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Death of the Demon par [Holt, Anne]
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Anne Holt is the godmother of modern Norwegian crime fiction. --Jo Nesbo

Présentation de l'éditeur

Anne Holt's brilliant detective Hanne Wilhelmsen investigates her third case: the manager of a children's home is dead and a twelve-year-old tearaway is on the run.

'Anne Holt is the Godmother of modern Norwegian crime fiction' Jo Nesbo

In an orphanage outside Oslo, a twelve-year-old boy is causing havoc. The institution's ageing director, Agnes Vestavik, sees something chilling in Olav's eyes: sheer hatred. When Vestavik is found murdered at her desk late at night, stabbed in the neck with a kitchen knife - with Olav nowhere to be found - the case goes to Hanne Wilhelmsen, recently promoted to superintendent in the Oslo police.

Hanne suspects that Olav witnessed the murder and fled, and she orders an investigation of the orphanage staff. But this, however, is one case where her instincts are leading her astray.

Meanwhile, Olav makes his way to his mother's apartment in central Oslo. When police finally catch up to him, Olav will lead them on a chase that will upend all of their assumptions.

A dark and captivating thriller, Death of the Demon examines the murky intersection between crime and justice.

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  • Format : Format Kindle
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  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 290 pages
  • Editeur : Corvus (17 juillet 2013)
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  • Langue : Anglais
  • ISBN-10: 0857892274
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857892270
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 What You Think is Apparent is Only Skin Deep. 7 juin 2015
Par Fairbanks Reader - Bonnie Brody - Publié sur
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This novel is the reason I read mysteries, especially Nordic ones. It has everything I love in a good whodunit - twists and turns, good characterization, no red herrings, and an ending that knocked my socks off.

It is the first novel I've read by Anne Holt but it is not the last. She may be the best Scandinavian mystery writer I've read, and I've read a lot. I also am impressed with the quality of Anne Bruce's seamless translation. The book had me in its grips throughout and I had a hard time getting to sleep because I didn't want to put it down.

The story both simple and complex. The director of a foster home in Oslo, Norway is found with a knife in her heart. Hanne Wilhelmsen, Chief Inspector, and her team are directed to solve the crime. Hanne is new at her job and is settling in but finding it difficult to delegate to others. The main suspects are the usual - the husband who stands to inherit everything, the lover who has been stealing from the dead woman, the employees of the foster home, and even the children who reside there. One child in particular, a twelve year old boy who has run away, is on the police radar.

The police very carefully interview all the possible suspects and the motives become more and more difficult to sort out? There are several people who could have benefited from the death but who had the opportunity to commit the crime? Is the solution an easy one or do the investigators need to dig deeper?

I found the novel easy to follow despite the number of characters in it. I especially enjoyed how the story of Olav Hakonsen, a twelve year-old boy in the foster home, along with his mother's first person narrative, are interspersed in the mystery. This is a fine example of how a great mystery should be constructed. Kudos to Ms. Holt!
4.0 étoiles sur 5 A Troubled Boy in a Troubled School. 25 juillet 2015
Par Mamma K 1947 - Publié sur
Format: Format Kindle Achat vérifié
This is the fourth book in the Hanne Wilhelmsen series translated from Norwegian to English. It describes Hanne's encounter with a young boy, most likely a psychopath or sociopath, who is sent to a special home for troubled children. He is not accepted by his peers and tries to run away to his mother more than once. This does not sit well with the people at the school whose job is to teach him proper behavior. His arrival heralds the beginning of more than the usual problems within the school, including murder. Because all of them seem to occur after he arrives fingers quite naturally point to him as the guilty party. The picture Anne Holt paints of this problem child is disturbing on several levels: a social system that clearly has let mother and son down, a school that needs a good shaking, and, at the heart, a boy who may be beyond salvation. Its ending is in some ways fitting...until the reader discovers the final twist, making one wonder if justice has really been served. The plot is set against the background of Hanne Wlhemsen's growing fears of what might happen to her and her career if her colleagues discover she is a lesbian. Holt does a good job of balancing those fears with the unspoken sympathetic support of her colleagues. This may not be the best of the Hanne Wilhemsen books ( I liked "1222" the best) but it is an edge of your seat mystery.
5.0 étoiles sur 5 murder in a group home for children 2 février 2016
Par L. .G. avid reader - Publié sur
Format: Broché Achat vérifié
This is the 2nd book I have read by Anne Holt (the 3rd in the series)
I really enjoyed this novel - even more than the first one I read
The story begins with the murder of a child group home - Agnes
12 year old, Olav, was recently placed in the home and runs away - he wants to go "home"
We learn a lot about several of the caretakers in the group home - their secrets and their lives.
We also learn more Hanna - and how she adjusts to being Chief Inspector - and her friendship with Billy T
I Have book 8 in the series - but books 4,5, 6, and 7 do not seem to have been translated into english.... I don;t know if they will be!!! I don;t know whether to read book 8 - or wait to see if the others are going to be translated :(
4.0 étoiles sur 5 Number Three for Hanne Wilhelsen: Another Terrific Read 25 février 2014
Par Anne Mills - Publié sur
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This is the third novel in Anne Holt's series about Oslo police detective Hanne Wilhelmsen. As another reviewer notes, this series has been coming out for a long time in Norwegian -- this one appeared in 1995-- but is only now being translated into English. So far at least, the series is compelling and compulsively readable. I've only read the first three novels, and all three have been engrossing, well plotted, and surprising. Moreover, the central characters are rounded individuals with faults and virtues, whose personal lives are intertwined with police story. In this one, the "demon" -- an enraged and powerful child -- is a frightening character who still manages to evoke a kind of sympathy. I look forward to the next in the series -- "In the Lion's Mouth", but I have a bit of a wait ahead: it's due in the UK this fall, which means sometime in 2015 in the States. Ah well, it will be worth waiting for.
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 Clumsy & disappointing 20 avril 2016
Par tunalover - Publié sur
Format: Format Kindle Achat vérifié
I was so disappointed in this book. I've read and enjoyed Ms. Holt's other books so I kept on reading even though the somewhat clumsy translation and dragging plot. When I got to the end, I couldn't believe that it was so disappointing. I felt robbed of time and attention.
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