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The Resource The laughing policeman, Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo ; translated from the Swedish by Alan Blair

The laughing policeman, Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo ; translated from the Swedish by Alan Blair

Label
The laughing policeman
Title
The laughing policeman
Statement of responsibility
Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo ; translated from the Swedish by Alan Blair
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
One blustery November evening someone guns down nine occupants of a Stockholm bus, one of them a colleague of Martin Beck. It appeared to be a random killing, but Beck's investigation would lead him to a different conclusion.
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1935-
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Sjowall, Maj
Dewey number
839.7374
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT9876.29.J63
Literary form
novels
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1926-1975
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Wahloo, Per
Series statement
Martin Beck series
Series volume
4
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  • Beck, Martin (Fictitious character)
  • Police
  • Mass murder
Summary expansion
The fantastic fourth classic instalment in the Martin Beck detective series from the 1960s - the novels that have inspired all crime fiction written ever since.The Martin Beck series is widely recognised as the greatest masterpiece of crime fiction ever written. These are the original detective stories that pioneered the detective genre and inspired writers from Agatha Christie to Henning Mankell; Graham Greene to Jonathan Franzen. Translated into 35 languages, they have sold over 10 million copies around the world.Written in the 1960s, they are the work of Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo - a husband-and-wife team from Sweden. The ten novels follow the fortunes of the detective Martin Beck, whose enigmatic, taciturn character has inspired countless other policemen in crime fiction. The novels can be read separately, but do follow a chronological order, so the reader can become familiar with the characters and develop a loyalty to the series. Each book will have a new introduction in order to help bring these books to a new audience.On a cold and rainy Stockholm night, nine bus riders are gunned down by an unknown assassin. The press, anxious for an explanation for the seemingly random crime, quickly dubs him a madman. But Martin Beck of the Homicide Squad suspects otherwise: this apparently motiveless killer has managed to target one of Beck's best detectives - and he, surely, would not have been riding that lethal bus without a reason.With its wonderfully observed lawmen, its brilliantly rendered felons and their murky Stockholm underworld, and its deftly engineered plot, `The Laughing Policeman' has long been recognised as a classic of the police procedural
Label
The laughing policeman, Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo ; translated from the Swedish by Alan Blair
Instantiates
Publication
Note
This translation originally published: New York: Random House, 1970; London: Gollancz, 1971
Control code
BDZ0007530627
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
viii, 248 p.
Isbn
9780007242948
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
The laughing policeman, Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo ; translated from the Swedish by Alan Blair
Publication
Note
This translation originally published: New York: Random House, 1970; London: Gollancz, 1971
Control code
BDZ0007530627
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
viii, 248 p.
Isbn
9780007242948
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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