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Another Time, Another Life
The Story of a Crime (2)
Written by Leif GW Persson


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-39021-9 (0-307-39021-7)

Stockholm, 1975: Six young people take the entire staff of the West German embassy hostage. The long siege ends with the deaths of two hostages and the wounding of several others. Jump to 1989: When a Swedish civil servant is murdered, the two leading detectives on the case find their investigation... Read more >
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Between Summer's Longing and Winter's End
The Story of a Crime (1)
Written by Leif GW Persson


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 21, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-39020-2 (0-307-39020-9)

A young man falls to his death from a window in a student dorm in Stockholm, his loose shoe striking and killing the little dog being taken for his evening walk by an old man. It seems to be a mundane suicide—at least that’s what the police choose to think. But... Read more >
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True

Written by Riikka Pulkkinen


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: March 20, 2012
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-500-6 (1-59051-500-5)

Elsa is dying. Her husband, Martti, and daughter Eleonoora are struggling to accept the crushing thought that they are soon to lose her. As Elsa becomes ever more fragile, Eleonoora’s childhood memories are slipping away. Meanwhile, Eleonoora’s daughter Anna spends her time pondering the fates of passersby. For her the world... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Abominable Man
A Martin Beck Police Mystery (7)
Written by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo
Introduction by Jens Lapidus


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-39090-5 (0-307-39090-X)

The striking seventh novel in the Martin Beck mystery series by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, finds Beck facing one of the greatest challenges in his professional career.

The gruesome murder of a police captain in his hospital room reveals the unsavory history of a man who spent forty years practicing a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Cop Killer
A Martin Beck Police Mystery (9)
Written by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo
Introduction by Liza Marklund


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 27, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-39089-9 (0-307-39089-6)

The shocking ninth novel in the Martin Beck mystery series by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö finds Beck investigating parallel cases that have shocked a small rural community.

In a country town, a woman is brutally murdered and left buried in a swamp. There are two main suspects: her closest neighbor and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Fire Engine that Disappeared
A Martin Beck Police Mystery (5)
Written by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo
Introduction by Colin Dexter


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 2, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-39092-9 (0-307-39092-6)

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... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Laughing Policeman
A Martin Beck Police Mystery (4)
Written by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo
Introduction by Jonathan Franzen


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 10, 2009
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-39050-9 (0-307-39050-0)

The incredible fourth novel in the Martin Beck mystery series by the internationally renowned crime writing duo Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, finds Martin Beck heading a major manhunt in pursuit of a mass-murderer.

On a cold and rainy Stockholm night, nine bus riders are gunned down by a mysterious assassin. The... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Locked Room
A Martin Beck Police Mystery (8)
Written by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo
Introduction by Michael Connelly


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-39049-3 (0-307-39049-7)

The stunning eighth installment in the Martin Beck mystery series by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö 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... Read more >
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The Man on the Balcony
A Martin Beck Police Mystery (3)
Written by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo
Introduction by Jo Nesbo


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 10, 2009
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-39047-9 (0-307-39047-0)

The chilling third novel in the Martin Beck mystery series by the internationally renowned crime writing duo Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, finds Martin Beck investigating a string of child murders.

In the once peaceful parks of Stockholm, a killer is stalking young girls and disposing their bodies. The city is on... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Murder at the Savoy
A Martin Beck Police Mystery (6)
Written by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo
Introduction by Arne Dahl


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 2, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-39091-2 (0-307-39091-8)

The shocking sixth novel in the Martin Beck mystery series by the internationally renowned crime writing duo by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, finds Beck investigating a brutal assassination.

When Viktor Palmgren, a powerful Swedish industrialist is shot during his after-dinner speech in the luxurious Hotel Savoy, it sends a shiver down... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Roseanna
A Martin Beck Police Mystery (1)
Written by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo
Introduction by Henning Mankell


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 30, 2008
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-39046-2 (0-307-39046-2)

The masterful first novel in the Martin Beck series of mysteries by the internationally renowned crime writing duo Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, finds Beck hunting for the murderer of a lonely traveler.

On a July afternoon, a young woman's body is dredged from Sweden's beautiful Lake Vattern. With no clues Beck... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Terrorists
A Martin Beck Police Mystery (10)
Written by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo
Introduction by Dennis Lehane


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 27, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-39088-2 (0-307-39088-8)

The final novel in the Martin Beck mystery series by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö is a masterful, all consuming tale that rushes toward a thrilling, unexpected climax.

