Roseanna

Roseanna The first book in the classic Martin Beck detective series from the s the novels that shaped the future of Scandinavian crime writing Hugely acclaimed the Martin Beck series were the original Sca

  • Title: Roseanna
  • Author: Maj Sjöwall Per Wahlöö Henning Mankell Lois Roth
  • ISBN: 9780007439119
  • Page: 379
  • Format: Paperback
  • The first book in the classic Martin Beck detective series from the 1960s the novels that shaped the future of Scandinavian crime writing Hugely acclaimed, the Martin Beck series were the original Scandinavian crime novels and have inspired the writings of Stieg Larsson, Henning Mankell and Jo Nesbo Written in the 1960s, 10 books completed in 10 years, they are the worThe first book in the classic Martin Beck detective series from the 1960s the novels that shaped the future of Scandinavian crime writing Hugely acclaimed, the Martin Beck series were the original Scandinavian crime novels and have inspired the writings of Stieg Larsson, Henning Mankell and Jo Nesbo Written in the 1960s, 10 books completed in 10 years, they are the work of Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo a husband and wife team from Sweden They follow the fortunes of the detective Martin Beck, whose enigmatic, taciturn character has inspired countless other policemen in crime fiction without his creation Ian Rankin s John Rebus or Henning Mankell s Kurt Wallander may never have been conceived The novels can be read separately, but are best read in chronological order, so the reader can follow the characters development and get drawn into the series as a whole Roseanna begins 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.

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    1. "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 hair was combed straight back from the even hairline and had not yet begun to gray. The look in his soft blue eyes was clear and calm. He was thin but not especially tall and somewhat round-shouldered. [...]

    2. So first off, this has nothing to do with that Toto song. Just thought I’d get that out of the way right off the bat.This was published in 1965 and was the first in a series of ten books about Swedish police investigator Martin Beck. When the body of a woman who was raped and murdered is pulled out of a Swedish canal, Beck is called in to investigate, and he’ll spend months pulling together the facts he’ll need to solve it. This has an interesting introduction by the Swedish crime writer H [...]

    3. This is sort of like a police procedural version of John La Carre's Smiley novels. They aren't jargon littered like Le Carre's novels but the hero, Martin Beck, is sort of a non-traditional hero of the same ilk of George Smiley. Beck is a depressed middle-aged man, his only real quirk is that he likes building model boats, he doesn't like being around groups of people, coffee makes him feel sick, he's resigned to having to deal with his family who he doesn't seem to have enough energy to really [...]

    4. When I finished Roseanna again last night I thought I should write a review talking about how rare it is for me to reread a book, and how Sjöwall & Wahloo have conjured something exceptional from me as a reader. When I started thinking about how rare it is for me to reread, however, I realized what a load of crap that is. I am a rereader. I reread quite often, actually. Most of the books I reread, admittedly, are due to the classes I teach. I've read Hamlet and The Tempest and One Day in th [...]

    5. The clarity of the writing and translation held me in thrall. In Henning Mankell's introduction to the reprint out in late 2008, he mentions that this husband and wife team inspired the new breed of police procedurals by the greats we read now. The view of the cop as a flawed individual with physical and personal issues was a new concept when they began. The slow, solid build-up of tension in Roseanna was so subtle that the denoument, when it came, had me actually gasping for breath. A resoundin [...]

    6. I liked it a lot. Very Scandinavian. I say this because (like other Scandinavian books) they treat crime as something done by insane people who are to be pitied, not loathed or hated. They also are very methodical and relentless in their pursuit of criminals. This took place in the sixties, and that was very interesting. Beatles, no cell phones, telegraphs, etc. Since the villain is a rapist and murderer, some things get disgusting at times. Not description-wise, the Scandinavians are very good [...]

    7. The body of a young woman is found at the locks of Borenshult. The local police call in Martin Beck and his team from Stockholm to help identify her and catch her killer. Thorough and meticulous investigations follow. There's a strong sense of patience and time in Roseanna, as in Sjowall & Wahloo's The Laughing Policeman. I like the reality of long stretches of time, the deliberate treatment of procedural details that, instead of being tedious, give a heightened sense of reality and show the [...]

    8. Maj Sjöwall (n. 1935) e Per Wahlöö (1926 – 1975)Per Wahlöö(1926 – 1975) e Maj Sjöwall(n. 1935) dois escritores suecos, marido e mulher, unidos pelo amor e pelas convicções políticas, os verdadeiros criadores do romance policial nórdico, com o início na série protagonizada pelo inspector Martin Beck, rigorosamente planeada, intitulada "A História de um Crime", 10 livros, cada livro com 30 capítulos, no total 300 capítulos de verdadeira e genuína literatura policial, publicados [...]

