The Fire Engine That Disappeared

The Fire Engine That Disappeared

A Martin Beck Mystery

Book - 2009
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"The lightning-paced fifth novel in the Martin Beck mystery series by the internationally renowned crime writing duo, Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, 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"?"--P. [4] of cover
Publisher: New York : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, 2009, c1970
Edition: 2nd Vintage CrimeBlack Lizard ed
ISBN: 9780307390929
Branch Call Number: MYS Sjow
Characteristics: x, 213 p. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Wahlöö, Per 1926-1975


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Mar 26, 2014

I love the entire Martin Beck series. The character development is superb and the mysteries intriguing.

Mar 26, 2014

Good mystery, despite the poor translation. I dont know Swedish, but I do know that nobody speaks English the way these characters do, except maybe in some distant English colony in a different century.

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Mar 22, 2011

One of thier best efforts at characterization, scene-setting & plotting. A damned good read IMHO!


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