of corruption, incompetence and violence that threaten to strangle the Stockholm police department, he uncovers a complex web of treachery, politics and espionage.

Johansson quickly realizes that there is nothing routine about this suicide as it soon takes him from domestic drama to the rotten heart of Sweden's government.

  • Published: 1 November 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409011293
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 640

About the author

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 held the position of Professor at the National Swedish Police Board and is regularly consulted as the country's foremost expert on crime.

He is the author of ten bestselling crime novels including 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.

During his career Persson has been the recipient of many other prestigious awards including The Piraten Award, The Swedish Academy of Crime Writers' Award (which he has won three times), The Finnish Whodunnit Society's Annual Award for Excellence in Foreign Crime Writing, The Petrona Award for Best Scandinavian Crime Novel, and The Danish Academy of Crime Writers' Palle Rosenkrantz Prize.

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Praise for Between Summer's Longing and Winter's End

Ambitious... as well as being an intricately detailed crime narrative this is a powerful state-of-the-nation novel. Those who feel that crime fiction can tackle truly serious issue should pay close attention to Persson's magnum opus

Independent

A masterpiece of political and police intrigue

Yorkshire Evening Post

Reminiscent of Henning Mankell and Stieg Larsson in its toughness... A philosophically charged tale worthy of Ingmar Bergman-but with lots more guns

Kirkus Reviews (starred)

Leif GW Persson's books are both brilliant and unique - stylish crime requiems marked by pitch-black humour and an unparalleled satiricat sting

Hakan Nesser

From a country known for terrific crime novelists, Sweden's great crime writer Leif G.W. Persson brilliantly takes the reader into a world of fascinating mystery and secrets

Joseph Wambaugh

One of the best detective novels ever written in Sweden

Dagens Arbete

One of the best Swedish crime novels of all time

Expressen

This is not only a compelling crime story to be read without stopping until the last page. It is not only an unforgettable tale with a ferocious and bitter unexpected ending. It is much more. This is a masterpiece

Il Sole 24 Ore

A teeth-gritting political thriller... Authentic with silent anger, tough and utterly haunting

Berliner Morgenpost

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