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Sjöwall, Maj 1935-

Overview
Works: 838 works in 3,825 publications in 15 languages and 21,778 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Radio plays  Drama  Detective and mystery radio programs  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Fiction)  Action and adventure films  Crime films 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Translator, Creator, Originator, Contributor, Performer, Other
Classifications: PT9876.29.J63, 839.7374
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Maj Sjöwall
The laughing policeman by Maj Sjöwall( Book )

56 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and held by 1,541 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 )

113 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 1,320 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 terrorists by Maj Sjöwall( Book )

35 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and held by 1,202 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 fire engine that disappeared by Maj Sjöwall( Book )

36 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

35 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in English and held by 1,126 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."
Murder at the Savoy by Maj Sjöwall( Book )

24 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in English and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Viktor Palmgren, a powerful industrialist, is casually shot during an after-dinner speech, the repurcussions -- both on the international money markets and on the residents of the small coastal town of Malmo -- are widespread. Chief Inspector Martin Beck is called in to help catch a killer nobody, not even the victim, was able to identify. He begins a systemic search for the friends, enemies, business associates and call girls who may have wanted Palmgren dead, but in the process he finds to his dismay that he has nothing but contempt for the victim and sympathy for the murderer!
The man who went up in smoke by Maj Sjöwall( Book )

36 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in English and held by 1,039 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 man on the balcony; the story of a crime by Maj Sjöwall( Book )

34 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in English and held by 967 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 881 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 )

16 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and held by 777 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
Cop killer : a Martin Beck mystery by Maj Sjöwall( Book )

16 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in English and held by 433 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 locked room by Maj Sjöwall( Book )

18 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 387 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 laughing policeman : a Martin Beck police mystery by Maj Sjöwall( Recording )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2017 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
Roseanna by Maj Sjöwall( Recording )

33 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 294 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 Sjöwall( Recording )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 256 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 Sjöwall( Recording )

18 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swedish police superintendent Martin Beck conducts a thorough investigation of a series of brutal muggings and child sex murders
The abominable man by Maj Sjöwall( )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bloody murder of a police captain in his hospital room exposes the particularly unsavory history of a man who spent forty years practicing a horribly brutal brand of strong-arm police work. Nonetheless, Martin Beck and his colleagues scour Stockholm for the murderer, a demented and deadly rifleman. As Beck is gripped by an increasing feeling of impending danger, his investigation unearths evidence of police corruption. That's when an even stronger sense of responsibility, and something like shame, urges him to take a series of drastic steps, which lead to a shocking disaster
Cop killer : the story of a crime by Maj Sjöwall( )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 209 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
Murder at the Savoy by Maj Sjöwall( )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 207 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. No one can identify the gunman when Martin Beck takes over the scene and finds a web so despicable that it's hard to imagine who wouldn't want Palmgren dead
The locked room : [a Martin Beck police mystery] by Maj Sjöwall( )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 191 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
 
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Alternative Names
Maj Sjöwall écrivaine suédoise

Maj Sjöwall escritora sueca

Maj Sjöwall pisarka szwedzka

Maj Sjöwall Rootsi kirjanik

Maj Sjöwall schwedische Krimi-Schriftstellerin

Maj Sjöwall scrittrice e traduttrice svedese

Maj Sjöwall Svéd írónő, újságíró, fordító

Maj Sjöwall Swedish writer

Maj Sjöwall Zweeds schrijfster

Maj Sjöwallová švédská spisovatelka

Ševal, Maj 1935-

Šēvala, Maja 1935-

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Shūvāru, Mai 1935-

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Sjöwall-Wahlöö, .. 1935-

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Sjöwall Wahlöö, Maj 1935-

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Syoval, May 1935-

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Wahlöö, Maj Sjöwall 1935-

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שובאל, מאי 1935-

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