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The Abominable Man

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Publisher Comments:

The striking seventh novel in the Martin Beck mystery series by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, finds Beck facing one of the greatest challenges in his professional career.

The gruesome murder of a police captain in his hospital room reveals the unsavory history of a man who spent forty years practicing a horrible blend of strong-arm police work and shear brutality. Martin Beck and his colleagues feverishly comb Stockholm for the murderer, a demented and deadly rifleman, who has plans for even more chaos. As the tension builds and a feeling of imminent danger grips Beck, his investigation unearths evidence of police corruption. That’s when an even stronger sense of responsibility and something like shame urge him into taking a series of drastic steps, which lead to a shocking disaster.

Synopsis:

"Seventh novel in the Martin Beck mystery series," together known as "The story of crime." "The gruesome murder of a police captain in his hospital room reveals the unsavory history of a man who spent forty years practicing a horrible blend of strongarm police work and sheer brutality. Martin Beck and his colleagues feverishly comb Stockholm for the murderer, a demented and deadly rifleman, who has plans for even more chaos. As the tension builds and a feeling of imminent danger grips Bec, his investigation unearths evidence of police corruption."

Synopsis:

A taut, gripping narrative.... A book you won't-easily—put down.

—Chicago Tribune

“Lively, stylistically taut . . . Sjöouml;wall and Wahlöö changed the genre.-Henning Mankell

"One of the most authentic, gripping and profound collections of police procedurals ever accomplished."-Michael Connelly

Sjöouml;wall and Wahlöö write unsparingly and unswervingly. . . . Their plots are second to none.-Val McDermid

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Maj Sj

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307772848
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Subject:
Fiction : Mystery & Detective - General
Author:
Wahloo, Per
Author:
Sjowall, Maj
Author:
Sjöwall, Maj
Author:
Wahlöö, Per
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Police
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20091006
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
240

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Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » A to Z

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Product details 240 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307772848 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "Seventh novel in the Martin Beck mystery series," together known as "The story of crime." "The gruesome murder of a police captain in his hospital room reveals the unsavory history of a man who spent forty years practicing a horrible blend of strongarm police work and sheer brutality. Martin Beck and his colleagues feverishly comb Stockholm for the murderer, a demented and deadly rifleman, who has plans for even more chaos. As the tension builds and a feeling of imminent danger grips Bec, his investigation unearths evidence of police corruption."
"Synopsis" by , A taut, gripping narrative.... A book you won't-easily—put down.

—Chicago Tribune

“Lively, stylistically taut . . . Sjöouml;wall and Wahlöö changed the genre.-Henning Mankell

"One of the most authentic, gripping and profound collections of police procedurals ever accomplished."-Michael Connelly

Sjöouml;wall and Wahlöö write unsparingly and unswervingly. . . . Their plots are second to none.-Val McDermid

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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