Maj Sjowall
Maj Sjowall is a Swedish author of crime fiction who is best known with her collaborations with her late partner Per Wahloo. Her novels with Wahloo featured Swedish police detective Martin Beck. Their novel The Laughing Policeman won an Edgar Award for Best Novel and was also adapted to film (starring Walter Matthau). In addition to being a published novelist, Maj is also a translator.

Maj Sjowall made her debut as an author in 1965 with the novel Roseanna, which started the Martin Beck series by Sjowall and Wahloo. Her final novel to be published was The Terrorists in 1976 – also co-authored with Per Wahloo. Below is a list of Maj Sjowall’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Martin Beck Books


Roseanna(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man Who Went Up in Smoke(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man on the Balcony(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Laughing Policeman(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fire Engine That Disappeared(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder at the Savoy(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Abominable Man(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Locked Room(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cop Killer(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Terrorists(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: All novels by Maj Sjowall were co-authored with Per Wahloo. The Laughing Policeman was also published as Investigation of Murder.

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Maj Sjowall Synopsis: The Terrorists by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo is the 10th and final Martin Beck novel. While a U.S. senator is on a trip to Stockholm, Martin Beck has been tasked with leading a team to protect him from a group of international terrorists. During the fervor of the visit, a innocent-looking woman is accused of robbing a bank. Martin Beck must prove her innocence, but gets stonewalled. Meanwhile, a millionaire pornographer is killed in his own bathtub.

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