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Linda, As in the Linda Murder

(2013)
(The first book in the Evert Backstrom series)
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The irascible, obdurate, and very thirstyDetective Superintendent Evert Bäck-ström of the National Murder Squad returns in a new novel from the reigning master of Scandinavian fiction.

It’s the dead of summer in the sleepy town of Växjö when twenty-year-old police cadet Linda Wallin is found lying facedown in her mother’s apartment, brutally murdered and raped. With no clear motive or suspect in sight, a series of bureaucratic mix-ups causes the National Crime Unit to send Bäckström and his team into the countryside to solve the case. The ever-irritable Bäckström leaves his beloved goldfish behind, checks intoa local hotel, and begins to reconstruct the night of Linda’s murder. But with more than a few bottles in tow, and a constantly growling stomach to look after, things don’t go so well, and Bäckström has to rely on the help of his colleagues to solve the crime—no matter how angry that makes him.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

February 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: Linda, As in the Linda Murder: Backstrom 1
Author(s): Leif G W Persson
ISBN: 0-85752-086-5 / 978-0-85752-086-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Paperback Editions

February 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Linda, As in the Linda Murder: A Backstrom Novel (Backstrom Series)
Author(s): Leif GW Persson
ISBN: 0-307-90765-1 / 978-0-307-90765-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
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November 2013 : Paperback
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Title: [Linda, as in the Linda Murder] (By: Leif G. W. Persson) [published: November, 2013]
Author(s): Leif G W Persson
Publisher: Black Swan
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November 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Linda, As in the Linda Murder: Backstrom 1
Author(s): Leif G W Persson
ISBN: 0-552-77836-2 / 978-0-552-77836-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
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February 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Linda, As in the Linda Murder (Backstroem)
Author(s): Leif G W Persson
ISBN: 0-85752-087-3 / 978-0-85752-087-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

June 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Linda, as in the Linda Murder: Backstrom 1
Author(s): Leif G W Persson
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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June 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Linda, as in the Linda Murder: Backstrom 1
Author(s): Leif G W Persson
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
Availability: Amazon AU   


June 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Linda, as in the Linda Murder: Backstrom 1
Author(s): Leif G W Persson
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Linda, as in the Linda Murder: A Backstrom Novel
Author(s): Leif GW Persson, Neil Smith - translator
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

February 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Linda, As in the Linda Murder: A Backstrom Novel (Backstrom Series Book 2)
Author(s): Leif GW Persson
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
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February 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Linda, As in the Linda Murder: Backstrom 1
Author(s): Leif G W Persson
Publisher: Transworld Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU