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Cop Killer: The Martin Beck Series

Cop Killer - Maj Sjöwall, Per Wahlöö, Alan Blair

bookshelves: translation, series, summer-2013, sweden, play-dramatisation, mystery-thriller, published-1967, fradio, radio-4

Read from July 26 to 27, 2013


Cop Killer by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö Translated by Thomas Teal Dramatised for radio by Jennifer Howarth

BBC BLURB: The murder of a woman in a small village outside Malmö in Southern Sweden wouldn't normally warrant the attentions of Detective Inspector Martin Beck and his team. But this woman lived next door to a man who has already killed once, and the press are taking a lot of interest in the case. Beck and Kollberg aren't getting anywhere when a teenage shootout between two teenage boys and the police not far away starts a series of events that eventually leads them to the killer, and sets the seal on a significant decision for Lennart Kollberg.

Original Music by Elizabeth Purnell Directed by Sara Davies.

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