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Sjöwall, Maj 1935-

Overview
Works: 688 works in 3,615 publications in 16 languages and 21,792 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Radio plays  Drama  Detective and mystery radio programs  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  Suspense fiction  Action and adventure films  Crime films 
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 1,456 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 )

122 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,395 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 )

151 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,364 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( Book )

110 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,313 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!
Roseanna by Maj Sjöwall( Book )

128 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 1,267 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 terrorists by Maj Sjöwall( Book )

33 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and held by 1,137 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 abominable man by Maj Sjöwall( Book )

37 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,133 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 )

31 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Beck must solve a murder involving an accidental explosion - or was it?
The man who went up in smoke by Maj Sjöwall( Book )

32 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in English and held by 947 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 man on the balcony; the story of a crime by Maj Sjöwall( Book )

33 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in English and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swedish police superintendent Martin Beck conducts a thorough investigation of a series of brutal muggings and child sex murders
The laughing policeman : a Martin Beck police mystery by Maj Sjöwall( Recording )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 340 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 Ake Stenstrom. 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. With its wonderfully observed lawmen (including the inimitable Martin Beck), its brilliantly rendered felons and their murky Stockholm underworld, and its deftly engineered plot, this is another incredible installment in the acclaimed Martin Beck mystery series
Roseanna by Maj Sjöwall( Recording )

36 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 296 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 )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 248 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 )

16 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 239 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( )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 212 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. When she is found already murdered, her body dredged from the bottom of a lake, suspicions swirl around Folke Bengtsson, the killer Beck caught in the first novel of the series for committing a similar murder, and who has since been released. But Beck is beginning to doubt that Bengtsson is guilty of any murder at all
The abominable man by Maj Sjöwall( )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 205 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 horrible blend of strong-arm police work and shear brutality. Nonetheless, Martin Beck and his colleagues scour Stockholm for the murderer, a demented and deadly rifleman. As the tension builds and a feeling of impending danger grips Beck, his investigation unearths evidence of police corruption. That's when an even stronger sense of responsibility and something like shame urge him into taking a series of drastic steps, which lead to a shocking disaster
Murder at the Savoy by Maj Sjöwall( )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 199 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 locked room : [a Martin Beck police mystery] by Maj Sjöwall( )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 183 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. Exploring the ramifications of egotism and intellect, luck and accident, this tour de force of detection bears the unmistakable substance and gravity of real life
The fire engine that disappeared by Maj Sjöwall( )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 176 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 man on the roof by Bo Widerberg( Visual )

6 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in Swedish and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een oudere inspecteur van de Stockholmse politie wordt op gruwelijke wijze vermoord in het ziekenhuis waar hij ligt
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The locked room; the story of a crime
Alternative Names
Maj Sjöwall écrivaine suédoise

Maj Sjöwall escritora sueca

Maj Sjöwall pisarka szwedzka

Maj Sjöwall schwedische Krimi-Schriftstellerin

Maj Sjöwall scrittrice e traduttrice svedese

Maj Sjöwall Svéd írónő, újságíró, fordító

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, 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 (484)

Swedish (203)

Danish (60)

German (39)

Spanish (25)

French (15)

Czech (11)

Finnish (10)

Chinese (9)

Norwegian (8)

Polish (5)

Japanese (4)

Russian (3)

Romanian (2)

Catalan (2)

Italian (1)

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The locked room; the story of a crimeCop killer : the story of a crimeMurder at the SavoyRoseannaThe terroristsThe abominable manThe fire engine that disappearedThe man who went up in smoke