Title: The Man On The Balcony
Publisher: Pantheon Books
Publication Date: 1968
Book Condition: Very Good In Dustjacket
Edition: 1st Edition.
New York. 1968. Pantheon Books. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. Translated from the Swedish by Alan Blair. 180 pages. September 1968. hardcover. Jacket illustration by James Barkley. keywords: Mystery Translated Sweden Scandinavia. inventory # 3932. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Martin Beck, a superintendent now, a little grayer, but still the dedicated and ruthless policeman, is a worried man. What gave every indication of being a warm and peaceful summer, suddenly develops into a nightmare for the members of the Stockholm Homicide Squad when the city becomes the scene of a rash of brutal muggings and child sex-murders. The people of Stockholm are tense and fearful; the police are worried and seemingly helpless as their appeals bring forth little useful information and their inquiries lead nowhere; the men are tired and despairing, harried alike by the press and their own superior officers. As so often happens in a case like this, one almost insignificant clue starts to unravel a complex thread. The chance testimony of a jealous girl, striking back at her unfaithful lover, leads to the arrest of the elusive mugger and the dawning realization that he is perhaps the only person in Stockholm to have seen the murderer. He is able to give the police a description – a description that reminds Martin Beck of someone, or maybe something he overheard. As we follow Martin Beck and his colleagues in their relentless and meticulous investigation, Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö once again demonstrate their mastery of this fascinating form of reportage, describing the methods, inspirations and problems of the police in a large city, which showed to such stunning effect in ROSEANNA. Bookseller Inventory # 3932
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