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Maj Sjöwall & Per Wahlöö: The Fire Engine That Disappeared

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New Edition:

The Fire Engine That Disappeared
Maj Sjöwall & Per Wahlöö
Vintage
ISBN 978-0-307-39092-9
2 June 2009
$16.99 in Canada

En français : La voiture de pompiers disparue

9780307390929

The lightning-paced fifth novel in the Martin Beck mystery series by the internationally renowned crime writing duo, Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, finds Beck investigating one of the strangest, most violent, and unforgettable crimes of his career.

The incendiary device that blew the roof off a Stockholm apartment not only interrupted the small, peaceful orgy underway inside, it nearly took the lives of the building’s eleven occupants. And if one of Martin Beck’s colleagues hadn’t been on the scene, the explosion would have led to a major catastrophe because somehow a regulation fire-truck has vanished. Was it terrorism, suicide, or simply a gas leak? And what if, anything, did the explosion have to do with the peculiar death earlier that day of a 46-year-old bachelor whose cryptic suicide note consisted of only two words: “Martin Beck”?

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Written by Thomas

2009-08-27 at 22:35

Maj Sjöwall & Per Wahlöö: The Man Who Went Up in Smoke

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New Edition:

The Man Who Went Up in Smoke
Maj Sjöwall & Per Wahlöö
Vintage
ISBN 978-0-307-39048-6
30 September 2008
$15.95 in Canada

En français : L’homme qui partit en fumée

9780307390486

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 for a well-known Swedish journalist who has disappeared without a trace.

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.

Written by Thomas

2009-01-01 at 12:01