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The Locked Room
The Locked Room: A Martin Beck Police Mystery (8) | Maj Sjwall, Per Wahl
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The stunning eighth installment in the Martin Beck mystery series by Maj Sjwall and Per Wahl is a masterful take on a classic locked room mystery. A young blonde in sunglasses robs a bank and kills a hapless citizen. Across town, a corpse with a bullet shot through its heart is found in a locked roomwith no gun at the scene. The crimes seem disparate, but to Martin Beck they are two pieces of the same puzzle, and solving it becomes the one way he can escape the pains of his failed marriage and the lingering effects of a near-fatal bullet wound. Exploring the ramifications of egotism and intellect, luck and accident, this tour de force of detection bears the unmistakable substance and gravity of real life. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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rabbitprincess
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3.5⭐️ so a Pick. One of my favourite books in the series case-wise, but once again there are totally gratuitous observations of when female characters aren't wearing bras 🙄 I'm convinced the husband of the husband-and-wife author team wrote those chapters 🙄🙄

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sk888888
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Not my favorite in this series; sad that there‘s only one more to read. I still give it thumbs up because Martin Beck is such a great character.

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Lukethebt
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KendallMorganHall
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I mean, it is a good book. Don‘t get me wrong. I just didn‘t love it. I‘ll read the same Agatha Christie 30 times and be engaged every time but once was enough for this book. I‘ve heard crime novelists rave about this book and I just didn‘t get that excited about it.