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Sjöwall, Maj 1935-

Overview
Works: 715 works in 3,714 publications in 14 languages and 21,700 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Fiction)  Crime films  Police films 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Translator, 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 )
54 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and held by 1,431 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 : a Martin Beck mystery by Maj Sjöwall( Book )
109 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 1,198 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 terrorists by Maj Sjöwall( Book )
33 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and held by 1,106 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 fire engine that disappeared by Maj Sjöwall( Book )
34 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in English and held by 1,101 libraries worldwide
Martin Beck must solve a murder involving an accidental explosion - or was it?
The abominable man by Maj Sjöwall( Book )
35 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in English and held by 1,027 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 who went up in smoke by Maj Sjöwall( Book )
35 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in English and held by 932 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
The man on the balcony; the story of a crime by Maj Sjöwall( Book )
36 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in English and held by 844 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 )
16 editions published between 1973 and 1992 in English and held by 805 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 )
16 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and held by 775 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 locked room by Maj Sjöwall( Book )
17 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 369 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
Cop killer : a Martin Beck mystery by Maj Sjöwall( Book )
16 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in English and held by 344 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 laughing policeman : a Martin Beck police mystery by Maj Sjöwall( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 336 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
The abominable man by Maj Sjöwall( file )
16 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 209 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( file )
17 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 208 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. No one can identify the gunman when Martin Beck takes over the scene and finds a web so despicable that it's hard to imagine who wouldn't want Palmgren dead
Cop killer : the story of a crime by Maj Sjöwall( file )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 207 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 locked room : [a Martin Beck police mystery] by Maj Sjöwall( file )
17 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 191 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
Murder at the Savoy by Maj Sjöwall( Book )
11 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 101 libraries worldwide
Victor Palmgren, a powerful industrialist, is shot during an after-dinner speech. Chief Inspector Martin Beck is called in to help catch a killer that nobody, not even the victim, was able to identify. But as he begins to delve into the friends, enemies, business associates and call girls who may have wanted Palmgren dred, he finds he has nothing but contempt for the victim, and sympathy for the killer
The man on the roof by Carl-Gustaf( visu )
4 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in Swedish and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Een oudere inspecteur van de Stockholmse politie wordt op gruwelijke wijze vermoord in het ziekenhuis waar hij ligt
The man who went up in smoke by Maj Sjöwall( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Martin Beck's holiday has just begun with his family on a small island off the coast of Sweden. But when a neighbour 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. Sequel to "Roseanne", followed by "The man on the balcony". Winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Mystery. 2008
The man on the balcony by Maj Sjöwall( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Someone is raping and killing young girls in the once-peaceful parks of Stockholm. Police Superintendent Martin Beck has two witnesses: a cold-blooded mugger who won't say much and a three-year-old boy who can't say much. Sequel to "The man who went up in smoke", followed by "The laughing policeman". 2009
 
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Maj Sjöwall écrivaine suédoise
Maj Sjöwall escritora sueca
Maj Sjöwall pisarka szwedzka
Maj Sjöwall Rootsi kirjanik
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-
Sjöwall.
Sjöwall, ... 1935-
Sjöwall, Maj
Sjöwall, Maj 1935-
Sjöwall-Wahlöö, .. 1935-
Sjöwall-Wahlöö, Maj.
Sjöwall Wahlöö, Maj 1935-
Sjöwallová, Maj 1935-
Syoval, May 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-
שובאל, מאי 1935-
שובל, מי 1935-
שוואל, מאי, 1935-
シューヴァル, マイ
瑪姬‧史菊華
Languages
English (427)
Swedish (31)
Danish (17)
Spanish (14)
French (7)
Finnish (6)
German (4)
Polish (3)
Romanian (2)
Catalan (2)
Norwegian (2)
Japanese (1)
Portuguese (1)
Czech (1)
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