Maj Sjöwall and her books about the police detective Martin Beck was extremely influential. They made way for the crime novel to be considered on the same basis as other literature. Her stories always had pieces of the society of its times inside, sometimes in a critical way. Without her later authors like Henning Mabkell, Stieg Larsson and several others are unthinkable. She died of a long illness at the age of 84 (not Coronarelated). I hope she has peace. Thank you for the books.