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Persson, Leif G. W.

Overview
Works: 207 works in 1,095 publications in 20 languages and 8,199 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Humorous fiction  Novels  Drama  Television mini-series  Thrillers (Television programs)  Biography 
Roles: Author, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Redactor, Honoree, Author of screenplay, Originator
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 )

110 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 1,390 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 )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,133 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 )

65 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 969 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
The dying detective by Leif G. W Persson( Book )

60 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 excitement. In the 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. Lars Martin Johansson is determined to solve the atrocious crime - from his deathbed. The 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
Bäckström : he who kills the dragon by Leif G. W Persson( Book )

64 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in 15 languages and held by 776 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
Linda, as in the Linda murder : an Evert Bäckström novel by Leif G. W Persson( Book )

72 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 18 languages and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It's the dead of summer in the sleepy town of Växjö 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 leads the National Crime Unit to send Bäckström and his team into the countryside to solve the case. The ever-irritable Bäckström leaves behind his beloved goldfish, 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 Bäckström has to rely on the help of his colleagues to solve the crime--no matter how angry that makes him"--Page 4 of cover
The sword of justice by Leif G. W Persson( Book )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[When] DS Evert Bäckström is told that Thomas Eriksson--a mafia lawyer and renowned defender of the guilty--has been killed, he can't help but celebrate ... Bäckström's good mood is spoiled, however, when he's assigned to the frustrating case, as narrowing down the list of people who wanted Eriksson dead is almost impossible ... Fortunately, Bäckström has spent years cultivating a group of questionable acquaintances and shady associates who will prove invaluable in solving the crime--as long as his colleagues don't find out about these illicit connections, or that Bäckström owes them a few favors"--Amazon.com
Another time, another life : [the story of a crime] by Leif G. W Persson( Recording )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2014 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 ware verhaal achter Pinokkio's neus by Leif G. W Persson( Book )

45 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 15 languages and held by 204 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 )

52 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 137 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 )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 100 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
Les piliers de la société by Leif G. W Persson( Book )

31 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman policier (noir)
Les profiteurs : un roman sur un crime by Leif G. W Persson( Book )

37 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman policier (noir)
La fête du cochon : un roman sur un crime by Leif G. W Persson( Book )

37 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le premier roman de l'auteur, dans lequel apparaît déjà le commissaire Lars Martin Johansson. [SDM]
Death of a pilgrim( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in Swedish and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rechercheur Lars M. Johansson stelt een nieuw team samen om de moord op minister-president Olof Palme te onderzoeken
Backstrom : he who kills the dragon : a novel by Leif G. W Persson( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 43 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
Presunto terrorista by Leif G. W Persson( Book )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Väntan är äntligen över. Författaren Leif GW Persson är åter med en ny stark kriminalroman. Det är måndagen den elfte maj när Lisa Mattei, operativ chef på Säkerhetspolisen, får ett telefonsamtal från sin chef. Ett telefonsamtal som förändrar allt och sätter nationen i höjd beredskap. [Elib]
Linda, as in the Linda murder : an Evert Bäckström novel by Leif G. W Persson( )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Random House presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Linda, as in the Linda Murder by Leif G.W. Persson, read by Erik Davies.In the middle of an unusually hot Swedish summer, a young woman studying at the Vaxjo Police Academy is brutally murdered. Police Inspector Evert Bäckström is unwillingly drafted in from Stockholm to head up the investigation. Egotistical, vain and utterly prejudiced against everything, Bäckström is a man who has no sense of duty or responsibilty, thinks everyone with the exception of himself is an imbecile and is only really capable of warm feelings towards his pet goldfish and the nearest bottle of liquor. If they are to solve the case, his long suffering team must work around him, following the scant few leads which remain after Bäckström's intransigence has let the trail go cold.Blackly comic, thrillingly compelling and utterly real, Linda, As in the Linda Murder is the novel which introduces the reader to the modern masterpiece that is Evert Bäckström, a man described by his creator as 'short, fat and primitive'. He is, without doubt, the real deal when it comes to modern policing
Der Professor wie ich Schwedens erfolgreichster Profiler wurde by Leif G. W Persson( Book )

21 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leif G.W. Persson vokste opp i arbeiderbydelen Gärdet i Stockholm. På 50-tallet var gapet mellom arbeiderklassen og borgerskapet stort, men Leif var overbevist om at han en dag kom til å bli mesterdetektiv. Dette er en fortelling om en syk mor, en varm og snill farmor og en morfar med en lommebok med gummistrikk rundt. Men mest av alt handler det om pappa Gustav, en mann med store hender og et stort hjerte. Han er bygningsarbeider, og en dag skjer en alvorlig arbeidsulykke. Med dette rykkes tryggheten til Gustav bort under føttene på ham. Drømmen om å bli mesterdetektiv blekner likevel ikke, og blir for Gustav et viktig utgangspunkt for den klassereisen han skal komme til å foreta
En annan tid, ett annat liv : en roman om ett brott by Leif G. W Persson( Book )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in Swedish and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Between summer's longing and winter's end : the story of a crime
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Another time, another life : the story of a crime
Alternative Names
Gustav Willy Persson, Leif

Leif G. W. Persson criminologo e scrittore svedese

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

Leif G. W. Persson scrittore, criminologo e sceneggiatore svedese

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.

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-

Лейф Г. В. Першон

Першон, Лейф Г. В 1945-

פרסון, לייף ג.ו 1945-

פרסון, לייף גוסטב וילי 1945-

페르손, 레이프 1945-

페르손, 레이프 G. W. 1945-

페르손, 레이프 GW 1945-

ペーション, レイフ・GW.

レイフ・GW・ペーション

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