From a grasp of Scandinavian crime fiction--the first in an excellent sequence of novels headquartered round the investigations of 1 irascible, stubborn, and extremely thirsty Swedish police officer: Detective Superintendent Evert Bäckström of the nationwide homicide Squad.
Detective Bäckström is Persson's repeatedly repulsive but undeniably awesome comedian creation--an unforgettable cop winding his approach during the black comedy of a criminal offense scene, and coping with to disillusioned approximately all people within the process.When a newspaper supply boy reveals a sixty eight year-old alcoholic mendacity useless in his apartment--beaten with a saucepan lid and hammer, after which strangled--everyone expects an open-and-shut homicide case, every body that's yet Hawaiian-shirt clad Detective Bäckström who is been assigned to steer the research group. lower than strict orders from his healthcare professional to enhance his health and wellbeing as speedy as attainable, Bäckström has began stumbling to paintings walking, or even consuming greens. The police strength is not what it was although, and now that it is crowded with ladies and foreigners resisting a drink is tougher than ever earlier than. but if the newspaper boy is going lacking Bäckström's suspicions are confirmed right, giving his irrepressible mixture of success and laziness an opportunity to save lots of the day, whereas handling to disappointed approximately each person within the procedure.
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First she had pulled out their checklist of every person hooked up to the murders of Karl Danielsson and Septimus Akofeli. sufferers, kinfolk, neighbors and buddies, workmates, pals, witnesses, suspects, and someone else who simply occurred to be there. She had checked the 1st and final names of 316 humans and had get a hold of 3 fits: Susanna Larsson, eighteen; Sala Lucik, thirty-three; and Seppo Laurén, twenty-nine. Susanna Larsson labored at eco-friendly companies with Akofeli. Sala Lucik lived within the flat above Akofeli and was once at the door-to-door checklist, yet they hadn’t been capable of touch her simply because she had spent the previous fortnight locked up in Solna, suspected of great drug offenses. Seppo Laurén used to be Danielsson’s neighbor. an analogous younger guy who, in response to Bäckström, was once “a few sandwiches wanting a picnic. ” effortless, Nadja Högberg idea, citing Seppo Laurén’s dossier. His closest relative used to be Ritwa Laurén, forty-nine, who had spent the final months within the health facility after a stroke. Father unknown, Nadja learn. may it rather be that simple? Nadja Högberg concept. most likely, she idea, as she stated Ritwa Laurén’s passport photo on her monitor 5 mins later. She have been forty-two while the photo used to be taken. Blond, attractive, a shy smile in half-profile, didn’t glance an afternoon over thirty-five while she had the image taken seven years after that for her new passport. She had lived within the related residence on Hasselstigen for nearly twenty-nine years. She had moved in along with her three-month-old son ahead of she was once twenty. by means of then her twenty-years-older neighbor Karl Danielsson had already lived there for 5 years. by no means belief accident, Nadja Högberg proposal. nearly 4 months in the past, on Friday, February eight, “SL” had bought twenty thousand kronor from Karl Danielsson. The day sooner than, Thursday, February 7, Seppo Laurén’s mom, Ritwa, have been came across subconscious within the bathroom at paintings, and have been taken to A&E on the Karolinska medical institution, and inside hours was once being operated on within the hospital’s neurosurgical division. One month later she were transferred to a rehabilitation middle. now not subconscious, yet not likely even more than that. 5 mins later Nadja Högberg used to be digging in the course of the pile of receipts that forensics had present in Danielsson’s flat. certainly one of them used to be a receipt for a working laptop or computer and diverse components and courses, in addition to six varied machine video games, in overall 19,875 kronor. that they had all been acquired from a working laptop or computer shop within the Solna shopping mall, paid for in money on February eight. Father unknown, Nadja Högberg proposal. males are pigs, she notion. a few males, a minimum of, Dr. Nadjesta Ivanova corrected herself, and this time it had basically taken her an hour to discover considered one of them. She had spent the remainder of the day on different issues. in general trying to find an outstanding position for somebody to conceal ten years’ worthy of accounting records. No safe-deposit field this time, Nadja inspiration, seeing that there must be a number of bins worthy of files. He had employed cupboard space someplace.