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Thomas Quick: The Making of a Serial Killer

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Thomas Quick: The Making of a Serial Killer by Hannes Rastam, book review“I wonder what you would think of me if you found out that I’ve done something really serious…”

It was with these few words, tentatively spoken to one of his nurses, that psychiatric patient Sture Bergwall started a remarkable chain of events that ultimately led to the publication of Thomas Quick: The Making of a Serial Killer by Hannes Råstam. I received a proof copy of this book recently with interest. I have read a good deal of British true crime books over the years, but my awareness of Swedish criminal cases extended only as far as Olof Palme (the assassinated Swedish prime minister) and the “Laser Man”, John Ausonius, who used a rifle equipped with a laser sight to shoot a number of people in and around Stockholm, killing one of them.


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