Thomas Quick: The Making of a Serial Killer

  • by Hannes Råstam
  • Narrated by Peter Noble
  • 15 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In 1992, in a psychiatric hospital, Thomas Quick confessed to the murder of a missing eleven-year-old boy. Over the next nine years, Quick confessed to more than thirty unsolved murders.
Hannes Råstam, an investigative journalist, became obsessed with Quick's case and studied the investigations in forensic detail. In 2008, Råstam met Thomas Quick in prison, with one question to ask. And the answer turned out to be far more terrifying than the man himself...
Hannes Råstam was an award-winning investigative journalist in Sweden. After a struggle with cancer, Råstam passed away while finishing this book, his account of the largest judicial scandal in Scandianvian history.

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What the Critics Say

"Sweden's most suspenseful murder mystery may not be a fictional account from Stieg Larsson or Henning Mankell. It may end up being the true story of Thomas Quick." (The Wall Street Journal)

"A real-life Scandinavian crime novel" (Observer)

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Faith up against facts

This is the story of how one man can undergo eight separate murder trials, be found guilty in all cases and yet be completely innocent. The premise of the story sounds as fictitious as the case against Thomas Quick but this is a true account of recent and frankly scandalous events in Sweden. It is only through the dogged determination of Hannes Rastam that the Swedish authorities finally owned up to this massive failure in their criminal justice system.
This should be judged as a masterwork in investigative journalism. Hannes Rastam took massive risks at the very least to his own reputation and the accounts of his confrontations with those in authority make uncomfortable listening. The world lost a good man when he died tragically on completion of this book.
This book is a massive tribute to the few dissenting people involved in the investigations and the relatives who wanted proper justice for the murder victims. It will make uncomfortable reading for those who think there is no smoke without fire and wish for the return of the death penalty.
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- Kaggy "Will read anything within reason."

Excellent

Well written well read. An amazing true story of a miscarriage of justice bought to light by one determined journalist .
The narration is good too, a voice I could listen to all day.
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- Ceris511

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-08-2013
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks