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Wahlöö, Per 1926-1975

Overview
Works: 713 works in 3,828 publications in 13 languages and 23,764 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Science fiction  Drama  Suspense fiction  Film adaptations  Science fiction films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Political fiction  Radio plays 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Translator, Contributor, Other, Scenarist, Illustrator
Classifications: PT9876.29.J63, 839.7374
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Per Wahlöö
The laughing policeman by Maj Sjöwall( Book )

51 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and held by 1,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The incredible fourth novel in the Martin Beck mystery series finds Beck heading a major manhunt in pursuit of a mass murderer
Roseanna : a Martin Beck mystery by Maj Sjöwall( Book )

127 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 1,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The masterful first novel in the Martin Beck series of mysteries ... finds Beck hunting for the murderer of a lonely traveler. On a July afternoon, a young woman's body is dredged from Sweden's beautiful Lake Vattern. With no clues, Beck begins an investigation not only to uncover a murderer but also to discover who the victim was. Three months later, all Beck knows is that her name was Roseanna and that she could have been strangled by any one of eighty-five people on a cruise. As the melancholic Beck narrows the list of suspects, he is drawn increasingly to the enigma of the victim, a free-spirited traveler with a penchant for casual sex, and to the psychopathology of a muderer with a distinctive -- indeed, terrifying -- sense of propriety"--Page 4 of cover
Murder at the Savoy by Maj Sjöwall( Book )

34 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in English and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Viktor Palmgren, a powerful Swedish industrialist is shot during his after-dinner speech in the luxurious Hotel Savoy, it sends a shiver down the spine of the international money markets and puts the tiny town of Malmo on edge. However, no one in the restaurant, not even the victim before his death, was able to identify the gunman, and local police were sheepishly baffled. Beck takes over the scene and finds a web of vice so despicable that it's hard to imagine who "wouldn't "want Palmgren dead, but that doesn't stop him and his team of dedicated detectives from tackling one of their most intriguing cases yet
The terrorists by Maj Sjöwall( Book )

32 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The final novel in the Martin Beck mystery series by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö is a masterful, all consuming tale that rushes toward a thrilling, unexpected climax. An American senator is visiting Stockholm and Martin Beck must lead a team to protect him from an international gang of terrorists. However, in the midst of the fervor created by the diplomatic visit, a young, peace-loving woman is accused of robbing a bank. Beck is determined to prove her innocence, but gets trapped in the maze of police bureaucracy. To complicate matters a millionaire pornographer has been bludgeoned to death in his own bathtub. Filled with the twists and turns and the pulse pounding excitement that are the hallmarks of the Martin Beck novels, The Terrorists is the stunning conclusion to the incredible series that changed crime fiction forever"--P. [4] of cover
The abominable man by Maj Sjöwall( Book )

36 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in English and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Seventh novel in the Martin Beck mystery series, " together known as "The story of crime." "The gruesome murder of a police captain in his hospital room reveals the unsavory history of a man who spent forty years practicing a horrible blend of strongarm police work and sheer brutality. Martin Beck and his colleagues feverishly comb Stockholm for the murderer, a demented and deadly rifleman, who has plans for even more chaos. As the tension builds and a feeling of imminent danger grips Bec, his investigation unearths evidence of police corruption."
The fire engine that disappeared by Maj Sjöwall( Book )

31 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in English and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Beck must solve a murder involving an accidental explosion - or was it?
The man who went up in smoke by Maj Sjöwall( Book )

32 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stockholm Homicide Squad's Inspector Martin Beck is assigned to search for a vanished Swedish journalist in Hungary. He quickly finds himself becoming dangerously involved with a group of Eastern European underworld figures
The man on the balcony; the story of a crime by Maj Sjöwall( Book )

32 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swedish police superintendent Martin Beck conducts a thorough investigation of a series of brutal muggings and child sex murders
The locked room; the story of a crime by Maj Sjöwall( Book )

17 editions published between 1973 and 1992 in English and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mysterious shooting of a man found dead in a locked room sends Martin Beck searching for clues through Sweden
Cop killer : the story of a crime by Maj Sjöwall( Book )

15 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this penultimate installment of the classic Martin Beck series, Beck is drawn into a case that turns up mysterious echoes of his past cases. Now head of the National Murder Squad, Beck is called in to a sleepy Swedish town to investigate a woman's disappearance
The steel spring by Per Wahlöö( Book )

56 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summoned home after an operation, Chief Inspector Jensen discovers that all flights home have been cancelled and all communication from his homeland has ceased. It becomes clear that some kind of epidemic has ravaged the country
The locked room by Maj Sjöwall( Book )

