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Sjöwall, Maj 1935-

Overview
Works: 654 works in 3,054 publications in 15 languages and 20,237 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Radio plays  Drama  Film adaptations 
Roles: Translator, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, 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 )
49 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and held by 1,573 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 )
102 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 1,307 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 )
28 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,274 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 )
32 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,269 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 terrorists by Maj Sjöwall ( Book )
28 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and held by 1,193 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 abominable man by Maj Sjöwall ( Book )
35 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,192 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 )
28 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Martin Beck must solve a murder involving an accidental explosion - or was it?
The man on the balcony; the story of a crime by Maj Sjöwall ( Book )
35 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,047 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 )
29 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stockholm Homicide Squad's Inspector Martin Beck is assigned to search for a vanished Swedish journalist and finds himself becoming involved in an international racket
Cop killer : the story of a crime by Maj Sjöwall ( Book )
15 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cop killer : a Martin Beck mystery by Maj Sjöwall ( Book )
12 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and held by 391 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 )
11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 316 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 him a madman. But Superintendent Martin Beck of the Stockholm Homicide Squad suspects otherwise. This apparently motiveless killer has managed to target one of Beck₂s best detectives--and he, surely, would not have been riding that lethal bus without a reason
Roseanna by Maj Sjöwall ( Recording )
27 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 265 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 )
12 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and held by 226 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 )
12 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and held by 208 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 [a Martin Beck police mystery] by Maj Sjöwall ( Recording )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 185 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 )
12 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Viktor Palmgren, a powerful industrialist, is shot during an after-dinner speech, the repercussions -- both on the international money markets and on the residents of the small coastal town of Malm -- 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 )
13 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and held by 184 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
De terroristen by Maj Sjöwall ( Book )
50 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in German and Dutch and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hoofdinspecteur Martin Beck krijgt te maken met drie zaken: een bankoverval door een jong meisje, de moord op een filmproducer en het nemen van veiligheidsmaatregelen bij het bezoek van een antipathieke Amerikaanse senator
The locked room [a Martin Beck police mystery] by Maj Sjöwall ( )
10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 155 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
Ševal, Maj 1935-
Šēvala, Maja 1935-
Ševall, Maj.
Shūvāru, Mai 1935-
Sjövall, Maj 1935-
Sjöwall.
Sjowäll 1935-
Sjöwall, Maj
Sjowall, Maj 1935-
Sjöwall-Wahlöö, .. 1935-
Sjöwall, Wahlöö Maj
Sjöwall Wahlöö, Maj 1935-
Sjöwallová, Maj 1935-
Wahlöö, Maj Sjöwall
Wahlöö, Maj Sjöwall 1935-
Шеваль, Май 1935-
シューヴァル, マイ
Languages
English (410)
Danish (40)
German (39)
Swedish (26)
Dutch (14)
Spanish (12)
French (5)
Finnish (5)
Norwegian (3)
Czech (3)
Catalan (2)
Polish (2)
Slovak (2)
Japanese (1)
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