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Cop Killer: A Martin Beck Police Mystery | [Maj Sjöwall, Per Wahlöö]

Cop Killer: A Martin Beck Police Mystery

Now head of the National Murder Squad, Martin 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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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.

Crack another case with Martin Beck.

©1975 Random House, Inc.; (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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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    Mike Casa Grande, AZ 10-18-12
    Mike Casa Grande, AZ 10-18-12 Member Since 2009

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    What disappointed you about Cop Killer?

    It it so slow to develop. I finally quit after about 2 hours. I really tried to persevere and listen to the book. It is just plain boring.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    James R Benn - Billie Boyle series: Evil for Evil


    How could the performance have been better?

    Someone who could actually speak with something other than a monotone voice. It was like listening to a chemistry lecture in college.


    Any additional comments?

    If you think you have an interest, make sure to get the money back guarantee.

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    Susan Wallace Long Island, NY 01-22-12
    Susan Wallace Long Island, NY 01-22-12 Member Since 2010
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    What made the experience of listening to Cop Killer the most enjoyable?

    If you are a fan of Martin Beck, you will enjoy this!


    What about Tom Weiner???s performance did you like?

    Very good, doesn't over do it.


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    i. Ski Duluth, Minnesota 08-11-11
    i. Ski Duluth, Minnesota 08-11-11 Member Since 2005
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    "World's worst book, really"

    Don't waste a credit or $$...not funny, not interesting, a pain all around. Perhaps something was lost in translation.

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    Jami E. Nettles Columbus, MS USA 04-24-11
    Jami E. Nettles Columbus, MS USA 04-24-11 Member Since 2002
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    "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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