The Fire Engine That Disappeared (Martin Beck Mysteries #5) (Compact Disc)
Other Books in Series
This is book number 5 in the Martin Beck Mysteries series.
- #2: The Man Who Went Up in Smoke (Martin Beck Mysteries #2) (Compact Disc): $18.95
- #3: The Man on the Balcony (Martin Beck Mysteries #3) (Compact Disc): $18.95
- #4: The Laughing Policeman (Martin Beck Mysteries #4) (Compact Disc): $18.95
- #6: Murder at the Savoy (Martin Beck Mysteries #6) (Compact Disc): $18.95
- #7: The Abominable Man (Compact Disc): $18.95
- #8: The Locked Room (Martin Beck Mysteries #8) (Compact Disc): $18.95
- #9: Cop Killer (Martin Beck Mysteries #9) (Compact Disc): $18.95
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.