Evert Backstrom

3 books in series
3 out of 5 stars 8 ratings

Linda, as in the Linda Murder Summary

Random House presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Linda, as in the Linda Murder by Leif G W Persson, read by Erik Davies.

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. If they are to solve the case, his long suffering team must work around him, following the scant few leads which remain after Bäckström's intransigence has let the trail go cold.

Blackly comic, thrillingly compelling and utterly real, Linda, as in the Linda Murder is the novel which introduces the listener to the modern masterpiece that is Evert Bäckström, a man described by his creator as 'short, fat and primitive'. He is, without doubt, the real deal when it comes to modern policing.

©2017 Leif G W Persson (P)2017 Random House AudioBooks
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  • Book 1

    • 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
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    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: £23.99

  • Book 2

    • He Who Kills the Dragon

    • Bäckström 2
    • By: Leif G W Persson
    • Narrated by: Erik Davies
    • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    In this second installment of Persson's trilogy of police procedurals featuring the 'small, fat and primitive' Evert Bäckström, the grand master's most appallingly repulsive (and funniest) character is finally given his 15 minutes of fame by way of his patented combination of laziness, luck and an unbelievable sense of timing. A seemingly ordinary murder puzzles Bäckström, who is struggling with strict orders from his doctor to lead a healthier life. His gut feeling proves him right: within days his team has another murder linked to the first on their hands.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • what a waste of money!

    • By pamela towns on 07-07-16

    Regular price: £23.99

  • Book 3

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