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The Dying Detective

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
Lars Martin Johansson is a living legend. Cunning and perceptive, always one step ahead, he was known in the National Criminal Police as "the man who could see around corners". But now Johansson is retired, living in the country, his police days behind him.

Or so he thinks.

After suffering a stroke, Johansson finds himself in the hospital. Tests show heart problems as well. And the only thing that can save him from despair is his doctor's mention of an unsolved murder case from years before. The victim: an innocent nine-year-old girl.

Johansson is determined to solve the case, no matter his condition. With the help of his assistant, Matilda, an amateur detective, and Max, an orphan with a personal stake in the case, he launches an informal investigation from his hospital bed. Racing against time, he uncovers a web of connections that links sex tourism to a dead opera singer and a self-made millionaire. And as Johansson draws closer to solving the crime, he finds that he will have to confront not just a mystery but his own mortality as well.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

May 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Dying Detective: A Mystery
Author(s): Leif GW Persson
ISBN: 0-307-90763-5 / 978-0-307-90763-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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June 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Dying Detective
Author(s): Leif G W Persson
ISBN: 0-85752-088-1 / 978-0-85752-088-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Paperback Editions

April 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Dying Detective: A Mystery
Author(s): Leif GW Persson
ISBN: 0-307-95036-0 / 978-0-307-95036-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
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January 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Dying Detective
Author(s): Leif G W Persson
ISBN: 0-552-77837-0 / 978-0-552-77837-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
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2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Dying Detective
Author(s): Leif G W Persson
ISBN: 0-85752-089-X / 978-0-85752-089-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Audio Editions

May 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Dying Detective: A Mystery
Author(s): Leif GW Persson, Neil Smith - translator
Publisher: Random House Audio
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May 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Dying Detective: A Mystery
Author(s): Leif GW Persson, Neil Smith - translator
Publisher: Random House Audio
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Kindle Editions

May 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Dying Detective: A Mystery
Author(s): Leif GW Persson
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
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June 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Dying Detective
Author(s): Leif G W Persson
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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