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The Man Who Went Up in Smoke (Martin Beck, #2)
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Barrett | 5 comments This book is listed as (Martin Beck Police Mystery #3), when it is actually #2. I almost read the books out of sequence by mistake. #3 is actually The Man On The Balcony.

Could someone look into this please? Thank you!

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...


message 2: by Scott (last edited Jun 09, 2016 02:13PM) (new)

Scott | 16389 comments I changed it because I have the first two books in my possession and The Man on the Balcony says "#2" on it.

The Man on the Balcony by Maj Sjöwall


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lethe | 13574 comments On the series page, they are still listed as book 2 and 3, respectively.


message 4: by Scott (new)

Scott | 16389 comments I guess that's the drawback to people putting the series in the title; then they all have to be changed.


Barrett | 5 comments Hmmm. Could your 1976 edition of The Man On The Balcony have been mislabeled number 2?

The spines list sequential reading order here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_...

The original publishing order was:
1. Roseanna (Roseanna, 1965)
2. The Man Who Went Up in Smoke (Mannen som gick upp i rök, 1966)
3. The Man on the Balcony (Mannen på balkongen, 1967)
4. The Laughing Policeman (Den skrattande polisen, 1968) (Edgar Award, Best Novel, 1971)
5. The Fire Engine That Disappeared (Brandbilen som försvann, 1969)
6. Murder at the Savoy (Polis, polis, potatismos!, 1970)
7. The Abominable Man (Den vedervärdige mannen från Säffle, 1971)
8. The Locked Room (Det slutna rummet, 1972)
9. Cop Killer (Polismördaren, 1974)
10. The Terrorists (Terroristerna, 1975)


message 6: by Scott (new)

Scott | 16389 comments It's possible, or maybe they were just released in a different order in different countries. I'll switch it back to match the publishing order.


Barrett | 5 comments Oh yes! That could very well be it! Thanks!


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Scott | 16389 comments No problem. Yeah, looks like the Vintage printings switched the two:

The Man Who Went Up in Smoke (A Martin Beck Police Mystery #3) by Maj Sjöwall


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