The ninth book in the classic Martin Beck detective series from the 1960s and 70s - the novels that shaped the future of Scandinavian crime writing.Hugely acclaimed, the Martin Beck series were the original Scandinavian crime novels and have inspired the writings of Stieg Larsson, Henning Mankell and Jo Nesbo.In a Swedish country town, a woman is brutally murdered and left buried in a swamp.
On a quiet suburban street a midnight shootout takes place between three cops and two teenage boys.
Detective Inspector Martin Beck and his partner Lennart Kollberg are called in on both cases.
In the unfamiliar small-town setting, they encounter figures from their earlier cases...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 01/01/2012
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780007439195