Anne Holt

A Necessary Death

Selma Falck wakes to a nightmare. She’s naked and trapped in a burning cabin on a snow-covered mountain. She has no idea where she is or how she got there. Hurt and bleeding, she barely makes it out in time. Wearing nothing more than a pair of oversized rubber boots, she watches the cabin burn to the ground. There are no signs of human habitation nearby, the temperature is rapidly dropping, and a blizzard is approaching. She must survive.

As Selma fights the cold, the hunger and her own wounds, it comes back to her in bits and pieces. She tries to put it all together, and eventually it forms a frightening picture of the past six months. Selma realizes that she not only has to survive, but make it back to civilization, quickly. Murder has been committed, and a great injustice must be stopped. The future of the nation itself is at stake.

Anne Holt

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Anne Holt (b. 1958) is one of Scandinavia’s most successful crime writers with 10 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 Inger Johanne Vik series (five installments) and the Hanne Wilhelmsen series (ten installments).

Rights sold to

Denmark, Modtryk
Finland, Gummerus
Iceland, Tindur
Italy, Einaudi
Norway, Gyldendal
Sweden, Piratförlaget
UK, Corvus

Other titles

A Grave For Two
In Dust and Ashes
Offline
1222
Beyond The Truth
No Echo
Dead Joker
The Lion’s Mouth
Death of the Demon
Blessed Are Those Who Thirst
Blind Goddess
Sudden Death
Arrhythmia
What Dark Clouds Hide
Fear Not
Madam President
What Never Happens
What Is Mine
May-Britt, March-Britt and the Peachy Pug
May-Britt & March-Britt

Foreign rights

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Awards

Shortlisted for a Lambda Literary Award (Best Lesbian Mystery) US – Offline
The Great Calibre Award of Honor, Poland, 2012
The Cappelen Prize, Norway, 2001
The Norwegian Booksellers’ Prize, Norway, 1995
The Riverton Prize (Best Norwegian Crime Novel of the Year), Norway, 1994

Edited September 16, 2019 by Salomonsson Agency