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Series
Sjöwall, Maj, 1935- Martin Beck police mystery ; v. 01.
Martin Beck police mystery.
Subjects
Published
New York : Vintage Books 2008.
Edition
2nd Vintage crime/Black Lizard ed
Language
English
Swedish
Item Description
"The first Martin Beck mystery"--Cover.
Originally published: Roseanna. Stockholm : P.A. Norstedt & Soners Forlag, 1965. This English translation originally published by Pantheon/Random House, 1967.
2nd Vintage crime/Black Lizard edition has a new introduction by Henning Mankell.
Physical Description
212 p.
ISBN
9780307390462
067974598X
9780679745983
Main Author
Maj Sjöwall, 1935- (-)
Other Authors
Per Wahlöö, 1926-1975 (-)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

"The masterful first novel in the Martin Beck series of mysteries ... 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 muderer with a distinctive -- indeed, terrifying -- sense of propriety"--P. [4] ofcover.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

The discovery of the body of an unknown rape and murder victim sends Detective Inspector Beck of the Stockholm Homicide Squad on a six-month search to determine the identity of the victim and her killer from among dozens of suspects. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

With a New Introduction by Henning Mankell. The masterful first novel in the Martin Beck series of mysteries by the internationally renowned crime writing duo Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö ("the best writers of police procedurals in the world"), 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.