Stieg Larsson on the Palme murder
One of Sweden's bestselling authors, Stieg Larsson (author of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" among others), was not just a crime writer but a political journalist. He also tipped off Swedish police about a suspect in Sweden’s most infamous murder case, that of Prime Minister Olof Palme in 1986.

Larsson, who died at age 50 in 2004 before his famous Millennium trilogy was published, left behind 15 boxes of files connected to the Palme killing. Larsson’s partner Eva Gabrielsson told daily Svenska Dagbladet that she and Larsson spent much of the year after Palme’s murder looking into who might be to blame, focusing on the far-right groups Larsson had tracked for years. Stieg Larsson was eventually interviewed by police, and then gave them the name of Bertil Wedin, who moved to Cyprus shortly before Palme’s death and has remained there since. Gabrielsson said that the name Wedin was written with Larsson’s typewriter and that he was the one who gave the name to the Palme investigation.
Wedin was never fully interviewed, but is, according to Swedish police, not a suspect. It is 28 years ago today that Palme was gunned down while walking home from the movies with his wife. Some 130 people have confessed to the killing over the decades, but the case remains a mystery.


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