The Locked Room #2020

The Locked Room By Maj Sjöwall Per Wahlöö Michael Connelly The Locked Room In one part of town a woman robs a bank In another a corpse is found shot through the heart in a room locked from within with no firearm in sight Although the two incidents appear unrelated Detect
  • Title: The Locked Room
  • Author: Maj Sjöwall Per Wahlöö Michael Connelly
  • ISBN: 9780007439188
  • Page: 225
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Locked Room By Maj Sjöwall Per Wahlöö Michael Connelly In one part of town, a woman robs a bank In another, a corpse is found shot through the heart in a room locked from within, with no firearm in sight Although the two incidents appear unrelated, Detective Inspector Martin Beck believes otherwise, and solving the mystery acquires the utmost importance Haunted by a near fatal bullet wound and trying to recover from the breIn one part of town, a woman robs a bank In another, a corpse is found shot through the heart in a room locked from within, with no firearm in sight Although the two incidents appear unrelated, Detective Inspector Martin Beck believes otherwise, and solving the mystery acquires the utmost importance Haunted by a near fatal bullet wound and trying to recover from the break up of his unhappy marriage, Beck throws himself into the case to escape from the prison that his own life has come to resemble.
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    1. Maj Sjöwall Per Wahlöö Michael Connelly

      Maj Sj wall is a Swedish author and translator She is best known for the collaborative work with her partner Per Wahl on a series of ten novels about the exploits of Martin Beck, a police detective in Stockholm In 1971, the fourth of these books, The Laughing Policeman a translation of Den skrattande polisen, originally published in 1968 won an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best Novel.They also wrote novels separately.Sj wall had a 13 year relationship with Wahl which lasted until his death in 1975.

    117 thoughts on “The Locked Room”

    1. The Story of Crime can be read out of order Crime is an ongoing process, it started with Cain and Abel and will continue for thea long time into the future Likewise, Martin Beck started his police career many years before Roseanna, and will probably continue after the tenth book, if the authors don t plan to kill him off Each novel is focused on one particular case, and there is no need to be familiar with the previous ones But Sjowall and Wahloo did have the whole thing planned in advance and t [...]

    2. I could plot out the book and discuss all that action rot, but what really matters in this eighth book in Sjowall and Wahloo s masterwork can be boiled down to two points 1 Martin Beck and 2 the illusions of justice.1 Martin Beck is in less than half of this eighth book While his friends and colleagues are seconded to the Robbery department trying to solve a murder in a recent bank robbery, and to end a seemingly linked rash of bank robberies entirely, Beck has been handed a case sort of an act [...]

    3. Martin Beck returns to work for the first time in fifteen months since getting shot in the line of duty, in his absence a spate of bank robberies have captured the public imagination and the focus of the abominable National Police Commissioner causing half of his team seem to be seconded to the Bank Robbery Squad and somewhere across town a pensioner is found murdered in his apartment, all doors and windows locked from the inside The mystery unfolds against the backdrop of Sjowall Wahloo s decay [...]

    4. This is a little hard to rate In some ways quite a few, in fact this is their Sj wall and Wahl s most accomplished book The characterization is rich But there were certain elements of the plot that I didn t like For the longest time, for example, I thought that the whole section of the bank business was a false lead, which it is not So, 4 stars A somewhat ironic rating decision, I realize penalizing the book for being tightly plotted than it seemed to be But the seeming itself counts for someth [...]

    5. More than a year after the events of The Abominable Man, Martin Beck is recuperating from the gunshot wound which nearly killed him The novel s title the classic detective trope of the locked room refers to Beck s first case upon returning to work, a suspected suicide who has died from a gunshot to the heart The only problem is that no weapon was found on the body or in the room and all the doors and windows were locked from the inside Beck has to revisit a badly botched investigation in order t [...]

    6. Of the two Martin Beck novels I ve now read, I far preferred The Laughing Policeman This volume, despite the classic but still intriguing premise, is just too slight a tale with far too much inconsequential padding.The title of course says it all This is the traditional story of a man found murdered in a room which no one could have got into or out of so what the hell happened It s up to Martin Beck to find out Unfortunately Sj wall and Wahl are unable to make this tale fill an entire book and s [...]

