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Persson, Leif G. W.

Overview
Works: 171 works in 830 publications in 18 languages and 6,650 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  Suspense fiction  Biography  Television cop shows  Drama  Television mini-series  Thrillers (Television programs) 
Roles: Author, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Redactor, Honoree, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PT9876.26.E7225, 839.7374
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Most widely held works about Leif G. W Persson
 
Most widely held works by Leif G. W Persson
Between summer's longing and winter's end : the story of a crime by Leif G. W Persson( Book )

98 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 1,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first entry in a trilogy inspired by the unsolved 1986 assassination of Swedish Prime Minister Olaf Palme traces an investigation into an unknown American's death in Stockholm that reveals a complex web of espionage and intelligence failures
Another time, another life : the story of a crime by Leif G. W Persson( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a Swedish civil servant is murdered, the two leading detectives on the case, Anna Holt and Bo Jarnebring, find their investigation hastily shelved by an incompetent and corrupt senior investigator. Ten years later, Lars Johansson, having just joined the Swedish Security Police, decides to tie up a few loose ends left behind by his predecessor: specifically, two files on Swedes who had allegedly collaborated on the 1975 takeover of the West German embassy
Free falling, as if in a dream : the story of a crime by Leif G. W Persson( Book )

59 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Its August 2007, and Lars Martin Johansson, chief of the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Sweden, is determined once again to reopen the dusty files on the unsolved murder of Prime Minister Palme. With his retirement quickly approaching, Johansson forms a new group, comprised of a few trustworthy detectives who doggedly wade through mountains of paperwork and pursue new leads in a case that has all but gone cold despite the open wound the assassination has left on the consciousness of Swedish society. But the closer the group gets to the truth, the more Johansson compromises the greater good for personal gain, becoming a pawn in the private vendetta of a shady political spin doctor."--Jacket
Linda, as in the Linda murder by Leif G. W Persson( Book )

37 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the middle of an unusually hot Swedish summer, a young woman studying at the Vaxjo Police Academy is brutally murdered. Police Inspector Evert Backstrom is unwillingly drafted in from Stockholm to head up the investigation
Bäckström : he who kills the dragon by Leif G. W Persson( Book )

32 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thinking something is off about a seemingly open and shut case of a dead alcoholic, irascible, obdurate Swedish detective Evert Backstrom has his hunch validated when the boy who found the body disappears
Another time, another life [the story of a crime] by Leif G. W Persson( Recording )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a Swedish civil servant is murdered, the two leading detectives on the case, Anna Holt and Bo Jarnebring, find their investigation hastily shelved by an incompetent and corrupt senior investigator. Ten years later, Lars Johansson, having just joined the Swedish Security Police, decides to tie up a few loose ends left behind by his predecessor: specifically, two files on Swedes who had allegedly collaborated on the 1975 takeover of the West German embassy
Het laatste woord : een roman over een misdrijf by Leif G. W Persson( Book )

35 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De gepensioneerd rechercheur Lars Martin Johansson belandt in het ziekenhuis waar hij werkt aan een inmiddels verjaarde moord op een klein meisje
He who kills the dragon by Leif G. W Persson( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evert Backstrom 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 Backstrom, who is struggling with strict orders from his doctor to lead a healthier life
Het ware verhaal achter Pinokkio's neus by Leif G. W Persson( Book )

26 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De onsympathieke Zweedse hoofdinspecteur Bläckström en zijn team onderzoeken de mysterieuze dood van een landelijk bekende advocaat die zich bezig hield met kunsttransacties
Un altro tempo, un'altra vita : il romanzo di un crimine by Leif G. W Persson( Book )

