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Wahlöö, Per 1926-1975

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Most widely held works by Per Wahlöö
The laughing policeman by Maj Sjwall( Book )

242 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 16 languages and held by 1,914 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 by Maj Sjwall( Book )

268 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 19 languages and held by 1,611 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
The locked room; the story of a crime by Maj Sjwall( Book )

206 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 1,603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mysterious shooting of a man found dead in a locked room sends Martin Beck searching for clues through Sweden
Murder at the Savoy by Maj Sjwall( Book )

191 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 1,532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a New Introduction by Arne Dahl 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
Cop killer : the story of a crime by Maj Sjwall( Book )

177 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 1,492 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 abominable man by Maj Sjwall( Book )

196 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 18 languages and held by 1,465 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 Sjwall( Book )

193 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 1,459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Beck must solve a murder involving an accidental explosion - or was it?
The terrorists by Maj Sjwall( Book )

167 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 1,442 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"--Page 4 of cover
The man on the balcony; the story of a crime by Maj Sjwall( Book )

229 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 21 languages and held by 1,358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swedish police superintendent Martin Beck conducts a thorough investigation of a series of brutal muggings and child sex murders
The man who went up in smoke by Maj Sjwall( Book )

205 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 18 languages and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stockholm Homicide Squad's Inspector Martin Beck is assigned to search for Alf Matsson, a vanished Swedish journalist, and finds himself becoming involved in an international racket that leads him to some enigmatic Eastern European underworld figures
The steel spring by Per Wahl( Book )

72 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 528 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
A necessary action by Per Wahl( Book )

82 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 409 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
The generals by Per Wahl( Book )

47 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 378 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
The thirty-first floor by Per Wahl( Book )

77 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A terrifying novel of a nation demoralized by a publishing empire"--Jacket
The laughing policeman a Martin Beck police mystery by Maj Sjwall( Recording )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a cold and rainy Stockholm night, nine bus riders are gunned down by a mysterious assassin. The press portrays it as a freak attack and dubs the killer a madman. But Superintendent Martin Beck thinks otherwise--one of his most ambitious young detectives was among those killed--and he suspects it was more than coincidence. Working on a hunch, Beck seeks out the girlfriend of the murdered detective, and with her help Beck reconstructs the steps that led to his murder. The police comb the country for the killer, only to find that this attack may be connected to a case that has been unsolved for years
The assignment by Per Wahl( Book )

75 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 326 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
Roseanna by Maj Sjwall( Recording )

26 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 279 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
The man who went up in smoke by Maj Sjwall( Recording )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 241 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
The man on the balcony by Maj Sjwall( Recording )

10 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swedish police superintendent Martin Beck conducts a thorough investigation of a series of brutal muggings and child sex murders
Murder on the thirty-first floor by Per Wahl( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a future where publishers control all the newspapers and magazines from a single building, Chief Inspector Jensen is called to investigate a bomb threat. The investigation leads him to a 'Special Department' on the thirty-first floor; the only department not permitted to be evacuated after the bomb threat
 
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The locked room; the story of a crime
Alternative Names
Per Wahl schwedischer Krimi-Schriftsteller

Per Wahl scrittore, giornalista e traduttore svedese

Per Wahl Swedish writer

Val, Per.

Vale, Per 1926-1975

Valē, Pērs 1926-1975

Vārū, Pēru 1926-1975

Wahl.

Wahl 1926-1975

Wahl, Per

Wahloo, Per 1926-1975

Wahl, Peter 1926-1975

Wale, Pei'er 1926-1975

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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Italian (42)

Polish (37)

Norwegian (34)

Chinese (26)

Turkish (19)

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Greek, Modern (1)

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