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A woman robs a bank. A corpse is found shot through the heart in a room locked from within--no firearm in sight. To the eerily intuitive Inspector Martin Beck, these seemingly disparate cases are facets of the same puzzle, and solving it is of vital importance.   Only by finding our what happened in the locked room can Beck--haunted by a near-fatal bullet wound and the demise of a soulless marriage--escape from an airtight prison of his own.

From its classic premise, The Locked Room accelerates into an engrossing novel of the mind. Exploring the ramifications of egotism and intellect, luck and accident, and set against the backdrop of the inspired deductions and monstrous errors of Martin Beck and the Stockholm Homicide Squad, this tour de force of detection bears the unmistakable substance and gravity of real life.

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The mysterious shooting of a man found dead in a locked room sends Martin Beck searching for clues through Sweden

Synopsis:

A woman robs a bank. A corpse is found shot through the heart in a room locked from within--no firearm in sight. To the eerily intuitive Inspector Martin Beck, these seemingly disparate cases are facets of the same puzzle, and solving it is of vital importance. Only by finding our what happened in the locked room can Beck--haunted by a near-fatal bullet wound and the demise of a soulless marriage--escape from an airtight prison of his own.

From its classic premise, The Locked Room accelerates into an engrossing novel of the mind. Exploring the ramifications of egotism and intellect, luck and accident, and set against the backdrop of the inspired deductions and monstrous errors of Martin Beck and the Stockholm Homicide Squad, this tour de force of detection bears the unmistakable substance and gravity of real life.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307496584
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Fiction : Mystery & Detective - General
Author:
Sjowall, Maj
Author:
Austin, Paul Britten
Author:
Wahloo, Per
Author:
Wahlöö, Per
Author:
Sjowall, Maj and Per Wahloo
Author:
Sjöwall, Maj
Subject:
Fiction : Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Police procedural
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Sweden Fiction.
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Police
Subject:
Beck, Martin
Subject:
Sweden
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19921201
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
320

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Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » A to Z

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"Synopsis" by , The mysterious shooting of a man found dead in a locked room sends Martin Beck searching for clues through Sweden
"Synopsis" by , A woman robs a bank. A corpse is found shot through the heart in a room locked from within--no firearm in sight. To the eerily intuitive Inspector Martin Beck, these seemingly disparate cases are facets of the same puzzle, and solving it is of vital importance. Only by finding our what happened in the locked room can Beck--haunted by a near-fatal bullet wound and the demise of a soulless marriage--escape from an airtight prison of his own.

From its classic premise, The Locked Room accelerates into an engrossing novel of the mind. Exploring the ramifications of egotism and intellect, luck and accident, and set against the backdrop of the inspired deductions and monstrous errors of Martin Beck and the Stockholm Homicide Squad, this tour de force of detection bears the unmistakable substance and gravity of real life.

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