Backstrom: He Who Kills the Dragon-logo

Backstrom: He Who Kills the Dragon

Leif GW Persson

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Description:

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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Erik Davies

Length:

14h 5m


Chapters

Free Sample

02:35

Introduction
Introduction

00:23


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:35


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:45


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:41


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:15


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:59


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:53


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:31


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:20


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:29


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:08


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:49


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:44


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:24


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:01


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:21


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:52


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:32


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:34


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:13


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:42


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:44


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:44


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:55


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:33


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:06


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:52


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:17


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:19


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:33


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:28


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:05


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:06


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:11


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:50


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:57


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:48


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:32


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:49


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:06


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:15


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:35


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:13


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:18


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:00


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:03


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:30


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:32


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:47


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:11


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:45


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:19


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:40


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:19


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:28


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:49


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:27


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:53


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:31


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

09:07


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

02:43


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:20


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:47


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:41


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:10


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:26


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

02:39


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:52


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:54


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:16


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:17


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:05


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:11


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:35


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:42


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:26


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:00


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:05


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:55


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:02


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:13


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:11


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:58


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:29


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:38


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:14


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:52


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

02:15


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

08:19


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

08:47


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:26


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:30


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:08


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:09


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:50


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:22


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:28


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:13


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

08:36


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

03:27


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:12


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:30


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:01


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:01


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

01:26


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

06:43


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

08:47


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

06:53


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:15


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:43


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:05


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

07:02


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:19


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:46


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:51


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

07:45


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

03:54


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

03:05


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:02


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

03:54


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:10


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

05:44


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

08:44


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

08:39


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:36


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

05:38


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

03:54


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

09:11


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

04:33


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

06:16


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

08:18


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

01:49


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

08:06


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

04:44


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

05:29


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

06:44


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

08:44


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

07:31


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

04:58


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

00:46