Dead Joker (Hanne Wilhelmsen #5)
Chief Prosecutor Sigurd Halvorsrud's wife is found dead in front of the fireplace in the family living room. The cause of death is instantly apparent - she has been brutally decapitated. Halvorsrud immediately falls under suspicion. Then a journalist at one of Oslo's largest newspapers is found beheaded. What links these two horrifically violent crimes? Detective Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen is called in to lead the investigation with her old colleague Billy T. But the most demanding task that Hanne Wilhelmsen has ever faced in her career clashes with the worst crisis in her personal life. Cecilie, the woman she lived with for almost twenty years, is seriously ill. Wilhelmsen must ask herself: is the truth worth chasing at all costs?
The gripping fifth instalment of the bestselling Hanne Wilhelmsen series: the edgy detective investigates a brutal series of murders while dealing with tragedy closer to home
"Anne Holt is the godmother of modern Norwegian crime fiction." - Jo Nesbo. "Anne Holt is a thriller write of the highest order." - Liza Marklund. "Holt writes with the command we have come to expect from the top Scandinavian writers." - The Times
Anne Holt is Norway's bestselling female crime writer. She spent two years working for the Oslo Police Department before founding her own law firm and serving as Norway's Minster for Justice between 1996 and 1997. She is published in thirty languages with over seven million copies of her books sold.