67 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une enquête de la police suédoise sur le meurtre d'un obscur fonctionnaire au compte en banque florissant. Cet homme, informateur auprès des services secrets suédois et soutien actif de terroristes, fut impliqué indirectement dans une prise d'otage sanglante intervenue quelques années auparavant à l'ambassade de l'Allemagne de l'Ouest à Stockholm
Free falling, as if in a dream the story of a crime by Leif G. W Persson( Recording )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's August 2007, and Lars Martin Johansson, chief of the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Sweden has opened the files on the unsolved murder of Prime Minister Olof Palme. With his retirement quickly approaching, Johansson forms a new group, comprised of a few trustworthy detectives who doggedly wade through mountains of paperwork and pursue new leads in a case that has all but gone cold despite the open wound the assassination has left on the consciousness of Swedish society. But the closer the group gets to the truth, the more Johansson compromises the greater good for personal gain, becoming a pawn in the private vendetta of a shady political spin doctor
The sword of justice by Leif G. W Persson( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Had it not been for the last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, Winston Churchill and Vladimir Putin, Detective Evert Backstrom of the Stockholm Police Department would never have found himself investigating the murder at the heart of this novel. For this is a story about the final outcome of the actions of those four men over a period of more than a hundred years. Four men who never met, who lived their lives in different worlds, and where the oldest was assassinated forty years before the youngest was born. And as so often before, regardless of the company or context he finds himself in, it is Backstrom that will put an end to the story
Death of a pilgrim( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in Swedish and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rechercheur Lars M. Johansson stelt een nieuw team samen om de moord op minister-president Olof Palme te onderzoeken
Les profiteurs : un roman sur un crime by Leif G. W Persson( Book )

35 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verslag van twee onderzoeken van de politie in Stockholm
La fête du cochon; roman by Leif G. W Persson( Book )

34 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le premier roman de l'auteur, dans lequel apparaît déjà le commissaire Lars Martin Johansson. [SDM]
Backstrom : he who kills the dragon : a novel by Leif G. W Persson( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From a master of Scandinavian crime fiction--the first in a brilliant series of novels centered around the investigations of one irascible, obdurate, and very thirsty Swedish police officer: Detective Superintendent Evert Bäckström of the National Murder Squad. Detective Bäckström is Persson's persistently repulsive yet undeniably brilliant comic creation--an unforgettable cop winding his way through the black comedy of a crime scene, and managing to upset nearly everyone in the process. When a newspaper delivery boy finds a 68 year-old alcoholic lying dead in his apartment--beaten with a saucepan lid and hammer, and then strangled--everyone expects an open-and-shut murder case, everyone that is but Hawaiian-shirt clad Detective Bäckström who's been assigned to lead the investigation team. Under strict orders from his doctor to improve his health as quickly as possible, Bäckström has begun stumbling to work on foot, and even eating vegetables. The police force isn't what it used to be though, and now that it's crowded with women and foreigners resisting a drink is harder than ever before. But when the newspaper boy goes missing Bäckström's suspicions are proven correct, giving his irrepressible mix of luck and laziness a chance to save the day, while managing to upset nearly everyone in the process
L'ultima indagine by Leif G. W Persson( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in Italian and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hidden Criminality : theoretial and methodological problems, empirical results by Leif G. W Persson( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and Swedish and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gustavs grabb : berättelsen om min klassresa by Leif G. W Persson( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Swedish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Och om nu detta är sant, att romanen om Madame Bovary i själva verket var Flauberts självbiografi, så är är denna berättelse om min egen klassresa en roman om mitt liv och eftersom jag ännu en gång är fri att välja är det i vart fall ett sätt för mig att återförsäkra mig i min roll som författare, trots att det mesta som står här säkert är sant. Vad det nu spelar för roll, den här gången." Ur inledningen av Gustavs grabb -- en roman om min klassresa
 
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Between summer's longing and winter's end : the story of a crime
Alternative Names
Leif G. W. Persson criminologo e scrittore svedese

Leif G. W. Persson schwedischer Schriftsteller und Kriminologie-Professor

Leif G. W. Persson Swedish criminologist and writer

Leif G. W. Persson Zweeds criminoloog

Leif GW Persson

Peršon, Lejf G. V. 1945-

Persson, Leif.

Persson, Leif 1945-

Persson, Leif 1945- kriminolog

Persson, Leif G. W.

Persson Leif Gustav Willy 1945-....

Persson, Leif GW.

Persson, Leif GW 1945-

Persson, Lejf G. V. 1945-

Persson, Lief Gustav Willy 1945-

Pešon, Lejf G. V., 1945-

Першон, Лейф Г. В 1945-

פרסון, לייף גוסטב וילי, 1945-

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Another time, another life : the story of a crime