Anne Holt

In Dust and Ashes

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.

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

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

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

Skånska Dagbladet, Sweden

Anne Holt

Anne holt

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 Inger Johanne Vik series (five installments) and the Hanne Wilhelmsen series (nine installments to date).

Rights sold to

Denmark, Gyldendal
Finland, Gummerus
Germany, Piper
Italy, Einaudi
Norway, Vigmostad & Bjørke
Spain, Mondadori
Sweden, Piratförlaget
UK, Corvus
US, Scribner

Other titles

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

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 July 31, 2019 by Salomonsson Agency