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Persson, Leif G. W.

Overview
Works: 182 works in 939 publications in 19 languages and 7,496 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  Suspense fiction  Humorous fiction  Drama  Television mini-series  Thrillers (Television programs)  Biography  Television cop shows 
Roles: Author, Other, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Honoree, Author of screenplay, Redactor
Classifications: PT9876.26.E7225, 839.7374
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Publications about Leif G. W Persson
Publications by Leif G. W Persson
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 )
100 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 1,352 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 )
82 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 1,168 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 )
61 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 941 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 : an Evert Bäckström novel by Leif G. W Persson( Book )
74 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 16 languages and held by 699 libraries worldwide
The first in a trilogy of novels centered around the investigations of a Swedish police officer, Detective Superintendent Evert Bäckström, of the National Murder Squad
The dying detective by Leif G. W Persson( Book )
33 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 525 libraries worldwide
"A galvanizing new thriller from the internationally acclaimed and best-selling author--a stand-alone novel that finds legendary Swedish homicide detective Lars Martin Johansson racing against time to solve one final murder. In the National Criminal Investigation Department he was known as "the man who sees around corners." Now Johansson is retired, living in the country, his police days behind him. Or so he thinks. When he finds himself in the hospital having suffered a stroke, tests revealing heart problems as well, the only thing that saves him from despair is his doctor's interest in an unsolved murder case from years before. The victim was a nine-year-old girl, raped and strangled to death, and now Johansson determines to solve the crime despite his condition. He launches an informal investigation from his hospital bed--with the help of Matilda, a wannabe Lisbeth Salander, and Max, an orphan personally invested in child-abuse cases--and begins to draw a web of connections between sex tourism, a deceased opera singer, and a self-made millionaire. And as he draws closer to solving the crime, he finds that he is confronting not just a case, but his own mortality."
Bäckström : he who kills the dragon by Leif G. W Persson( Book )
53 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 521 libraries worldwide
The small, fat and primitive detective 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. His gut feeling proves him right: within days, his team has another murder linked to the first on their hands, and reports of alleged ties to a Securicor heist gone out of control, killing two. The nation needs a hero, and the newly appointed head of the Vasterort police force Anna Holt needs somebody to kill the dragon for her. Who better to heed to the task than Evert Backstrom: self-sufficient, ostentatious, devoid of morals, Hawaii shirt-clad, and, latterly, armed?
The sword of justice by Leif G. W Persson( Book )
34 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 334 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
Another time, another life : [the story of a crime] by Leif G. W Persson( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 285 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
He who kills the dragon by Leif G. W Persson( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 151 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
Free falling, as if in a dream : the story of a crime by Leif G. W Persson( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 105 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
De dragers van de samenleving by Leif G. W Persson( Book )
40 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 95 libraries worldwide
Commissaris Johansson van de Stockholmse politie krijgt te maken met een arrestant die in zijn cel verwond is geraakt en daarna in het ziekenhuis overlijdt
Death of a pilgrim ( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in Swedish and held by 62 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 58 libraries worldwide
Verslag van twee onderzoeken van de politie in Stockholm
La fête du cochon : un roman sur un crime by Leif G. W Persson( Book )
35 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 54 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( file )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 40 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 )
10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 30 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]
Der Professor wie ich Schwedens erfolgreichster Profiler wurde by Leif G. W Persson( Book )
16 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 25 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
L'ultima indagine by Leif G. W Persson( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in Italian and held by 23 libraries worldwide
 
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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.
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 ג.ו 1945-
פרסון, לייף גוסטב וילי 1945-
Languages
Swedish (190)
English (103)
German (67)
Danish (44)
Italian (32)
Spanish (27)
Dutch (23)
French (21)
Polish (20)
Finnish (19)
Norwegian (10)
Russian (7)
Czech (6)
Estonian (2)
Bulgarian (2)
Serbian (2)
Lithuanian (1)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (1)
Hebrew (1)
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