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The Man Who Went Up in Smoke (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

His holiday has just begun: an August spent with his family on a small island off the coast of Sweden. But when a neighbor gets a phone call, Martin Beck finds himself packed off to Budapest, where a boorish journalist has vanished without a trace. Instead of passing leisurely sun-filled days with his children, Beck must troll about in the Eastern Europe underworld for a man nobody knows, with the aid of the coolly efficient local police, who do business while soaking at the public baths--and at the risk of vanishing along with his quarry.

About the Author

Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, her husband and coauthor, wrote ten Martin Beck mysteries. Mr Wahlöö, who died in 1975, was a reporter for several Swedish newspapers and magazines and wrote numerous radio and television plays, film scripts, short stories, and novels. Maj Sjöwall is also a poet.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679745976
Translator:
Whaoo, Per
Author:
Wahlvv, Per
Author:
Whaoo, Per
Author:
Wahloo, Per
Author:
Sjowall
Author:
Sjowall, Maj
Author:
Tate, Joan
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Police
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Sweden
Subject:
Police -- Sweden -- Stockholm -- Fiction.
Subject:
Swedish fiction
Subject:
Beck, Martin
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Series Volume:
0000
Publication Date:
19930629
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8 x 5.15 x .6 in .5 lb

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The Man Who Went Up in Smoke (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)
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Product details 192 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780679745976 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , His holiday has just begun: an August spent with his family on a small island off the coast of Sweden. But when a neighbor gets a phone call, Martin Beck finds himself packed off to Budapest, where a boorish journalist has vanished without a trace. Instead of passing leisurely sun-filled days with his children, Beck must troll about in the Eastern Europe underworld for a man nobody knows, with the aid of the coolly efficient local police, who do business while soaking at the public baths--and at the risk of vanishing along with his quarry.
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