The Locked Room

By Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö
Translated by Paul Britten Austin
Read by Tom Weiner

The Martin Beck Police Mysteries: Book 8

8.48 Hours 06/25/2005 unabridged
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The eighth classic installment in this genre-changing Martin Beck series of novels starring Detective Inspector Martin Beck is a masterful take on a classic locked-room mystery. A young blonde in sunglasses robs a bank and kills a hapless citizen. Across town, a corpse with a bullet shot through its heart is found in a locked room—with no gun at the scene. The crimes seem disparate, but to Martin Beck they are two pieces of the same puzzle, and solving it becomes the one way he can escape the pains of his failed marriage and the lingering effects of a near-fatal bullet wound. Exploring the ramifications of egotism and intellect, luck and accident, this tour de force of detection bears the unmistakable substance and gravity of real life.

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The eighth classic installment in this genre-changing Martin Beck series of novels starring Detective Inspector Martin Beck is a masterful take on a classic locked-room mystery.

A young blonde in sunglasses robs a bank and kills a hapless citizen. Across town, a corpse with a bullet shot through its heart is found in a locked room—with no gun at the scene. The crimes seem disparate, but to Martin Beck they are two pieces of the same puzzle, and solving it becomes the one way he can escape the pains of his failed marriage and the lingering effects of a near-fatal bullet wound. Exploring the ramifications of egotism and intellect, luck and accident, this tour de force of detection bears the unmistakable substance and gravity of real life.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Admirers of the series—and who is not an admirer?—will find the usual deftness, the fine shades of characters.” New York Times 
“The Swedish husband and wife team who have yet to write a dull book—and have the prizes to prove it—again provide supercop Martin Beck with an impossible murder to solve…Don’t miss any of it.” Chicago Tribune
“The Wahlöös best—their densest in person and place, their most penetrating in sociology and psychology.” Judith Crist
“The Locked Room is flat out one of my favorites in the series. I am blown away by the authors’ wonderful and original take on a standard mystery contraption—a locked room murder. I am in awe of the novel as a showcase of Martin Beck at his brooding best.” Michael Connelly

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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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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 8.48
Audience: Adult
Language: English