The Martin Beck series consists of 10 books. The first title, Roseanna was released in 1965, and the first english translation was in 1967. Fans of Nordic crime or series readers may see the influence this series had on later works by other Scandinavian crime writers. If you're looking to get into Nordic Noir, start with Martin Beck. The books explore Swedish culture of the time along with deep character development. Like most series, some entries are stronger than others. Please, I beg of you, read them in order.