The Laughing Policeman

The Laughing Policeman

A Martin Beck Mystery

eBook - 2009
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The incredible fourth novel in the Martin Beck mystery series finds Beck heading a major manhunt in pursuit of a mass murderer.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, 2009
Edition: 2nd Vintage CrimeBlack Lizard ed
ISBN: 9780307744289
Branch Call Number: Online eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (215 p.)


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List - Nordic Noir
SPL_Sonya Nov 26, 2016

Superintendent Martin Beck seeks the murderer of nine passengers on a Stockholm bus, one of whom was his best detective.

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Dec 24, 2017

Great little book that reveals what police actually go thru to solve serious crime. Written very well--very amusingly--but--it demonstrates the "plod" of policework. So expect ploddish textbook-like parts. Great characters, feel of place, lovely sense of humor, realistic frustration of work and life, strong detail make it mostly very enjoyable.

Feb 25, 2012


Jul 04, 2011

Beautifully written translation by Alan Blair. Interesting plot and enjoyable police characters. Camaraderie and teamwork not so cohesive in this book as some by other authors. An all day read. Well worth the investment of time.

May 30, 2010

Book written in 1970 in the old European style. Meaning all psychological with no action. I'm not sure this would work today. It's not that it's foreign. I've read all three Millennium books. Books that were well written and kept the reader hooked for more that 2000 pages. Now this 200 page book couldn't held my attention for more than 50 pages. After that I just went numb and counted the pages for when it would all end. If you want a sleeper, this one is it.

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