The Laughing Policeman

Maj Sjowall (Author) Per Wahloo (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$60.00
Publisher
Blackstone Audiobooks
Publish Date
February 10, 2009
Dimensions
6.8 X 1.2 X 6.1 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Compact Disc
EAN/UPC
9781433263514
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About the Author

Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo, wife and husband team, wrote ten Martin Beck mysteries, virtually creating the modern police procedural. In addition to the many short stories and novels he wrote, Mr. Wahloo, who died in 1975, wrote numerous radio and television plays and was a reporter for several Swedish newspapers and magazines. Maj Sjowall is also a journalist and poet. She lives in Sweden.

Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo, wife and husband team, wrote ten Martin Beck mysteries, virtually creating the modern police procedural. In addition to the many short stories and novels he wrote, Mr. Wahloo, who died in 1975, wrote numerous radio and television plays and was a reporter for several Swedish newspapers and magazines. Maj Sjowall is also a journalist and poet. She lives in Sweden.

Tom Weiner, a dialogue director and voice artist best known for his roles in video games and television shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Transformers, is the winner of eight Earphones Awards and Audie Award finalist. He is a former member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Alan began riding motorcycles almost as soon as he could walk and has been riding and racing for 55 years! Alan was a racing addict who eventually built a WERA sanctioned race club. As a racer, Alan became a certified Personal Trainer and Nutritionist for the betterment of his race efforts. Alan has created patented technologies and in the near future seeks to resurrect an iconic motorcycle company. Alan now lives in Arizona and Texas, and travels to support racers everywhere!

Reviews

"A tantalizing, intricate tale."

-- "New York Times Book Review"

"A top-notch example of the police procedural school of mystery."

-- "Chicago Sun-Times"

"I've read The Laughing Policeman six or eight times. Each time I reach the final twist on the final page, I shiver afresh."

-- "Jonathan Franzen"

"Must reading for anyone who claims to be [a student] of the best detective fiction."

-- "Saturday Review"

"Must reading for [students] of the best detective fiction."

-- "Saturday Review"

Another excellent police procedural about Martin Beck and his colleagues of the Stockholm Homicide Squad. Once again, Tom Weiner gives a performance that is pitch-perfect for the material. The very different personalities of the squad members are beautifully rendered, as are characters we meet only once or twice-in particular, a detective's wife and the girlfriend of one of the victims. The plot takes several unexpected turns, but Weiner's sure narration is always on key with what is happening. The result is that while we are lost in the emotion of the story, we are never lost amid the action.

-- "AudioFile"