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Modus

Anne Holt

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Published by Corvus

ISBN: 9781782398707

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Published by Corvus

ISBN: 9781848876101

RRP: £6.99

Published by Corvus

ISBN: 9780857894380

NOW THE MAJOR BBC FOUR SCANDI-CRIME DRAMA

The silent, snow-covered streets of Oslo are a perfect scene of Christmas tranquillity. But as the bells toll for the last Sunday of Advent, a boy’s ­body washes up near the shoreline of the city’s Aker Bridge. His corpse is unrecognisable. Nobody has bothered to report him missing.

One week later Eva Karin Lysgaard, the bishop of Bergen, is found stabbed to death on a deserted street. Eva is a popular public figure, a sixty-two year-old grandmother: why was she on a lone errand in the deserted city, on the night before Christmas?

Johanne Vik, criminal researcher and police profiler, is called in to untangle the motivation behind the bishop’s murder. But with her husband at the head of this increasingly high-profile investigation, Vik’s association with the case is under intense scrutiny. And why does Lysgaard’s shocking death lead her towards the sad death of an unknown boy?

REVIEWS

Anne Holt reveals how truly dark it gets in Scandinavia
Val McDermid

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

It's easy to see why Anne Holt, the former minister of justice in Norway and its bestselling female crime writer, is rapturously received in the rest of Europe.
Guardian

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

Anne Holt is a thriller writer of the highest orderLiza Marklund

Sleek... picturesque... psychological... frightening... I'm hooked: Financial Times

A handsome Swedish crime drama: Observer

Patiently paced and stylish to look at: Daily Mail

Reviews for BBC4's MODUS production