The Dying Detective

The Dying Detective

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Lars Martin 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.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [2017]
Edition: First American edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780307907639
Characteristics: 426 pages ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Smith, Neil (Neil Andrew)
Call Number: PERSSON, L


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multcolib_susannel Jul 15, 2017

After a debilitating stroke, detective Lars Martin Johansson , attempts to solve a cold case involving a raped and murdered nine-year girl.

Jun 28, 2017

I learned that Swedish author Persson's The Dying Detective won the Glass Key award for Best Scandinavian crime novel. I'm #39 on the hold list at HCL (Southdale), so I've yet to read it. However, I want to mention that the set-up is VERY remindful of Josephine Tey's classic, The Daughter of Time.


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