Jarnebring & Johansson

11 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 157 ratings

Between Summer's Longing and Winter's End: The Story of a Crime Publisher's Summary

Between Summer's Longing and Winter's End is the first novel in a trilogy that is the defining account of the unsolved assassination of Swedish Prime Minister Olaf Palme in 1986 that still haunts the collective Swedish memory. Beginning with the death of an unknown American citizen in Stockholm, Persson slowly unravels the complex web of international espionage, greed, sheer incompetence and a poorly constructed Swedish intelligence force, that in this fiction lead to the murder of the Prime Minister. This is a riveting insider's combination of black satire, thriller, psychological drama, and police procedural novel about the biggest police investigation in recorded history.

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  • Book 1

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  • Book 4

    • Between Summer's Longing and Winter's End: The Story of a Crime

    • By: Leif G. W. Persson, Paul Norlen (translator)
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 22 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    Between Summer's Longing and Winter's End is the first novel in a trilogy that is the defining account of the unsolved assassination of Swedish Prime Minister Olaf Palme in 1986 that still haunts the collective Swedish memory. Beginning with the death of an unknown American citizen in Stockholm, Persson slowly unravels the complex web of international espionage, greed, sheer incompetence and a poorly constructed Swedish intelligence force, that in this fiction lead to the murder of the Prime Minister.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Complex and Absorbing

    • By DicYGyrrwr on 11-02-11

    Regular price: $29.95

  • Book 5

    • Another Time, Another Life

    • The Story of a Crime
    • By: Leif GW Persson
    • Narrated by: Erik Davies
    • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Another Time, Another Life is a gripping novel, based on real events linked to the still-unsolved assassination of Swedish prime minister Olof Palme. The story picks up in 1989, as the seemingly unrelated stabbing death of a civil servant is investigated by officers Bo Jarnebring and Anna Holt. Under the supervision of their cantankerous, prejudiced, and corrupt superior, Evert Bäckström, the case gets surreptitiously swept under the rug, and the victim is tied to a string of sex-related crimes, despite evidence to the contrary.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting story, poorly written, badly narrated

    • By Gregory J. Eck on 01-08-13

    Regular price: $33.60

    • Another Time, Another Life

    • By: Leif G W Perrson
    • Narrated by: Erik Davies
    • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Stockholm1975: Six young people take the entire staff of the West German embassy hostage, demanding that the Baader-Meinhof members being held as prisoners in West Germany be released immediately. The long siege ends with the deaths of two hostages and the wounding of several others, including the captors. 1989: When a Swedish civil servant is murdered, the two leading detectives on the case, Anna Holt and Bo Jarnebring, find their investigation hastily shelved by an incompetent and corrupt senior.

    Regular price: $24.78

  • Book 6

    • Falling Freely, as If in a Dream

    • The Story of a Crime 3
    • By: Leif G W Persson
    • Narrated by: Erik Davies
    • Length: 22 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    It's August 2007, and Lars Martin Johansson, chief of the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Sweden, has opened the files on the unsolved murder of Prime Minister Olof Palme. With his retirement quickly closing in, Johansson forms a new group comprised of a few trustworthy detectives who doggedly wade through mountains of paperwork and pursue new leads in a case that has all but gone cold despite the open wound the assassination has left on the consciousness of Swedish society.

    Regular price: $26.85

    • Free Falling, As If in a Dream

    • The Story of a Crime, Book 3
    • By: Leif GW Persson, Paul Norlen (translator)
    • Narrated by: Erik Davies
    • Length: 23 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    It's August 2007, and Lars Martin Johansson, chief of the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Sweden, is determined once again to reopen the dusty files on the unsolved murder of Prime Minister Palme. With his retirement quickly approaching, Johansson forms a new group, comprised of a few trustworthy detectives who doggedly wade through mountains of paperwork and pursue new leads in a case that has all but gone cold. But the closer the group gets to the truth, the more Johansson compromises the greater good for personal gain, becoming a pawn in the private vendetta of a shady political spin doctor.

    Regular price: $42.00

  • Book 7

    • Linda, as in the Linda Murder

    • A Backstrom Novel
    • By: Leif GW Persson, Neil Smith - translator
    • Narrated by: Erik Davies
    • Length: 19 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 41

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Depth of a well written mystery

    • By Christina Crawford on 03-26-16

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Linda, as in the Linda Murder

    • Bäckström 1
    • By: Leif G W Persson
    • Narrated by: Erik Davies
    • Length: 19 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In the middle of an unusually hot Swedish summer, a young woman studying at the Vaxjo Police Academy is brutally murdered. Police Inspector Evert Bäckström is unwillingly drafted in from Stockholm to head up the investigation. Egotistical, vain and utterly prejudiced against everything, Bäckström is a man who has no sense of duty or responsibility, thinks everyone with the exception of himself is an imbecile and is only really capable of warm feelings towards his pet goldfish and the nearest bottle of liquor.

    Regular price: $24.78

  • Book 8

    • The Dying Detective

    • A Mystery
    • By: Leif GW Persson, Neil Smith - translator
    • Narrated by: Erik Davies
    • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    Lars Martin Johansson is a living legend. Cunning and perceptive, always one step ahead, he was known in the National Criminal Police as "the man who could see around corners". But now Johansson is retired, living in the country, his police days behind him. Or so he thinks. After suffering a stroke, Johansson finds himself in the hospital. Tests show heart problems as well. And the only thing that can save him from despair is his doctor's mention of an unsolved murder case from years before.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, but narrator is hard to understand

    • By Recaro on 11-10-17

    Regular price: $35.00