1222 by Anne Holt (2011)

Another Scandinavian mystery from Norway gains popularity in the U. S. and with good reason. A train wreck high, high in the mountains of Norway leaves over 300 people stranded. Fortunately, they gain shelter at a decent hotel that is about to be tested against the most intense blizzard in recent history. A perfect setting for murder(s)

In this icy setting we meet the enigmatic Hanne Wilhelmsen, a former homicide officer, now permanently bound to a wheelchair, which is another story. Hanne encamps in the lounge and from that point acutely observes the large cast of characters, soon suspects in murder quite cold.

The unique element of this story is the ever frightening storm that puts everyone under pressure. Reluctantly Hanne is pulled into the maelstrom. A real whodunit!

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