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The Man Who Went Up in Smoke

The Man Who Went Up in Smoke (Paperback)

By Sjoewall, Maj
By Wahloeoe, Per
Introduction by McDermid, Val

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The second book in the classic Martin Beck detective series from the 1960s -- 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, Hen...ning Mankell and Jo Nesbo. Written in the 1960s, 10 books completed in 10 years, they are the work of Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo -- a husband and wife team from Sweden. They follow the fortunes of the detective Martin Beck, whose enigmatic, taciturn character has inspired countless other policemen in crime fiction; without his creation Ian Rankin's John Rebus or Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander may never have been conceived. The novels can be read separately, but are best read in chronological order, so the reader can follow the characters' development and get drawn into the series as a whole. 'The Man Who Went Up in Smoke' starts as Martin Beck has just begun his holiday: an August spent with his family on a small island off the coast of Sweden. But when a neighbour gets a phone call, Beck finds himself packed off to Budapest, where a boorish journalist has vanished without a trace. Instead of passing leisurely sun-filled days with his children, Beck must troll about in the Eastern Europe underworld for a man nobody knows, with the aid of the coolly efficient local police, who do business while soaking at the public baths -- and at the risk of vanishing along with his quarry.
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ISBN 9780007439126
Released AU 16 Sep 2011
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback
Language English (translated from: Swedish)
Series A Martin Beck Novel (part: 2)
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ISBN-13 9780007439126
Stock Available
Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint Fourth Estate Ltd
Released 16 Sep 2011
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Language English
Translated from Swedish
Author(s) By Sjoewall, Maj
By Wahloeoe, Per
Introduction by McDermid, Val
Series A Martin Beck Novel (part: 2)
Category General & Literary Fiction
Crime & Mystery Fiction
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 16mm
Dewey Code 839.7374
Weight 170g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress Beck, Martin Fictitious character - Fiction, Police - Fiction - Sweden - Stockholm, Journalists - Fiction - Hungary - Budapest, Missing persons - Fiction
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade