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Vereen kirjoitettu (Hanne Wilhelmsen #2)

3.62  ·  Rating Details ·  1,147 Ratings  ·  111 Reviews
Oslon kaupunki tuskailee lämpöaallon kurimuksessa, ja poliisi elää vuoden painajaismaisinta kuukautta. Kaupungin laitamilta löytyy ulkorakennus, joka on kauttaaltaan veressä. Ruumista ei kuitenkaan löydy mistään, ainoastaan talon seinään verellä tuhrittu salaperäinen numerokoodi. Pian verilöylyn jälkiä alkaa löytyä muualtakin. Kun nuori lääketieteen opiskelija raiskataan b ...more
217 pages
Published 1999 by Gummerus (first published 1993)
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Harry
Dec 01, 2013 Harry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book Review

Second in this series, Blessed Are Those Who Thirst adds significantly to the characterization of female Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen. In Blind Goddess we saw Hanna conflicted by her sexuality, well liked by her colleagues, not yet wholly original as a leading character. In this novel Hanna begins to take baby steps towards coming out of the closet with Holt firming up Hanna's character both on a personal and professional level.

It was so early not even the devil had managed to put on
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Leah
Feb 17, 2016 Leah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime, 2016
A crime wave in Oslo...

There seems to be a crime wave going on in the heat of the Oslo summer, and Detective Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen and her colleagues are feeling the strain. There's been a spate of rapes, and though many of them are 'self-inflicted', as Hanne's boss charmingly puts it – i.e., date rapes – one is different. A stranger invades a young girl's flat and the rape is particularly violent and degrading. Meantime, some practical joker is spending Saturday evenings creating what look
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Luanne Ollivier
Dec 12, 2012 Luanne Ollivier rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I first 'discovered Anne Holt when I read the Edgar nominated 1222 featuring recurring protagonist Hanne Wilhelmsen last year. (and loved it!)

Holt is a Norwegian author and started the Hanne series in 1993. Holt has worked for the Oslo P.D., as a lawyer and a journalist and news anchor as well. This extensive background has added much authenticity to this crime series. The first books featuring Hanne are just being released to North American markets this year. Blessed Are Those Who Thirst is the
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Amy Lignor
Jan 22, 2013 Amy Lignor rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wilhelmsen, Oslo detective.

In this new tale, the very first days of May are upon Oslo and they are suffering from a heat wave that is more than unusual for this time of year. And, as with most locations, when the heat increases…so does the violence.

Detective Wilhelmsen is called to an abandoned shed that is literally covered with blood. Inside, a series of mysterious numbers decorate the walls, but there is no sign of any victim that has met with a terrible end. When the experts do their study,
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Paul Pessolano
“Blessed Are Those Who Thirst” by Anne Holt, published by Scribner.

Category – Mystery/Thriller

This is the third in the Hanne Wilhelmsen series. Hanne Wilhelmsen is a detective in Oslo, Norway who seems to inherit the most difficult crimes in they city.

Hanne is called out on a bizarre and violent crime scene. There is a shed that is covered in blood; however there is no victim to be found. The only real clue is a number written on the wall in blood.

While Hanna is investigating this incident she
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Lynda Kelly
Dec 16, 2015 Lynda Kelly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I really enjoyed this a great deal and more than the first in the series. It makes it easier too when you've already "met" a lot of the characters featured.
This one does end 94% in and then we get the first chapter of the next book in the series which is in my wishlist as I certainly intend to stick with this series.
It's interesting the author was a minister of justice in her past career in Norway and probably helps a great deal with ideas for her books. I love her covers on the versions I've bo
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Candace
May 01, 2016 Candace rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I much enjoy these mysteries by Anne Holt except for one thing. Must heroines always be tall, lean and gorgeous? Must inferior ( that is, normal ) people always be described as fat, ugly, or wearing clothes that are too tight? If a mystery author is anorexic, a gym nazi, or simply hateful about his/her own body, could they please do us all a favor and keep it to themselves? There's way too much body-shaming in this world already. And lesbian characters (or authors) who have to constantly reassur ...more
Barbpie
Summer is coming to Oslo and Hanne W. has to solve several bloody murders. She is able to take her Harley out for a spin or two in the process. And we are getting to know her better, especially in terms of her private life.
Sheila
Oct 25, 2015 Sheila rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Every Saturday night there is a horrific crime scene. Only issue is - no body. At the same time there are a series of vicious rapes. Hanne and her team are on the case.
Plum-crazy
Jan 06, 2017 Plum-crazy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2017
As a fan of Nordic-noirs & having heard good things about this author, I was expecting to enjoy this Norwegian thriller, but sadly I can't say I was over impressed with this book. The story deals with two investigations, a vicious rape & a number of apparently brutal murders - lots of blood, no bodies. The rape story was by far the more credible of the two & I was quite convinced by the actions of the poor girl who was raped & her fathers. The murders though, not so convincing. T ...more
Anuca
Jan 17, 2017 Anuca rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cuando comencé está lectura vaticiné que el resultado final no iba a ser tan bueno como finalmente fue. Y es que, he echado de menos un poquito de calidez en Hanne, la protagonista. Pero lo cierto es que una vez terminada la novela he de decir que me ha gustado bastante, tanto como para repetir con otra entrega de la serie. Holt nos presenta un caso interesante que no se enreda en exceso pero a la vez tiene miga, a una policía que no está compuesta por superhéroes sino que comete errores (errore ...more
Peacejanz
Nov 02, 2016 Peacejanz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is another Hanne Wilhelmsen mystery. Who is raping and killing so many people? There seems to be a serial killer who is attacking only those seeking asylum in Norway. Hanne knows the pattern of the killer, the date the next woman is to be raped and killed and she and her team are running out of time. Along with Hanne's cast of characters, police attorney and under-cover agents, two new people are introduced into this book. Both are strong characters and seek only justice. I delightful littl ...more
Ali
Dec 18, 2016 Ali rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rather rudimentary police procedural, awkwardly translated. Second in a highly acclaimed series of books--either they must increase in quality over time or are simply better in the original Norwegian.
Courtney Stuart
Translated from Norwegian by Anne Bruce.

