The Lion's Mouth by Anne Holt audiobook

The Lion's Mouth

By Anne Holt
Read by Rosalyn Landor

Simon & Schuster Audio

The Hanne Wilhelmsen Novels: Book 4

13.07 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781508214700

From the internationally bestselling author of 1222, called the “godmother of modern Norwegian crime” by Jo Nesbø, the next book in the Edgar Award–nominated mystery series: Hanne Wilhelmsen is on the case when someone murders the prime minister of Norway. Less than six months after taking office, the Norwegian Prime Minister is found dead. She has been shot in the head. But was it a politically motivated assassination or personal revenge? Hanne Wilhelmsen, Chief Inspector of the Norwegian Police, is on leave in California but when the death shakes the country to its core, she knows she can’t remain on the sidelines of such a crucial investigation. The hunt for the Prime Minister’s killer is complicated, intense, and grueling. When secrets begin to unravel from the Prime Minister’s past, Hanne and her partner, Billy T., must piece together the crime before a private tragedy becomes a public outcry, in what will become the most sensitive case of their career. Filled with lies, deception, and the truth about government, The Lion’s Mouth questions who truly holds the power in Norway, and how far they will go to keep it.

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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From the internationally bestselling author of 1222, called the “godmother of modern Norwegian crime” by Jo Nesbø, the next book in the Edgar Award–nominated mystery series: Hanne Wilhelmsen is on the case when someone murders the prime minister of Norway.

Less than six months after taking office, the Norwegian Prime Minister is found dead. She has been shot in the head. But was it a politically motivated assassination or personal revenge?

Hanne Wilhelmsen, Chief Inspector of the Norwegian Police, is on leave in California but when the death shakes the country to its core, she knows she can’t remain on the sidelines of such a crucial investigation. The hunt for the Prime Minister’s killer is complicated, intense, and grueling. When secrets begin to unravel from the Prime Minister’s past, Hanne and her partner, Billy T., must piece together the crime before a private tragedy becomes a public outcry, in what will become the most sensitive case of their career.

Filled with lies, deception, and the truth about government, The Lion’s Mouth questions who truly holds the power in Norway, and how far they will go to keep it.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The wonder and pleasure of The Lion’s Mouth is in how Ms. Holt…weaves the strands of a political thriller, a police-procedural, a locked-room mystery, and a domestic novel into a satisfying plot.” Wall Street Journal
“Norway’s former minister of justice knows her way around the halls of power, and her characters, including lesbian detective Hanne Wilhelmsen, are credible creatures.” Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette
“A fine addition to a noteworthy series, spotlighting a politically sensitive case in the broader context of Norwegian society. A natural for Jo Nesbø readers.” Booklist (starred review)
“This audiobook collaboration elevates listeners to another sphere…Rosalyn Landor uses finely honed skills, among them pacing, tone, accent, and pitch, to expertly portray the various characters and perspectives as well as the mysterious atmosphere of this thriller. Her portrayal of the colorful detective Billy T. is especially noteworthy. Landor accentuates the spectrum of personality in this seemingly contradictory character. A stellar narration is guaranteed to keep the pulse pounding. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Holt uses her surprising plot to highlight the nature of power and the extent to which it can corrupt.” Publishers Weekly
“Within this English translation of Holt’s 1997 novel lies a twisty tale of political intrigue…a clever mystery.” Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Anne Holt

Author Bio: Anne Holt

Anne Holt has worked as a journalist and news anchor and spent two years working for the Oslo Police Department before founding her own law firm and serving as Norway’s minister for justice for part of 1996 and 1997. Her first book was published in 1993, and her work has been translated into twenty-five languages. She lives in Oslo with her family.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 13.07
Audience: Adult
Language: English