A grisly murder mystery that doesn't know when to stop

The writer makes this long, grisly murder mystery interesting throughout the solving of the murder. The circumstances are right. The description of financial reporting is something we will all recognize. The descriptions of Stockholm and parts of Sweden farther north feel right. Steigg does get a little Robert Parkerish in his use of landmarks and street names but in the original they probably gave the same feeling to the tale as Parker's do to a Boston reader. His descriptions of houses, restaurants and places don't require much filling in to bring scenes alive A better editor might have kept the writing from descending into genre so often but that is one of the things we read these books for. But when the crime is solved and the other object of the investigation comes to the fore, the book drags. At this point the writer wants to present himself (and the protagonist) as a cyber wizard but he has neither the cool of Gibson nor the knowledge to pull it off. So we are presented with pages of self contradictory and unsnappy dialog. The writer needs something as interesting to present as the preceding crime and investigation but apparently nothing occurred to him. The book dribbles off into a comic book end. Stop reading when the crime is solved and you'll have a better opinion of the writer.