Hunt for Swedish PM killer takes Stieg Larsson twist
* Palme murder remains unsolved decades later
* "Dragon Tattoo" author suspected South Africa link
By Alistair Scrutton
STOCKHOLM, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Sweden's greatest unsolved
murder mystery has taken another twist - revelations that
Swedish crime blockbuster novelist writer Stieg Larsson had sent
police evidence linking Prime Minister Olof Palme's 1986 murder
to South Africa.
Svenska Dagbladet newspaper reported on Tuesday the novelist
behind "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" sent police 15 boxes of
papers that he said linked Palme's shooting to a Swedish former
military officer alleged to have links to South African security
Books by Larsson, who died of a heart attack in 2004, have
sold more than 75 million copies in 50 countries.
The latest report has made headlines across Sweden, where,
just as with Kennedy's assassination in the United States,
Palme's killing has spawned a legion of conspiracy theories.