Maj Sjowall ABOMINABLE MAN

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ABOMINABLE MAN

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Martin Beck and the Stockholm police search for the individual responsible for killing a police captain in a hospital room

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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.

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The violent killing of a Swedish police captain while in hospital brings to light the brutality of his 40 years on the Stockholm police force. His history leaves Detective Martin Beck and his colleagues with plenty of suspects. Tom Weiner perfects the gravelly rumble of the hard-boiled but intellectual Beck as he makes his way through the dangerous case. Sjöwall's and Wahlöö's descriptive prose, in tandem with Weiner's narration, enlivens the Scandinavian imagery, as well as the characters' often-sordid surroundings. Scrutiny of modern law enforcement, with a strong indictment of indiscriminate brutality, flows throughout as a social theme. Gripping tension leads to a bleak and horrifying disaster but leaves us awaiting more from this crime series. A.W. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine

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