"A modern classic. . . . Lively, stylistically taut . . . Sjöwall and Wahlöö changed the genre." –Henning Mankell, from the introduction
"A wonderfully tough and pleasantly chilling tale . . . told without a wasted word."–Harper's
"One of the most authentic, gripping and profound collections of police procedurals ever accomplished."–Michael Connelly
"Superb suspense. . . . Let no mystery authority worth the appellation miss Roseanna.
. . . I have never read a finer police story." –Dorothy B. Hughes, Los Angeles Times
"The first great series of police thriller....Truly exciting."–Michael Ondaatje
"Sjöwall and Wahlöö are the best writers of police procedural in the world."–Birmingham Post