Martin Beck The Laughing Policeman

Martin Beck The Laughing Policeman

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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 Laughing Policeman, adapted from the fourth book in the series, the killing of nine passengers on a Stockholm bus (including one of Beck's most promising young detectives) sets off a murder hunt that leads Beck and his team back to an unsolved case in the past. Translated by Alan Blair and dramatised by Jennifer Howarth.

1 CD. 56 mins.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio | 1 pages
  • 125 x 140 x 11mm | 88g
  • BBC Physical Audio
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 1471325636
  • 9781471325632
  • 641,371

About Maj Sjowall

Maj Sjoewall (Author) Maj Sjoewall and her late partner Per Wahloeoe 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 Wahloeoe (Author) Born in 1926, Per Wahloeoe was a Swedish writer and journalist who, alongside his own novels, collaborated with his wife, Maj Sjoewall, 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 Wahloeoe died in 1975.
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