"Roseanna" is the first of ten police procedural novels featuring Martin Beck and his team.A young woman is found dead in the Göta Canal, molested and murdered. The case is almost instantly cold: nobody can identify her and where and by whom she was killed. Then a stroke of luck: through Interpol... show more
"Roseanna" is the first of ten police procedural novels featuring Martin Beck and his team.A young woman is found dead in the Göta Canal, molested and murdered. The case is almost instantly cold: nobody can identify her and where and by whom she was killed. Then a stroke of luck: through Interpol her identity is ascertained; she is Roseanna McGraw, an American tourist who
Publisher: Progreso Editorial
Pages no: 202
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, 20th Century
, Mystery Thriller
, German Literature
, Swedish Literature
Series: Martin Beck (#1)
4,5 stars! This felt like a real investigation, with no extraordinary breakouts, only hard work and no technology. I quite liked Martin Beck and I will continue with number 2 in the series!
Featuring police detective, Martin Beck, on the hunt for the killer of a young woman named Roseanna who has been found dead in a canal after being raped and murdered. Time elapses with no leads and the case goes cold until, via Interpol, she is identified as an American tourist who had been a passen...
"He looked tired and his sunburned skin seemed yellowish in the gray light. His face was lean with a broad forehead and a strong jaw. His mouth, under his short, straight nose, was thin and wide with two deep lines near the corners. When he smiled, you could see his healthy, white teeth. His dark h...
(I am lowering my rating on this to 3, to allow me to lower my rating on the second book, so that I can properly emphasis how good the third book actually is...)
Quite outstanding, and I can see how (written in 1965) this was a game-changer for the genre.BTW -- let me state here that these five-stars are to be measured, as I suppose with my other ratings, only in the context of the genre in which the book was written -- not as compared, say, to Pynchon or Vi...
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