Stockholm 1975. Six young people take the entire staff of the West
German embassy hostage, demanding that the Baader-Meinhof members
being held as prisoners in West Germany be released immediately.
The long siege ends with the deaths of two hostages and the
wounding of several others, including the captors. 1989: When a
Swedish civil servant is murdered, the two leading detectives on
the case, Anna Holt and Bo Jarnebring, find their investigation
hastily shelved by an incompetent and corrupt senior investigator.
1999. Lars Johansson, having just joined the Swedish Security
Police, decides to tie up a few loose ends left behind by his
predecessor: specifically, two files on Swedes who had allegedly
collaborated on the 1975 assault on the West German embassy, one of
whom turned out to be the murder victim in 1989. Johansson reopens
the investigation and, with help from detectives Jarnebring and
Holt, follows the leads - right up the Swedish political ladder...
Awarded Best Swedish Crime Novel by the Swedish Academy of Crime
Writers on its original publication in 2003, Another Time, Another
Life is an astonishingly accomplished and resonant thriller
spanning twenty-five years, centred around the still-unsolved
murder of Prime Minister Olof Palme in 1986.