The man on the balcony: the story of a crime

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Publisher:
Vintage Books,
Pub. Date:
1993.
Edition:
1st Vintage crime/Black Lizard ed.
Language:
English
Description
Someone is killing young girls in the once-peaceful parks of Stockholm -- killing them after having his way. The people of Stockholm are tense and fearful. Police Superintendent Martin Beck has two witnesses: a cold-blooded mugger who won't say much and a three-year-old boy who can't say much. The dedicated work of the police force seems to be leading nowhere, and with each passing day, the likelihood of another murder grows. But then Beck remembers someone -- or something -- he overheard. A quietly relentless thriller,The Man on the Balconyjuxtaposes the most inhuman of crimes with the humanity of the men who must solve it -- their perseverance, frustration, and horror -- resulting in a police procedural that is as moving and credible as it is enthralling.
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ISBN:
9780679745969
9781481552165
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title The man on the balcony : the story of a crime
title_alt Mannen på balkongen.
title_display The man on the balcony : the story of a crime
title_full The man on the balcony : the story of a crime / Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö ; translated from the Swedish by Alan Blair, The man on the balcony: the story of a crime [electronic resource]
title_short The man on the balcony :
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topic Beck, Martin (Fictitious character) Fiction, Police Sweden Stockholm Fiction
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