Den skrattande polisen

Den skrattande polisen I den r da tv v ningsbussen som trafikerade linje halvl g ke Stenstr m en av Martin Becks yngsta medarbetare i sitt s te Han var d d Det var kvinnan bredvid honom och chauff ren och de vriga pass

  • Title: Den skrattande polisen
  • Author: Maj Sjöwall Per Wahlöö
  • ISBN: 9172635681
  • Page: 426
  • Format: Paperback
  • I den r da tv v ningsbussen som trafikerade linje 47 halvl g ke Stenstr m, en av Martin Becks yngsta medarbetare, i sitt s te Han var d d Det var kvinnan bredvid honom och chauff ren och de vriga passagerarna ocks I h ger hand h ll Stenstr m sitt tj nstevapen.

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    • Maj Sjöwall Per Wahlöö

      Maj Sj wall is a Swedish author and translator She is best known for the collaborative work with her partner Per Wahl on a series of ten novels about the exploits of Martin Beck, a police detective in Stockholm In 1971, the fourth of these books, The Laughing Policeman a translation of Den skrattande polisen, originally published in 1968 won an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best Novel.They also wrote novels separately.Sj wall had a 13 year relationship with Wahl which lasted until his death in 1975.

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    • One of the things I dig most about the "Martin Beck" mysteries is that they are only named "Martin Beck" mysteries out of convenience. He's the highest ranking policeman in Sjowall and Wahloo's Stockholm Homicide Division, and a couple of the early books tended to focus on him, but as the series goes on the books can be about any of the men who work with Beck.The Laughing Policeman revolves around two of the detectives: Lennart Kollberg and Åke Stenström. In fact, the central mystery of the bo [...]


    • Just reread this for work, but it's reminded me that I meant to go after the others in the series and work my way through them. I really do have to, because they're brilliant, and decades ahead of their time. Sorry the US, but your classic hardboiled fiction really does pale into insignificance next to Nordic Noir. Give me Sjöwall and Wahlöö every time.


    • After finishing The Man on the Balcony, I decided to go back for more of Martin Beck and his colleagues, and I'm so happy I did. The Laughing Policeman is the fourth in the Martin Beck series, and so far it is my favorite from this writing duo.While the police in Stockholm are busy at the American Embassy where a protest against the Vietnam War has turned very ugly, patrolmen Kvant and Kristiansson, the Keystone Cop-ish police officers who just so happened to have inadvertently solved the case i [...]


    • Another super book in the series about the morose, melancholy and mirthless detective Martin Beck - though it is an ensemble piece in reality as his colleagues are heavily involved as well rounded totally believable characters in their own right.Who has machine gunned nine people on a Stockholm bus late one evening? Why is an off duty policeman one of the victims? How is this case linked to an unsolved murder mystery?There are no witnesses save a man in a coma who expires after waking briefly an [...]


    • Sjöwall/Wahlöö's 4th book has never been made into a Swedish movie, but was filmed starring Wather Matthau in 1973 (The Laughing Policeman). If you happen to have caught that one, please know that, even if the story (more than the characters) survived the relocation to the States, it doesn't really hold a candle to the original. This story, starting off with the shocking mass murder of a number of people on a night bus in central Stockholm, is one of, if not the top of the series.Note: Not al [...]


    • The fourth book featuring Stockholm Police Commissioner Martin Beck is probably the best known, due to a movie adaptation with Walther Matthau in the main role. I can understand its popularity, as it is my favorite so far in this ongoing police procedural series.It is important to accentuate the procedural nature of the story, in order to give a warning to readers who expect all crime stories to have a super smart detective who solves cases by smoking a pipe ot twirling a moustache while the aut [...]


    • This book won the Edgar Award for best novel in 1971 and it is easy to see why. It is a mesmerizing tale right from the first sentence, maybe the best in this series that I have read so far. As with the three earlier books, this one is deceptively simple in construction. It is told in laconic "this happened, then this happened" fashion, and it is hard for an amateur such as myself to deconstruct just why it is so good. But if the object of a writer is to entertain and hold the interest of the re [...]


