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Sjöwall, Maj 1935-

Overview
Works: 566 works in 3,081 publications in 19 languages and 20,696 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Drama  Television crime shows  Detective and mystery television programs  Television series  Television adaptations  Television cop shows  Film adaptations  Radio plays 
Roles: Author, Translator, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Contributor, Performer, Other
Classifications: PT9876.29.J63, 839.7374
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Publications about Maj Sjöwall
Publications by Maj Sjöwall
Most widely held works by Maj Sjöwall
The laughing policeman by Maj Sjöwall( Book )
49 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 1,481 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 )
89 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,363 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 )
114 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,325 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
Murder at the Savoy by Maj Sjöwall( Book )
68 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,272 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 abominable man by Maj Sjöwall( Book )
77 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 1,204 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 man on the balcony; the story of a crime by Maj Sjöwall( Book )
134 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,201 libraries worldwide
Swedish police superintendent Martin Beck conducts a thorough investigation of a series of brutal muggings and child sex murders
The terrorists by Maj Sjöwall( Book )
26 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 1,143 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 fire engine that disappeared by Maj Sjöwall( Book )
27 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in English and held by 1,117 libraries worldwide
Martin Beck must solve a murder involving an accidental explosion - or was it?
Roseanna by Maj Sjöwall( Book )
95 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 1,082 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 man who went up in smoke by Maj Sjöwall( Book )
62 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 996 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
Beck ( visu )
23 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in Swedish and held by 653 libraries worldwide
He's got no style, he's got no flash and he's squarely in middle age. But Swedish detective Martin Beck is good at one thing: methodically catching criminals so that they can be put away... for a long time. His tightly-wound partner, Gunvald, is his opposite: an impulsive man who cuts a dashing figure, is in no way politically correct and who never met a boundary he didn't leap across. It's classic good cop/bad cop, and together with their team they bring down dangerous criminals
The laughing policeman a Martin Beck police mystery by Maj Sjöwall( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 331 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
Roseanna by Maj Sjöwall( Sound Recording )
28 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 281 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( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 243 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( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 228 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( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 205 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( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 197 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( file )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 196 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 )
63 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 180 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( file )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 175 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
 
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Alternative Names
Maj Sjöwall pisarka szwedzka
Maj Sjöwall schwedische Krimi-Schriftstellerin
Maj Sjöwall scrittrice e traduttrice svedese
Maj Sjöwall Swedish writer
Maj Sjöwall Zweeds schrijfster
Ševal, Maj 1935-
Šēvala, Maja 1935-
Ševall, Maj.
Shūvāru, Mai 1935-
Sjövall, Maj 1935-
Sjöwahl, Maj 1935-
Sjöwall.
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. 1935-
Шевалль, Май
Шеваль М. 1935-
Шеваль, Май 1935-
シューヴァル, マイ
Languages
English (381)
Swedish (277)
German (67)
Danish (59)
French (35)
Dutch (34)
Spanish (18)
Chinese (16)
Norwegian (14)
Polish (10)
Russian (8)
Czech (8)
Finnish (5)
Swahili (2)
Catalan (2)
Slovenian (1)
Romanian (1)
Portuguese (1)
Armenian (1)
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