October 31st, 2006

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Book: The Laughing Policeman

Author: Maj Sjöwall & Per Wahlöö

Details: (c) 1968 Maj Sjöwall & Per Wahlöö; Translated 1970 Alan Blair; Pub Orion Crime Masterworks 2002; ISBN 0-75284-772-4

Verdict: The laughing policeman is an impressive detective story.

Reasons for reading it: lethargic_man recommended that I should read something written and set in Stockholm now that I live here.

How it came into my hands: lethargic_man lent it to me.

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Also, the action takes place at just this time of year, and coincidentally, today we had the first snow of the year in Stockholm, so the reality in front of me matches the book's descriptions very well. I hope I'll still be this enthusiastic about snow after months and months of it, but we'll see.
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