SOCIAL SCIENCES

The Man Who Played with Fire: Stieg Larsson’s Lost Files and the Hunt for an Assassin

Amazon. Oct. 2019. 503p. ISBN 9781542092937. $24.95; pap. ISBN 9781542092944. $14.95. CRIME
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On February 28, 1986, Sweden’s prime minister, Olaf Palme, was assassinated on Stockholm streets following a theater trip with his wife. The perpetrator is still unknown to this day. Intrigued by the case, the late author Stieg Larsson (“Millennium” series) researched the crime and potential suspects until his death in 2004. At that time, he had amassed an archive of materials, which provide the content and substance of this book by former Swedish diplomat Stocklassa. 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.
VERDICT Recommended for most true crime collections. This story is sure to gain international traction as the investigation into the Palme assassination heats up again

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