the laughing policeman Author:maj sjowall and per wahloo Massacre on a city bus, eight people saw the face of the murderer. it was the last face they ever saw.
one of the victims was a police detective. was it just a coincidence or a vital key in a crime that has every cop in town looking over his shoulder?
With its wonderfully observed lawmen (including the inimitable Martin Beck), its brilliantly rendered felons and their murky Stockholm underworld, and its deftly engineered plot, The Laughing Policeman is a classic of the police procedural and the axiom "police work is 90% sweat and 10% luck; a must reading for anyone who claims to be a student of the best detective fiction.