The Locked Room: A Martin Beck Police Mystery (8)

byMaj Sjowall, Per WahlooIntroduction byMichael Connelly

October 6, 2009|
The Locked Room: A Martin Beck Police Mystery (8) by Maj Sjowall
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The stunning eighth installment in the Martin Beck mystery series by the renowned Swedish crime writing duo is a masterful take on a classic locked room mystery. With an introduction by Michael Connelly: "One of the most authentic, gripping, and profound collections of police procedurals ever accomplished."

A young blonde in sunglasses robs a bank and kills a hapless citizen. Across town, a corpse with a bullet shot through its heart is found in a locked room–with no gun at the scene. The crimes seem disparate, but to Martin Beck they are two pieces of the same puzzle, and solving it becomes the one way he can escape the pains of his failed marriage and the lingering effects of a near-fatal bullet wound. Exploring the ramifications of egotism and intellect, luck and accident, this tour de force of detection bears the unmistakable substance and gravity of real life.
Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, her husband and coauthor, wrote ten Martin Beck mysteries. They plotted and researched each book together then wrote alternate chapters. The books were written over a ten year period and carefully planned to allow for gradual character development and evolving social commentary as the series c...
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Title:The Locked Room: A Martin Beck Police Mystery (8)
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:336 pages, 7.97 X 5.22 X 0.74 in
Shipping dimensions:336 pages, 7.97 X 5.22 X 0.74 in
Published:October 6, 2009
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780307390493

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