Blessed Are Those Who Thirst is the latest English translation released of Anne Holt’s Norwegian detective series featuring Hanne Wilhelmsen. Hanne is a lesbian, veteran Oslo police detective. She is called in to investigate a crime scene featuring blood everywhere, but no body anywhere. The only clue besides all the blood
is a set of numbers written in the blood. These bloodbaths occur every Saturday night when the Oslo police are dealing with a record heat wave and a record number of murders and rapes. The suspense builds as Hanne tries to solve the murders before the next Saturday night. It’s easy to see why this series is so popular in Norway, and I’m glad it’s available in the US now. You may want to start with Blind Goddess , the first book in the series.