This is the first book of 10 Martin Beck police mysteries which are originally written in Swedish.
I enjoy reading authors from around the world - I really enjoyed this read and look forward to more in the series.
The dialogue is well written, the characters multi-dimensional, and the plot is tight, with moments of suspense.
The author tried to show the plodding nature of police work and succeeded. But that doesn't make for an enjoyable read. Too many pages went by with no narrative development.Published 4 days ago by Isaac Ivor
Roseanne was a compelling mystery complete with a believable picture of a real investigation and the toil it takes on all concerned.Published 5 days ago by Randall R. Bare
These police detectives are loyal to their own; allow gut instinct based on years of experience to guide them, and are a breath of fresh air in our by the numbers world.Published 12 days ago by Patricia R. Morton
Classic Scandinavian Noir before the days of computers and mobile phones. Martin Beck is the prototype angst ridden Swedish cop who cannot stop until he has got his man. Read morePublished 1 month ago by David Anderson
As a retired criminal investigator, I found the book realistic, not over sensationalized. Believeable. Interesting. Recommend for those interested in logical investigations.Published 1 month ago by roger j.
Set in Sweeden in the 1960's, no cell phones, no DNA and no email, but lots of smoking. The characters are a bit dark, but interesting.Published 1 month ago by Donald Anderson