An American senator is visiting Stockholm and Martin Beck must lead a team to protect him from an international gang of terrorists. However... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Doctor Glas
A Novel
Written by Hjalmar Soderberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 156 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 13, 2002
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72267-4 (0-385-72267-2)

Stark, brooding, and enormously controversial when first published in 1905, this astonishing novel juxtaposes impressions of fin-de-siècle Stockholm against the psychological landscape of a man besieged by obsession. Lonely and introspective, Doctor Glas has long felt an instinctive hostility toward the odious local minister. So when the minister’s beautiful wife complains... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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We're Flying

Written by Peter Stamm
Translated by Michael Hofmann


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: August 14, 2012
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-324-8 (1-59051-324-X)

Following the publication of the widely acclaimed novel Seven Years comes a new collection of stories from the Swiss master Peter Stamm. They all possess the traits that have built Stamm’s reputation: the directness of the prose, the deceptive surface simplicity of the narratives, and deep psychological insight into the existential... Read more >
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Grace
A Novel
Written by Linn Ullmann


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 3, 2006
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7802-8 (1-4000-7802-4)

When Johan was a boy, he bargained with Death, and in good time Death obligingly took his father. And when Johan was miserably married, Death kindly took his equine first wife, leaving him a tidy sum. But now, with the Reaper coming for him, Johan cries out for certainties, for control... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Stella Descending
A Novel
Written by Linn Ullmann


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 13, 2004
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3094-1 (1-4000-3094-3)

Stella descends, over and over, in the course of this haunting novel. She falls from the womb, since her mother gives birth standing up; she falls for Martin, who delivers her new green sofa and refuses to leave; she falls ill and eventually recovers; but her biggest fall, the descent that... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Axe
The Master of Hestviken, Vol. 1
Written by Sigrid Undset


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 29, 1994
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-75273-8 (0-679-75273-0)

Set in 13th-century Norway, The Axe is the first volume in Undset's epic tetralogy, The Master of Hestviken. In it, we meet Olav Audunsson and Ingunn Steinfinnsdatter, who were betrothed as children and raised as brother and sister. In the heedlessness of youth, they become lovers, unaware that their ardor will... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Bridal Wreath
Kristin Lavransdatter, Vol.1
Written by Sigrid Undset


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 12, 1987
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-394-75299-0 (0-394-75299-6)

Read more >
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The Cross
Kristin Lavransdatter, Vol. 3
Written by Sigrid Undset


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 12, 1987
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-394-75291-4 (0-394-75291-0)

In the finale of this great and popular work, Kristin rearranges her life after the Black Death has devastated her world. Read more >
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In the Wilderness
The Master of Hestviken, Vol. 3
Written by Sigrid Undset


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 24, 1995
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-75553-1 (0-679-75553-5)

It is Norway in the thirteenth-century. Olav Audunsson was once an outlaw; now he is a man of wealth and stature. He is haunted by the memory of crimes for which there are no easy atonement. In the third volume of her medieval epic, Sigrid Undset plunges readers into a world... Read more >
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The Mistress of Husaby
Kristin Lavransdatter, Vol. 2
Written by Sigrid Undset


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 12, 1987
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-394-75293-8 (0-394-75293-7)

Part two is the story of Kristin's fifteen years of troubled married life on the great estate of Husaby. Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Snake Pit
The Master of Hestviken, Vol. 2
Written by Sigrid Undset


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 29, 1994
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-75554-8 (0-679-75554-3)

In the second novel of her powerful saga The Master of Hestviken, Sigrid Undset turns the magnificent landscape of thirteenth-century Norway into the backdrop for a brilliant and unsparing portrait of marriage. Olav Audunsson and Ingunn Steinfinnsdatter, lovers when they were barely in childhood, are beginning a new life, but in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Son Avenger
Volume IV of The Master of Hestviken
Written by Sigrid Undset


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 24, 1995
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-75552-4 (0-679-75552-7)

In the concluding volume of The Master of Hestviken epic, Sigrid Undset combines an astonishing fidelity to the landscape, culture, and mores of thirteenth-century Norway with a timeless insight into the labyrinths of passion and bitterness, guilt and faith. As a young man, Olav Audunsson committed two murders for love. Now... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Assignment

Written by Per Wahloo


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 18, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-74476-0 (0-307-74476-0)

From Per Wahlöö—co-author with his wife, Maj Sjöwall, of the internationally bestselling Martin Beck series of mysteries—comes a novel about a political assassination in South America, and unassuming diplomat is chosen to take his place.

The Provincial Resident of a desolate province in a South America has been assassinated. When Manuel Ortega... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Generals

Written by Per Wahloo


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 18, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-74478-4 (0-307-74478-7)

From Per Wahlöö—co-author with his wife, Maj Sjöwall, of the internationally bestselling Martin Beck series of mysteries—comes a political satire, told as a court transcript, about the court-martial of a general gone rogue.

Time: the not too distant future. Place: a small island in the temperate zone. Scene: air-force headquarters. Corporal Edwin... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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