Category Archives: Leif G.W. Persson

Books of the month: January 2017

Pick of the month I read 11 books for the first month of the year and had a bit more variety than I normally do with one non-fiction work and a non-crime novel. Baby steps to diversity😁 I’ve found it quite difficult to … Continue reading

Posted in Ariana Franklin, Bill Crider, books of the month, Cath Staincliffe, Greg Pyers (Aus), Josephine Pullein-Thompson, Kate Dyer-Seeley, Leif G.W. Persson, Megan Norris (Aus), Rebecca Bradley, Sheila Connolly, Tom Keneally (Aus) | 9 Comments

Review: THE DYING DETECTIVE by Leif G.W. Persson

Although billed as a standalone novel, with legendary policeman Lars Martin Johansson taking centre stage THE DYING DETECTIVE is not entirely new territory for Persson’s fans. He’s had at least a minor role in all three of the author’s books I’ve previously … Continue reading

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Catching up (the reviews that will never be)

Lately I’ve read a few books that haven’t, for one reason or another, made it to a review post of their very own and I’ve decided to give up pretending they ever will. I have enough impossible backlogs in my … Continue reading

Posted in Alan Bradley, Arnaldur Indriðason, Hans Olav Lahlum, June Wright, Leif G.W. Persson, mini review | 13 Comments

Musings on the 2014 Petrona Award

In a few hours the winner of the 2014 Petrona Award for best Scandinavian crime novel translated into English will be announced as part of CrimeFest festivities and, like last year, I’m quite glad not to be the one deciding. But … Continue reading

Posted in Arnaldur Indriðason, Hakan Nesser, Jan Costin Wagner, Jorn Lier Horst, Leif G.W. Persson, random thoughts, Yrsa Sigurdardottir | 6 Comments

Review: LINDA, AS IN THE LINDA MURDER by Leif G.W. Persson

A trainee policewoman in her twenties is brutally murdered in the early hours of a weekend morning in the southern Swedish town of Växjö. Her name is Linda Wallin and the investigation into her death is described in lengthy detail … Continue reading

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2013: The Favourites

I like to look back on the year’s reading and highlight the books I loved for one reason or another. I’ve given up restricting myself to a number and won’t presume to say they’re “the best” but they have great … Continue reading

Posted in Adrian McKinty, Angela Savage (Aus), Arni Thorarinsson, Belinda Bauer, books of the year, Garry Disher (Aus), Gene Kerrigan, Hannah Kent (Aus), Kate Atkinson, Leif G.W. Persson, Liza Marklund, Mari Strachan, Michael Duffy (Aus), Sulari Gentill (Aus), Wiley Cash | 14 Comments

Can there be four winners?

As someone who was loudly sceptical of the recent trend in children’s sport to not have winners and losers (just competitors) I am about to be something of a hypocrite but at least I recognise the fact. At next week’s … Continue reading

Posted in Arnaldur Indriðason, Leif G.W. Persson, Liza Marklund, random thoughts, Thomas Enger | 8 Comments

Review: ANOTHER TIME, ANOTHER LIFE by Leif G.W. Persson

I don’t want to spoil any of the elements that made this book remarkable for me so all I’ll be sparse with my summary of the plot, which spans a 25 year period. In 1975 a group of radicals take … Continue reading

Posted in book review, Leif G.W. Persson, Sweden | 13 Comments