|Publisher:||Random House Inc|
|Publish Date:||Jun 2009|
|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|
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.
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.
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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