    9. The Martin Beck series is supposed to amazing, I was very excited to finally find the first book so I could find out why. So far, so ordinary.I can understand how it might have been revolutionary in Swedish crime circles, being the first of its kind to move away from the classic British mystery style of Agatha Christie but for me reading it in 2012 it doesn't have that shock to the senses factor it might have had in 1965.This mixture of Ed McBain's police procedural style and Georges Simenon's p [...]

    10. I found out about this book through a recommendation for something similar the Henning Mankell, and it is revealing that Mankell is the one who writes the foreword of this true classic of police procedural novels.Indeed, Kurt Wallander and Martin Beck seem cut from the same cloth, 40 years apart: middle aged, slightly depressive, with broken marriages, stubborn and unrelenting in the pursuit of justice. I'm not talking about any plagiarizing, each series stands on its own merits and has distinct [...]

    11. Book ReviewMaj Sjöwall and Per WahlööWith an introduction by Henning Mankell (he of the famous Kurt Wallander series) and writes:"I have a strong and indisputable memory that back then I thought of the novel as straightforward and clear, a convincing story presented in an equally convincing form. [] Today as I reread the novel I see that my first impression still holds true. The book has hardly aged at all."Roseanna is remarkable, especially where it concerns Henning's last remark. It could h [...]

    12. Well, this is a hell of a way to introduce a character. It was only when I came to enter the fact I was reading ‘Roseanna’ onto this website that I realised it is the inaugural book of the Martin Beck series (as you may guess, I’m more of a ‘pick up and read’ type of guy, than a ‘research deeply beforehand’ type of guy’). There was the legend in front of me: ‘Martin Beck, 1’. And the interesting thing is that by the time I did add it to this website, I was already sixty pages [...]

    13. The ten novels written by husband and wife team Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö during the period of 1965-75 are now considered seminal and seen as a precursor for much of the police procedural genre that followed. Widely recognised as a groundbreaking series, the novels which feature Martin Beck of the Swedish Homicide Bureau have been credited with influencing the thought processes of the generations to come and with an introduction by Henning Mankell there could be no finer testimony. The intro [...]

    14. "A murderer is just a regular human being, only more unfortunate and maladjusted".Well, that's a scary thought. Police procedurals are not my usual reading, but this was a book club assignment, and I'm a conscientious member, so I gave it a chance. It was excellent, and fortunately I had the afternoon free, because it was hard to put down.The dead body of a young woman is found by a dredging machine, and the police finally decide she was killed on a Swedish cruise boat carrying 85 passengers. Nu [...]

    15. I thought that I should do some housekeeping and write the missing reviews for books I've already rated. This one I've read multiple times, I gave it all the stars and I compare it to every police procedural I ever read. There are a lot of good reasons for that, Sjöwall/Wahlöö's first 'Martin Beck' (i.e. "Roman om ett brott" = "Novel about a crime" in original (Swedish) editions) is a great 60's Swedish crime mystery. At times slow moving and with a tinge of melancholy feeling (like all the 1 [...]

    16. I spotted this set of books on the crime fiction shelves in the library and I had to look more closely. I was intrigued by the numbering, by the twin Swedish names, and I was sure that a couple of the titles rang bells.I picked up this, the first book, and I discovered that a series of ten books exactly had been planned from the start, by a husband and wife team. That there had been awards,and film adaptations. That back in the early sixties these books changed the genre. They were the first rea [...]

    17. The the ten book series (set in Sweden) taken as a whole is an exciting, moving, real-life exploration of the lives of a team of cops and their ciminal investigations. Sjowall and Wahloo, a husband-and-wife writing team (Sjowall died in 1975) use crime fiction as a way of talking about the inherent wickedness of the capitalist system, but politics isn't what the books are about: they're about crime, and justice, and heartbreak, and strength, and all the other things we read crime fiction for. If [...]

    18. The novel never felt dated even though published in 1965. It is a police procedural that surprisingly felt very current with its sober, less than perfect police detective similar to (and maybe a forerunner of) the many investigators in contemporary whodunits.

    19. The first book in the Martin Beck series is a winner! I understand why the author was so popular and the shame is that there are only about 10 books in this series. This is the 2nd of her books that I have read and I intend to read all of them. Her writing style is really good. What do I mean? First of all ther is a ton of dialogue, much of it in the form of interrogation. Plus as the action on the case bogs down her chapters become longer and much slower reads - it is as if she is putting the r [...]

