WorldCat Identities

Sjöwall, Maj 1935-

Overview
Works: 683 works in 3,518 publications in 19 languages and 21,571 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Radio plays  Detective and mystery radio programs  Drama  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Translator, Creator, 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 )

54 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and held by 1,467 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 locked room; the story of a crime by Maj Sjöwall( Book )

119 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,393 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 )

108 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,340 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
Roseanna by Maj Sjöwall( Book )

122 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Roseanna, 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 on the balcony; the story of a crime by Maj Sjöwall( Book )

132 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,212 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( Book )

35 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,132 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 )

30 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

31 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and held by 1,127 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 man who went up in smoke by Maj Sjöwall( Book )

99 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,051 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
Murder at the Savoy by Maj Sjöwall( Book )

19 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 929 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!
Murder at the Savoy : a Martin Beck mystery by Maj Sjöwall( Book )

70 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a New Introduction by Arne Dahl 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 laughing policeman : a Martin Beck police mystery by Maj Sjöwall( Recording )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 334 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 )

35 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 291 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 )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 245 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 )

14 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 233 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 )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 205 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
The abominable man by Maj Sjöwall( )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 198 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
Murder at the Savoy by Maj Sjöwall( )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 195 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 locked room : [a Martin Beck police mystery] by Maj Sjöwall( )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 179 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( )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 172 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
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The locked room; the story of a crime
Alternative Names
Maj Sjöwall escritora sueca

Maj Sjöwall pisarka szwedzka

Maj Sjöwall schwedische Krimi-Schriftstellerin

Maj Sjöwall scrittrice e traduttrice svedese

Maj Sjöwall Swedish writer

Maj Sjöwall Zweeds schrijfster

Maj Sjöwallová švédská spisovatelka

Ševal, Maj 1935-

Šēvala, Maja 1935-

Ševall, Maj

Shūvāru, Mai 1935-

Sjövall, Maj 1935-

Sjöwahl, Maj 1935-

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Sjöwall, ... 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-

Май Шевалль

Май Шьовал

Шёвалль М

Шёвалль М. 1935-

Шевалль, Май

Шеваль М

Шеваль М. 1935-

Шеваль, Май 1935-

שובל, מי, 1935-

שוואל, מאי, 1935-

シューヴァル, マイ

Languages
English (470)

Swedish (254)

Danish (60)

German (39)

French (24)

Chinese (18)

Spanish (17)

Dutch (15)

Norwegian (14)

Czech (11)

Finnish (10)

Polish (8)

Russian (7)

Swahili (2)

Romanian (2)

Catalan (2)

Japanese (1)

Italian (1)

Turkish (1)

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The locked room; the story of a crimeCop killer : the story of a crimeRoseannaThe man on the balcony; the story of a crimeThe abominable manThe fire engine that disappearedThe terroristsThe man who went up in smoke