Since I’ve been reading a lot of Scandinavian crime this year I picked up 1222 thinking it was just another a stand alone novel from yet another Norwegian writer.

I was wrong.


I loved it.

Then I discovered it was actually the eighth novel in the Hanne Wilhelmson series, not a single book as I thought, but as was the case with Jo Nesbo’s novels, it was just the first that had been translated into English.

Fortunately for me, her Hanne Wilhelmson series is starting to appear in English versions from book one, and quite rapidly too,  so I am off to begin collecting the series!

The Stonecutter


I love the mysteries in these books, they certainly keep you intrigued with their well plotted twists and turns.

Sadly I still find myself annoyed with the sometimes random, almost half hearted side stories of some of the peripheral characters. They either drag out too long or appear thrown in just to fill space, or explain the ‘against the norm’ behaviours of such characters.