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He Who Kills the Dragon

(2013)
(The second book in the Evert Backstrom series)
A novel by

 
 
From a master of Scandinavian crime fiction - the first in a brilliant series of novels centered around the investigations of one irascible, obdurate, and very thirsty Swedish police officer: Detective Superintendent Evert Backstrom of the National Murder Squad.

Detective Backstrom is Persson's persistently repulsive yet undeniably brilliant comic creation - an unforgettable cop winding his way through the black comedy of a crime scene, and managing to upset nearly everyone in the process. When a newspaper delivery boy finds a 68-year-old alcoholic lying dead in his apartment - beaten with a saucepan lid and hammer, and then strangled - everyone expects an open-and-shut murder case, everyone that is but Hawaiian-shirt clad Detective Backstrom who's been assigned to lead the investigation team. Under strict orders from his doctor to improve his health as quickly as possible, Backstrom has begun stumbling to work on foot, and even eating vegetables. The police force isn't what it used to be though, and now that it's crowded with women and foreigners resisting a drink is harder than ever before. But when the newspaper boy goes missing, Backstrom's suspicions are proven correct, giving his irrepressible mix of luck and laziness a chance to save the day, while managing to upset nearly everyone in the process.

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Leif G W Persson's He Who Kills the Dragon

Hardback Editions

October 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: He Who Kills the Dragon: Backstrom 2
Author(s): Leif G W Persson
ISBN: 0-85752-072-5 / 978-0-85752-072-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Paperback Editions

January 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Backstrom: He Who Kills the Dragon (Backstrom Series)
Author(s): Leif GW Persson
ISBN: 0-307-95038-7 / 978-0-307-95038-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
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2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: He Who Kills the Dragon: Backstrom 2
Author(s): Leif G W Persson
ISBN: 0-552-77817-6 / 978-0-552-77817-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
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October 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: He Who Kills the Dragon: Backstrom 2
Author(s): Leif G W Persson
ISBN: 0-85752-073-3 / 978-0-85752-073-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Audio Editions

June 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: He Who Kills the Dragon: Backstrom 2
Author(s): Leif G W Persson
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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June 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: He Who Kills the Dragon: Backstrom 2
Author(s): Leif G W Persson
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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January 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Backstrom: He Who Kills the Dragon
Author(s): Leif GW Persson
Publisher: Random House Audio
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Kindle Editions

January 2015 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Backstrom: He Who Kills the Dragon (Backstrom Series Book 1)
Author(s): Leif GW Persson
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
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October 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: He Who Kills the Dragon: Backstrom 2
Author(s): Leif G W Persson
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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