Now head of the National Murder Squad, Beck is called in to a sleepy Swedish town to investigate a woman's disappearance. When she is found already murdered, her body dredged from the bottom of a lake, suspicions swirl around arrest Folke Bengtsson, the killer Beck caught in the first novel of the series for committing a similar murder, and who has since been released. But Beck is beginning to doubt that Bengtsson is guilty of any murder at all.
Crack another case with Martin Beck.
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"They changed the genre. Whoever is writing crime fiction after these novels [was] inspired by them in one way or another." (Henning Mankell)
"If you haven't read Sjowall/Wahloo, start now." (Sunday Telegraph)
To me- a slow book and it makes the Swedish Police force sound like a bungling batch of dim wits. I just couldn't finish it.
It it so slow to develop. I finally quit after about 2 hours. I really tried to persevere and listen to the book. It is just plain boring.
James R Benn - Billie Boyle series: Evil for Evil
Someone who could actually speak with something other than a monotone voice. It was like listening to a chemistry lecture in college.
If you think you have an interest, make sure to get the money back guarantee.
If you are a fan of Martin Beck, you will enjoy this!
Very good, doesn't over do it.
Don't waste a credit or $$...not funny, not interesting, a pain all around. Perhaps something was lost in translation.
If there are only a dozen people in Sweden then I take back this review, but otherwise this was an awful book. I felt nothing at all for most of the characters, and the ending was very unsatisfying and unbelievable. No matter how much you like Nordic crime, don't waste your money or time on this.
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