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The Resource Backstrom: He Who Kills the Dragon, (electronic resource :)

Backstrom: He Who Kills the Dragon, (electronic resource :)

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Backstrom: He Who Kills the Dragon
Title
Backstrom: He Who Kills the Dragon
Statement of responsibility
Leif GW Persson ; translated from the Swedish by Neil Smith
Title variation
He who kills the dragon
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Language
eng
Summary
From a master of Scandinavian crime fiction--the first in a brilliant series of novels centered around the investigations of one irascible, obdurate, and very thirsty Swedish police officer: Detective Superintendent Evert Bäckström of the National Murder Squad. Detective Bäckström is Persson's persistently repulsive yet undeniably brilliant comic creation--an unforgettable cop winding his way through the black comedy of a crime scene, and managing to upset nearly everyone in the process.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. Under strict orders from his doctor to improve his health as quickly as possible, Bäckström has begun stumbling to work on foot, and even eating vegetables. The police force isn't what it used to be though, and now that it's crowded with women and foreigners resisting a drink is harder than ever before. But when the newspaper boy goes missing Bäckström's suspicions are proven correct, giving his irrepressible mix of luck and laziness a chance to save the day, while managing to upset nearly everyone in the process
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Thinking something is off about a seemingly open and shut case of a dead alcoholic, irascible, obdurate Swedish detective Evert Backstrom has his hunch validated when the boy who found the body disappears
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Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10406883
Cataloging source
MnSpTMCL
Dewey number
839.7374
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
Evert Backstrom novels
Series volume
0002
Target audience
adult
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he who kills the dragon
Label
Backstrom: He Who Kills the Dragon, (electronic resource :)
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http://ebook.3m.com/library/ald-document_id-foevng9
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9780307907684
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unknown
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272 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780307907684
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
foevng9
Label
Backstrom: He Who Kills the Dragon, (electronic resource :)
Link
http://ebook.3m.com/library/ald-document_id-foevng9
Publication
Control code
9780307907684
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
272 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780307907684
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
foevng9

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