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Sjöwall, Maj 1935-

Overview
Works: 468 works in 3,050 publications in 25 languages and 20,580 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Drama  Radio plays  Detective and mystery radio programs  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Translator, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Performer, Contributor, 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 )

250 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 17 languages and held by 1,939 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 Sjöwall( Book )

276 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 19 languages and held by 1,633 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 Sjöwall( Book )

214 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 15 languages and held by 1,625 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 Sjöwall( Book )

196 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 1,547 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!
Cop killer : the story of a crime by Maj Sjöwall( Book )

182 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 1,505 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 fire engine that disappeared by Maj Sjöwall( Book )

196 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 1,491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

205 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 18 languages and held by 1,483 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 terrorists by Maj Sjöwall( Book )

176 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 1,463 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 Sjöwall( Book )

238 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 21 languages and held by 1,385 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 Sjöwall( Book )

210 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 18 languages and held by 1,343 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 laughing policeman a Martin Beck police mystery by Maj Sjöwall( Recording )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 334 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 )

26 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 277 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. With its authentically rendered settings, vividly realized characters, and command over the intricately woven details of police detection, RoseAnna is a masterpiece of suspense and sadness
The man who went up in smoke by Maj Sjöwall( Recording )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 242 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 )

11 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
Cop killer the story of a crime by Maj Sjöwall( Recording )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 197 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( Recording )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 193 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 abominable man by Maj Sjöwall( Recording )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 192 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 into taking a series of drastic steps, which lead to a shocking disaster
The locked room [a Martin Beck police mystery] by Maj Sjöwall( )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 170 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 fire engine that disappeared by Maj Sjöwall( )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gunvald Larsson sits carefully observing the dingy Stockholm apartment of a man under police surveillance. He looks at his watch: nine minutes past eleven in the evening. At that same moment, the house explodes, killing at least three people. Chief Inspector Martin Beck and his men don't suspect arson or murder until they discover a peculiar circumstance linking the explosion to a suicide committed that same day. The dead man left a note consisting of just two words: Martin Beck
The terrorists by Maj Sjöwall( Recording )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American senator is visiting Stockholm and Martin Beck must lead the team to protect him from a gang of terrorists. In the middle of the diplomatic chaos, a young woman is accused of robbing a bank and Beck is determined to prove her innocence
 
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The locked room; the story of a crime
Alternative Names
Maj Sjwall pisarka szwedzka

Maj Sjwall schwedische Krimi-Schriftstellerin

Maj Sjwall scrittrice e traduttrice svedese

Maj Sjwall Swedish writer

Ševal, Maj 1935-

Šēvala, Maja 1935-

Ševall, Maj.

Shūvāru, Mai 1935-

Sjvall, Maj 1935-

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Sjowall, Maj 1935-

Sjwall-Wahl, .. 1935-

Sjwall, Wahl Maj

Sjwall Wahl, Maj 1935-

Sjwallov, Maj 1935-

Wahl, Maj Sjwall

Wahl, Maj Sjwall 1935-

Май Шевалль

Май Шьовал

Шевалль, Май

Шеваль, Май 1935-

シューヴァル, マイ

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RoseannaThe locked room; the story of a crimeMurder at the SavoyCop killer : the story of a crimeThe fire engine that disappearedThe abominable manThe terroristsThe man on the balcony; the story of a crime