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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (581 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Maj Sjöwall, Per Wahlöö Narrator: Tom Weiner Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Martin Beck Police Mysteries Release Date:
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Lively, stylistically taut…Sjöwall and Wahlöö changed the genre.”

    Henning Mankell

  • “One of the most authentic, gripping, and profound collections of police procedurals ever accomplished…Beautifully structured, textured, and rendered.”

    Michael Connelly

  • “Ingenious…Their mysteries don’t just read well; they reread even better…The writing is lean, with mournful undertones.”

    New York Times

  • “Tom Weiner sets the proper pace in covering the authors’ typically well-constructed, lively story, but he’s also very careful to complement the authenticity and dimension of their character portrayals, specifically that of Beck. Weiner adds a sadness and some edgy impatience to the inspector’s world-weariness, as well as a palpable longing for the woman waiting at home in Stockholm. But he makes smart audio choices for all of the characters, from the excessively jovial local lawman to the glum main suspect, a convicted killer whose capture formed the basis for Beck’s first recorded case, Roseanne.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Veteran voice artist Tom Weiner does his usual excellent job narrating this series, the entirety of which is available from Blackstone Audio. Highly recommended."

    Library Journal (starred review)

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Joan | 2/2/2014

    " A great series. Long before The Girl Who books, this couple wrote this wonderful series. I have enjoyed every one of them and sadly only have one left. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mark | 1/28/2014

    " This books seem to get less tight as they go on...this is good...but it wanders around a bit...classic scand crime "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mitch | 1/28/2014

    " With a number of characters returning from past novels and some climactic decisions at the end of the book, this really felt like the series was coming to an end. I am very curious to see how The Terrorists goes. Sjowall and Wahloo use the same device of tying up two apparently different strands with one nice coincidence as we saw in The Locked Room, which is a bit disappointing from the authors who won praise for novels about nothing happening for days or weeks or even months (e.g. Roseanna). But, as other reviewers have written, at this point it's just a pleasure to spend some time with Martin and Lennart. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ed Napiorkowski | 12/24/2013

    " Enjoyed returning to this series. I like the main characters, believable & down to earth. Story line consistent with the earlier novels in the series. "

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