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The Locked Room

The Locked Room (Paperback)

By Sjoewall, Maj
By Wahloeoe, Per
Introduction by Connelly, Michael

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The eighth book in the classic Martin Beck detective series from the 1960s -- the novels that shaped the future of Scandinavian crime writing. Hugely acclaimed, the Martin Beck series were the original Scandinavian crime novels and have inspired the writings of Stieg Larsson, Hen...ning Mankell and Jo Nesbo. Written in the 1960s, 10 books completed in 10 years, they are the work of Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo -- a husband and wife team from Sweden. They follow the fortunes of the detective Martin Beck, whose enigmatic, taciturn character has inspired countless other policemen in crime fiction; without his creation Ian Rankin's John Rebus or Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander may never have been conceived. The novels can be read separately, but are best read in chronological order, so the reader can follow the characters' development and get drawn into the series as a whole. In one part of town, a woman robs a bank. In another, a corpse is found shot through the heart in a room locked from within, with no firearm in sight. Although the two incidents appear unrelated, Detective Inspector Martin Beck believes otherwise, and solving the mystery acquires the utmost importance. Haunted by a near-fatal bullet wound and trying to recover from the break-up of his unhappy marriage, Beck throws himself into the case to escape from the prison that his own life has come to resemble.
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ISBN 9780007439188
Released NZ 23 Mar 2012
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback
Language English (translated from: Swedish)
Series The Martin Beck Series (part: Book 8)
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ISBN-13 9780007439188
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint Fourth Estate Ltd
Released 23 Mar 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Language English
Translated from Swedish
Author(s) By Sjoewall, Maj
By Wahloeoe, Per
Introduction by Connelly, Michael
Series The Martin Beck Series (part: Book 8)
Category Fiction
General & Literary Fiction
Crime & Mystery Fiction
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 22mm
Dewey Code 839.7374
Weight 250g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Beck, Martin Fictitious character - Fiction, Police - Fiction - Sweden - Stockholm
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade