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Sjöwall, Maj 1935-

Overview
Works: 524 works in 3,104 publications in 25 languages and 20,608 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Drama  Radio plays  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Translator, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Performer, Other
Classifications: PT9876.29.J63, 839.7374
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Maj Sjöwall
Roseanna by Maj Sjöwall( Book )

267 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 19 languages and held by 1,722 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 laughing policeman by Maj Sjöwall( Book )

52 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 1,596 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
The abominable man by Maj Sjöwall( Book )

210 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 16 languages and held by 1,553 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 )

196 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 1,546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Beck must solve a murder involving an accidental explosion - or was it?
Cop killer : the story of a crime by Maj Sjöwall( Book )

174 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 1,546 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 terrorists by Maj Sjöwall( Book )

176 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 1,525 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 )

215 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 18 languages and held by 1,352 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 )

183 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 1,254 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 4 languages and held by 1,242 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. 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
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 1,029 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 locked room by Maj Sjöwall( Book )

12 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a young, unidentified blonde robs a bank and kills an innocent citizen, Martin Beck investigates--as a way to escape the turmoil of his failed marriage--and attempts to connect the crime with the mystery of a corpse with a bullet in its heart that was found in a locked room with no gun present
The laughing policeman a Martin Beck police mystery by Maj Sjöwall( Recording )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 324 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
Murder at the Savoy by Maj Sjöwall( Book )

117 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De moord op een zeer gefortuneerde louche zakenman in een der meest gerenommeerde restaurants van Malmö stelt de politie voor vele raadsels
Roseanna by Maj Sjöwall( Recording )

27 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 273 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 233 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
De man die in rook opging by Maj Sjöwall( Book )

86 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 12 languages and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een detective moet zijn vakantie afbreken om een verdwenen drugshandelaar op te sporen
The man on the balcony by Maj Sjöwall( Recording )

12 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swedish police superintendent Martin Beck conducts a thorough investigation of a series of brutal muggings and child sex murders
Murder at the Savoy by Maj Sjöwall( Recording )

12 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and held by 189 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 )

13 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and held by 187 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
Da xiao de jing cha by Maj Sjöwall( Book )

111 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

W miejskim autobusie ginie osiem osób zastrzelonych przez nieznanego sprawcę. Policja nie potrafi odkryć motywów zabójcy. Prasa orzeka, że to czyn szaleńca. Tylko komisarz Beck podejrzewa, że za pozornie bezsensowną zbrodnią kryje się precyzyjny plan. Bo czy na pewno tylko przypadkiem w strzelaninie poniósł śmierć najlepszy detektyw z wydziału Becka?
 
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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

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The laughing policemanThe abominable manThe fire engine that disappearedCop killer : the story of a crimeThe terroristsThe man on the balcony; the story of a crimeThe locked room; the story of a crimeMurder at the Savoy