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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 10 novels produced over 10 years. In 1971, The Laughing Policeman won an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America and was adapted into a film. Maj and Per also wrote novels separately. Although they never married, their relationship lasted until his death in 1975.
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