Roseanna: A Martin Beck Police Mystery (1)

byMaj Sjowall, Per WahlooIntroduction byHenning Mankell

September 30, 2008|
Roseanna: A Martin Beck Police Mystery (1) by Maj Sjowall
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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.

Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, her husband and coauthor, wrote ten Martin Beck mysteries. They plotted and researched each book together then wrote alternate chapters. The books were written over a ten year period and carefully planned to allow for gradual character development and evolving social commentary as the series ...
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Title:Roseanna: A Martin Beck Police Mystery (1)
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:224 pages, 7.97 X 5.2 X 0.67 in
Shipping dimensions:224 pages, 7.97 X 5.2 X 0.67 in
Published:September 30, 2008
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780307390462

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