Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Man on the Balcony, by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö

Vintage Books, 2009 ed.
Originally published, 1967, as Mannen pa balkongen
 translated by Alan Blair

Man on the Balcony is the third entry of the Martin Beck series, set in Stockholm.  You can read about it here where I keep track of the crime fiction I've read.  It's an intelligent novel of crime, a great piece of Scandinavian crime fiction written long before there was anything by Stieg Larsson anywhere. Hopefully the Larsson phenomenon will draw people to other Scandinavian writers, most especially to this series which begins with Roseanna.  For the complete list of books in this series, click here. In the meantime, enjoy my review.

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