12 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young blonde in sunglasses robs a bank and kills a hapless citizen. Across town, a corpse with a bullet shot through its heart is found in a locked room with no gun at the scene. The crimes seem disparate, but to Martin Beck they are two pieces of the same puzzle, and solving it becomes the one way he can escape the pains of his failed marriage and the lingering effects of a near-fatal bullet wound
The generals by Per Wahlöö( Book )

41 editions published between 1965 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A political satire, told as a court transcript, about the court-martial of a general gone rogue. "Time: the not too distant future. Place: a small island in the temperate zone. Scene: air-force headquarters." As Corporal Edwin Velder, on trial for his life--accused of acts against the military, government, and society--reconstructs the events, we learn of a country's descent into political tyranny. When the inevitable verdict is pronounced, Velder's testimony just might bring on a second political revolution
A necessary action by Per Wahlöö( Book )

54 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When two close friends of his are murdered, a man must delve into the actions of the Spanish secret police to try and discover their killers
Cop killer : a Martin Beck mystery by Maj Sjöwall( Book )

14 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ninth novel in the Martin Beck mystery series finds Martin and his partner investigating the murder and swamp burial of a woman, and a midnight shootout between three police officers and two teenage boys
The laughing policeman : a Martin Beck police mystery by Maj Sjöwall( Recording )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a cold and rainy Stockholm night, nine bus riders are gunned down by an unknown assassin. The press, anxious for an explanation for the seemingly random crime, quickly dubs the killer a madman. But Superintendent Martin Beck of the Stockholm Homicide Squad suspects otherwise: this apparently motiveless killer has managed to target one of Beck's best detectives, young Åke Stenström. Reasoning that Stenstrom would not have been riding that lethal bus without a reason, Beck retraces his steps and chases year-old clues to a crime long thought unsolvable
Roseanna by Maj Sjöwall( Recording )

37 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a July afternoon, the body of a young woman is dredged from Sweden's beautiful Lake Vattern. Three months later, all that Police Inspector Martin Beck knows is that her name is Roseanna, that she came from Lincoln, Nebraska, and that she could have been strangled by any one of eighty-five people. Followed by "The man who went up in smoke". 2008
The thirty-first floor by Per Wahlöö( Book )

34 editions published between 1964 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A terrifying novel of a nation demoralized by a publishing empire"--Jacket
The assignment by Per Wahlöö( Book )

41 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Provincial Resident of a desolate province in a South America has been assassinated. When Manuel Ortega, a minor diplomat, accepts the appointment as the dead man's successor, it seems a foolhardy decision. From the day he assumes his post he is plunged into a violent, corrupt world, where two extremist political factions are at odds. Ortega is caught in the middle, surrounded by people he's not sure he can trust--his alluring secretary, the cynical chief of police, and the sullen bodyguards who try to keep the Resident alive. As the tension rises, Ortega must take action
The man who went up in smoke by Maj Sjöwall( Recording )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Beck's holiday has just begun with his family on a small island off the coast of Sweden. But when a neighbor gets a phone call, Martin Beck finds himself packed off to Budapest, where a boorish journalist has vanished without a trace. Instead of passing leisurely sun-filled days with his children, Beck must troll about in the Eastern Europe underworld for a man nobody knows
 
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The locked room
Alternative Names
Per Wahlöö écrivain suédois

Per Wahlöö escritor sueco

Per Wahlöö schwedischer Krimi-Schriftsteller

Per Wahlöö scrittore, giornalista e traduttore svedese

Per Wahlöö Svéd író, krimiíró, újságíró

Per Wahlöö švédský spisovatel

Per Wahlöö Swedish writer

Per Wahlöö Zweeds journalist (1926-1975)

Valë, Per

Vale, Per 1926-1975

Valē, Pērs 1926-1975

Vārū, Pēru 1926-1975

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Wahlöö 1926-1975

Wahlöö, Per

Wahlöö, Per 1926-1975

Wahlöö, Peter 1926-1975

Wale, Pei'er 1926-1975

Вале П

Вале П. 1926-1975

Валё, Пер 1926-1975

Пер Валё

Пер Валее

Пер Вальо

ואלו, פר 1926-1975

ולו, פר 1926-1975

ヴァールー, ペール

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佩爾·瓦赫勒

Languages
English (467)

Swedish (136)

Danish (60)

German (27)

Spanish (17)

French (11)

Finnish (9)

Polish (6)

Norwegian (4)

Romanian (3)

Czech (3)

Catalan (2)

Italian (1)

Covers
Roseanna : a Martin Beck mysteryMurder at the SavoyThe terroristsThe abominable manThe fire engine that disappearedThe man who went up in smokeThe man on the balcony; the story of a crimeThe locked room; the story of a crime