Biography

Anne Holt

Anne Holt is Norway’s bestselling female crime writer. She was a journalist and news anchor and spent two years working for the Oslo Police Department before founding her own law firm and serving as Norway’s Minister for Justice in 1996 and 1997. Her first novel was published in 1993, and her books have been translated into over 30 languages and have sold more than seven million copies. Her novel 1222 was nominated for an Edgar Award for Best Novel. She lives in Oslo with her family.

Anne Holt

Books by Anne Holt

by Anne Holt - Fiction, Mystery

Less than six months after taking office, the Norwegian Prime Minister is found dead. Was it a politically motivated assassination or personal revenge? Hanne Wilhelmsen, Chief Inspector of the Norwegian Police, is on leave in California, but when this death shakes the country to its core, she knows she can’t remain on the sidelines of such a crucial investigation. When secrets begin to unravel from the Prime Minister’s past, Hanne and her partner, Billy T., must piece together the crime before a private tragedy becomes a public outcry.

by Anne Holt - Fiction, Mystery

In a foster home outside Oslo, a 12-year-old boy is causing havoc. The institution’s steely director, Agnes Vestavik, sees something chilling in Olav’s eyes: sheer hatred. When Vestavik is found murdered at her desk, stabbed in the back with an Ikea kitchen knife --- with Olav nowhere to be found --- the case goes to maverick investigator Hanne Wilhelmsen, recently promoted to chief inspector in the Oslo Police. Could the child be a murderer?

by Anne Holt - Fiction, Mystery

It is only the beginning of May, but to Norwegians, the unseasonable heat already feels tropical when criminal investigating officer Hanne Wilhelmsen is sent to a macabre crime scene on the outskirts of Oslo: an abandoned shed that is covered in blood. On one wall is an eight-digit number written in blood, and there is no sign of a victim. Is it just a kid’s prank, or foul play?

by Anne Holt - Fiction, Mystery

A dead drug dealer is discovered on the outskirts of the Norwegian capital of Oslo. Within days, Hansa Larsen, a lawyer of the shadiest kind, is found shot to death, and police officers Håkon Sand and Hanne Wilhelmsen establish a link between the two crimes and uncover a massive network of corruption leading to the highest levels of government.

by Anne Holt - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense

From Norway's #1 bestselling crime writer comes a suspenseful locked-room mystery, the U.S. debut of a new series, set in an isolated hotel where guests who are stranded during a monumental snowstorm begin turning up dead.