When Oslo attorney Karen Borg stumbles upon the body of a murdered drug dealer, she hurries to the police station to report the grisly discovery to her old friend, officer Håkon Sand. He and investigating officer Hanne Wilhelmsen interrogate Hans van der Kerch, a Dutchman found near the murder scene, but Kerch will speak only to Borg—and his answers only spark more questions. Meanwhile, the drug dealer’s lawyer, Hans Olsen, turns up dead. A search of Olsen’s home reveals a sheaf of papers connecting him to Kerch. As the clues trickle in, the brilliant (if arrogant) Wilhelmsen suspects that these two murders are only the tip of the iceberg.
Blind Goddess is the debut novel in Anne Holt’s award-winning Hanne Wilhelmsen series.
Hardcover Book : 352 pages
Publisher: Scribner/Simon & Schuster ( June 05, 2012 )
Item #: 13-581435
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.875inches
Product Weight: 15.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Anne Holt's story was good but it was difficult for me to read about Oslo without looking for Harry Hole of Jo Nesbo's great series. I think there was a bit more melodrama - not a lot but a bit more - than in most good mysteries. I would look for more of Ms. Holt's books but they would be on my B list. A list would be Sandford, Nesbo, Deaver, McBain and of course King and Hill. Being on the B list puts her with good company like Baldacci and Crais. That's pretty good company.
Reviewer: Michael W