The Man On The Balcony: A Martin Beck Police Mystery (3)

byMaj Sjowall, Per WahlooIntroduction byJo Nesbo

February 10, 2009|
The Man On The Balcony: A Martin Beck Police Mystery (3) by Maj Sjowall
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The chilling third -- and breakthrough -- novel in the Martin Beck mystery series by the internationally renowned crime writing duo, finds Martin Beck investigating a string of child murders. With an introduction by Jo Nesbo: "Sjöwall and Wahlöö have shoulders that can accomodate all of today''s crime writers. And we are all there."

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. 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...
Title:The Man On The Balcony: A Martin Beck Police Mystery (3)
Product dimensions:192 pages, 7.95 X 5.25 X 0.5 in
Shipping dimensions:192 pages, 7.95 X 5.25 X 0.5 in
Published:February 10, 2009
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780307390479

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