1222 (Subinspectora Hanne Wilhelmsen, 7) [NOOK Book]

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1222 metros sobre el nivel del mar y la peor tormenta de nieve de la historia de Noruega se desencadena. Marooned es un paso de la montaña y durante la noche doscientos viajeros se verán forzados a abandonar su tren atrapado en la nieve y pasar la noche en un destartalado hotel, supuestamente a salvo de la tormenta. Pero enseguida uno de los viajeros aparece asesinado. Como el temporal no da señales de amainar, la inspectora de policía jubilada Hanne Wilhelmsen se verá forzada a encontrar al culpable antes de que...
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1222 (Subinspectora Hanne Wilhelmsen, 7)

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Overview

1222 metros sobre el nivel del mar y la peor tormenta de nieve de la historia de Noruega se desencadena. Marooned es un paso de la montaña y durante la noche doscientos viajeros se verán forzados a abandonar su tren atrapado en la nieve y pasar la noche en un destartalado hotel, supuestamente a salvo de la tormenta. Pero enseguida uno de los viajeros aparece asesinado. Como el temporal no da señales de amainar, la inspectora de policía jubilada Hanne Wilhelmsen se verá forzada a encontrar al culpable antes de que éste vuelva a atacar. Hanne ya aprendió lo duro que es en ocasiones descubrir la verdad, y que el precio que hay que pagar por ella la mayoría de las veces es altísimo. A todo esto se le suman los rumores sobre una de las cargas secretas del tren 601. ¿Por qué el último vagón está cerrado? ¿Y por qué está sellada la entrada al último piso del hotel? Y, sobre todo, ¿qué pasará si el asesino vuelve a actuar?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788439727484
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial España
  • Publication date: 3/21/2013
  • Language: Spanish
  • Sold by: RANDOM HOUSE MONDADORI
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 1,254,511
  • File size: 521 KB

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  • Posted December 31, 2011

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    Homage to Agatha Christie and fabulous story - highly recommended!

    Hanne Wilhelmsen used to work for the police until a bullet severed her spine between the 10th and 11th vertebrae, leaving her paralyzed from the waist down. On a train to Bergen in the middle of winter, she is on her way to see an American specialist due to health problems she has been experiencing when the train is derailed. Fortunately they were right off the station and near to a hotel that was mostly empty at the time, and the only person killed in the wreck was the driver of the train. However, that first night, there is a murder. And another the second night. What is happening? Who is the killer? And what about the mysterious extra carriage at the end of the train ¿ who is in it? Why is there an armed guard? Will Hanne overcome her self-imposed isolation and help find the answers?

    I really loved this book. Apparently it is an homage to Agatha Christie¿s ¿And Then There Were None¿ (also known in some areas as ¿Ten Little Indians¿). The plot moved quickly, and there were lots of bits of subtle humor interspersed among the tension and suspense. The characters were wonderfully portrayed ¿ while discussing the book with my husband I commented that you know a writer is good if you become attracted to one of the characters simply based upon the description and characterization, and that person¿s personality. Magnus Streng was one of my favorite characters ¿ he was absolutely fascinating and if he were a real person, I¿d love to meet him. I strongly recommend this book to people who enjoy a good mystery, suspense/thriller, or simply good writing ¿ you won¿t be disappointed ¿ it is wonderful!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 19, 2013

    Loved it

    vivid, cold, claustrophobic and with a protagonist who can be downright unlikeable at times, this is the book that got me hooked on Anne Holt.

    Was interesting to see a bit about social issues in Norway, too.

    Highly recommended tho maybe not everyone's cup of tea.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2012

    Should give this no stars!

    This is a horrible book. If there was an option to give it no stars I would have. Plot is boring and the main character is so unlikable that it made it a chore to read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 8, 2012

    This is the first book by holt I have read, but certainly not th

    This is the first book by holt I have read, but certainly not the last. As the series is translated, I will be there. Great characters, a great setting, a very good plot with a number of worthy suspects adds up to a very enjoyable book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2012

    Another great mystery from Scandinavia.

