Linda, as in the Linda Murder: A Backstrom Novel (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard Original) (Paperback)

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By Leif G.W. Persson, Neil Smith (Translator)
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The irascible, obdurate, and very thirsty Detective Superintendent Evert B ckstr m of the National Murder Squad returns in a new novel from the reigning master of Scandinavian fiction.

It's the dead of summer in the sleepy town of V xj when twenty-year-old police cadet Linda Wallin is found lying facedown in her mother's apartment, brutally murdered and raped. With no clear motive or suspect in sight, a series of bureaucratic mix-ups causes the National Crime Unit to send B ckstr m and his team into the countryside to solve the case. The ever-irritable B ckstr m leaves his beloved goldfish behind, checks into a local hotel, and begins to reconstruct the night of Linda's murder. But with more than a few bottles in tow, and a constantly growling stomach to look after, things don't go so well, and B ckstr m has to rely on the help of his colleagues to solve the crime--no matter how angry that makes him.

About the Author

Leif GW Persson has chronicled the political and social development of modern Swedish society in his award-winning novels for more than three decades. He has served as an adviser to the Swedish ministry of justice and is Sweden's most renowned psychological profiler. A professor at the Swedish National Police Board, he is considered the country's foremost expert on crime.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780307907653
ISBN-10: 0307907651
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Publication Date: February 23rd, 2016
Pages: 480
Language: English
Series: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard Original