    20. The Swedish-noir (Swedish-svart?) family tree runs just so: Martin Beck (grandfather) → Kurt Wallander (father) → Mikael Blomkvist (son).Now I admit that my exposure to this family is limited by my North Americanism, by the translations that filter their way across the Atlantic, by the culture(s) that make(s) these works popular, but even if there are branches and roots of the tree that I can't see, the relationship between these stories is undeniable.So it feels to me like Martin Beck -- mo [...]

    21. As this was my first read by this author/series, I did not know what to expect. At first, the writing seemed simple and stilted, but I chalked that up to both the genre (do we really expect fine prose with crime/mystery?) and to the fact that it is translated. It wasn't too long before I adjusted to the cadence and it seemed to be perfect for what it portrays.This seems more of a police procedural to me, though I'm far from any expert on the sub-divisions in this genre. Included are transcripts [...]

    22. roseanna is a melancholy novel: i felt sad for the victim, and sad for the detectives (especially martin beck - the titular detective of the series) investigating her death. as they sought to discover the mystery behind her death and found out more about her, i felt worse and worse. i think the novel tries to underscore the fact that people are complex, that they act and react as the result of their experience and predispositions. roseanna reminds us that pain comes to all, and it isn't really a [...]

    23. A detailed and down to earth police procedural. Set in Sweden in the 1960's, a routine dredging uncovers a dead body in a lake. Martin Beck and his colleagues undertake a long and frustrating investigation. Through dedication, patience and attention to detail they seek to catch the killer.Solving the crime takes determination. There are many times in the investigation where the work is not glamourous. Whittling down long lists of suspects. Relying on witness reports long after the murder took pl [...]

    24. blurbs - This is a daring way to write a crime novel, never mind ten of them. It’s a genre that normally demands a constantly evolving narrative that starts off at a frantic pace and then gets faster. One of the features of Roseanna is how frustrating it is for police to communicate when they are separated by long distances in the absence of today’s technology. As a result, the suspense lies in our wondering whether the police are going to be able to collaborate effectively and avoid getting [...]

    25. Resulta curioso que, a pesar de ser de 1965, el libro no ha envejecido y se lee perfectamente. Se echa de menos internet y los móviles, tan omnipresentes en cualquier novela de acción hoy en día, pero estamos ante un referente de la novela negra que sigue viva.Por cierto, hay una adaptación de The Laughing Policeman, dirigida por Stuart Rosenberg e interpretada por Walter Matthau en el papel de Martin Beck que puede estar interesante.Recomendable.

    26. Este é o primeiro livro da série policial do Martin Beck, do casal sueco Maj Sojwall and Peter Wahloo. Escrito em 1965 é um livro surpreendentemente actual."Roseanna" narra-nos uma história sobre uma rapariga assassinada, que foi encontrada no canal de Göta, na cidade de Motala, na Suécia. Consequentemente, o inspector Martin Beck é chamado de Estocolmo para ajudar na investigação do crime. O primeiro e principal obstáculo é a identidade da vitima, que ninguém conhece ou dá pela sua [...]

    27. Someone (can't remember who! please poke me if it was you!) recommended the Martin Beck series to me and I'm so glad they did. It's fascinating to immerse yourself in another era (1960s Sweden) and this police procedural/mystery sucked me in with a world that existed pre-indoor smoking bans, cell phones, and the internet. This is not a glamorous world. The best quality a police officer can possess is patience, and grinding it out while you have the flu is more valuable than being a great shot. ( [...]

    28. Not too long ago I read my first Martin Beck book by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö--The Man on the Balcony. That book was a little intense for me (it involved the murders of childrenmething I have a really hard time reading about), but I enjoyed the writing so much, I wanted to give the series another try. So, I went back to the beginning and picked up Roseanna from the library.Roseanna tells the story of a nameless young woman whose body is found in Sweden's beautiful Lake Vattern. The canal le [...]

    29. Roseanna is probably the best detective novel I have ever read. It is the first in a series of detective Martin Beck murder-mysteries by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, a Swedish couple that collaborated until Wahlöö died in 1975. The preface by the more famous Swedish detective fiction writer Henning Mankell points out that this book offers a wonderful depiction of Sweden in the 1960s. In that decade, Sweden was a very homogeneous society so that any foreign visitors or immigrants were quite e [...]

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