The Blind Goddess – Anne Holt

With thanks to Miss Peabody Investigates’ 2014 crime fiction highlights (itself the result of my recent rediscovery of the excellent Radio 4 Foreign Bodies series), I have my first encounter with Norway’s grandmother of crime fiction (according to Jo Nesbø) and meet Håkon Sand, Karen Borg and Hanne Wilhelmsen in the first of Holt’s Hanne Wilhelmsen series. Not that we meet Hanne as the main character in this novel, lawyers and lately lovers Hakon and Karen are centre stage for much of the book. Maybe Anne Holt found Hanne more intriguing the more she wrote about her?

An excellent crime novel, begging to be turned into a TV drama to rival The Killing, The Bridge and Borgen. Ah look, it is

Perfect Christmas Eve reading.

Publisher page: The Blind Goddess – Anne Holt