From the Bookshelf of Scandinavian Crime Fiction

Find A Copy At

Group Discussions About This Book

No group discussions for this book yet.

What Members Thought

Swedish Crime Fiction would not have been what it is today without Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö. A common-law wife and husband team of detective writers from Sweden, they conceived and wrote a series of ten novels (police procedurals) about the exploits of detectives from the special homicide commission of the national police in which the character of Martin Beck was the main protagonist.

Both authors also wrote novels separately. For the Martin Beck series, they plotted and researched each book to
As if Hemingway wrote police procedurals. Not a wasted word in sight. But is there a police detective who is NOT a tortured soul, who doesn't leave his family for work, who drinks coffee and whiskey to excess?
Liz Gallagher
Enjoyable # 2 with Martin Beck as the investigator.
Darryl Collins
Sep 16, 2012 Darryl Collins marked it as to-read
Jan 12, 2015 Del marked it as to-read
Mar 26, 2015 Urš marked it as to-read
Tyler Burns
Dec 17, 2014 Tyler Burns marked it as to-read
Aug 16, 2014 Melissa marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nordic-noir