Search Results: "Maj Lindman"


BOOK REVIEW

FLICKA, RICKA, DICKA AND THEIR NEW SKATES by Maj Lindman
Released: Jan. 1, 1950

"Note: This title was redesigned in 2011 and reissued with a set of paper dolls."
Another addition to the series for beginning readers checked against the Therndike Word List. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 8, 1970

"Once again the reader is handcuffed to the page by the chronometer precision and timing."
A little less of Martin Beck, a little more of his associates in another nonpareil procedural novel which pursues with thin-and-tight-lipped realism the aftermath of an explosion in a Stockholm apartment house. Read full book review >

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Released: June 26, 1969

"The undemonstrative excellence as before and again and again and again."
The third case for that Swedish Maigret Martin Beck who in his soundproofed fashion tracks a local journalist who presumably disappeared in Budapest where he was writing some articles on Eastern European affairs. Read full book review >

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THE TERRORISTS by Per Wahlöö
Released: Nov. 13, 1976

"Throughout, the extended realism is undershot with human, social, and political concerns beyond the scope of a gunsight."
An outstanding envoi to Per Wahloo and perhaps the last case for Martin Beck—no longer as somber with his new woman to soften the calcification of age and his profession. Read full book review >

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COP KILLER by Per Wahlöö
Released: May 15, 1975

"If no different in the continuity that's governed by Beck's immutable figure and designed for a nihiI obstat readership."
Taciturn Martin Beck, both too stoic and too tired to talk much, and two of his associates wonder who assaulted and garotted a homely woman, always in heat. Read full book review >

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THE ABOMINABLE MAN by Per Wahlöö
Released: Oct. 16, 1972

"Police work is built on realism, routine, stubbornness and system' which this series epitomizes and which a quiet hero like Martin Beck enlarges in his level, dead level, fashion."
Martin Beck, Sweden's finest and dourest, presides again over the killing — in a hospital bed — of a man on the force with an extra chromosome of cruelty that leads on to a larger extermination program which Beck, fallen cold and almost dead, may not survive. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 20, 1968

"This, along with Martin Beck's quiet, toneless pursuit, is a superb specimen of the roman policier at its relentless best."
Not as substantially structured as Roseanna but again "The Story of a Crime" charted with admirable, adamantine precision. Read full book review >

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THE LOCKED ROOM by Per Wahlöö
Released: Oct. 30, 1973

"A feat of clockwork synchronization, all in all, and ably accomplished as before."
That perfectly attuned couple who write alternate chapters of each book — imperceptibly — pose a sterner problem in logistics this time if you try and put two and two together since this is a four-ply story (with still more dour and disconsolate Martin Beck appearing only part of the time). Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1971

"This is not the best in this excellent series — the quotidian realism is again there but the case itself is very thin."
Martin Beck, that persevering policeman but still the soul of gloom, investigates the shooting in a public hotel dining room of a very big businessman to whom no corner cut (even the eviction of a worker who had lost a job) was too petty to overlook. Read full book review >

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ROSEANNA by Per Wahlöö
Released: Nov. 9, 1967

"For the Simenon market—implacable realism and impeccable precision."
A laconic, graphic and relentless roman policier spends six months and nineteen days in nailing down the killer of a woman found naked on the breakwater of a medium sized Swedish harbor city. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 22, 2002

"Will engage an audience specifically interested in American Special Forces, but better written and more compelling accounts of the almost all of the military operations chronicled here are easily accessible to more general readers."
An introduction to the US Air Force's helicopter rescue units, coauthored by a pilot who flew several of their most notable missions. Read full book review >

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Fossil Island by Barbara Sjoholm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An entertaining, thoughtful story of old-fashioned romance complicated by dawning modern mores.
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A teenage girl in 19th-century Denmark navigates first love and widening life prospects in this rich historical novel based on the life of artist and ethnographer Emilie Demant Hatt. Read full book review >