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Roseanna
Roseanna: A Martin Beck Police Mystery (1) | Maj Sjwall, Per Wahl
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The masterful first novel in the Martin Beck series of mysteries by the internationally renowned crime writing duo Maj Sjwall and Per Wahl, finds Beck hunting for the murderer of a lonely traveler.On a July afternoon, a young woman's body is dredged from Sweden's beautiful Lake Vattern. With no clues Beck begins an investigation not only to uncover a murderer but also to discover who the victim was. Three months later, all Beck knows is that her name was Roseanna and that she could have been strangled by any one of eighty-five people on a cruise. As the melancholic Beck narrows the list of suspects, he is drawn increasingly to the enigma of the victim, a free-spirited traveler with a penchant for casual sex, and to the psychopathology of a murderer with a distinctive--indeed, terrifying--sense of propriety.. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Lukethebt
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Details are everything🐜

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Reviewsbylola
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I don‘t often hunker down in the middle of the day to finish a book but I had to with this one. Pegged as Sweden‘s first police procedural, it was the first in a 10 book series by a husband and wife duo. The writing is very spare and to the point and the ending had my heart pounding. I immediately, upon finishing, ordered the second book in the series.

#pop18 #nordicnoir

TheWordJar I looooved this book! And how exciting is it to have nine more to look forward to?? 14mo
Reviewsbylola Have you read any of the others? I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked it! @TheWordJar my last attempt at Nordic noir was a huge failure. 14mo
LeahBergen This sounds good and the cover‘s great, too. Why is the Litsy rating so low? 🤔 14mo
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emilyhaldi Well!! Maybe I need to borrow it?? Doesn't sound like my usual cup of tea but if you liked it THAT much... And you know I like the "sparse" writing! 14mo
Reviewsbylola I was curious about that too. @LeahBergen 14mo
Reviewsbylola Yeah you should borrow. @emilyhaldi 14mo
Cathythoughts I loved this series ♥️♥️♥️... 14mo
TheWordJar I haven‘t read the others yet. I recommended the second one to my library, so I hope they pick it up. I‘ve tried and failed with several of the Nordic authors too. I do enjoy some of Jussi Adler-Olsen‘s Department Q series. I‘ve tagged my favorite. But I felt the main detective could get a little one-dimensional and quite misogynistic in some of the later ones. However, Assad, the MC‘s “sidekick,” is one of my favorite secondary characters ever. 14mo
batsy I loved this! I really should get cracking on the rest of the series. @LeahBergen I don't get it, either... It's a good book... (she said, sadly). 14mo
Cinfhen Oh, sooo happy it was a pick!! 14mo
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Reviewsbylola
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After almost two weeks at training, our sweet Gertrude is back home. ❤️ It‘s been nice to stretch out in bed at night, but I missed my cuddly reading buddy.

Cinfhen Welcome home, Gertie 🐾 14mo
LeahBergen She looks happy to be home, too. ❤️❤️ 14mo
Suet624 💕💕💕 14mo
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Reviewsbylola
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There‘s a lot of #sympathy and a pursuit of justice in this #nordicnoir about a woman found dead in a lake in Sweden. She had been raped and strangled, and her identity is unknown.

This one sounds like a wild ride and I need to read it this month for #pop18

#nofemmeber

Cinfhen Hope it‘s good 14mo
Reviewsbylola It‘s doesn‘t have a good Litsy rating and my track record with Nordic noir is 0/1 so far so I have low expectations. This is my last attempt tho. 😂 @Cinfhen 14mo
Billypar I haven't read Nordic noir (unless Girl with the Dragon Tattoo counts). I have one on the shelf though- might pick it up this winter on a snowy day for the full effect ☃️ 🕵️⛷️ 14mo
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Cinfhen I have a few #nordicNoir unread on my shelf which sound interesting on paper but I still haven‘t picked them up. I read a crappy #KindleUnlimited Title for my #pop18 😖 14mo
gentlepet This is the #pop18 I‘m struggling most with 14mo
Reviewsbylola Yeah I‘m thinking it‘s not the genre for me. @gentlepet 14mo
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Reviewsbylola
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Got some #bookmail today!

Roseanna is for the #nordicnoir prompt in #pop18. I‘m hoping it goes better than my original choice, Smilla‘s Sense of Snow. I can‘t remember being so bored by a book in my life.

My second book was sent by @Kappadeemom for #lmpc #groupS. I‘m so excited to read this! And thanks so much for adding the pens Melanie!!

Kappadeemom @Reviewsbylola Lol - the pens were in my package..I wasn‘t sure if they were for me or if they traveled with the book 😂😂 2y
emilyhaldi 📚✨💘 2y
minkyb I am so curious about the Martin Beck series. It has been on my radar for a while. Awaiting your verdict! 2y
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Marmie7
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The next #whodunitbymail is on its way to you @JoeStalksBeck 🙂 I had two sent to me but I wanted to get this one out to you. I don't know if we're behind?

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Marmie7
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Waiting on my son as he takes his college entrance exam. It's a good time to finish up this #whodunitbymail selection. Enjoying it so far! Love how the authors wrote alternate chapters.
Only little annoyance is you can tell this book was translated, some of the sentences feel fragmented.

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TheWordJar

@Read4life The next #whodunitbymail is coming your way. Should be there Friday!

