Bombmakaren och hans kvinna

Bombmakaren och hans kvinna The Bomb Maker and his Woman

It is Monday, 11 May when Security Service Operations Chief Lisa Mattei receives a phone call from her superior. The short conversation turns everything on its head as the country enters a state of high alert. Their British colleague has made contact.

As something begins, so must something else come to an end.


  • The Bomb Maker and his Woman is classic GW [Persson]. The dramaturgy is flawless /…/ It appears as if Persson has set out to prove that he’s man enough to write a crime novel featuring women in all the key roles. Here they’re everywhere: tough, determined, witty – and devilishly cool.”

    Aftonbladet, Sweden

  • “Time and time again I chuckle drily to myself at Leif GW Persson’s characteristic, dispassionately mean turns of phrase. /…/ It’s a blessing to read an author with such a firm grasp of the Swedish language; it’s certainly a rarity within the crime genre.”

    Expressen, Sweden

  • “One of the best Swedish suspense titles of the year.”

    Kristianstadsbladet, Sweden

  • “Spine-chilling suspense and fascinating characters. /…/ The language and rhythm is confident, everything fits together, and the smallest detail is thought out and deliberate.”

    LitteraturMagazinet, Sweden

  • The Bomb Maker and his Woman is classic GW Persson. It’s familiar yet on-trend, challenging and moreover tied to his universe and the events of previous books.”

    Skånska Dagbladet, Sweden

  • “What impresses is Persson’s ability to gradually incorporate the classic spy novel’s dizzying intrigues, mix-ups, and feeling of distrust towards everyone into Swedish police work without making it seem construed.”

    Gefle Dagblad, Sweden

  • “It is masterfully done. Unruly, distinct and sarcastic”

    Nordjyske Stiftstidende, Denmark

Photo: Thron Ullberg Leif GW Persson
  • Crime
Rights sold

Denmark, Modtryk

Finland, Otava

Germany, Btb

Norway, Vigmostad & Bjørke

Poland, Czarna Owca

Sweden, Albert Bonniers

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