    • The Story of a Crime Book 4: The One With A Mass Murder, a Cop Killing and Beck Takes a Back SeatSimenon aside I don't think there are any other crime writers who have managed to capture so much in so few pages, once more Sjowall & Wahloo have written fantastic piece of genre fiction whilst holding a mirror up to society, it's failings and its strengths. Yes it is from their own particular Marxist viewpoint but they are not dogmatic about it.This case is set in the winter of 1968, Europe is [...]


    • Probablemente sea la mejor novela policíaca que haya leído en mi vida. Redonda. Sin grietas. Magistral. Puede leerse en individual sin perder mayores detalles, pero recomendaría, encarecidamente, leer las tres previas de la serie: No desmerecen para nada.


    • There is no single hero. Martin Beck does the most brooding. He--mostly--puts the pieces together. Teamwork rules in The Laughing Policeman. The pieces come together through collaboration, not by lone wolves sniffing one trail.Written in 1968, the style here is multiple points of view. The prose swoops down from extreme omniscience and scene-setting--a dry, matter-of-fact coolness to the tone--before picking up the thoughts and actions of one of the many cops in the ensemble.The cops are warts-a [...]


    • This was only the second of the Edgar Best Novel winners so far that I knew for certain I had read before. But, I decided it would be worthwhile to reread it, and how right I was. Martin Beck, the protagonist of this series, is the spiritual ancestor of Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander. He pretty much bears out any stereotype you may have about gloomy Swedes. But he's a heck of a policeman.One thing I don't recall noticing when I first read this book back in the 1970s was how it is set in a defi [...]


    • Book ReviewAs is sometimes true: I read books with common threads, one after the other, without fully realizing it. It was only while reading the 4th in a series by Henning Mankell that I noticed I was reading a crime novel whose title remarked on the facial expressions of joy and laughter (Mankell's The Man Who Smiled) much as this novel I'd just finished reading did (the 4th in the Martin Beck series: The Laughing policeman). Did I deliberately choose these books for their evocative titles? I [...]


    • Probably as good as it gets as far as a police procedural drama goes.Christmas time in Stockholm 1967, a mass murder on a bus. One of the victim includes a homicide detective. The police squad slowly works around to a connection to a previous unsolved murder of a nymphomaniac part-time prostitute.Martin Beck is just one of the gang which is about the team working together and not on any individual. The differences between Beck's after-work life (he has none) and that of his friend and colleague [...]


    • "An investigation which didn't even deserve to be called a guessing game."O quarto do livro da famosa série do Martin Beck é mais uma prova da grandiosidade das mentes do casal Maj Sojwäll e Per Wahlöö. Uma atmosfera cinzenta acompanha toda esta história. O tempo é horrível: faz frio, muito vento e chove constantemente. A escuridão parece permanente, mesmo durante o dia, como que para igualar a disposição deprimente das pessoas envolvidas."The Laughing Policeman" começa por nos mostr [...]


    • What a treat I am having reading the Martin Beck series in order; with this book I'm 4 down and 6 to go.The skill of these writers is creating a brilliant Police procedural and here with The Laughing Policeman you are treated to one of the best.All the detectives play their part in trying to solve a mass murder as they slowly begin to understand that that horrific crime was committed to stop one of their own from solving a much older murder.I especially like the gentle interactions between the d [...]


    • yet another totally solid, fast-moving, absolutely hypnotic entry in the martin beck series which somehow manages to completely emotionally devastate me at the end (this time, via a joke). these people are insanely good, i have no idea how they did it, these books are all but perfect, i don't in the slightest understand how they work, how they gain their power, but it is tremendous and what's more, it seems to be cumulative 6 books left and i'm already starting to worry about withdrawal


    • The Laughing Policeman, of course, is #4 in the ten-part detective Martin Beck series. As I noted earlier in the series, the Swedish author-couple Sjöwall and Wahlöö were known to use the police procedural genre as a vehicle for social commentary. I will focus on this point exclusively without revealing anything about how the crime is solved.Previously, the authors made occasional subtle references to the failings of American culture, but starting in this book they give full expression to the [...]


    • This is the first co-authored novel I've ever read. This is part of a Swedish series from the 1960s and my first outing with main character, the taciturn, rather unexceptional, Martin Beck and his police team. Exceptionally good - judging by this one, certainly deserve their reputation as fine crime thrillers/police procedurals. I mean to read the whole of this series. I did however think the translation and proofing errors in the version I read, let it down a little. What a shame I can't read S [...]


