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I read this after Backstrom 2 (He Who Chases the Dragon) and was disappointed. The character of Backstrom is far better defined by the second book and is more enjoyable as the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Liz, W Sussex
Although the book is not the typical Scandinavian crime, it is well written and humorous.
Just started on part 2 and it is even better.
This is a fine read and an enjoyable, well observed journey through the lanes and byways of provincial and not so provincial, politically correct and very much not politically... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Cambridge Chris
The writing in places was witty but the story was very weak. Too much padding. the book could have been half as long and more effective. I had lost interest by the end.Published 16 months ago by Patricia Rianne
Ive only read 18% and its very hard going....long and very drawn out, compared to most of the books I readPublished 17 months ago by Lynda Jackson
Persson writes so well. His humour is dark, funny. anybody who does not get the humour will not enjoy the book. Read morePublished 17 months ago by none
This is a well plotted crime novel; but what raises it up a notch is the central character, Evert Backstrom. If ever a sleazier detective existed....well, one never did! Read morePublished 17 months ago by P.E.Browes
Couldn't put this down and read it in one day. Terrific characters and fascinating plot. I particularly enjoyed the political incorrectness of Backstrom the lead detective.Published 17 months ago by Mrs. S. Oliver
i loved this book - i read alot of detective fiction and often get bored of the humorless forgettable plots - the plot is not fantastic in this book but the book was a joy to read... Read morePublished 18 months ago by L. J. Burrows