Regular price: $17.47

Free with 30-day trial
Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $17.47

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

The bloody murder of a police captain in his hospital room exposes the particularly unsavory history of a man who spent 40 years practicing a horrible blend of strong-arm police work and shear brutality. Nonetheless, Martin Beck and his colleagues scour Stockholm for the murderer, a demented and deadly rifleman.As the tension builds and a feeling of impending danger grips Beck, his investigation unearths evidence of police corruption. That's when an even stronger sense of responsibility and something like shame urge him into taking a series of drastic steps, which lead to a shocking disaster.
©1971 Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, Translation copyright 1972 by Random House, Inc.; (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Show More Show Less

Critic Reviews

"A taut, gripping narrative....A book you won't easily put down." (Chicago Tribune)
"The Martin Beck books are exemplary police procedurals....The Abominable Man is worthy of its predecessors in this much admired series." (Washington Post)
Show More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

By BDHumbert on 04-03-15

Hmmmm

I know this is part of what many see as transformational writing in police/crime fiction. And I enjoyed it - but in the end I found it pretty blah.

Read More Hide me
See all Reviews