The Usual Suspects: The Laughing Policeman
Discussion of the mystery The Laughing Policeman by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo (1970, 211 p.) On a cold and rainy Stockholm night, nine bus riders are gunned down by a mysterious assassin. The press portrays it as a freak attack and dubs the killer a madman. But Superintendent Martin Beck thinks otherwise—one of his most ambitious young detectives was among those killed—and he suspects it was more than coincidence.
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