Per Wahlöö


Born
in Tölö, Kungsbacka, Halland, Sweden
August 05, 1926

Died
June 22, 1975

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Per Fredrik Wahlöö (5 August 1926 - 22 June 1975) was a Swedish author. He is perhaps best known for the collaborative work with his partner Maj Sjöwall on a series of ten novels about the exploits of Martin Beck, a police detective in Stockholm, published between 1965 and 1975. In 1971, The Laughing Policeman (a translation of Den skrattande polisen, originally published in 1968) won an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best Novel. Wahlöö and Sjöwall also wrote novels separately.

Wahlöö was born in Tölö parish, Kungsbacka Municipality, Halland. After his studies, from 1946 onwards he worked as a crime reporter. After long trips around the world he returned to Sweden and started working as a journalist again. ...more

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The Steel Spring

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The Assignment

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Wind Und Regen

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“-- Но вы испытывали ненависть к своей новой службе? Концерну? Его шефам?
-- Ничуть. <...> Ибо со своей точки зрения они действовали в строгом соответствии с логикой: чего ради они стали бы отказываться от такого доступного триумфа? Представьте себе, что генерал Миаха во время сражения за Мадрид позвонил генералу Франко и спросил у него: "Не хотите ли по дешевке откупить у меня мою авиацию? Уж больно много она жрет бензина".”
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