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“Promise” Fulfilled

Leif GW Persson is Sweden’s foremost crime researcher and psychological profiler. Since his first book about detective Lars Johansson was published in 1979, he has also been one of Sweden’s leading authors of crime fiction. The first of his books to be published in English is his novel about the murder of “the prime minister,” Between Summer’s Promise and Winter’s End, now available from Pantheon Books.

Engaging Swedish whodunit, the first of a trilogy—reminiscent of the work of Henning Mankell and Stieg Larsson in its toughness, and just as cynical in its politics” (starred Kirkus review).

Unquestionably the best Swedish crime novel I’ve read so far. (Boston Globe)