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The Blind Goddess

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By (author) Anne Holt

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  • Publisher: ATLANTIC BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 198mm x 34mm | 333g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0857892258
  • ISBN 13: 9780857892256
  • Sales rank: 117,245

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A drug dealer is battered to death in the outskirts of Oslo. A young Dutch student, covered in blood, walks aimlessly through the streets of central Oslo. He is taken into custody, but refuses to speak. Five days later a shady criminal lawyer called Hans Olsen is murdered. The two deaths don't seem related, but Detective Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen is unconvinced. Soon, she uncovers a link between the bodies: Olsen defended the drug dealer. But there are powerful forces working against Hanne; a conspiracy that reaches far beyond a crooked lawyer and a small-time dealer. The investigation will take her into the offices of the most powerful men in Norway - and even put her own life at risk...

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Anne Holt is one of Scandinavia's most successful crime writers. Her two crime series - featuring Johanne Vik and Hanne Wilhelmsen - have sold more than 5 million copies and are translated into twenty-five languages. She is the recipient of several awards, including the Riverton Prize (Rivertonprisen) and the Booksellers' Prize (Bokhandlerprisen). She is the former Minister of Justice for Norway, and has worked as a police attorney, lawyer, TV news editor and anchor, media consultant and journalist.

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'1222 is an homage to Agatha Christie's Miss Marple - or Miss Marple as a badass, paralysed Norwegian lesbian detective... Holt translates the classic locked room mystery into a modern thriller.' - The Times 'Like a mash-up of Steig Larsson, Jeffery Deaver and Agatha Christie.' - Daily Mirror 'Step aside, Stieg Larsson, Holt is the queen of Scandinavian crime thrillers.' - Red 'If you haven't heard of Anne Holt, you soon will... [1222 is] A variation on the classic locked room mystery, Holt has capitalized on old-fashioned suspense to great effect' - Daily Mail 'A splendidly chilling read' - Observer 'Superb' - Guardian