Hardcover. 8vo. Pantheon Books. 1975. 296 pgs. DJ in VG shape with very light shelfwear present to the DJ. Previous owner's book plate present to the FFEP and a name blindstamp present to the FFEP. Text is clean and free of marks, binding tight and solid, boards clean with no wear present. Photos sent upon request. Bx-51; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 296 pages. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: In the penultimate installment of this masterful crime-fiction series, Martin Beck, now head of the National Murder Squad, is called in to a sleepy part of the countryside to investigate a woman's disappearance. What Beck doesn't know is that the woman has already been murdered, her body dumped in a swamp. At the same time, a midnight shoot-out between three cops and two teenage boys ends with one policeman dead.
As Beck and his partner, Lennart Kollberg, investigate both cases, they encounter two figures from their earlier cases. Folke Bengtsson, the convicted killer from the first novel of the series (Roseanna), has been recently released. Since that murder shared many characteristics with Beck's present case, Beck comes under pressure to arrest Bengtsson. But Beck has begun to doubt that Bengtsson was guilty of any murder at all. The media swarms over the little town and among the journalists is the man who was convicted of murder in the second novel of the series (The Man Who Went Up In Smoke). The presence of these two killers, one who may not be guilty at all and another who killed by accident, raises a theme from previous books: there are different kinds of murder and different kinds of guilt.
The fugitive ''cop killer'' will accidentally provide the solution to Martin Beck's murder case but that's not really important. What matters is the juxtaposition of the sleepy countryside with the violent city and the tension between the ever decreasing number of capable police officers and the growing number of incompetent or corrupt ones.
About the Author: MAJ SJOWALL and PER WAHLOO, her husband and coauthor, wrote ten Martin Beck mysteries. Mr. Wahloo, 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 Sjowall is also a poet.
Title: Cop Killer The Story of a Crime
Publisher: Pantheon Books
Publication Date: 1975
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition; First Printing.
Book Description Pantheon Books. Hardcover. Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Seller Inventory # 2813105536
Book Description Pantheon Books. Hardcover. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2880420878
Book Description Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Minimal damage to cover and binding. Pages show light use. Seller Inventory # G0394485319I3N00
Book Description Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Seller Inventory # G0394485319I5N10
Book Description Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear and the pages have only minimal creases. Seller Inventory # G0394485319I3N00
Book Description Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0394485319I5N00
Book Description Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. The dust jacket is missing. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0394485319I5N01
Book Description Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust jacket in acceptable condition. Book club edition. Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. Seller Inventory # 422040776
Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Good. Has dj, tight binding, clean and unmarked pages, dj has light wear, overall good copy. We take great pride in accurately describing the condition of our books, ship within 48 hours and offer a 100% money back guarantee. Seller Inventory # 1M5A1X00039G
Book Description Pantheon, New York, 1975. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First American Edition. Very Good in Near Fine jacket Remainder 296pp npc ($7.95) Light soiling to some page edges A Martin Beck mystery. Remainder. Seller Inventory # 2562