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Maj Sjöwall (1935–2020)

Autor(a) de Roseanna

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About the Author

Writer and journalist Maj Sjöwall was born in Sweden in 1935. She was a reporter and art director at several newspapers and magazines. From 1959 to 1961, she was an editor with the publishing house Wahlström and Widstrad. She met Per Wahlöö in 1961 and they married the following year. Together mostrar mais they wrote all ten novels in the Martin Beck Police Mystery series from 1965 to 1975. In 1971, The Laughing Policeman (a translation of Den Skrattande Polisen) won an Edgar Award for Best Novel. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Séries

Obras de Maj Sjöwall

Roseanna (1965) 2,184 cópias
The Laughing Policeman (1970) 1,852 cópias
The Man Who Went Up in Smoke (1966) 1,399 cópias
The Man on the Balcony (1968) 1,331 cópias
The Locked Room (1973) 1,182 cópias
The Fire Engine That Disappeared (1969) 1,154 cópias
Murder at the Savoy (2013) 1,129 cópias
The Abominable Man (1971) 1,081 cópias
Cop Killer (1974) 996 cópias
The Terrorists (1976) 975 cópias
I primi casi di Martin Beck (2009) 21 cópias
Il milionario (2007) 9 cópias
Erbsensuppe flambiert (2003) 2 cópias
The Fire Engine That Disappeared (2012) 1 exemplar(es)
El mana̕co (1975) 1 exemplar(es)
Roman om ett brott 1 exemplar(es)
השוטר הצוחק 1 exemplar(es)
Cop Killer (Martin Beck Mysteries) (2013) 1 exemplar(es)
Priskutnež 1 exemplar(es)
Gyilkos a háztetőn 1 exemplar(es)
Dansk intermezzo : novelle (1989) 1 exemplar(es)
Suljettu huone 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

A Darker Shade of Sweden (2013) — Contribuinte — 109 cópias
The Vintage Book of Classic Crime (1993) — Contribuinte — 34 cópias
Days of Vengeance (1983) — Tradutor, algumas edições9 cópias
Mords.Metropole.Ruhr (2010) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
A Purple Place for Dying | Home to Roost | The Terrorists (1977) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Sjöwall, Maj
Data de nascimento
1935-09-25
Data de falecimento
2020-04-29
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
Zweden
Local de nascimento
Stockholm, Sweden
Local de falecimento
Landskrona, Sweden
Causa da morte
COPD
Locais de residência
Ven, Sweden
Ocupação
editor (Wahlström and Widstrand)
Writer
translator
journalist
crime novelist
art director
Relacionamentos
Wahlöö, Per (partner)
Wahlöö, Claes (zwager)
Premiações
Rivertonklubbens internasjonale ærespris (2006)
Agente
Salomonsson Agency
Pequena biografia
Maj Sjöwall grew up in one of the chain of hotels in Stockholm managed by her father. She was a 27-year-old journalist and art director, and a single mother with a small daughter, when she met Per Wahlöö, a prominent political journalist and former crime reporter nearly a decade her senior. They fell in love, moved in together, had two children, and talked about literature – including the possibility of writing books together. The result of their research and writing collaboration was Roseanna (1965), a detective novel featuring Martin Beck. It was the first in a series of ten novels produced over ten years. In 1971, The Laughing Policeman won an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America and was adapted into a Hollywood film. Sjöwall and Wahlöö also wrote novels separately. Although they never married, their relationship lasted until his death in 1975.
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Membros

Resenhas

When I finished the Erlendur books I decided it might be worth going back to the beginning of Scandi noir. Roseanna was a blisteringly fast and fantastic read. It had just enough detail, and leaned into epistolary/transcript-based storytelling, which I LOVED. It didn't lack for poetry too, the city came alive (for better and for worse). Also, Beck always has a stomachache, which hey, I feel that. Definitely gonna read more of this series.
 
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Amateria66 | outras 91 resenhas | May 24, 2024 |
This writing team was important in the history of police procedural crime writing. But I'm not much of a student of that history. I just like to read detective/police/mystery books. So I think if you take away the history aspect, you're left with a decent but not overwhelming detective story. I've watched a few of the Beck Swedish TV series which is what inspired me to read the books. But having read two, I think I prefer the television series!
 
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dvoratreis | outras 48 resenhas | May 22, 2024 |
That last interrogation seemed completely unrealistic to me. Otherwise I thought the book was OK, not great. Going on to read the second in the series and see what I think of that.
 
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dvoratreis | outras 91 resenhas | May 22, 2024 |
The husband and wife team that gave us the ten Martin Beck novels just might the best writers of the police procedural ever, and this book just might be the the best of them all. Despite being the fourth book in the series it is the book I most often recommend starting with.
 
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skid0612 | outras 65 resenhas | May 20, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
55
Also by
7
Membros
13,535
Popularidade
#1,714
Avaliação
3.8
Resenhas
427
ISBNs
872
Idiomas
23
Favorito
25

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