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Den döende detektivenHealthier and exercise in order to "survive Not only has he suffered a stroke but he Has A Heart ConditionWhile In a heart conditionWhile in "Not only has he suffered a stroke but he has a heart conditionWhile in the his neurologist tells him about a cold case that has come to her attention Her father was a vicar who believed in the sanctity of confession Going through his things after his death she realizes that he knew who a killer was Twenty confession Going through his things after his death she realizes that he knew who a killer was Twenty years ago a nine year old irl named Yasmine Ermegan was raped and murdered her killer never found The only bit of evidence that Lars s doctor presents him with is a story and a hair bandLars decides to find the murderer knowing that he s solved crimes before with less evidence than a hair band and a story He is a legendary detective with an encyclopedic memory Despite a continued tightness in his chest a debilitating headache and dependence on others for his care Lars accrues information and insight The novel has two wonderful arcs the narrative of external events and Lars internal one Lars is tired and sleeps a lot but when he s awake there is no one tenacious and insightful His mood varies by how many little white pills he takes to provide himself with respite from his emotional and physical pain What astounded me is that I believed from the outset that Lars would prevail It was easy to believe in him Even his caretakers weird and uirky as they are become Lars friends and co conspirators as he tries to find out the identity of the murderous pedophile He hospital a chance encounter with a neurologist provides an important piece of information about a 25 year old murder investigation and alerts Lars Martin Johansson's irrepressible police instincts The period for prosecution expired just weeks earlier and that isn't the only limitation. Case is closed and the statue of limitations has passed but Lars presses on He is a man who is revered respected "and loved that rarity of humans a truly upstanding person A ScandiCrime "loved that rarity of humans a truly upstanding person A ScandiCrime by Leif Persson it has his trademark subtle and dark humour and incorporates Swedish cultural and political history which I really like The strong and likeable character of the retired police chief Lars Martin Johansson is at the heart of the story with his refusal to ive up on a cold case from 1986 from his hospital bed The fact the case is conducted from his hospital bed lends the story a strong cerebral uality This is not your run around fast paced affair The detective is nearing the end of his life and this is his last case which lends the story an inescapable emotional poignancyJohansson is paying the price of his life of excess and stress and has suffered a stroke He happens to acuire critical information on the murder of 9 Year Old Yasmine year old Yasmine 1986 from his medic His friends from the police bring in the old police files and the determined cop investigates The only thing is that under Swedish law the murderer will escape prosecution as the Statute of Limitations applies The killer is identified and there is thoughtful consideration of what is to be done and the notions of revenge This is a thoroughly absorbing and entertaining read from an assured writer Many thanks to Random House Transworld for an ARC via netgalle. Lars Martin Johansson is determined to solve the atrocious crime – from his deathbedThe inimitable style distinct voice and dark humour of Leif GW Persson along with the fascinating exploration of a long cold murder case serves to make The Dying Detective a true masterpiece of the enre. ,

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