From Norway's #1 bestselling crime writer comes a suspenseful locked-room mystery, the US debut of a new series, set in an isolated hotel where guests stranded during a monumental snowstorm begin turning up dead. A train on its way to the northern reaches of Norway careens off the track during a massive blizzard, 1,222 meters above sea level. The passengers abandon the train for a nearby, century-old hotel that is practically empty except for the staff. With plenty of food and shelter from the storm, the passengers think they are safe-until one of them turns up dead. With no sign of rescue and the storm continuing to rage, retired police inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen is asked to investigate. Paralyzed by a bullet lodged in her spine, Hanne has no wish to return to police work. Bitter and antisocial, she is slowly coaxed back to her old habits as curiosity and a natural talent for observation compel her to take an interest in the passengers and their secrets. When another body turns up, Hanne realizes that time is running out and she must act fast before panic takes over. Trapped in her wheelchair, trapped by the storm, and now trapped with a killer, Hanne has to fit the pieces of the puzzle together before they strike again. Anne Holt's books have sold more than five million copies in Europe, and her books are #1 bestsellers in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, and Finland. Now she is poised to gain a huge American following with this captivating new mystery that pays homage to Agatha Christie and her classic book, And Then There Were None.
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by Anne Holt
by Tracy Anne Warren
by Anne Sinclair
"When the train bound from Oslo to Bergen derails at 1,222 meters above sea level in the midst of a massive blizzard, the passengers are forced to disembark at a remote hotel until the blizzard abates. But the situation grows more and more tense when first one and then another passenger is found murdered. Kate Reading is an apt voice for one-time police inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen, who was paralyzed in the line of duty and has become a no-nonsense, antisocial person. Reading capably portrays Hanne's icy reserve and keen sense of observation as the former inspector tries to unravel the murder mystery in the isolated locale. Reading also provides realistic voices for the other characters--from the sullen teenager and the hardy mountain man to the take-charge hotel operator. This is a good audiobook for wintertime listening when the snow is swirling outside. S.E.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"
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