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The Dying Detective

The Dying Detective by Leif GW Persson
May 23, 2017 | 432 Pages
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Winner of The Glass Key Award for Best Scandinavian Crime Novel 

Winner of The Danish Academy of Crime Writers’ Palle Rosenkrantz Prize 

Named Best Crime Novel of the Year by both the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers and the Finnish Academy of Crime Writers 

“A brilliant police procedural. . . . An absolutely masterful crime novel.”
Booklist (starred review)

“Memorable. . . . well-paced. . . . brooding. . . . the crux of the story lies in Johansson’s wrestling with an appropriate solution to a crime that, incredibly, is fast slipping to the other side of the statute of limitations: does he let the bad guy get away, or does he take justice into his own hands? A knotty, sinuous story that leads to a hard-won resolution—and a decidedly conclusive end.”

“The King of Swedish crime writing. Period.”
Kvällsposten, Sweden 

“Extraordinarily fascinating . . . Extremely hard to put down.” 
Jyllands-Posten, Denmark (five stars) 

“With this amazing novel, Persson proves himself to be a significant voice, 
classic yet original.”
La Repubblica, Italy 

“Phenomenally brilliant.”
Politiken, Denmark (five stars) 

“Persson is a divinely gifted storyteller.”
Dagens Nyheter, Sweden 

“Excellent . . . Clever, amusing and imaginative.”
Folketidende, Denmark

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