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Wahlöö, Per 1926-1975

Overview
Works: 660 works in 3,257 publications in 13 languages and 22,126 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Suspense fiction  Political fiction  Drama  Radio plays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  Parodies, imitations, etc 
Roles: Creator, Translator, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Contributor, 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 )
47 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and held by 1,568 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 )
98 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 1,299 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 )
27 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in English and Undetermined 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 )
30 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,264 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 )
26 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and held by 1,191 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 )
33 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,181 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 )
27 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,155 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 )
34 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,043 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 )
14 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The steel spring by Per Wahlöö ( Book )
17 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 402 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
Cop killer : a Martin Beck mystery by Maj Sjöwall ( Book )
11 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and held by 388 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 generals by Per Wahlöö ( Book )
15 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 332 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 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
A necessary action by Per Wahlöö ( Book )
12 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and held by 300 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
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 assignment by Per Wahlöö ( Book )
14 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in English and held by 254 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 )
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
Murder on the thirty-first floor by Per Wahlöö ( Book )
5 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and held by 214 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
The thirty-first floor by Per Wahlöö ( Book )
2 editions published between 1967 and 1971 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A terrifying novel of a nation demoralized by a publishing empire"--Jacket
 
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Alternative Names
Valë, Per.
Vale, Per 1926-1975
Valē, Pērs 1926-1975
Vārū, Pēru 1926-1975
Wahlöö.
Wahlöö 1926-1975
Wahlöö, Per
Wahloo, Per 1926-1975
Wahlöö, Peter 1926-1975
Wale, Pei'er 1926-1975
Валё, Пер 1926-1975
ואלו, פר 1926-1975
ולו, פר 1926-1975
ヴァールー, ペール
Languages
English (403)
Swedish (66)
Danish (40)
Spanish (11)
German (6)
Finnish (5)
French (4)
Norwegian (3)
Czech (3)
Catalan (2)
Polish (2)
Swahili (1)
Italian (1)
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