The Abominable Man by Maj Sjöwall audiobook

The Abominable Man: A Martin Beck Police Mystery

By Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö
Read by Tom Weiner
Translated by Thomas Teal

Blackstone Publishing

The Martin Beck Police Mysteries: Book 7

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Martin Beck faces one of the greatest challenges of his professional life when his investigation unearths evidence of police corruption and brutality in this incredible seventh novel in the Martin Beck mystery series. The bloody murder of a police captain in his hospital room exposes the particularly unsavory history of a man who spent forty years practicing a horribly brutal brand of strong-arm police work. Nonetheless, Martin Beck and his colleagues scour Stockholm for the murderer, a demented and deadly rifleman. As Beck is gripped by an increasing feeling of impending danger, his investigation unearths evidence of police corruption. That's when an even stronger sense of responsibility, and something like shame, urges him into taking a series of drastic steps, which lead to a shocking disaster.

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Summary

Summary

Martin Beck faces one of the greatest challenges of his professional life when his investigation unearths evidence of police corruption and brutality in this incredible seventh novel in the Martin Beck mystery series.

The bloody murder of a police captain in his hospital room exposes the particularly unsavory history of a man who spent forty years practicing a horribly brutal brand of strong-arm police work. Nonetheless, Martin Beck and his colleagues scour Stockholm for the murderer, a demented and deadly rifleman. As Beck is gripped by an increasing feeling of impending danger, his investigation unearths evidence of police corruption. That's when an even stronger sense of responsibility, and something like shame, urges him into taking a series of drastic steps, which lead to a shocking disaster.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The first great series of police thrillers…they caught the color of the political times and are above all truly exciting.” Michael Ondaatje, New York Times Bestselling author
“The Martin Beck books are exemplary police procedurals…The Abominable Man is worthy of its predecessors in this much admired series.” Washington Post
“A taut, gripping narrative…A book you won't—easily—put down.” Chicago Tribune
“Tom Weiner perfects the gravelly rumble of the hard-boiled but intellectual Beck as he makes his way through the dangerous case. Sjöwall’s and Wahlöö's descriptive prose, in tandem with Weiner’s narration, enlivens the Scandinavian imagery, as well as the characters’ often-sordid surroundings…Gripping tension leads to a bleak and horrifying disaster but leaves us awaiting more from this crime series.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Maj Sjöwall

Author Bio: Maj Sjöwall

Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, wife and husband team, wrote ten Martin Beck mysteries, virtually creating the modern police procedural. In addition to the many short stories and novels he wrote, Mr. Wahlöö, who died in 1975, wrote numerous radio and television plays and was a reporter for several Swedish newspapers and magazines. Maj Sjöwall is also a journalist and poet. She lives in Sweden.

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Author Bio: Per Wahlöö

Author Bio: Per Wahlöö

Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, wife and husband team, wrote ten Martin Beck mysteries. Maj Sjöwall, besides being a crime novelist, is also a poet. Per Wahlöö, who died in 1975, was a reporter for several Swedish newspapers and magazines and wrote numerous radio and television plays, film scripts, short stories, and novels.

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Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 5.49
Audience: Adult
Language: English