Martin Beck: The Abominable Man

Martin Beck: The Abominable Man

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Steven Mackintosh stars as dogged, dyspeptic detective Martin Beck, with Neil Pearson as his friend and colleague Lennart Kollberg, in this BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of The Abominable Man The Martin Beck books are widely acknowledged as some of the most influential detective novels ever written. Written by Swedish husband and wife team Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo between 1965-1975, the ten-book series set a gold standard for all subsequent Scandanavian crime fiction. Long before Kurt Wallander or Harry Hole, Beck was the original flawed policeman, working with a motley collection of colleagues to uncover the cruelty and injustice lurking beneath the surface of Sweden's seemingly liberal, democratic society. In The Abominable Man, adapted from the seventh book in the series, Martin Beck is called in to work in the middle of the night to see the butchered body of a senior policeman known for brutality. He begins to investigate, dogged by a sense that catastrophe is imminent. Once again, his instinct proves correct. Translated by Thomas Teal and dramatised by Katie Hims.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio | 1 pages
  • 139.7 x 279.4 x 127mm | 90g
  • BBC Physical Audio
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 1471325873
  • 9781471325878
  • 2,060,308

About Maj Sjowall

Per Wahloo (Author)
Born in 1926, Per Wahloo was a Swedish writer and journalist who, alongside his own novels, collaborated with his wife, Maj Sjowall, on the bestselling Martin Beck crime series which are credited as inspiring writers as varied as Agatha Christie, Henning Mankell and Jonathan Franzen. In 1971 the fourth novel in the series, The Laughing Policeman, won an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America. Per Wahloo died in 1975.
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