    With the good mysteries coming out of Sweden, I enjoyed reading one from Norway and a section I know well. The trian trip from Oslo to Bergen is beathtaking but I am glad I never got stranded in a snow storm such as in 1222 but it was a good read right to the end. I did not really suspect the culprit till near the end which made it more interesting.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2012

    Have a root canal instead.

    This book had absolutely no appeal to me. There are some tremendous Scandanavian writers, Anne Holt doesn't happen to be one of them. I kept waiting for something interesting to happen in this soap opera and finally wrote it off as a bad purchase and set it aside. It is difficult to believe this book was nominated for an award.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2012

    Stayed up all night reading until I finished

    I really enjoyed this. It would be perfect for curling up by the fire with. It's too warm for that here, but the howling winds and mounting snow in the novel were almost as frighttening as the murders. Moves at a good pace, full of unique personalities and smaller puzzles.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 17, 2012

    Starts well, but becomes repetitive and dull

    An interesting take on Agatha Christie - the story is the typical "locked room" mystery, where the murderer must be someone in the closed area - in this case, a mountain hotel, closed to the world by a giant snow storm for a few days. As others here have mentioned, the lead character keeps telling us that she is a misanthrope - but then keeps helping others, so we stop believing her. The story is very straightforward, with key characters coming to the lead character with their thoughts and problems, then some are murdered and she figures out who done it. The ending is a bit of a double ending, with a murderer revealed - and then a parallel mystery of who were the police guarding all along in the hotel hinted at, although with the death of bin Laden, this latter mystery now lacks one prime suspect. The devil is in the details - and the details here can be really gross (the author seems fixated on people's mouths and dental hygiene) and the constant repetition of who is where, who knew what, and that the lead character hates people. An interesting read, it can pass the time, but about halfway through, I realized I was reading it only out of habit, not with enthusiasm. Read it if you want to hear a Norwegian complain about Norway.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 15, 2012

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    A great mystery that's difficult to unravel!

    Described as Norway's #1 bestselling crime writer, Anne Holt had fashioned together a most intriguing story of deceit, mystery and murder. Her latest book, 1222, is written in a very unique fashion, eluding familiar concepts of strong writing and story telling. One example of this can be seen in her main character, Hanne Wilhelmsen.

    Hanne is not your typical protagonist.

    Having been paralyzed from the waist down in a police shoot out four years ago, she is wheel chair bound. As a lesbian, and a respected police officer, she finds herself very lonely and depressed, and is not much of a social butterfly, even more so since her accident.

    On her way to see a specialist about her paralysis, Hanne's train derails in a snowstorm high above any settlement, and her and the other passengers are forced to take refuge in a hotel at the top of the mountain. As the storm continues to get worse, communication between them and the outside world is complete cut off. To make things even more interesting, a clergy man is found shot. With her crime investigation experience and knowledge, Hanne is shanghaied into the team that seems to be taking charge - a lawyer, a doctor, and the hotel manager. With the storm raging outside, and a murder amongst them, they truly do not have much time before the next body is found.

    This book kept me hooked until the very end! Holt did a terrific job concealing who the murder was until the very last pages! I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys murder mysteries, and action/ thriller novels!

    I received this book compliments of Scribner, a division of Simon & Schuster Publishers for my honest review and would rate this novel a 5 out of 5 stars.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2014

    1222 by Anne Holt

    A tense mystery set in the mountains of Norway (a real place, by the way...look it up!). Our main character is a former police officer now confined to a wheelchair and only reluctantly helping with the investigation. Interesting characters and the unique setting make this a riveting read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2013

    Ugh

    The protagonist is a b of the first water. 'Nuff said.