Read4life Excellent. Thanks @TheWordJar 2y
Read4life I‘ve received it. 🤓 2y
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TheWordJar
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I absolutely loved this book! What a great predecessor to the Scandinavian thrillers of today. It might seem a bit slow in places, but I felt that was more a reflection of the time. Life (and crime solving) wasn‘t as fast-paced, lacking today‘s instant communications and advanced forensic techniques. Martin Beck grew on me, and I‘m so excited that I have the rest of the series to look forward to! #whodunitbymail

LoveToReadLiveToRead I love the foxes! Is that a notebook? 🦊 2y
TheWordJar @LoveToReadLiveToRead It is! It‘s not mine, but isn‘t it adorable? It travels with the book, collecting the thoughts of the other #whodunitbymail readers! 2y
LoveToReadLiveToRead @TheWordJar ah, I see! That sounds great! X 2y
batsy I loved it too 👍🏽 2y
EllieDottie Yay!! I‘m so glad you liked it! 2y
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TheWordJar
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I‘m not sure I can trust a detective who describes someone‘s hair color as “hair color.” 😂

I‘ll be finishing this book this week, @read4life, and sending it along. Sorry for the delay! #whodunitbymail

minkyb 🤔 2y
Read4life No worries. I‘ve got plenty of reading to keep me busy. 🤓 2y
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TheWordJar
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Package arrived, @MaleficentBookDragon! Looks like I have some #whodunitbymail reading to do!

BibliophileMomma IQ was really good. ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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MaleficentBookDragon
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Got the next two #whodunitbymail books today. I‘ll try and read them as fast as I can and send them on.

That-Bookish-Hiker Glad they arrived. 🤗 (edited) 2y
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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Mailed out Roseanna and IQ to @MaleficentBookDragon today.

And I used my awesome new tote bag from @ReadingRover

#whodunitbymail #booktoteswap

BibliophileMomma I have that bag and love it! 2y
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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Mehso-so

I‘m not sure how to feel about this book. There were parts I liked and other parts were slow.

Overall I‘d give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️.

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That-Bookish-Hiker
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I finished All The Crooked Saints on the train and luckily I had Roseanna in my bag and started it on the ride home.

#currentlyreading #whodunnitbymail

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Alfoster
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Up next in our #whodunitbymail read! Excited to start it! Thanks @Tiffy_Reads ! Mailman delivered without my stalking😍😍!

MommyOfTwo Love that notebook😍 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 Oh those foxes! 🦊 2y
Sace Totally agree! Those are foxy foxes. 2y
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RaimeyGallant Sounds like a good one. 2y
britt_brooke Cute notebook! 2y
Cathythoughts Loved this series 2y
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Jess7
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#BackToReading ? #BooksAndBooze ?#TheBreakdown & #Roseanna | 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 was taking a boat trip in southern Sweden. A meticulous investigation ensues to find out #whodunit ?

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Jess7
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When you're on the bus, stuck in traffic, you catch up on your July #WhoDunItByMail book, #ROSEANNA 👍🏼🤓😉

Reviewsbylola This sounds great! 3y
drokka I really enjoyed this book. The couple as well. I need to carry on with this series. 3y
EllieDottie 😁😁😁 3y
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Jess7
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I received my first #WhoDunItByMail package today from @EllieDottie and I absolutely love everything about it! I'm very new to sending/receiving #bookmail and this package was so sweet! Not only did she send her WhoDunIt pick #Roseanna and the cute fox journal to pass along, she included thoughtful goodies for me to keep (a cute button and #MagpieMurders from my #TBR list). Thanks so much @EllieDottie 🤗 I'll be starting #Roseanna this week! 😁

britt_brooke Nice! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 @EllieDottie 3y
AmyG I am reading Magpie Murders now. Totally enjoying it. 3y
Jess7 @AmyG I'm excited to read it, but seeing the thickness of it in person and knowing I need to finish my WhoDunItByMail book #Roseanna to pass it on (not to mention library books I need to finish 😳) I doubt I'll start it this month - but I'm very happy to know it's a good read! (edited) 3y
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janeycanuck Beautiful cover on Magpie Murders! 3y
EllieDottie I'm so glad you got it and liked everything!! I'm excited to see what you think about Roseanna!! 3y
Jess7 @EllieDottie I started it yesterday at the pool. I made it through the first few chapters. It was written in 1965 and set in Sweden so there are a few hurdles for me to jump through at first just to understand how the police force is set up in terms of who is doing what in the investigation and trying to remember all the Swedish names. I'm going to try to pick up again later this week after work when I can google things to follow along 😜 3y
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EllieDottie
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So this picture isn't quiet right because I have both my pick #whodunitbymail and the first book I'm going to read 😳! My book was a little delayed but I will get it out tomorrow and it will still be there by the 10th! I'm super excited to dive into IQ! I'm going to start it tonight!

Karen I am glad you received the book. Enjoy! 3y
BookishMarginalia The cover of Roseanna freaks me out 3y
EllieDottie @BookishMarginalia I know! It is creepy! I wanted a cover with a cruise ship on it but atlas the internet (amazon) sent me this one!! 3y
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EllieDottie @Karen I've read the first couple of pages and I really like it so far! 3y
ReadingEnvy I almost picked that notebook 3y
EllieDottie @ReadingEnvy I think someone else in the group picked it too! I thought about returning it, but I just loved the foxes 🦊! 3y
Marmie7 I picked that notebook😀 Foxes are adorable! 3y
EllieDottie @Marmie7 They are 🦊🦊🦊!!! You have great taste 😉! 3y
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Time for a re-read.
Even though I was 99.9% sure from the description that my date would be Roseanna, a book I've read before, I selected this one anyway as it was the most interesting pick on the shelf #blinddatewithabook

JoeStalksBeck Come over and win some books 3y
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