Between Summer's Longing and Winter's End

Between Summer's Longing and Winter's End

The Story of A Crime

Book - 2010
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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.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c2010
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780307377456
0307377458
Branch Call Number: F PERSS-L
Characteristics: 551 p. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Norlén, Paul R.

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emerge
Nov 30, 2016

This is a slow moving, dense book full of biting satire & thinly veiled shots at Sweden's bloated security services. The misogyny & racism may be a turn off for some but the author is clearly using the complex plot as an expose of some of the radical groups in their country.
More literary fiction than page turner.

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sharon711
Oct 05, 2014

It is difficult to like any of the characters in this tawdry book, male or female. However, the author's scenario surrounding the assassination of Sweden's prime minister is plausible, especially given his background in law enforcement. If the author's intent was to expose the inefficiency, the crookedness and downright ineptitude in police forces around the world, he did a great job. I found this depressing!

ChristchurchLib Mar 09, 2014

"In this 1st entry in a trilogy inspired by the unsolved 1986 assassination of Swedish Prime Minister Olaf Palme, the action begins with the death of an American journalist in Stockholm. Though the man's death is officially labelled a suicide, world-weary Stockholm cop Johansson starts his own investigation, uncovering the edges of a vast conspiracy. Marked with cynicism, brutality, and some truly terrible men, this leisurely paced novel also offers dark humour." http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/4e094271-7a6c-4526-9ef2-415c153c18ca?postId=18927596-1a79-4a5f-8a46-86587c18fccf

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cheadlebeagle
Apr 07, 2011

Although this was written before the Stieg Larsson trilogy it has the same feel about it. I started this book with good intentions but I found it was quite boring and needlessly complex in the way the story is told. Too much information about the Swedish secret service and too many characters who I just didn't care about. I'm afraid I gave up on it.

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