Critically acclaimed and immensely popular Leif GW Persson (b. 1945) has over three decades chronicled the political and social development of modern society in his dark, complex and humoristic crime novels, where the social realism of a Balzac or a Dickens blends with the hard-boiled street lingo of a James Ellroy, along with dry-witted sarcasm and an unparalleled capacity for satire. Persson takes a kaleidoscopic grasp of Swedish society, and is as credible in his portrayal of the man on the street as the greedy and corrupt politician.

At once Scandinavia's most renowned criminologist and a leading psychological profiler, Persson has also served as an advisor to the Swedish Ministry of Justice. Since 1991, he holds the position of Professor at the National Swedish Police Board and is regularly consulted as the country's foremost expert on crime.

Leif GW Persson is the recipient of several prestigious literary awards, including The Piraten AwardThe Glass Key for Best Scandinavian Crime Novel, The Swedish Academy of Crime Writers' Award (three times), The Finnish Whodunnit Society's Annual Award for Excellence in Foreign Crime Writing, and The Danish Academy of Crime Writers' Palle Rosenkrantz Prize.

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The True Story of Pinocchio's Nose is a wicked fairy tale for grown-up children and had it not been for the last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, Winston Churchill, Vladimir Putin and Detective Evert Bäckstrom at the St...


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Gustav’s Boy is the intimate and courageous autobiography of renowned criminologist and critically acclaimed novelist Leif GW Persson. In this moving, self-exposing and entertaining book, Persson recounts his class...


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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 - be it stress, good food or fine wines. He has danger...


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In this second installment in the series of police procedurals featuring the "small, fat and primitive" Evert Bäckström, the grand master’s most appallingly repulsive (and funniest) character is finally g...


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Falling Freely, As If In A Dream is a masterpiece of suspense and a classic conspiracy, where Leif GW Persson solves the twenty year old shooting of Swedish prime minister Olof Palme by hinting of darker forces, vested i...


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In the masterly hands of Leif GW Persson, an ordinary summer murder becomes a bitterly funny comedy of manners. In the portrait of Police Inspector Bäckström, a man capable of warm feelings only towards his pet...


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This large-scale crime novel takes off from a well-established historical fact: the occupation of the West-German embassy by terrorists in 1975. The story moves rapidly to 1989 and the unsolved stabbing of a civil servan...


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Between Summer's Longing and Winter's End is the defining novel of the unsolved Prime Minister assassination in 1986 that still haunts the collective Swedish memory. Starting with the death of an unknown American ci...


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The small incident of a drunk being bruised-up after a night in jail grows into a national scandal. Lars Martin Johansson, the calm and thoughtful hero in all Leif GW Persson’s police novels, decides to investigate...


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The murder of a prostitute proves a hard case to crack for the Stockholm police, taking them through the shady underworld of hidden prostitution and the men profiting from it. The Profiteers is a singularly realisti...


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Pig Party is the first of Persson’s crime novels, introducing the immensely likeable though unsubtle policemen Johansson and Jarnebring and their not-so-likeable colleagues. This is a burlesque and hilariously...



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BIBLIOGRAPHY
Den sanna historien om Pinocchios näsa / The True Story of Pinocchio's Nose
October 2013, Crime

Gustavs grabb / Gustav's Boy
2011, Memoir

Den döende detektiven / The Dying Detective
2010, Crime

Den som dödar draken / He Who Kills The Dragon
2008, Crime

Faller fritt som i en dröm / Falling Freely, As If In A Dream
2007, Crime

Linda, som i Lindamordet / Linda - As In The Linda Murder
2005, Crime

En annan tid, ett annat liv / Another Time, Another Life
2003, Crime

Mellan sommarens längtan... / Between Summer's Longing...
2002, Crime

Samhällsbärarna / The Pillars Of Society
1982, Crime

Profitörerna / The Profiteers
1979, Crime

Grisfesten / Pig Party
1978, Crime

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