The Fire Engine That Disappeared

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The Fire Engine That Disappeared

Format:  Paperback,

213 pages

Publisher: Random House Inc

Publish Date: Jun 2009

ISBN-13: 9780307390929

ISBN-10: 0307390926

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The lightning-paced fifth novel in the Martin Beck mystery series by the internationally renowned crime writing duo, Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo, finds Beck investigating one of the strangest, most violent, and unforgettable crimes of his career.The incendiary device that blew the roof off a Stockholm apartment not only interrupted the small, peaceful orgy underway inside, it nearly took the lives of the building's eleven occupants. And if one of Martin Beck's colleagues hadn't been on the scene, the explosion would have led to a major catastrophe because somehow a regulation fire-truck has vanished. Was it terrorism, suicide, or simply a gas leak? And what if, anything, did the explosion have to do with the peculiar death earlier that day of a 46-year-old bachelor whose cryptic suicide note consisted of only two words: "Martin Beck"?

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Publisher: Random House Inc
Publish Date: Jun 2009
ISBN-13: 9780307390929
ISBN-10: 0307390926
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 213
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.55
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.25 x 8.0 x 0.5

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Biography of Wahl, Per

Writer and journalist Per Wahl was born in Sweden on August 5, 1926. He graduated from the University of Lund in 1946 and found work covering criminal and social issues for numerous newspapers and magazines. He also wrote a number of television and radio plays and was managing editor for several magazines. His first book, Himmelsgeten, was published in 1956 and numerous novels followed. He also wrote all ten novels in the Martin Beck Police Mystery series with his wife Maj Sj wall. In 1971, The Laughing Policeman (a translation of Den Skrattande Polisen) won an Edgar Award for Best Novel. He died from cancer on June 22, 1975.

Biography of Sjwall, Maj

Writer and journalist Maj Sj wall was born in Sweden in 1935. She was a reporter and art director at several newspapers and magazines. From 1959 to 1961, she was an editor with the publishing house Wahlstrm and Widstrad. She met Per Wahl in 1961 and they married the following year. Together they wrote all ten novels in the Martin Beck Police Mystery series from 1965 to 1975. In 1971, The Laughing Policeman (a translation of Den Skrattande Polisen) won an Edgar Award for Best Novel.

Biography of Dexter, Colin

Colin Dexter is Britain's most popular writer of crime fiction. Born in 1930 in Stamford, Lincolnshire, England, Dexter earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees at Cambridge University and taught school for many years before turning to writing full time. Dexter is best known for creating the character Inspector Morse, the irascible but lovable detective featured on the PBS television series Mystery. The Inspector Morse series began in 1975 with Last Bus to Woodstock, a novel that established Dexter as a popular author.

He won the British Crime Writers' Gold Dagger Award for The Wench is Dead in 1989 and again in 1992 for The Way Through the Woods. His latest Inspector Morse novel is Death Is Now My Neighbour (1996). He lives in Oxford.

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