Between Summer's Longing and Winter's End: The Story of a Crime (1)

Kobo ebook | September 14, 2010

byLeif GW Persson, Paul Norlen

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A young man falls to his death from a window in a student dorm in Stockholm, his loose shoe striking and killing the little dog being taken for his evening walk by an old man. It seems to be a mundane suicide—at least that’s what the police choose to think. But the young man is American, not Swedish, and there are a couple of odd things about his room when they search it. . . .
 
From these tiny beginnings, Leif GW Persson slowly begins to unravel a puzzle that gets larger and larger as it becomes more and more complex, until it sweeps us into a web of international espionage, backroom politics, greed, sheer incompetence, and the shoddy work of Sweden’s intelligence force that leads to the murder of the prime minister.
 
The first novel in a dark and dazzling trilogy that has become the defining fictional account of the unsolved 1986 assassination of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme—an event that triggered the biggest criminal investigation in recorded history—Between Summer’s Longing and Winter’s End is a riveting insider’s combination of black satire, thriller, psychological drama, and police procedural by a writer universally acknowledged as Sweden’s leading criminologist.

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A young man falls to his death from a window in a student dorm in Stockholm, his loose shoe striking and killing the little dog being taken for his evening walk by an old man. It seems to be a mundane suicide—at least that’s what the police choose to think. But the young man is American, not Swedish, and there are a couple of odd thing...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:September 14, 2010Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307379477

ISBN - 13:9780307379474

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comedy of errors Detailed account of events and political views leading to assassination of Swedeish prime minister. Would have been easier to follow if formatted differently on visual page, as with traditional paper book, and read in language of origin. Almost a comedy of errors.
Date published: 2014-08-10