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Sjöwall and Wahlöö

Sjöwall and Wahlöö, during the 1960s and 1970s, conceived and wrote a series of ten novels about the exploits of detectives from the special homicide commission of the Swedish national police in which the character of Martin Beck was the protagonist. Both also wrote novels separately. For the Martin Beck series they plotted and researched each book together and then wrote alternate chapters. Sjöwall and Wahlöö's technique of mixing traditional crime fiction with a focus on the social issues in the Swedish welfare state received a great deal of attention. The concept has given rise to the entire Scandinavian noir scene.

Books by Sjöwall and Wahlöö on






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Man Who Went Up in Smoke

Man on the Balcony

Laughing Policeman

Fire Engine that Disappeared

Murder at the Savoy

Abominable Man

Locked Room

Cop Killer


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