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From the Editor

What happens when one of the world’s greatest thriller writers takes on the real-life unsolved assassination of his country’s prime minister?

Stieg Larsson, author of the smash success Millennium Trilogy, featuring The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, was in real life a tireless fighter against the forces of racism and fascism whose passion project was solving the 1986 murder of Sweden’s prime minister Olof Palme.

When Larsson’s untimely death derailed the project, his research was shelved and forgotten—until another journalist, Jan Stocklassa, happened upon it and was immediately hooked. Intrigued by Larsson’s investigation and obsessed by the crime himself, Stocklassa took up the quest for answers—and vowed to follow it wherever it led. Theories abounded about who had shot Olof Palme as he walked home from the movies with his wife one winter evening in Stockholm. Was it the CIA, the South African apartheid regime, the Russians—or some homegrown, Palme-hating group able to track his every move?

- Elizabeth DeNoma, Editor


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“Having gained exclusive access to Larsson’s trove of research, Stocklassa presents an in-depth look into the investigation. Based on the findings, Swedish police now have a suspect for the first time in years. This well-crafted whodunit will keep readers engaged from start to finish…This story is sure to gain international traction as the investigation into the Palme assassination heats up again.” Library Journal

“Larsson buffs won’t want to miss this one.” Publishers Weekly

“It’s more than just a thrilling book…there’s a lot of evidence that points to an international conspiracy.” CBS This Morning Saturday

“A fascinating ‘creative nonfiction’ account of the greatest unsolved mystery in Swedish history.” Wall Street Journal

“It’s rare…to see true-crime narratives that convincingly and humbly enter the realm of spy thrillers, but Stocklassa’s book really, really does…Stocklassa certainly reveals the sinister underbelly of governmental operations.” NPR

“Fans of the Millennium books will certainly enjoy this recreation of Larsson’s attempts to solve a real-life murder…Stocklassa succeeds in infecting us with the ‘Palme bug’. It is impossible to read and not yearn for resolution.” The Spectator (UK)

“Stocklassa’s book has shone a new light on a tragedy that has haunted Sweden for three decades…reads like a spy thriller.” The New European (UK)

“[A] Larssonesque take on the mystery…How [Stocklassa] manages to arrive at his conclusions in an investigation lasting eight years and recruiting a team of fellow journalists and shady Swedes and a honey-trap Czech woman called Lida, is riveting reading. You can’t make it up. Fact is not only stranger than fiction but even more fantastic.” The Independent (UK)

“Fascinating undercover work.” AudioFile Magazine

About the Author

Jan Stocklassa is a Swedish writer and journalist focusing on large-scale conspiracies in international politics. In his books, Stocklassa uses a narrative nonfiction style to unveil unknown facts about important events in recent history.

His breakthrough came with the critically acclaimed bestseller Stieg Larsson’s Archive: The Key to the Palme Murder, a narrative nonfiction book published in 2018 that has been sold in more than fifty countries and translated into twenty-six languages. Following its publication, Swedish police began actively pursuing the leads presented in the book in the assassination of Swedish prime minister Olof Palme.

His professional career includes being a Swedish diplomat, launching the Metro newspaper in Prague, and collaborating as a journalist with major media houses in Sweden and abroad, as well as coproducing the movie and TV series Stieg Larsson: The Man Who Played with Fire.

Tara Chace has translated more than forty novels from Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian. Her most recent translations include Christina Rickardsson’s Never Stop Walking, Bobbie Peers’s William Wenton books, Jo Nesbø’s Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder series, and Martin Jensen’s The King’s Hounds trilogy. An avid reader and language learner, Chace earned her PhD in Scandinavian languages and literature from the University of Washington in 2003. She enjoys translating books for adults and children. She lives in Seattle with her family.


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  • File Size: 6485 KB
  • Print Length: 495 pages
  • Publisher: Amazon Crossing (October 1, 2019)
  • Publication Date: October 1, 2019
  • Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07NGKD6YL
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,791 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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