Norman Price's Favourite Discovery of 2012
My discovery of 2012 was the author Anne Holt, who with her book from way back in 1993, The Blind Goddess, translated by Tom Geddes, proved once again that it is characters that make crime fiction. Plot is how those characters perform, but it seems secondary in a successful series such as the Van Veeteren, Montalbano or Brunetti books.
With lawyer Karen Borg, police lawyer Hakan Sand, and detective Hanne Wilhelmsen the author brought together three interesting protagonists and I hope the second book in the series Blessed Are Those Who Thirst is as good. We have waited a long time for this series to be translated but The Blind Goddess was well worth the wait.
Read Norman's full review of The Blind Goddess over at Crime Scraps.
The Euro Crime review (by Maxine) of The Blind Goddess is here plus Anne Holt's English language bibliography (with reviews)