The Man Who Went Up In Smoke: A Martin Beck Police Mystery (2)

byMaj Sjowall, Per WahlooIntroduction byVal Mcdermid

September 30, 2008|
The Man Who Went Up In Smoke: A Martin Beck Police Mystery (2) by Maj Sjowall
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The masterful second novel in the Martin Beck series of mysteries by the internationally renowned crime writing duo, Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, finds Beck searching Budapest for a well-known Swedish journalist who has disappeared without a trace. With an introduction by Val McDermid: "So many of the elements that have become integral...in the police procedural subgenre started life in these ten novels....Their plots are second to none."

Inspector Martin Beck of the Stockholm Homicide Squad has his summer vacation abruptly terminated when the top brass at the foreign office pack him off to Budapest to search for Alf Matsson, a well-known Swedish journalist who has vanished. Beck investigates viperous Eastern European underworld figures and--at the risk of his life--stumbles upon the international racket in which Matsson was involved. With the coolly efficient local police on his side and a predatory nymphet on his tail, Beck pursues a case whose international implications grow with each new clue.

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 ...
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Title:The Man Who Went Up In Smoke: A Martin Beck Police Mystery (2)
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:208 pages, 8 X 5.2 X 0.53 in
Shipping dimensions:208 pages, 8 X 5.2 X 0.53 in
Published:September 30, 2008
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780307390486

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