This is the second book in the series following Detective Hanne Wilhelmsen. Just a short snip of a book at just over 200 pages, it is not the sort of crime book that you sink your teeth into. rather, if you enjoy your crime like the BBC's old show New Tricks, you're going to enjoy this book.
A series of blood spattered crime scenes are found by the Oslo police with alarming regularity. All that stands out is a series of strange numbers at every scene. Hann
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Marleen
Mar 29, 2013 Marleen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received my copy from Corvus through Nudge and rated it 4.5 stars.

It is May and Oslo finds itself in the middle of an unseasonal heat-wave when Detective Hanne Wilhelmsen finds herself facing a disturbing scene. The abandoned shed is covered in blood, too much of it to have come from one single victim. But of such a victim there is no sign. All that can be seen are the copious amounts of blood and an eight-digit number painted on the wall with some of the blood. It is a Saturday night. Exactly
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Megan
There a several lesbian mystery authors who are kind of my go-to authors. When I’m bored by what I’ve been reading, I can just pick up a book by one of them and know that I will be entertained in one way or another. Claire McNab’s Kylie Kendall series is the first series that comes to mind; the writing might be only ordinary, but the wit and liveliness of the characters are good for a couple of enjoyable hours. The second, though, would be Anne Holt’s Hanne Wilhelmson series. You can be sure tha ...more
Monique Mulligan
Blessed Are Those Who Thirst is the second instalment in the bestselling Hanne Wilhelmsen. I started reading the series with 1222, at the time the only one of Holt's books translated into English, but the earlier books are now being translated. If you, like me, started the series with the later books, you'll see a different side to Hanne in the newly-translated ones.

Still feeling the after-effects of her last case, Hanne is feeling overwhelmed by an increasing workload, as are all her colleagues
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Carol
May 31, 2013 Carol rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, audio-book
My two cents: Blessed Are those Who Thirst is a compelling mystery that leaves the reader wondering what she would do in a similar situation.

Setting: Oslo in the early 1990s is not that different from anywhere else. It's hot in the city and the police are overwhelmed dealing with a crime wave.

Characters: Hanne Wilhelmsen is a strong woman, intelligent and the best investigator on the force. She's also a private woman, rarely sharing bits of her personal life with her colleagues, much to the anno
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Julie Barrett
Meh. I went to the library & checked out the first two books in this series based on the Jo Nesbo blurb on the front of the books. I don't think I'll be reading any more of them. The main characters are ok, I guess. I don't get why Hanne is so freaked out over hiding the fact she is gay - the author never explains it. The book is set in the 1990's, not the 1950s. It seems like a mountain being made out of a molehill.

The mystery/crime starts off strong but then fizzles out. There are several
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Stacia
May 09, 2013 Stacia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although the translation is fairly new, the book is not; it was first published in Norway in 1994. I point that out not because the book seems dated but because it does not—the theme of immigration and its impact on Nordic society runs through Nordic crime fiction, and it’s especially interesting for me as an American to see this kind of commentary on the impact of generous refugee policies on a previously homogeneous, liberal society.

Oslo is experiencing both a heat wave and a crime wave—althou
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Linda
Dec 07, 2012 Linda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads, 2012
Yippee! Another First Reads win. I look forward to reading my first by Anne Holt. Thanks, First Reads for the opportunity.

Book (advance uncorrected proof) arrived today Nov 30--let the reading commence.

After reading about Anne Holt and her Hanne Wilhelmsen series in the Guardian I have been anxious to try one of her books. Ms Holt did not disappoint with this second in her popular series. Though written in the 1990s the issues presented seem as if they were taken from current news items. The cit
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Patty
Dec 01, 2012 Patty rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Blessed Are Those Who Thirst
By
Anne Holt

My " in a nutshell" summary...