    7. Book no 8 in the series has a convalescing Beck after his ordeal in Den vederv rdige mannen fr n S ffle investigating a classic tinted closed room mystery, while his colleagues hunt for bank robbers cum murderers in a seemingly unrelated case

    8. Really enjoyable book Never read any by this author before this one was recommended to me Have the locked room dilemma and how could someone allegedly commit suicide when there was no gun or shell cartridge found in the room Detective Martin Beck plays a very small part in this book since he must have been shot in Book 7 of the series But there is a lot of comedy in this book not sure if it is intentional as the rest of the National Police Force reminds me of the Keystone Cops Interesting way th [...]

    9. Review of the audiobook.This is the eighth book in one of the original police procedural series I didn t expect this to be a surprise and in some ways it isn t We have most of the same elements, but I was sad to see Melander not involved in this book he is one of my favorite characters.It s actually difficult to review this book without spoilers, but I ll try In previous books, there have been moments where police officers are less than perfect They make mistakes and that continues here and we h [...]

    10. You can t start playing at Sherlock Holmes every time you come across a dead tramp O oitavo livro da s rie do Inspector Martin Beck mais longo, obscuro e tem um enredo muito mais complexo que os anteriores.Com 49 anos, quase 50, Martin Beck volta ao seu trabalho como Inspector Chefe da Policia de Estocolmo ap s 15 meses de convalesc ncia Depois de recuperar de um tiro nos pulm es que quase lhe tirou a vida, o nosso protagonista aparenta ter menos idade.Para come ar com calma, Beck investiga um c [...]

    11. I literally could not put this book down, except for cleaning the bathroom and making our evening meal, I have read it all day We have the last two on the bookshelf but I d better delay reading them or I ll be reading all day tomorrow too Talk about a page turner

    12. Once again by now I m a broken record I enjoyed every bit of The Locked Room, the eighth in this series Sj wall and Wahl resurrect one of the deadest tropes in detective fiction this one goes all the way back to Poe to weave a wry tale of murder and melancholy mayhem It s almost as if they re playing the form for laughs this time around, even, darkly, in the acerbic commentary on the sad state of 70s Sweden the fact of the matter is that the so called Welfare State abounds with sick, poor, and l [...]

    13. There is two crimes in this novel First in the bank and the second a murder in a locked room as the title said Have connection btw them Well, as to know towards the end I find almost unpredictable sometinh like that happen and to why nothing was conclude here.Don t expect arrest or a resolve Nope The authors were a lot courageous to lead the book that way Beck is back yet not quite because he was shot in the chest almost die and is having dreamings nightmares 25dia.tumblr tumblr_ma5Poor Beck, he [...]

    14. While I liked the two story lines, especially how they improbably tie together in the end, I found some of the political commentary about Sweden to be trying in the eighth book in this series Other readers have found this to be bothersome in Book 6 Murder at the Savoy Martin Beck comes back from his convalescence, and is assigned a dead end case, where a retiree is found dead in his locked room and suicide is assumed until they find he has been shot and no gun or bullet casing can be found In t [...]

    15. So the famous Martin Beck series.Hmm Well, I must say it starts well, and when Beck himself s on stage, especially when he s actually doing something, this hums along quite nicely.The problem with the book, though, is that it s far too often used as a soap box for pseudo political passages on, say, the Swedish welfare system, problems facing police recruitment, etc etc.And the heavy handed keystone kops style humour in places, while not unamusing, might find a comfortable home in another novel. [...]

    16. Love the plot, but the pace somewhat lacking It did not excites me as much like my previous Martin Beck Story was focus on Beck this time of what had happened to him in previous series gave some sort of different vibe about Beck But Beck investigation on the locked room murder was still interesting to read That curious Beck and his instinct The robbery plot was okay, not really a fan for the team, quite humorous but lack team work and investigation was here and there, kind of messy I love Rhea [...]

    17. I think this is book 8 in the Martin Beck series, and it s fun to remember these books were written 40 years ago, and in another language The translation is really good, and I have found all the books to be quite readable.As often happens with me, I picked up a book in the middle of the series, then went back and started over with book 1 The first of these that I read, The Laughing Policeman, introduced me to the character, Martin Beck, and one thing anyone who has read these books knows, he doe [...]

