skip to content

Wahlöö, Per 1926-1975

Overview
Works: 665 works in 3,492 publications in 18 languages and 23,344 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Science fiction  Suspense fiction  Political fiction  Drama  Detective and mystery radio programs  Radio plays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Translator, Creator, Contributor, Other, Illustrator, Scenarist
Classifications: PT9876.29.J63, 839.7374
Publication Timeline
Key
Publications about Per Wahlöö
Publications by Per Wahlöö
Publications by Per Wahlöö, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Per Wahlöö
The laughing policeman by Maj Sjöwall( Book )
48 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and held by 1,459 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 by Maj Sjöwall( Book )
158 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 1,329 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
Cop killer : the story of a crime by Maj Sjöwall( Book )
94 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,285 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 abominable man by Maj Sjöwall( Book )
113 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,238 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 )
127 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,202 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( Book )
29 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in English and held by 1,201 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 terrorists by Maj Sjöwall( Book )
29 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and held by 1,126 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 )
27 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in English and held by 1,090 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 )
96 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,046 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; the story of a crime by Maj Sjöwall( Book )
17 editions published between 1973 and 1992 in English and held by 828 libraries worldwide
The mysterious shooting of a man found dead in a locked room sends Martin Beck searching for clues through Sweden
The steel spring by Per Wahlöö( Book )
53 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 466 libraries worldwide
Summoned home after an operation, Chief Inspector Jensen discovers that all flights home have been cancelled and all communication from his homeland has ceased. It becomes clear that some kind of epidemic has ravaged the country
The locked room by Maj Sjöwall( Book )
10 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and held by 376 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 generals by Per Wahlöö( Book )
41 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 363 libraries worldwide
A political satire, told as a court transcript, about the court-martial of a general gone rogue. "Time: the not too distant future. Place: a small island in the temperate zone. Scene: air-force headquarters." As Corporal Edwin Velder, on trial for his life--accused of acts against the military, government, and society--reconstructs the events, we learn of a country's descent into political tyranny. When the inevitable verdict is pronounced, Velder's testimony just might bring on a second political revolution
A necessary action by Per Wahlöö( Book )
48 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 352 libraries worldwide
When two close friends of his are murdered, a man must delve into the actions of the Spanish secret police to try and discover their killers
The laughing policeman : a Martin Beck police mystery by Maj Sjöwall( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 335 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( Sound Recording )
33 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 289 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 thirty-first floor by Per Wahlöö( Book )
38 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 280 libraries worldwide
"A terrifying novel of a nation demoralized by a publishing empire"--Jacket
The assignment by Per Wahlöö( Book )
41 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 267 libraries worldwide
The Provincial Resident of a desolate province in a South America has been assassinated. When Manuel Ortega, a minor diplomat, accepts the appointment as the dead man's successor, it seems a foolhardy decision. From the day he assumes his post he is plunged into a violent, corrupt world, where two extremist political factions are at odds. Ortega is caught in the middle, surrounded by people he's not sure he can trust--his alluring secretary, the cynical chief of police, and the sullen bodyguards who try to keep the Resident alive. As the tension rises, Ortega must take action
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
Murder on the thirty-first floor by Per Wahlöö( Book )
9 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and held by 228 libraries worldwide
In a future where publishers control all the newspapers and magazines from a single building, Chief Inspector Jensen is called to investigate a bomb threat. The investigation leads him to a 'Special Department' on the thirty-first floor; the only department not permitted to be evacuated after the bomb threat
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Alternative Names
Per Wahlöö schwedischer Krimi-Schriftsteller
Per Wahlöö scrittore, giornalista e traduttore svedese
Per Wahlöö švédský spisovatel
Per Wahlöö Swedish writer
Per Wahlöö Zweeds journalist (1926-1975)
Valë, Per
Vale, Per 1926-1975
Valē, Pērs 1926-1975
Vārū, Pēru 1926-1975
Wahlöö.
Wahlöö 1926-1975
Wahlöö, Per
Wahloo, Per 1926-1975
Wahlöö, Peter 1926-1975
Wale, Pei'er 1926-1975
Вале П. 1926-1975
Валё, Пер 1926-1975
Пер Валё
Пер Валее
Пер Вальо
ואלו, פר 1926-1975
ולו, פר 1926-1975
ヴァールー, ペール
ペール・ヴァールー
Languages
English (428)
Swedish (338)
German (90)
Danish (76)
French (17)
Norwegian (16)
Polish (14)
Dutch (14)
Chinese (11)
Russian (7)
Spanish (5)
Finnish (5)
Japanese (4)
Swahili (2)
Portuguese (2)
Slovenian (1)
Romanian (1)
Armenian (1)
Covers
Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.