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... show more
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.
Publish date: 12-03-1976
Pages no: 224
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...