I støv og aske

I støv og aske In Dust and Ashes

Hanne Wilhelmsen #10

In 2001, three year old Dina is killed in a tragic car accident. Not long thereafter Dina’s mother dies under mysterious circumstances, and Dina’s father Jonas is convicted of her murder.

In 2016, the cold case ends up on the desk of Detective Henrik Holme, who tries to convince his mentor Hanne Wilhelmsen that the father might have been wrongly convicted. Holme and Wilhelmsen discover that the case could be connected to the suicide of an eccentric blogger as well as the kidnapping of the grandson of a EuroJackpot millionaire.

In Dust and Ashes is the tenth and final installment in Anne Holt’s successful series featuring Police Detective Hanne Wilhelmsen.


  • “Holt’s writing is more sensitive and fine-tuned than ever. Her depictions of relationship dynamics, either lesbian or hetero, are both sharp and affectionate, and her portrayal of small children is genuinely excellent. /…/ Deeper down in the well-constructed and captivating suspense structures, classic themes such as greed and envy are illustrated, and last but not least how unpredictable, irrational and (self)destructive mourning can be. /…/ successful and refreshing.”

    Aftenposten, Norway

  • “A good, classically constructed plot, with crafty solutions”

    Dagsavisen, Norway

  • “What a delight it is to read Anne Holt! Few succeed in being so thrilling as they discuss contemporary society’s greatest issues.”

    Dagens Nyheter, Sweden

  • “This is Anne Holt at her very, very best. And we’re talking world-class.”

    Skånska Dagbladet, Sweden

  • “With humor and empathy Holt captures both the clear-headed young policeman’s behavior and tics, and the older woman’s self-obsessed intelligence. It’s clear that the author likes her versions of Watson and Holmes, and so do I. /…/ An engaging page-turner.”

    Aftonbladet, Sweden

  • “In this tenth and final book in the Hanne Wilhelmsen series, Wilhelmsen is as intuitive, and prickly, as
    ever, as Holt explores further the relationship between Wilhelmsen and Holme. For fans of Jo Nesbø,
    who has noted Holt’s primacy in Norwegian crime fiction, and of the genre in general.”

    Booklist, US

  • “Holt’s elegiac 10th and final novel featuring Oslo chief inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen /…/ For Hanne and Henrik, both convincing complex characters, all suffering comes down to the ”good old sins”: money, sex, and revenge. Readers will be sorry to see the last of them.”

    Publishers Weekly *Starred & Boxed Review*, US

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Reading material

Norwegian edition

Rights sold

Denmark, Gyldendal

Finland, Gummerus

Germany, Piper

Italy, Einaudi

Norway, Vigmostad & Bjørke

Spain, Mondadori

Sweden, Piratförlaget

UK, Corvus

US, Scribner

Film rights sold

Sweden, Miso

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