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THE ABOMINABLE MAN.

Sjowall, Maj. & Wahloo, Per.

ISBN 10: 0394471660 / ISBN 13: 9780394471662
Published by NY: PANTHEON. 1972, 1972
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Cloth. First American Edition. Near fine in a Nf. dj. (A few short edge tears in dj. Traces of rubbing to edges of dj. A tad musty overall). Bookseller Inventory # 16876

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Title: THE ABOMINABLE MAN.

Publisher: NY: PANTHEON. 1972

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

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.

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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