Anne Holt
The Lion’s Mouth

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 this crime: suicide. Instead, they track down neo-nazis, political competitors and thirty year old scandals in this intelligent meditation on the nature of truth.

(Co-authored by Berit Reiss-Andersen, Holt’s under-secretary as Minister of Justice)

The Lion’s Mouth is the fourth installment in the Hanne Wilhelmsen series.

[A] multifaceted mystery ... The wonder and pleasure of The Lion’s Mouth is in how Ms. Holt — Norway’s former minister of justice — weaves the strands of a political thriller, a police-procedural, a locked-room mystery and a domestic novel into a satisfying plot.

Wall Street Journal, US

Edgar-finalist Holt’s compelling, character-driven fourth Hanne Wilhelmsen novel delivers a one-two punch /.../ Holt uses her surprising plot to highlight the nature of power and the extent to which it can corrupt.

Publishers Weekly, US

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).

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Brazil, Fundamento
Czech Republic, Jota
Denmark, Gyldendal
Finland, Gummerus
Germany, Piper
Italy, Einaudi
Norway, Vigmostad & Bjørke
Poland, Proszynski
Spain, Mondadori (World Spanish)
Sweden, Piratförlaget
UK, Corvus
US, Scribner

Film rights

Other titles

In Dust and Ashes
Beyond The Truth
No Echo
Dead Joker
Death of the Demon
Blessed Are Those Who Thirst
Blind Goddess
Sudden Death
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

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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 October 06, 2017 by Salomonsson Agency