Dead joker A Hanne Wilhelmsen novel

Anne Holt, 1958-

Book - 2016

"Chief Public Prosecutor Sigurd Halvorsrud's wife is found dead in front of the fireplace in the family living room. The cause of death: she has been brutally decapitated. Her husband, who witnessed the grisly murder and is himself covered in blood, immediately falls under suspicion, though he claims his wife's killer was Ståle Salvesen, a man he'd prosecuted years before. Detective Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen is called in to lead the investigation with her old colleague, Bil...ly T. Despite the circumstantial evidence, Hanne is unconvinced of Sigurd Halvorsrud's guilt--that is, until a witness says he saw Ståle Salvesen commit suicide by jumping off a bridge days before the murder took place. Then a journalist at one of Oslo's largest newspapers is found beheaded. What links these two horrifically violent crimes? The demanding investigation soon clashes with a terrible crisis in Hanne's personal life. Cecilie, the woman she has lived with for almost twenty years, has fallen seriously ill and doesn't have much time to live. With a savage killer on the loose, Hanne must ask herself: Is the truth worth chasing at all costs?"--

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Subjects
Genres
Mystery fiction
Published
New York : Scribner 2016.
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition
Language
English
Norwegian
Physical Description
325 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN
9781501123276
9781501123269
Main Author
Anne Holt, 1958- (author)
Other Authors
Anne Bruce, 1952 April 22- (translator)