    18. Martin Beck se reincorpora al trabajo policial despu s de una prolongada baja por un disparo recibido en un pulm n las cosas han cambiado su equipo de compa eros habituales se ha dispersado, Melander est en la patrulla de robos y Kollberg junto a Gunvald Larsson forman parte de un equipo encargado de capturar a los componentes de una banda de atracadores de bancos a las rdenes de un peculiar fiscal de distrito Mientras l se encargar de un caso manejado negligentemente del que sospecha no se trat [...]

    19. Each of these reissues of the 1960s 70s Swedish crimes series by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo has an introduction by a current day crime fiction writer This eighth in the ten part series is introduced by Michael Connelly In his opening paragraph, he assures readers that, if they are about to hop aboard and read this book, they are in for a great ride He did not lie This is my favorite Martin Beck book so far.It has all the elements that I find so interesting about the series Sjowall and Wahloo use [...]

    20. Some fifteen months have passed since the events of The Abominable Man, and Martin Beck is still recovering from a bullet wound that almost killed him As the novel opens, he s going back to work, and upon his return, Kollberg hands him a case file He notes to Martin Beck that it was too bad Beck didn t read detective stories, because if he did, he d probably appreciate the case even As it turns out, what he s handed over is the case of Karl Edvin Svard, who died from a gunshot in a locked room [...]

    21. A terrific book that encompasses two who done it s A man, Karl Edvin Svard, is found shot to death in his apartment A suicide A murder Two problems One, there is no gun in the apartment Two, the apartment is locked from the inside The other is a bank robbery, during the course of which an innocent bystander is shot and killed An enhanced special bank robbery squad was set up to investigate that The enhanced squad was led by a memorable character, Bulldozer Ollson He has the nickname Bulldozer fo [...]

    22. A woman dons a disguise and robs a bank, so naturally we expect the story to develop from this incident Which it does, but in such a circuitous manner you don t realise where the book is taking you and may feel the authors have lost the plot In fact, this is one of best of the ten novels in the Martin Beck series and, unlike some, features Beck quite a lot.It is well known that the writers were left wing tending to Marxist in their view of society, and while this is implied than stated in some [...]

    23. First of all, this not your usual detective story An old man was killed in a locked room and a bank was robbed During the robbery, a man was killed How these separate crimes are connected To know that, you have to read the book But beware, this book is slow, horribly, terribly and excruciatingly so I used this as my bedtime reading, and it gave me guaranteed slumber before I moved on to third or fourth page, everyday.That being said, one would also notice that this is a pleasant reading The endi [...]

    24. This is the one of the best Beck books The plotting is clear, and the sections where Beck is coming back to work are well done The politics is a touch heavy handed, but it very usefully sets the writers philosophy out in way that explains the approach taken in the books The writers are saying that the police are an organ of the capitalist state and their work is driven to particular types of crimes that offend capitalism, and deliberately ignores, in fact encourages the crimes of the wealthy in [...]

    25. this series changed the police procedural genre forever Taut, crisp writing, intriguing plots and flawed characters all combined with social commentary to make the memorable series as relevant today as it was in the 60s and 70s Especially interesting was the forward to this edition written by Michael Connelly, another of my favourite authors Connelly tells of his introduction to this series through the movies and relevant the insights were to his own writing It would seem that the social unrest [...]

    26. The story seemed to lack focus basically 2 actual crimes, a potential future crime, and the psychological issues of some of the characters including protagonist Beck But the various stories ultimately came together The psychology of some characters is dealt with realistically, but with other characters shallowly Also there s a lot of rather heavy handed political proselytism So the whole story comes across a bit disjointed Also, the dialogue often seems stilted or perhaps oblique Not sure how mu [...]

    27. I ve read most of the Martin Beck series now, and they re all very good, but this one really stood out for me Not only is it a virtuoso, clever crime mystery with great characters and an interesting story it is also deeply, darkly funny And I mean laugh out loud funny, at least in some places Not that it doesn t have serious points to make Like all the Beck series, it effects a forensic and none too favourable dissection of Swedish society in the late 60s early 70s This time the authors prime ta [...]

    28. Closed roomSo we have 3 cases here.Martin Beck is back from hospital and recovery after last book being shot, so he gets assigned what is thought a simple case, a person who died in a possible suicide, problem is, there was no gun to explain the suicide gunshot, it was homicide, so Beck has to find the killer with almost no clues since the case was really badly mishandled at the start Beck hears rumors of him being promoted By the end he solved the case, but the evidence was not admitted due to [...]

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