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A Grave for Two by Anne Holt (Author)

A Grave for Two

Anne Holt (Author)

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Imprint: Corvus
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Publication date: 4 Jul 2019
ISBN: 9781786498694

A thrilling, intricate and page-turning new novel from the godmother of Norwegian crime fiction. A Grave For Two is the first instalment in Anne Holt's new crime series featuring Selma Falck.

4 stars out of 5
Barry Forshaw
9 Aug 2019


The Norwegian writer Anne Holt has had a host of careers, beginning in the Oslo police department. She subsequently founded a law firm, and was then appointed as Norway’s minister for justice. But it’s for her cutting-edge crime writing that she is most celebrated. While her work is shot through with the social commentary we expect from Scandinavian crime fiction, there is usually a strain of Englishness in her novels, reflecting her love of British Golden Age crime. No such influences in A Grave for Two, which has a more international feel, particularly in its unrelenting pace... The new novel is a departure from Holt’s police procedurals; some may be wistful for her earlier work.