The Fire Engine That Disappeared (Martin Beck Mysteries #5) (Compact Disc)

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By Maj Sjowall, Per Wahloo, Joan Tate (Translator)
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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 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 Fire Engine that Disappeared," adapted from the fifth book, the apartment of a suspect being staked out by Beck's team explodes, killing three people. Arson and murder isn't at first suspected, but it soon becomes clear that the fire was started on purpose... Translated by Joan Tate and dramatised by Katie Hims.

1 CD. 57 minutes.

About the Author

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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781471325656
ISBN-10: 1471325652
Publisher: BBC Books
Publication Date: December 6th, 2012
Pages: 1
Language: English
Series: Martin Beck Mysteries