Death of the Demon by Anne Holt audiobook

Death of the Demon: A Hanne Wilhelmsen Novel

By Anne Holt
Translated by Anne Bruce
Read by Kate Reading

Blackstone Publishing 9781451634808

The Hanne Wilhelmsen Novels: Book 3

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From Edgar Awardfinalist Anne Holt comes the captivating third book in the series featuring thebrilliant and tough police inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen, who must investigatethe grisly murder of an orphanage director. Inan orphanage outside Oslo, a twelve-year-old boy is causing havoc. Theinstitution’s aging director, Agnes Vestavik, sees something chilling in Olav’seyes: sheer hatred. When Vestavik is found murdered,stabbed in the neck with a kitchen knife—with Olav nowhere to be found—the casegoes to maverick investigator Hanne Wilhelmsen, recently promoted tosuperintendent in the Oslo police. Hanne suspects that Olav witnessed themurder and fled, and she orders an investigation of the orphanage staff. ButHanne is hopeless at delegating and sharing responsibilities. Only Hanne’s supreme deductive skills keep her on thejob, but this is one case where her instincts are leading her astray. Meanwhile,Olav makes his way to his once unfit mother’s apartment in central Oslo. Whenpolice finally catch up to him, Olav will lead them on a chase that will upendall of their assumptions. A dark and captivating new chapter inthis brilliant, rollicking series, Death of the Demon examinesthat murky intersection between crime and justice.

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Summary

Summary

A 2014 Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Mystery

From Edgar Awardfinalist Anne Holt comes the captivating third book in the series featuring thebrilliant and tough police inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen, who must investigatethe grisly murder of an orphanage director.

Inan orphanage outside Oslo, a twelve-year-old boy is causing havoc. Theinstitution’s aging director, Agnes Vestavik, sees something chilling in Olav’seyes: sheer hatred. When Vestavik is found murdered,stabbed in the neck with a kitchen knife—with Olav nowhere to be found—the casegoes to maverick investigator Hanne Wilhelmsen, recently promoted tosuperintendent in the Oslo police. Hanne suspects that Olav witnessed themurder and fled, and she orders an investigation of the orphanage staff. ButHanne is hopeless at delegating and sharing responsibilities. Only Hanne’s supreme deductive skills keep her on thejob, but this is one case where her instincts are leading her astray.

Meanwhile,Olav makes his way to his once unfit mother’s apartment in central Oslo. Whenpolice finally catch up to him, Olav will lead them on a chase that will upendall of their assumptions. A dark and captivating new chapter inthis brilliant, rollicking series, Death of the Demon examinesthat murky intersection between crime and justice.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Stellar…Holt…relentlessly explores the agonies of a mother unable to manage a monstrously brain-damaged twelve-year-old boy—and the tragic ironies implicit in a society priding itself on cradle-to-grave welfare that condemns its most powerless and needy to inevitable disaster.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Always adept at balancing emotional narrative and strong suspense, Holt has crafted another must-read with this fascinating peek into a modern Sherlock’s investigative mind.” Booklist
“Reading is especially good at capturing the gritty and intimate dialogue, adjusting her volume and pacing to emphasize emotional urgency. Her portrayal of the twelve-year-old prime suspect is piercing yet impossible to ignore. In contrast, Reading’s voice is raw with vulnerability when Hanne is forced to reconcile the demands of her personal life with her independence.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Anne Holt

Author Bio: Anne Holt

Anne Holt has worked as 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 for part of 1996 and 1997. Her first book was published in 1993, and her work has been translated into twenty-five languages. She lives in Oslo with her family.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 9.03
Audience: Adult
Language: English