Leif GW Persson
Leif G.W. Persson is a Swedish author of crime fiction novels. He writes the Story of a Crime and Evert Backstrom series. Besides his work as a novelist, Leif is also a leading criminologist in Swede. He was a professor of criminology with the Swedish National Police Board for over 15 years. Leif often appears on television and in newspaper articles regarding crime.

Leif G.W. Persson has been writing in his native tongue of Swedish since 1978, but he made his debut in the English language in 2010 with the novel Between Summer’s Longing and Winter’s End. Below is a list of Leif G.W. Persson’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Story Of A Crime Books


Between Summer's Longing and Winter's End(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Another Time, Another Life(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Free Falling, As If in a Dream(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Evert Backstrom Books


Linda, As in the Linda Murder(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
He Who Kills the Dragon(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sword of Justice(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Dying Detective(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: Free Falling, As If in a Dream is alternately titled Falling Freely, As If in a Dream.

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Leif G.W. Persson Synopsis: In Between Summer’s Longing and Winter’s End by Leif G.W. Persson, a young man falls to his death from a window in Stockholm. The police want to write it off as an accident, or perhaps a suicide, but superintendent Lars Johansson doesn’t agree. It isn’t long before it is revealed that the young man was an American journalist, working on a project involving his uncle, a CIA agent, who may have had ties to the highest reaches of Sweden’s political community. Johansson’s search for answers will lead him to New York and the FBI Academy in Virginia, and finally down into a deep web of international espionage, backroom politics, and greed, exposing the sheer incompetence that led to a horrible tragedy.


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