Martin Beck The Man On The Balcony

Martin Beck The Man On The Balcony

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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 Sjoewall and Per Wahloeoe 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 Man on the Balcony, adapted from the third book in the series, someone is killing young girls in the parks of Stockholm. Beck has two witnesses, a mugger who won't say much and a three-year-old boy who can't say much. Can he solve the mystery before the killer strikes again? Translated by Alan Blair and dramatised by Katie Hims.

1 CD. 1 hr.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio | 1 pages
  • 125 x 142 x 10mm | 87g
  • BBC Physical Audio
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 147132561X
  • 9781471325618
  • 910,844

About Maj Sjowall

Maj Sjowall (Author) Maj Sjowall and her late partner Per Wahloo created the acclaimed Swedish crime novels featuring Martin Beck. The ten books in the series, written between 1965 and 1975, became international bestsellers and have sold over 10 million copies.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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