    • I love how the story not really focus on Martin Beck but the whole team as well. Quite intense with mass murder sort of crime, unknown suspect and a very unlucky police guy. It goes way back relating to pass cases, quite tricky and at some point it became very exhausting. But I still like Martin Beck and his team-- the procedural, the investigation, the guessing game, hints and instinct. Too bad for Stenström but love Kollberg so much in here. Story-telling was great, wonderful intro and storie [...]


    • Bello. Una trama dagli sviluppi lenti, senza colpi di scena clamorosi, anzi viene spesso sottolineata l’inettitudine della polizia di Stoccolma che non riesce a venire a capo dell’omicidio, avvenuto in una piovosa notte di novembre 1967, dei nove passeggeri di un autobus a due piani, nel centro della città, crivellati da innumerevoli colpi di pistola. Tra i passeggeri vi era un agente di polizia, che a quell’ora di notte non doveva essere in servizio, e proprio dalle indagini della squadr [...]


    • Another cracker of a story by the godparents of Swedish crime, Maj Sjöwall & Per Wahlöö. The Laughing Policeman begins with a pointed account of police action to subdue a protest against the Vietnam War and then very quickly moves to the crime at the heart of the novel – a vividly rendered mystery: a late-night bus crashes on an almost empty street. On the bus are found nine victims who have been machine-gunned by an unknown assailant, eight murdered outright and one who survives long [...]


    • I had to go back and re-read this having recently been sampling the wares of the new generation of Swedish detective fiction writers. In the early 80’s I read and enjoyed the entire Martin Beck series of Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, but “The Laughing Policeman” was my favorite. “The Laughing Policeman” is a police procedural published in 1968 when mass murders had yet to appear on the scene in Sweden. The subject of the investigation in the book purports to be the first. The technolo [...]


    • I have been reading the Martin Beck series chronologically and this is one of the best. The original Roseanna is withoutdoubt outstanding but this comes close.The authors of these books are the inspiration for other great Swedish crime novelists such as Henning Mankell and you can see that reflected in the latters books. The bleak cold descriptions of the Sweden of the 1970's, not the clinical society we imagine today, is racked with crime, drink and drug problems. The city streets are dirty and [...]


    • This was another episode in the Martin Beck series. Unfortunately, my library does not carry the print versions of this series, so I must continue with the audioseries. I think I'd like the print version better because a lot seems to get lost in translation with the audio version (someone else's interpretation of the words, etc). However, I still like the characters and series enough to continue. In this episode the character development was even stronger because Martin Beck was investigating th [...]


    • Ok, so if you want to read the good shit always go to the source. For Nordic Crime's first big heavy hitters? At least for my generation: Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö. I picked up The Laughing Policeman #4 in the Martin Beck series, which I could've sworn I'd read before – but apparently that was eons ago as nothing was familiar (I think I've even seen the movie, but still drew a blank). Awesome, man. Even being a bit dated: protests against the Vietnam War etc. the story still stood up. Well [...]


    • Solidly enjoyable mystery with satisfying police work throughout and pretty clever and funny. I'm used to/into mystery novels that introduce the villain early on and this wasn't that--the mystery is solved in the last 20 pages--but very much enjoyed.


    • More of a "police procedural" than I typically read. Well written, just not my preference in writing styles--I prefer more in-depth characterization.



    • In una recente presentazione del suo ultimo romanzo (che ho aggiunto in libreria), Carlo Lucarelli dichiarava giustamente che in realtà il giallo è un ottimo strumento per raccontare qualcos’altro di più importante, e che diversamente sarebbe solo letteratura di genere. E’ una considerazione che mi è piaciuta, e che si adatta perfettamente a “Il poliziotto che ride” di questa anziana e piacevole coppia di scrittori svedesi.Per ammissione stessa di Sjowall e Wahloo, i romanzi gialli d [...]


    • This was a good short read. Having said that as it was written nearly 40 years ago was a bit dated. But that didn't detract from the enjoyment of the read. After all people still enjoy Agatha Christie.Martin Beck and his squad are to busy in fighting it is any wonder they manage to sove crimes. But they do. It was refreshing to read a book with no internet,Facebook, Twitter and mobile phones etc.Old school but enjoyable.


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