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He Who Kills the Dragon

By Leif G. W. Persson

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Format: Paperback, 400 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 October 2013
In this second installment of Persson s trilogy of police procedurals featuring the "small, fat and primitive" Evert B ckstr m, the grand master s most appallingly repulsive (and funniest) character is finally given his fifteen minutes of fame by way of his patented combination of laziness, luck, and an unbelievable sense of timing. A seemingly ordinary murder puzzles B ckstr m, who is struggling with strict orders from his doctor to lead a healthier life. His gut feeling proves him right- within days, his team has another murder linked to the first on their hands, and reports of alleged ties to a Securicor heist gone out of control, killing two. The nation needs a hero, and the newly appointed head of the V sterort police force Anna Holt needs somebody to kill the dragon for her. Who better to heed to the task than Evert B ckstr m- self-sufficient, ostentatious, devoid of moral, Hawaii shirt-clad, and, latterly, armed?

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An award winning, darkly comic and compelling Swedish crime novel from a master of the genre

About the Author

Leif GW Persson is the Grand Master of Scandinavian crime fiction. Over three decades, he has taken a scalpel to the political and social mores of Swedish society in his dark and complex crime novels. His work melds the social realism of a Balzac or a Dickens with the hard-boiled street smarts of James Ellroy. 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 novels. This is the first one to be translated into English.

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"He Who Kills The Dragon is written with a humoristic sledgehammer, and Persson has rarely been so entertaining as he is in this novel, where he sends his eccentric nightmare version of Karlsson On The Roof out on new adventures among drunkards, murderers and an acerbic police force." Fyens Stiftstidende (Denmark) "An excellent story of a crime, with so many levels and subtleties in the plot that there is only one way to read this book - in one stretch." Boras Tidning

EAN: 9780857520739
ISBN: 0857520733
Publisher: Doubleday
Dimensions: 23.2 x 15.4 x 3.4 centimetres (0.39 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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