This is the second book written with Detective Hanne Wilhelmsen as its central character. She is about as complex a character as you can get plus she has one heck of a secret. The case this time involves a rapist and more.

My thoughts after reading this book...

This is my first Anne Holt book and I loved it. Hanne is gay and lives with a female partner and normally I would not even care about this other than that Hanne has been
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Simone Sinna
Feb 18, 2014 Simone Sinna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read the most recent of the Hanne Wilhelmsen series, 12222, first and then went back to the beginning (Blind Goddess) and am making my way through the series. This is the second. I am not great at recalling plot but there is one very clear difference about the heroine in 12222 and I am now waiting nervously for it to happen. It doesn’t in this one.
Hanne is an attractive introverted cop who keeps her private life (gay partner of 15 years) separate from work. That and her offsider’s (another cop
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Filippo Bossolino
Nonostante la prima metà del libro si trascini in maniera poco entusiasmante e coinvolgente, "La vendetta" di Anne Holt cresce di intensità e di azione, di pari passo con la corsa contro il tempo alla scoperta (prima) e alla ricerca (poi) del colpevole.

Interessante l'indagine svolta parallelamente alla polizia da parte di padre e figlia all'insaputa reciproca.

In questo secondo episodio con protagonista Hanne Wilhelmsen c'è l'approfondimento di alcuni dei temi già avviati nel romanzo precedente,
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Ed
Jul 09, 2014 Ed rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
#2 in the Hanne Wilhelmsen series. Excellent sequel to Blind Goddess (1994). I enjoyed this police procedural more than its predecessor, partly due to becoming more familiar with Oslo, Norway and its denizens but mostly due to a superior job of translation (this series entry does not feel as if it were translated for an audience in Great Britain). Recommended.

Hanne Wilhelmsen series - DI Hanne Wilhelmsen and colleagues investigate a series of bloody crime scenes in Oslo that are mysteriously dev
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Megan
This was another of my Mom's First Reads wins, so my review is based on the advanced uncorrected proof. This is the second installment of the Hanne Wilhelmsen series that was first published in the 1990s. Even though it was written more than a decade ago, the story and issues still felt fresh and relevant. Hanne Wilhelmsen is a police officer who is handling a potentially grisly series of crimes -- although no bodies have turned up, so it is possibly a hoax -- and a rape case during a brutal hea ...more
Helen
Oslo in a heatwave, and an apparent series of murders with no bodies and a rape which seems at first to have no connection to the murders, if that's what they are ... good police procedural and all the strands come together in the end, with the obvious exception that not all the bodies are found, and there is not very much explanation of the perpetrator's motives. This book was originally written 20 years ago but translations of this series seem to be appearing in random order - which doesn't ma ...more
Rachel
Feb 24, 2014 Rachel rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I was very happy to find another Scandinavian crime writer as this has become my favourite genre. Impressed to read Anne Holt was highly acclaimed and Norway's number one crime writer. That was, until I began to read. This is the first time I have ever been aware that a book has been translated so I am sure it is the poor writing rather than the translation that made me stop reading very soon I to the book. The sentence structure is complicated, far too many words that say nothing and what on ea ...more
Sharon
Aug 16, 2016 Sharon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ibook, purchased
Blessed Are Those Who Thirst, Hanne Wilhelmsen #2. 2013. iBook. 16/8/2016. 4/5.
What a good writer! She writes about a lesbian police officer and a great cast of characters and cases. I don't find reading about other sexual preferences an issue and agree with Jo Nesbo's assessment that AH is really an excellent writer. Sparse and to the point, allowing the reader to fill in blanks (have a brain and own experience), which I prefer. Hanna faced two perplexing cases being abandoned spaces filled wi
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Ritja
Mar 19, 2012 Ritja rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: krimi, norwegen
Hanne Wilhelmsen erstickt in Arbeit. Sie muss mehrere Vergewaltigungsfälle klären und nun kommt noch Mord hinzu. Ein Irrer verteilt Unmengen von Blut am Tatort und hinterlässt nichts (auch keine Leiche) außer einer Zahlenkombination. Was steckt hinter den Zahlen? Ein weiteres Rätsel gibt der Zeitpunkt auf - jeden Samstag geschieht ein Blutbad. Doch an einem Samstag passiert nichts. Jedoch wird an diesem Samstag eine junge Frau in ihrer Wohnung vergewaltigt. Gibt es eine Verbindung zwischen diese ...more
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Anne Holt was born in Larvik, grew up in Lillestrøm and Tromsø, and moved to Oslo in 1978. She graduated with a law degree from the University of Bergen in 1986, and went on to work for The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) and then the Oslo Police Department, earning her right to practice as a lawyer in Norway. In 1990 she returned to NRK, where she worked one year as a journalist and anch ...more
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Hanne Wilhelmsen (10 books)
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  • Death of the Demon (Hanne Wilhelmsen, #3)
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