Murder at the Savoy (Vintage Crime Black Lizard) by Maj Sjowall, Per Wahloo

By Maj Sjowall, Per Wahloo

The stunning 6th novel within the Martin Beck secret sequence by way of the across the world popular crime writing duo through Maj Sj?wall and according to Wahl??, unearths Beck investigating a brutal assassination.When Viktor Palmgren, a robust Swedish industrialist is shot in the course of his after-dinner speech within the sumptuous inn Savoy, it sends a shiver down the backbone of the overseas cash markets and terrifies the tiny city of Malmo. nobody within the eating place can establish the gunman, and native police are sheepishly baffled. that is while Beck takes over the scene and fast selections via Palmgren's historical past. What he unearths is an online of vice so despicable that it is demanding for him to visualize who would not wish Palmgren useless, yet that does not cease him and his group of devoted detectives from tackling one in all their such a lot fascinating circumstances but.

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But when those two authors appeared, not only did they make use of all the various suspense traditions in which I had immersed myself, they also added two elements that I had been missing up until then: humor and a critical view of contemporary society. And one more thing: an incredibly nuanced and meticulously chiseled use of language. It’s always risky to return to a reading experience that had once proved so decisive in your life. Disappointment is the rule; relief is the exception. ” I may feel a bit surprised by the brief format and the relatively simple plots—and perhaps also by the unrelenting plight of Martin Beck’s weary attitude toward life.

At the end of May, Martin Beck had found a two-room apartment on Köpmangatan and moved away from home. He and Inga had been married for eighteen years, but the marriage had been on the rocks for some time, and in January, when his daughter Ingrid had moved in with a friend, lock, stock and barrel, he’d talked to his wife about separating. At first she’d protested, but when the lease was ready, and she was faced with the facts, she accepted. Rolf, their fourteen-year-old; was her favorite, and Martin Beck suspected that she was actually pleased to be alone with the boy.

An hour had already gone by. An hour wasted, and every second of it was precious. Månsson shook his head again and glanced at the clock above the bar. Nine-thirty. Backlund marched into the bar, followed closely by Skacke. ” Backlund said, quite surprised. He strained his eyes to stare at Månsson. ” said Månsson. ” Backlund fumbled with his notebook, put it on the bar, took off his glasses and began cleaning them. “Listen,” Skacke said quickly, “this is the best we can come up with right now. Medium tall, thin face, thin dark brown hair, combed back.

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