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Feb 10, 2009
| ISBN 9780307390479
Jan 19, 2011
| ISBN 9780307744272
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Feb 10, 2009 | ISBN 9780307390479
Jan 19, 2011 | ISBN 9780307744272
In this chilling installment of “the first great series of police thrillers” (Michael Ondaatje, national bestselling author of Warlight) by an internationally renowned crime duo, superintendent Martin Beck investigates a string of child murders. In the once peaceful parks of Stockholm, a killer is stalking young girls and disposing their bodies. The city is on edge, and an undercurrent of fear has gripped its residents. Martin Beck, now a superintendent, has two possible witnesses: a silent, stone-cold mugger and a mute three year old boy. With the likelihood of another murder growing as each day passes, the police force work night and day. But their efforts have offered little insight into the methodology of the killer. Then a distant memory resurfaces in Beck’s mind, and he may just have the break he needs.
Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, her husband and coauthor, wrote ten Martin Beck mysteries. Mr Wahlöö, who died in 1975,… More about Maj Sjowall
Born in 1926, Per Wahlöö was a Swedish writer and journalist who, alongside his own novels, collaborated with his wife,… More about Per Wahloo
“The first great series of police thrillers…. Truly exciting.” —Michael Ondaatje“Hauntingly effective storytelling.” —The New York Times Book Review“Sjöwall and Wahlöö write unsparingly and unswervingly…. Their plots are second to none.” —Val McDermid“It’s hard to think of any other thriller writers (apart from Simenon perhaps) who can capture so much of a society in a couple of hundred pages and yet still hold true to the thriller form.” —Sean and Nicci French
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