Death of the Demon
A Hanne Wilhelmsen Novel
The Hanne Wilhelmsen Novels: Book #3
From Edgar Awardfinalist Anne Holt comes the captivating third book in the series featuring thebrilliant and tough police inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen, who must investigatethe grisly murder of an orphanage director.
Inan orphanage outside Oslo, a twelve-year-old boy is causing havoc. Theinstitution’s aging director, Agnes Vestavik, sees something chilling in Olav’seyes: sheer hatred. When Vestavik is found murdered,stabbed in the neck with a kitchen knife—with Olav nowhere to be found—the casegoes to maverick investigator Hanne Wilhelmsen, recently promoted tosuperintendent in the Oslo police. Hanne suspects that Olav witnessed themurder and fled, and she orders an investigation of the orphanage staff. ButHanne is hopeless at delegating and sharing responsibilities. Only Hanne’s supreme deductive skills keep her on thejob, but this is one case where her instincts are leading her astray.
Meanwhile,Olav makes his way to his once unfit mother’s apartment in central Oslo. Whenpolice finally catch up to him, Olav will lead them on a chase that will upendall of their assumptions. A dark and captivating new chapter inthis brilliant, rollicking series, Death of the Demon examinesthat murky intersection between crime and justice.
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