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The Resource 1222 : a Hanne Wilhelmsen novel, Anne Holt ; translated by Marlaine Delargy

1222 : a Hanne Wilhelmsen novel, Anne Holt ; translated by Marlaine Delargy

Label
1222 : a Hanne Wilhelmsen novel
Title
1222
Title remainder
a Hanne Wilhelmsen novel
Statement of responsibility
Anne Holt ; translated by Marlaine Delargy
Title variation
  • One thousand two hundred and twenty-two
  • Twelve twenty-two
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Language
  • eng
  • nor
  • eng
Summary
A train on its way to the northern reaches of Norway careens off the track during a massive blizzard. The passengers abandon the train for a nearby, centuries-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
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  • /* Starred Review */ Since a shooting left her paralyzed, Hanne Wilhelmsen has lived a quiet life. She enjoys the solitude and rarely misses her former career as a police inspector, but that doesn’t mean she’s lost the skills that made her one of the best detectives on the force. Scandinavian author Holt kicks off a new series with a skillful riff on And Then There Were None that begins with a train wreck in the midst of a ferocious blizzard. Stuck near the top of a pass, at 1222 meters, the stranded passengers gather in a nearby lodge and rejoice over their timely rescue. But the mood darkens after the first body is found. With wheelchair access limited in the old-fashioned lodge, Hanne—one of the passengers—spends her time in the lobby, observing fellow passengers and only reluctantly becoming involved in speculation about a killer. Soon she’s hooked, though, and in her own cantankerous way, she directs the staff and the few passengers she considers trustworthy to hunt down a culprit before anyone else falls victim to either the storm or the killer. Holt creatively combines the classic detective story and the Scandinavian thriller in a compelling way that should immediately pull in fans of both genres and keep them turning pages even as they shiver from the atmospheric descriptions of wind, cold, and snow. A must for all mystery fans. -- Moyer, Jessica (Reviewed 11-01-2011) (Booklist, vol 108, number 5, p24)
  • Retired police detective Hanne Wilhelmsen makes her U.S. debut in Holt’s intriguing reimagining of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, the eighth in a series that started with The Blind Goddess. On her way by train to Bergen from Oslo, Hanne survives a derailment during a blizzard and ends up with the rest of the passengers at the Finse 1222, an immense lodge nearby. With nearly 200 people snowed in, keeping the peace is imperative, so when the body of a popular priest is found, all eyes turn to Hanne, who let it slip that she used to be with the police. Less than thrilled to be interacting with anyone, let alone investigating a murder, Hanne suggests keeping the body on ice (literally) until rescuers arrive. Unfortunately, more bodies start appearing, and it gets harder to keep the guests from panicking. The plot lags in places, but the prickly Hanne is worth getting to know. (Dec.) --Staff (Reviewed October 3, 2011) (Publishers Weekly, vol 258, issue 40, p)
  • A passenger train derails and crashes in northern Norway in the middle of a blizzard, 1,222 meters above sea level. Almost 200 of the survivors seek refuge at a nearby vacant old hotel to await their eventual rescue from the secluded mountain retreat. The snowstorm intensifies, and the isolated passengers realize there's a killer among them as several corpses of their newfound companions begin to surface in the snowed-in hotel. As the death toll rises, wheelchair-bound Hanne Wilhelmsen, a cantankerously unsociable retired police inspector, grows increasingly inquisitive. Hanne employs her keen power of observation to take the lead and investigate her fellow passengers as the tension, distrust, and fear mount in their mountain hideaway. VERDICT Best-selling Norwegian author Holt (What Is Mine ) channels her inner Agatha Christie to deliver a frigidly good whodunit as she introduces the first of a new mystery series. [See Prepub Alert, 6/13/11.]— Mary Todd Chesnut, Northern Kentucky Univ. Lib., Highland Heights --Mary Todd Chesnut (Reviewed October 1, 2011) (Library Journal, vol 136, issue 16, p72)
  • A train accident strands retired Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen in the middle of a fierce snowstorm with 268 other passengers, one of whom begins to murder the others in this brainy page-turner. When ice on the tracks derails a Norwegian passenger train outside a tunnel, Wilhelmsen, not exactly a Pollyanna type ever since she was left paralyzed by a gunshot to her spine four years ago, considers herself lucky to be carried off to Finse 1222, an ancient, practically deserted hotel nearby. Other rescued passengers are less sanguine. Adrian, an accomplished thief at 15, whines constantly; sketchy financier Steinar Aass offers a local mountain man a fortune to snowmobile him back to civilization; and investigative writer Kari Thue nearly succeeds in mounting a full-scale insurrection against the authority figures who've taken control of the situation. After all, there was certainly an extra carriage added to the train, and the rumors that the royal family was aboard are only fueled by the news that a section of the hotel has been cordoned off, reserved for a group of passengers no one can identify. Even the passengers who aren't especially impatient to get on with their lives, however, would certainly change their minds if they knew that Cato Hammer, an Oslo priest with a fondness for soccer, has been found shot to death--and that soon after Roar Hanson, another priest, tells Hanna that he knows who killed his old schoolmate, he follows him into the great beyond. Holt (What Is Mine, 2006, etc.) makes curmudgeonly Hanna the perfectly astringent guide to this nightmare whodunit out of Ellery Queen's The Siamese Twin Mystery and Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None.(Kirkus Reviews, November 1, 2011)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
393878
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Holt, Anne
Dewey number
839.82/38
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Norwegian
LC call number
PT8952.18.O386
LC item number
A61313 2011
Literary form
fiction
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Delargy, Marlaine
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True
Series statement
Hanne Wilhelmsen series
Series volume
1
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  • Storms
  • Travelers
  • Murder
Target audience
adult
Label
1222 : a Hanne Wilhelmsen novel, Anne Holt ; translated by Marlaine Delargy
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Copyright
Note
  • "Scribner fiction original hardcover."
  • Translation previously published: London : Corvus, 2010
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
313 pages
Isbn
9781451634716
Lccn
2011016304
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 709673347
  • (OCoLC)709673347
Label
1222 : a Hanne Wilhelmsen novel, Anne Holt ; translated by Marlaine Delargy
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Scribner fiction original hardcover."
  • Translation previously published: London : Corvus, 2010
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
313 pages
Isbn
9781451634716
Lccn
2011016304
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 709673347
  • (OCoLC)709673347

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