Swedish author Leif G.W. Persson takes a prismatic approach to fact and fiction in his first book in proposed trilogy investigating the 1986 assassination of Sweden's Prime Minister, Olaf Palme. Subtitled "The Story of a Crime," BETWEEN SUMMER'S LONGING AND WINTER'S END relishes the conspiratorial details of government incompetence and international espionage, as Persson traces the origins of this unsolved crime to the apparent suicide of a young American investigating his late uncle's CIA work in the region during the 1940s. From there the story blows up into a twisty, politically critical police procedural.
Genre: Mystery + Crime, Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
Subgenre: Types of Characters, Politics, Psychology, Suspense