From Stockholm to Motala, journey through Beck's Sweden accompanied by quotes from the books.
“Melting snow from the rooftops fell in heavy drops on his patrolman’s hat and the slush squeaked on his galoshes.”
Snowy Stockholm Rooftops
"It had begun to snow at two o’clock and by now the ground was covered with a blanket of snow several inches thick"
"Motala is a medium sized Swedish city in the province of Ostergotland at the Northern end of Lake Vattern."
Motala at night
"When the boat passed Lake Vattern, during the night watch, there were only three people who were definitely awake."
Lake Vattern Motala Sweden
"Transportation to and from the city was still maintained by one of the few remaining old steamers."
Outer archipelago Stockholm
"We’re walking through the centre of town, over the main bridge and now he’s wandering around in the old city."
Main bridge Stockholm
"When Bengtsson had turned the corner, Stenstrom left and followed him."
Side of Old city buildings
"Stenstrom and Kollberg took turns following the man’s uneventful and highly regimented life."
Old City streets
"He just keeps going up and down the streets. He never stops and never looks around."
Moody cobbled street
“Monday. Snow. Wind. Bitter cold.”
Snowy Stockholm across the water.
"The fat man introduced himself and let loose a gushing stream of words on the beauty of the archipelago."
This gallery is from
Detective Martin Beck and his colleagues in the National Homicide Department in Stockholm