Roseanna by Martin Beck
Long renowned as the novels that shaped the future of Scandinavian crime writing, Roseanna is the first book in the hugely acclaimed 10 book Martin Beck detective series from the 1960s that has inspired the writings of Stieg Larsson, Henning Mankell and Jo Nesbo.
‘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.
Lars Kepler is the pseudonym of Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril & Alexander Ahndoril, both critically-acclaimed writers under their own names. Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril’s first novel Stjärneborg (Castle of Stars) has been translated in several languages while Alexander Ahndoril’s novel The Director, about Ingmar Bergman, was shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. They live in Sweden.
The Hypnotist, published in 2011 in the UK by Blue Door, is the first in a series featuring Detective Inspector Joona Linna and is already an international bestseller.
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