Cop Killer : Martin Beck

  • by Maj Sjöwall, Per Wahlöö
  • Narrated by Tom Weiner
  • Series: Martin Beck
  • 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The thrilling ninth installment in the classic Martin Beck detective series from the 1960s - the novels that have inspired all crime fiction written ever since. In this penultimate installment of the series, Beck is drawn into a case that turns up mysterious echoes of his past cases.Now head of the National Murder Squad, Beck is called in to a sleepy Swedish town to investigate a woman's disappearance. When she is found already murdered, her body dredged from the bottom of a lake, suspicions swirl around arrest Folke Bengtsson, the killer Beck caught in the first novel of the series for committing a similar murder, and who has since been released. But Beck is beginning to doubt that Bengtsson is guilty of any murder at all.

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What the Critics Say

"They changed the genre. Whoever is writing crime fiction after these novels [was] inspired by them in one way or another." (Henning Mankell)
"If you haven't read Sjowall/Wahloo, start now." (Sunday Telegraph)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

How many people live in Sweden?

If there are only a dozen people in Sweden then I take back this review, but otherwise this was an awful book. I felt nothing at all for most of the characters, and the ending was very unsatisfying and unbelievable. No matter how much you like Nordic crime, don't waste your money or time on this.
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- Jami E. Nettles

Sooo Slowww

To me- a slow book and it makes the Swedish Police force sound like a bungling batch of dim wits. I just couldn't finish it.
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- Barbara J. Anderson "paws4me"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-26-2009
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.