Yesterday, when I was comparing the main characters of the two Scandinavian novels, I think I screwed up. The more I thought about it, the more convinced I became that Martin Beck, the protagonist of The Laughing Policeman, is NOT divorced, but he and his wife have a somewhat strained relationship. I'd refer to the book, but I mailed it off to my sister a couple of months ago. If anybody has read this book and can post a comment telling me whether or not I'm having an extended senior moment, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.