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Death of the Demon : A Hanne Wilhelmsen Novel,9781451634808

Death of the Demon : A Hanne Wilhelmsen Novel

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Edition: Reprint
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 6/18/2013
Publisher(s): Scribner
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Summary

From the Edgar Award finalist, the captivating third book in the series featuring the brilliant and tough police investigator Hanne Wilhelmsen, who must investigate the grisly murder of an orphanage director. In an orphanage outside Oslo, a twelve-year-old boy is causing havoc. The institution's aging director, Agnes Vestavik, sees something chilling in Olav's eyes: sheer hatred. When Vestavik is found murdered at her desk late at night, stabbed in the neck with a kitchen knifewith Olav nowhere to be foundthe case goes to maverick investigator Hanne Wilhelmsen, recently promoted to superintendent in the Oslo police. Hanne suspects that Olav witnessed the murder and fled, and she orders an investigation of the orphanage staff. But Hanne is hopeless at delegating, hopeless at pooling information, hopeless at sharing responsibilities. Only Hanne's supreme deductive skills keep her on the job, but this, however, 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. When police finally catch up to him, Olav will lead them on a chase that will upend all of their assumptions.A dark and captivating new chapter in this brilliant, rollicking series, Death of the Demonexamines that murky intersection between crime and justice.

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