Anne Holt (b. 1958) is one of Scandinavia's most successful crime writers with 7 million copies sold around the world. Holt is a former Minister of Justice, Police Attorney, lawyer running her own firm, journalist, and TV news editor and anchor. Her novels are intelligent, accessible and suspenseful, with engaging and intriguing protagonists. Tight-knit crime plots are paired with a focus on relational drama. Anne Holt is the author of two extremely successful crime series: the Vik/Stubø series (four installments to date) and the Hanne Wilhelmsen series (eigth installments to date). She is the recepient of several awards, including the Riverton Prize and The Norwegian Booksellers' Prize, and was shortlisted for an Edgar Award in 2012. She was also shortlisted for the 2012 Shamus Award and the 2012 Macavity Award. In October 2012 Anne Holt was awarded with the Great Calibre Award of Honor in Poland for her entire authorship.

Click here for a video interview in English with Anne Holt about the Hanne Wilhelmsen series.
Click here for a video interview in English with Anne Holt about the Hanne Wilhelmsen series and the Vik/Stubø series made by her Italian publisher Einaudi.



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by Anne Holt
On a rainy Friday afternoon, on July 22nd 2011 eight-year-old only child Sander Mohr dies in his own home. The parents are inconsolable. Forensic psychologist Inger Johanne Vik believes, as does everyone else, that the d...


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by Anne Holt & Even Holt
An Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator - or ICD - is a sophisticated pacemaker device designed to save lives. ICDs are implanted into millions of patients all over the world every year. In the spring of 2010, two heart pa...


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by Anne Holt
During a snowy Christmas season in Norway, psychologist and profiler Inger Johanne Vik finds not only her husband and herself but also her autistic daughter drawn into the investigation of a number of disturbing deaths. ...


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by Anne Holt
1222 is a thrilling story of how a group of disparate people find themselves stuck in a hotel during an apocalyptic snow storm. Following a dramatic train derailment at Finse, the conflict between the survivors escalates...


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by Anne Holt
In Anne Holt's third novel featuring Superintendent Yngvar Stubø and profiler Inger Johanne Vik, history's first female American president is kidnapped during a state visit in Norway. Together with the FBI, the No...


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by Anne Holt
They have just become parents, but the outside world won’t spare Superintendent Yngvar Stubø and profiler Inger Johanne Vik. A series of shocking murders all have symbolic dismembering or desecration of the ...


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by Anne Holt
Shortly before Christmas, four people are shot in Olso's wealthiest neighbourhood: three members of an affluent shipping family, and one unknown man. While her colleagues are busy digging up dirty family secrets, Hanne W...


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by Anne Holt
A multiple child kidnapper and killer at large in Norway unites jovial widower Yngvar Stubø with nervous, angst-ridden ex-FBI profiler Inger Johanne Vik, together forming one of the most original crime-solving tea...


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by Anne Holt
The murder of a celebrity chef proves a hard case for the Oslo Police: Brede Ziegler was everybody's friend and yet nobody knew anything about him. Returning from exile, Hanne Wilhelmsen is able to crack the case through...


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by Anne Holt
This is the most complex of the Hanne Wilhelmsen books, displaying a conspiracy of the most spectacular kind. It begins with a brutal murder in the home of the Chief Attorney which leads Wilhelmsen to a paedophiliac ring...


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by Anne Holt
Hanne Wilhelmsen and her colleagues enter the big political scene when Norway's Prime Minister is found shot in her office. A kleptomaniac security guard prevents them from immediately catching on to the true nature of t...


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by Anne Holt
A murder in an orphanage and a runaway twelve-year old boy is the starting-point for this classic detective story. Hanne Wilhelmsen and her associates unravel the sad and dirty human relations beneath the neat faç...


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by Anne Holt
In this thrilling story of rape and revenge, Hanne Wilhelmsen races against the clock to prevent the privatization of justice. How does our society treat individuals such as rape victims and refugees? The novel delves in...


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by Anne Holt
Blind Goddess introduces the world of brilliant, arrogant Police Detective Hanne Wilhelmsen and her admiring colleagues: a world where the goddess of justice is blindfolded, and it is their job to do her bidding. A drug-...


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by Anne Holt
May-Britt, March-Britt and the Peachy Pug is the second book in the series about the two friends. It’s August and the girls are just about to start third grade. May-Britt is overjoyed that her first-ever best frien...


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by Anne Holt
In Anne Holt’s new children's novel, we meet the two eight-year old girls May-Britt and March-Britt. May-Britt is a lonely, goody two-shoes child with an outlandish mother, an exasperating little sister and a fathe...



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BIBLIOGRAPHY
Skyggedød / What Dark Clouds Hide
2012, Crime

Flimmer / Arrhythmia
2010, Crime

Pengemannen / Fear Not
2009, Crime

1222 / 1222
2007, Crime

Presidentens valg / Madam President
2006, Crime

Det som aldri skjer / What Never Happens
2004, Crime

Sannheten bortenfor / Beyond The Truth
2003, Crime

Det som er mitt / What Is Mine
2001, Crime

Uten ekko / No Echo
2000, Crime

Død joker / Dead joker
1999, Crime

Løvens gap / The Lion's Den
1997, Crime

Demonens død / Death Of The Demon
1995, Crime

Salige er de som tørster / Blessed Are Those Who Thirst
1994, Crime

Blind gudinne / Blind Goddess
1993, Crime

Mai-Britt, Mars-Britt og mopsen Muntermor / May-Britt & March-Britt 2
2011, Children's

Mai-Britt, Mars-Britt og campingvogna / May-Britt & March-Britt 1
2010, Children's

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