Tag Archive: Martin Beck

Crime and Pentominoes

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By some strange synchronicity, Lucy (my partner in crime here at Hard Book Habit) and I, have both ended up working night shifts for the council (albeit in different corners of the UK).… Continue reading

Voices and Balconies – the last of the Nordic Noir.

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It’s the time of the year when, on opening the back door to let the sunshine in, it’s not uncommon to find a stray sheep or two grazing on our lawn. Spring has… Continue reading

#AW80Books: ‘The Man Who Went Up in Smoke’ by Sjowall & Wahloo

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It’s been a while since I read the first novel by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, Roseanna, and as I’ve abandoned myself to my current craving for crime, I thought I’d dig out the… Continue reading

#AW80Books: ‘Roseanna’ by Sjowall & Wahloo

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I’m afraid this review will be more ‘scanty’ than ‘Scandi’. It’s always more difficult to find time to write during the school holidays, but currently, I also have a poorly child struck down… Continue reading