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Roseanna (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)

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Publisher Comments:

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 begins an investigation not only to uncover a murderer but also to discover who the victim was. Three months later, all Beck knows is that her name was Roseanna and that she could have been strangled by any one of eighty-five people on a cruise. As the melancholic Beck narrows the list of suspects, he is drawn increasingly to the enigma of the victim, a free-spirited traveler with a penchant for casual sex, and to the psychopathology of a murderer with a distinctive--indeed, terrifying--sense of propriety..

Review:

Here, newly reissued, are two classic crime stories: the first featuring the American private investigator Nero Wolfe in the 1930s, the second introducing the Swedish police detective Martin Beck in the 1960s. Aside from each being a superior piece of writing, the two novels might have arrived from different planets. Each is a good example of one of the two formats that dominated 20th-century crime... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

Synopsis:

On a July afternoon, the body of a young woman is dredged from Sweden's beautiful Lake Vattern. Three months later, all that Police Inspector Martin Beck knows is that her name is Roseanna, that she came from Lincoln, Nebraska, and that she could have been strangled by any one of eighty-five people. With its authentically rendered settings and vividly realized characters, and its command over the intricately woven details of police detection, Roseanna is a masterpiece of suspense and sadness.

About the Author

Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, her husband and coauthor, wrote ten Martin Beck mysteries. Mr Wahloo, who died in 1975, was a reporter for several Swedish newspapers and magazines and wrote numerous radio and television plays, film scripts, short stories, and novels. Maj Sjöwall is also a poet.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307390462
Author:
Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo
Publisher:
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Translator:
Roth, Lois
Author:
Wahloo, Per
Author:
Sjowall, Maj
Author:
Mankell, Henning
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Police
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Murder -- Investigation.
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.94x5.28x.63 in. .53 lbs.

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Product details 224 pages Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - English 9780307390462 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , On a July afternoon, the body of a young woman is dredged from Sweden's beautiful Lake Vattern. Three months later, all that Police Inspector Martin Beck knows is that her name is Roseanna, that she came from Lincoln, Nebraska, and that she could have been strangled by any one of eighty-five people. With its authentically rendered settings and vividly realized characters, and its command over the intricately woven details of police detection, Roseanna is a masterpiece of suspense and sadness.
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