Evert Backstrom
Books in series3
UNABRIDGED
(3.5 based on 81 ratings)
  • 1
    Linda, as in the Linda Murder: A Backstrom Novel | Leif GW Persson, Neil Smith - translator

    Linda, as in the Linda Murder: A Backstrom Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Leif GW Persson, Neil Smith - translator
    • Narrated By Erik Davies
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (27)
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    It's the dead of summer in the sleepy town of Växjö when 20-year-old police cadet Linda Wallin is found lying face down 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 into a local hotel, and begins to reconstruct the night of Linda's murder.

    Depth of a well written mystery

    This is a story whose depths, observations you don't really appreciate until it's finished. Backstrom, a sharp, manipulative detective, despite his b..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 26 2016 by Christina Crawford (SSMarie. On, Canada)
  • 2
    Backstrom: He Who Kills the Dragon | Leif GW Persson

    Backstrom: He Who Kills the Dragon

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Leif GW Persson
    • Narrated By Erik Davies
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (50)

    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 Bäckström who's been assigned to lead the investigation team.

    Swedish names tough

    It was hard for me to follow all the names and keep the players straight. The story was a good one but it felt a little muddled and I found myself wan..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 12 2015 by Todd Gray Cuthbertson (Cynthiana, Kentucky, US)
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