Saturday, 22 November 2014

Giveaway: Win a copy of He Who Kills the Dragon & Falling Freely, As If In A Dream by Leif GW Persson

Although I do try and review all the books that are sent to me I am struggling to keep on top of the ones I've agreed to review, let alone books that I receive out of the blue.  So I've had to reluctantly go through the books received unexpectedly to make a decision about which ones I will be able review and which ones I sadly won't be able to.

Two of the books that fall into the latter category are He Who Kills the Dragon and Falling Freely, As If In A Dream by Swedish author Leif GW Persson.  As I am not going to be in position to review either of these I have decided to offer these as a giveaway prize to one lucky follower instead.

It should have been an open and shut case: two drunks meet for something to eat and considerably more to drink, fall into an argument.  And then one of them brings their evening together to a close by beating the other to death.

A strangely banal and yet puzzling scenario for Detective Superintendent Evert Bäckström, whose legendary poor temper has not been improved by 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.

Suddenly the nation needs a hero.  Who better than Evert Bäckström, misanthropic, ostentatious, devoid of morals, Hawaii shirt-clad, and, latterly, armed?  Once again an unholy combination of timing may yet rescue him from the perils of his fifteen minutes of fame... 

August 2007, Lars Martin Johansson, chief of the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Sweden has reopened the investigation int the murder of Prime Minister Olof Palme. With his retirement fast 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 despite the wound the assassination has left on the Swedish consciousness. 

Yet the closer the group gets to the truth, the more Johansson compromises the greater good for personal gain, becoming a pawn for the private vendetta of a shady political spin doctor.  

If you like the sound of both of these books, enter via the Rafflecopter form below. Sadly I'm going to have to restrict this to UK followers only due to the cost of postage as the second book is a heavy hardback. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. I,d love to read these, especially the second. I was a late arrival at the Nordic Crime party and have a lot of catching up to do

  2. Brilliant Shaz, good luck everyone


  3. Love your blog and these books sound great

  4. Thanks Shaz for the chance to win.

  5. I would love the book and after reading them will put review on goodreads although it will not be this side of christmas ha ha

  6. Thanks for the chance to win this fab prize!!

  7. Thank you for the giveaway!!

  8. I like the sound of these and so will husband.