The man on the balcony: the story of a crime
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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|Grouping Title||man on the balcony the story of a crime|
|Grouping Author||sjöwall maj|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-08-23 03:55:28AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-10-15 04:26:16AM|
|auth_author2||Wahlöö, Per, 1926-1975.|
|author||Sjöwall, Maj, 1935-|
|series||Martin Beck mysteries|
|series_with_volume||Martin Beck mysteries|3|
|subject_facet||Beck, Martin (Fictitious character) -- Fiction|
Detective and mystery stories
Police -- Sweden -- Stockholm -- Fiction
|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|
|title_short||The man on the balcony|
|title_sub||the story of a crime|
|topic_facet||Beck, Martin (Fictitious character)|