AbeBooks.com: The Abominable Man. [ the account of the death of his wife is another chilling example of police abuse that sounds painfully familiar from newsfeeds today, [ by putting his own life in the line of fire as a futile gesture of atonement, [ This time they made me cry out in pain at the injustice of Fate. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. To get his mind off his problems for a moment, he makes his way to the nurses' station and back, and is savagely attacked when he returns to his room. The surprising twist that are also friends and family who revered the murder victim and never saw the beastial side of him. From the Martin Beck series by Sjowall and Wahloo, and one of the best of those books. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Maj Sjöwall was a Swedish author and translator. Something we hope you'll especially enjoy: FBA items qualify for FREE Shipping and Amazon Prime. Directed by Jill Culton, Todd Wilderman. by Harper Perennial. The language is so fresh and without accent, the only thing preventing us from imagining it happening today is that there are no cell phones to clutter the action. Fairly fast paced story of murder set in 1970's sweden. There are some great reflective moments in this one, and the social critique of Western capitalistic culture, so often hinted at in the previous novels, really crystalizes into a sustained novel long blast. Just like you and me! We are used to Martin Beck and his colleagues busy for weeks and months when solving a crime. The book opens with the savage murder of a retired police inspector in a hospital. Abominable Snowman, Tibetan Yeti, mythical monster resembling a large, hairy, apelike being supposed to inhabit the Himalayas at about the level of the snow line. I particularly enjoyed the relentless digs at the unnecessary bureaucratic layers of the police force, and the tension between the brutal bullies of the old days, and the slick careerists that replaced them. The 'dumb cop' types Kristianssen and Kvant feature again to provide the humour. Some say he was a nighttime lurker. Very sad when the series ended. But I have an increasingly veteran experience of the way that life works, which is to say not according to plan. "The gruesome murder of a police captain in his hospital room reveals the unsavory history of a man who spent forty years practicing a horrible blend of strong arm police work and sheer brutality. Seventh novel in the Martin Beck mystery series," together known as "The story of crime." The 'dumb cop' types Krist, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 3, 2014. Morality of crime examined in seventh Martin Beck novel, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 27, 2011. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Or get 4-5 business-day shipping on this item for $5.99 The subject in this book was the uncomfortable (for Beck & crew) issue of Police brutality, along with the official cover-ups. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Our judges couldn’t put this novel down," Winner 2018 Shelf Unbound Competition. 10333 S Colony South Dr. Nags Head, NC 27959 (252) 449-6277. Refresh and try again. Directed by (2) Writing credits (1) Cast (25) Produced by (6) Music by (1) Cinematography by (1) Film Editing by (2) Casting By (1) Production Design by (1) Art Direction by (1) Production Management (4) Art Department (18) Sound Department (27) Need another excuse to treat yourself to a new book this week? Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Something went wrong. 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