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review Den döende detektiven Den döende detektiven Read  8 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 excitementIn t. This book was listed as a stand alone novel by author Leif GW Persson Although Persson is a well known Swedish novelist and criminologist I had not read any of his books before but soon discovered that he has written eight crime novels featuring detectives Jarnebring andor Johansson of which this is the eighth with books 4 6 being known as the Fall of the Welfare State Trilogy and Book 7 the first in the Evert Backstrom Linda novels As far as I can tell his first three books have not been translated into English yet and as always we seem to receive books from Scandinavia in bits and pieces out of order Now I hate reading series books out of order and so once I realised that I actually had the last book in the series I felt unwilling to pick it up but I had received the book to review preferably before publication date so I got down to reading it and it totally had me gripped from the first pages So having been biased against this book it is a testament to how very good this is that I loved it so muchLars Martin Johansson is the former head of the National Criminal Police In Stockholm on family business he stops for one of his beloved unhealthy snacks and has a stroke in his car When he wakes he is in hospital and his life has changed forever While he is in the hospital one of the doctor s Ulrika Stenholm asks whether he remembers the unsolved rape and murder of a nine year old girl twenty five years agoBefore long Johansson is investigating the case aided by his old partner Bo Jarnebring a young girl called Matilda whose Johansson s wife Pia has hired to care for him and a Russian orphan called Max who Johansson s brother sends to help out This novel really reminded me of The First Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders one of my favourite crime books where a police Captain not retired but on a leave of absence gets together an amateur task force to help solve a crime Both novels have excellent characters which are every bit as important as the plot In this book we follow Johansson s attempt to solve a crime which has been prescribed meaning that the criminal even if caught cannot be tried for the crime and this adds an extra layer to the storyline along with Johansson s health issues This is a fantastic read and I will certainly need to explore works by this author I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley for review

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review Den döende detektiven Den döende detektiven Read  8 He 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. The Dying Detective is a wonderful novel that transcends genres It is a literary in depth character study love story mystery and morality tale It offers up a dazzling array of unexpected gifts to the readerLars Martin Johansson former head of the National Criminal Police in Stockholm Sweden has just ordered a sausage from the best hotdog kiosk in Sweden He goes to his car to enjoy his food when he suffers a stroke The next thing he knows he is a patient in the Karolinska Hospital where he realizes that he can barely move his right arm his face is sagging and the right side of his body is very weak Though Lars has retired he has remained a legend among the police force in his country He is known as the man who can see around corners because of his perspicacity and ability to solve crimes As he works to gain his health back he is tenderly cared for by his wife and a team of doctors All of them tell Lars the same thing that he must change his ways He is overweight and sedentary and must eat healthier and exercise in order to survive Not only has he suffered a stroke but he has a heart conditionWhile in the hospital his neurologist tells him about a cold case that has come to her attention Her father was a vicar who believed in the sanctity of confession Going through his things after his death she realizes that he knew who a killer was Twenty five years ago a nine year old girl named Yasmine Ermegan was raped and murdered her killer never found The only bit of evidence that Lars s doctor presents him with is a story and a hair bandLars decides to find the murderer knowing that he s solved crimes before with less evidence than a hair band and a story He is a legendary detective with an encyclopedic memory Despite a continued tightness in his chest a debilitating headache and dependence on others for his care Lars accrues information and insight The novel has two wonderful arcs the narrative of external events and Lars internal one Lars is tired and sleeps a lot but when he s awake there is no one tenacious and insightful His mood varies by how many little white pills he takes to provide himself with respite from his emotional and physical pain What astounded me is that I believed from the outset that Lars would prevail It was easy to believe in him Even his caretakers weird and uirky as they are become Lars friends and co conspirators as he tries to find out the identity of the murderous pedophile A case is closed and the statue of limitations has passed but Lars presses on He is a man who is revered respected and loved that rarity of humans a truly upstanding person

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review Den döende detektiven Den döende detektiven Read  8 Lars Martin Johansson is determined to solve the atrocious crime – from his deathbedThe 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. 45 stars I had no idea that this book was part of a series when I checked it out of the library With that said I must admit that I really wish I had the opportunity to read the other books prior to this one primarily for detailed character background information There were definitely times when I was reading this that I felt as if I was missing somethingOverall though this was a really good book The plot of the book centers around a retired police officer who has a stroke and winds up admitted to the hospital for a lengthy stay During that time he makes a personal connection with his doctor and she brings up a murder that occurred 25 years prior A little girl was savagely attacked raped and murdered and her killer was never found The doctor tells the officer that her father was a man of the cloth and that during a confession the name of the killer was revealed to him Her father is deceased but she wants to know if he would be interested in reviewing the case He agrees but the case comes with a hitch A new law has been passed and the statute of limitations for this case has since passed so even if a perpetrator is found he cannot be charged with the crimeThis story is really well written I was uite interested in the deductive reasoning the retired officer used to determine who the killer was Beyond that the supporting character development is fabulous Persson flushes out each of the supporting roles in a detailed fashion interestingly through the retired officer s eyes which may or may not be reliable The officer himself believes he is dying and often times he is uite crass I would like to know what is personality is like in other booksThis was a great book with a satisfying and somewhat surprising conclusion I m not sure how many other books in the series have been translated to English but I would definitely be interested in reading them


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  1. says: (EPUB) [Den döende detektiven] Leif G.W. Persson Æ 8 Free read review Den döende detektiven

    Read Õ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Æ Leif G.W. Persson Leif G.W. Persson Æ 8 Free read (EPUB) [Den döende detektiven] A ScandiCrime written by Leif Persson it has his trademark subtle and dark humour and incorporates Swedish cultural and political history which I really like The strong and likeable character of the retired police chief Lars Martin Johansson is at the heart of the story with his refusal to give up on a cold case

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    review Den döende detektiven Read Õ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Æ Leif G.W. Persson Leif G.W. Persson Æ 8 Free read This book was listed as a ‘stand alone’ novel by author Leif GW Persson Although Persson is a well known Swedish novelist and cr

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    review Den döende detektiven (EPUB) [Den döende detektiven] Read Õ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Æ Leif G.W. Persson Lars Martin Johansson retired chief of the Swedish National Criminal Police was having such a nice day One minute he was standing in line for a hot dog at his favourite kiosk the next everything went black When he comes to in hospital he’s told all those years of inactivity fine dining have caught up with him His struggling hea

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    Leif G.W. Persson Æ 8 Free read (EPUB) [Den döende detektiven] 'The Dying Detective' is a wonderful novel that transcends genres It is a literary in depth character study love story mystery and morality tale It offers up a dazzling array of unexpected gifts to the readerLars Martin Joha

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    (EPUB) [Den döende detektiven] Lars Martin Johansson retired crackerjack police detective and former head of the National Criminal Police in Stockholm was “the man who could see around corners” Unfortunately he has let his body go slack since becoming a pensioner and he is lucky to see his feet He nourishes his mind with the daily paper and nuggets of literature but he

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    Read Õ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Æ Leif G.W. Persson Leif G.W. Persson Æ 8 Free read review Den döende detektiven That Perrson manages to keep you hooked using a detective who's a retired sick overweight Chief of Police who is often confined to be

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    (EPUB) [Den döende detektiven] Jostle me and kill me That's how I feel from having experienced thisFilled to the brim with simplicities a language so dated that every single character is unbelievable and an ending that everybody is able to tell from the

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    (EPUB) [Den döende detektiven] Read Õ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Æ Leif G.W. Persson 45 stars I had no idea that this book was part of a series when I checked it out of the library With that said I must admit that I really wish I had the opportunity to read the other books prior to this one prim

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    review Den döende detektiven Leif G.W. Persson Æ 8 Free read (EPUB) [Den döende detektiven] Shortlisted Petrona Award 2017still I am not impressedI have read better crime fictonMy advice? try Pierre Lemaitre

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    (EPUB) [Den döende detektiven] Wonderful

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  • Hardcover
  • 432
  • Den döende detektiven
  • Leif G.W. Persson
  • English
  • 07 April 2018
  • 9780857520883