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After the success of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, another series of Scandinavian crime novels is going to appear on TV; but this time from Norway… Anne Holt’s eight-novel Hanne Wilhelmsen series may be turned into a television series in the near future.
The Hanne Wilhelmsen series of novels started with Blind Goddess in 1993, and the most recent novel in the series, 1222 was published in 2007. The novels have sold millions of copies around the world. Hanne Wilhemsen is of course the central character; she’s a lesbian police detective who solves dangerous cases. The books have only recently started to make it to bookshelves in the U.S., so the author and her characters are still relative unknowns to many Americans readers. Still, it’s all bound to ring some bells for audiences familiar with Lisbeth Salander.
The project hasn’t been shopped to any networks yet, so things are just preliminary and it’s hard to say if it will go anywhere – this is one that looks like a cable project to me. The success of Steig Larsson’s Girl books certainly has the market primed for Hanne Wilhelmsen’s potential arrival.
Like Books By Anne Holt?
Anne Holt is now of the most sensational authors from Scandinavia; you can check out the following books from her great novel portfolio. Click on the images to go to Amazon page for each book.