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The Resource No echo : a Hanne Wilhelmsen novel, Anne Holt and Berit Reiss-Andersen ; translated from the Norwegian by Anne Bruce

No echo : a Hanne Wilhelmsen novel, Anne Holt and Berit Reiss-Andersen ; translated from the Norwegian by Anne Bruce

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No echo : a Hanne Wilhelmsen novel
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No echo
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a Hanne Wilhelmsen novel
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Anne Holt and Berit Reiss-Andersen ; translated from the Norwegian by Anne Bruce
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  • eng
  • nor
  • eng
Summary
When a popular celebrity chef is found murdered on the steps of the Oslo police headquarters, police investigator Billy T. and long-absent Hanne Wilhelmsen team up for an investigation that reveals that few people really knew the victim or his mysterious activities
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  • This sixth Hanne Wilhelmsen novel (following Dead Joker, 2016) is a nearly pitch-perfect procedural layered over a moving exploration of rejection and abandonment. Oslo’s hottest celebrity chef, Brede Ziegler, is left on the police station’s steps with a butcher knife thrust in his chest. Chief Inspector Billy T. leads the investigation, which is a disaster from the start. Ziegler, egotistical and likely sociopathic, was widely despised. Billy T.’s team easily hauls in a parade of likely killers, but none of them can be implicated by solid evidence. Then Wilhelmsen returns to Oslo after months of self-exile spent grieving over her domestic partner’s death and jolts the faltering investigation further. Billy T., furious over her callous abandonment, refuses to acknowledge her presence. Alienated from the team, Hanne follows her own path, instinctively trailing the killer through the investigation’s loose threads. Tragedy serves as a catalyst as Hanne drops walls and reluctantly acknowledges her failures, forges new romantic ground, and develops an oddly sound friendship with a junkie prostitute connected to the case. -- Tran, Christine (Reviewed 9/1/2016) (Booklist, vol 113, number 1, p59)
  • /* Starred Review */ Edgar-finalist Holt’s impressive second collaboration with Reiss-Andersen, the sixth in Holt’s Hanne Wilhelmsen series (after Dead Joker), explores a crucial episode in the life of her talented Oslo police detective, who’s emotionally crippled by feelings of guilt that she uses to keep people away and conceal her real self. By the time an elite chef is found stabbed to death in Oslo, Hanne has been living for six months in a run-down monastery hotel near Verona, Italy, recovering from the death of her lover of nearly 20 years, Cecilie Vibe. Hanne’s police team, now led by the colorful and conflicted Billy T., wishes Hanne, with all her idiosyncrasies, were back. Arriving in Oslo, fresh from meeting a Turkish mathematics professor who becomes Hanne’s new lover, Hanne begins uncovering unpalatable secrets. Transcripts of witness statements alternate with Holt’s penetrating psychological analysis of human desires, weaknesses, and essential decency, unveiling unexpected dimensions of her series characters. (Sept.) --Staff (Reviewed 08/01/2016) (Publishers Weekly, vol 263, issue 31, p)
  • Franchise owner Holt (Blind Goddess, 2016, etc.) teams up with Reiss-Andersen to bring Chief Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen back from her grief-soaked stay in Verona to rejoin Oslo's Violent Crime Section.The murder of Brede Ziegler is anything but straightforward. Norway's best-known chef stepped on a million toes to achieve celebrity status. His wife of six months, Vilde Veierland Ziegler, was barely half his age, and the boyfriend she threw over for him is still very much in the picture. Ziegler was stabbed to death with a knife whose pedigree is almost as exalted as his own. And his body was left on the unused back staircase of the Police Security Service. Fortunately, the mystery just happens to coincide with Hanne's sense that she's retreated to chaste seclusion to mourn her late partner, Cecilie Vibe, for long enough and her sudden eagerness to return, though the circumstances under which she left Chief Inspector Billy T. and her other colleagues make her wonder whether she still has a job. Welcomed warmly back to Violent Crimes, though not to Billy T.'s friendship, Hanne is on hand for still further complications: the news that Ziegler recently had himself sterilized, hints of financial shenanigans at Entré, his exclusive restaurant, and post-mortem revelations that indicate that if he hadn't been stabbed to death, he would almost certainly have died from the poison someone had given him. But the most notable job she does as a police detective is to extract a statement from a killer who's only too willing to talk. Though it's good to see Holt's detective back in the saddle, her return case is tangled and forgettable, with the most intriguing features sadly underdeveloped.(Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2016)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10524509
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YDXCP
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1958-
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Holt, Anne
Dewey number
839.823/8
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Norwegian
Literary form
fiction
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Reiss-Andersen, Berit
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True
Series statement
The Hanne Wilhelmsen series
Series volume
0006
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  • Wilhelmsen, Hanne
  • Women detectives
  • Celebrity chefs
  • Murder
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No echo : a Hanne Wilhelmsen novel, Anne Holt and Berit Reiss-Andersen ; translated from the Norwegian by Anne Bruce
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"Originally published in Norwegian in 2000 as Uten Ekko" -- verso
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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ocn947146674
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9781501123351
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)947146674
Label
No echo : a Hanne Wilhelmsen novel, Anne Holt and Berit Reiss-Andersen ; translated from the Norwegian by Anne Bruce
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Norwegian in 2000 as Uten Ekko" -- verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn947146674
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9781501123351
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)947146674

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