A Memory for Murder

by Anne Holt

Part of the Selma Falck series Series

Crime and Mystery Thriller and Suspense Action Adventure

LoveReading Expert Review of A Memory for Murder

Norway’s best-selling female crime writer returns with a new, and utterly gripping, third instalment to her hugely popular Selma Falck series.

Readers of Anne Holt will know that she spent two years working for the Oslo Police Department, founded her own law firm and rose to serve as Norway’s Minister of Justice, before publishing books that have sold over 10 million copies in 30 languages. That she knows of what she writes is therefore in no doubt.

What the above facts don’t tell you however, is that she is a supremely talented storyteller, who has the ability to weave page-turning tales that meld plot and procedure, suspense and revelation and, as Val McDermid put it, “… reveal how truly dark it gets in Scandinavia.”

Her latest is no exception and in A Memory for Murder, Holt seems to have found another writing gear as she draws the reader into a truly troubling web of political assassination and conspiracy.

Falck is an endlessly fascinating character, a former lawyer turned private investigator who is at various times as endearing as she can be unappealing, but the reformed gambling addict is never anything less than captivating as she navigates her way through a tightly woven plot that has tension and vengeance at its core.

Holt’s works are translated from the original Norwegian, in this case by Anne Bruce, and are so well done, the sense of place and of the Nordic mindset so clear, that at times it’s easy to forget that you’re reading in English.

If you have yet to discover Holt and love a good story of snow and blood, then this stands every chance of meeting with your approval. And along the way you’ll discover why Jo Nesbø has called Holt, “the Godmother of modern Norwegian crime fiction.”

Paul Blezard

A Memory for Murder Synopsis

To Remember the truth, she'll have to forget the lies...

When former high-powered lawyer turned PI Selma Falck is shot and her oldest friend, a junior MP, is killed in a sniper attack, everyone - including the police - assume that Selma was the prime target.

But when two other people with connections to the MP are also found murdered, it becomes clear that there is a wider conspiracy at play.

As Selma sets out to avenge her friend's death, and discover the truth behind the conspiracy, her own life is threatened once again. Only this time, the danger may be closer to home than she could possibly have realised...

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Anne Holt Press Reviews

Anne Holt is the godmother of modern Norwegian crime fiction. - Jo Nesbo

Lively, unusual and persuasive. Holt writes with the command we have come to expect from the top Scandinavian writers. - The Times

Anne Holt is a thriller writer of the highest order. - Liza Marklund

Step aside, Stieg Larsson, Holt is the queen of Scandinavian crime thrillers. - Red Magazine

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ISBN: 9781786498687
Publication date: 04/11/2021
Format: Hardback

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About Anne Holt

Anne Holt is one of Scandinavia’s most successful crime writers. Her two crime series - featuring Johanne Vik and Hanne Wilhelmsen - have sold more than 5 million copies and are translated into twenty-five languages. She is the recipient of several awards, including the Riverton Prize (Rivertonprisen) and the Booksellers´ Prize (Bokhandlerprisen). She is the former Minister of Justice for Norway, and has worked as a police attorney, lawyer, TV news editor and anchor, media consultant and journalist.

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