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The Man Who Went Up in Smoke: A Martin Beck Mystery | [Maj Sjöwall, Per Wahlöö]

The Man Who Went Up in Smoke: A Martin Beck Mystery

His holiday with his family has just begun, but a phone call sends Martin Beck packing off to Budapest, where a boorish journalist has vanished without a trace. With the aid of the coolly efficient local police, who do business while soaking at the public baths, Beck must troll about in the Eastern Europe underworld for a man nobody knows - while he is at the risk of vanishing along with his quarry.
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His holiday with his family has just begun, but a phone call sends Martin Beck packing off to Budapest, where a boorish journalist has vanished without a trace. With the aid of the coolly efficient local police, who do business while soaking at the public baths, Beck must troll about in the Eastern Europe underworld for a man nobody knows - while he is at the risk of vanishing along with his quarry.

The Man Who Went Up in Smoke gives us the dedicated Beck at his most engaging: indulging in the sumptuous Hungarian cuisine, longing for a decent cigarette, and evading a predatory nymphet, even as he pursues a case whose international boundaries grow with every new clue.

Crack another case with Martin Beck.

©1997 Random House, Inc.; (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    Linda Longview, TX, United States 07-27-12
    Linda Longview, TX, United States 07-27-12 Member Since 2004
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    "need a new translation ??"

    I listened to about 3/4 of this and finally gave up. A dull translation of a dated book.

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    Ronald SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA, United States 12-28-11
    Ronald SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA, United States 12-28-11 Listener Since 2006
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The Martin Beck series has all the elements of the newer Scandinavian
    crime stories. Well written and very interesting tales.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The authors give enough details of the crimes to hook you, and keep
    you there.


    Which character – as performed by Tom Weiner – was your favorite?

    Martin Beck


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    None

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Reno, NV, United States 08-25-13
    Mark Reno, NV, United States 08-25-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Minor, uneventful police procedural"
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    Minor Swedish police procedural from 1969 about a journalist who disappears. Largely set in Hungary. Downbeat, uneventful but pleasant enough if you’re a fan of the genre. I wouldn't recommend it to any friends. Narration was excellent.

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    never mind 01-14-13
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    "Love Martin Beck"

    The cynical view of Sweden, it's people and its politics is both amusing and entertaining. There is still enough caring and thought among the the committed cops of the homicide department to make this a fun listen.

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