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  • Posted August 16, 2012

    Decent book, but I expected more. 1222 is a novel written by A

    Decent book, but I expected more. 1222 is a novel written by Anne
    Holt, one of the most prolific and bestselling crime writers from
    Norway. While I had never heard of Anne Holt of her series about Hanne
    Wilhelmsen before, this book had me intrigued enough to check on her
    impressive backlist and credentials. While I won’t rule out reading more
    of her books, I’m not all too hyped. I can see why people enjoy her
    writing, I’m just not sure if it’s for me. The book features
    protagonist Hanne Wilhelmsen, who isn’t your typical main character.
    She’s bound to a wheelchair because she’s paralyzed from the waist down,
    something which happened during a shooting approximately four years ago.
    On top of that, she uses her paralyzis to keep other people at a
    distance. While it was hard to like Hanne from the start, she gradually
    grew on me. She befriends a loner boy who reminds her of herself when
    she was younger, indicating she’s been a loner her entire life. She also
    befriends a doctor with dwarfism, but tends to stay away from “regular”
    people which I thought was strange. Why does she purposely go seek out
    people who are “different” as well? Notice how I use these terms here,
    I’m not trying to imply anything, but I find it odd the author chooses
    to stick those who are “different” together based solely on the fact
    they’re different. I’m not sure if I’m explaining myself well, but it
    seems like the only reason why Hanne befriended the doctor with dwarfism
    is just that – because he has dwarfism. Not because she likes his
    personality, thinks he’s a nice person or all that, but because he has
    dwarfism. I thought that was strangely judgemental and perhaps not a
    good call. What I enjoyed most about this book was the setting. The
    descriptions add to the story without being overwhelming. I also liked
    Hanne’s personality simply because it was different, and she wasn’t a
    generic character. The plot itself is pretty straight-forward though. A
    train crashes and survivors are brought to a nearby hotel, where they
    stay the night. A snow storms comes and they’re stuck in there a little
    longer. A person is found murdered. Former inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen
    starts an investigation, helped by some of the people also on board of
    the train. Another murder happens. The story is pretty straightforward
    for the first half of the book, but the author uses so many clichés that
    I had to keep myself from rolling my eyes at times. I had solved the
    murders way before the main character did, which isn’t a good sign.
    There’s also an additional mystery involving trained security who were
    present on the train and now keep the upper floor of the hotel to
    themselves. Who are they? Why were they on the train? The explanation at
    the end is confusing and far-fetched to say the least, and doesn’t add
    to the story. I’ve heard some people rave about this book, while others
    are less than impressed. I like to keep the ball in the middle. The
    writing itself is solid, if not for the plot flaws and some of the
    obvious plot twists. The author knows her protagonist well, but fails to
    include much plot otherwise. The ending was a bit cheesy and difficult
    to understand, and I felt like it fell short. This book is the eight
    book in a series about detective Hanne Wilhelmsen, but reads well enough
    as a stand-alone. Perhaps if I’d read the previous books, I would’ve
    started to like the main character sooner, but to me, Hanne Wilhelmsen
    and her lonely, anti-hero personality never seemed the problem – the
    plot was. It was too obvious and see-through and let me feeling a tad
    bit disappointed. Good for a long road trip, or to read on a plane to
    Norway, or on a cold winter evening, but nothing world-changing. 1222
    is a nice book for locked-room mysteries like “And Then There Were None”
    by Agatha Christie, except that it pales in comparison to this classic
    mystery novel. It’s a decent book with an interesting protagonist, but
    the plot is unconvincing. Read at your own risk.

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  • Posted February 15, 2012

    Wonderful!

    This is an excellent "locked room" mystery with an intriguing narrator/protagonist. Readers who love mysteries and who enjoy female main characters will enjoy this book. The mysteries aren't all solved until the very end, and there are still questions. I wanted the story to continue to find out what happens to Hanne next. This needs a sequel, hint hint. Book clubs would find much to discuss/enjoy here.
    I think I read that the first book in the series will be translated this summer. I will definitely want that, but mostly I want the next book in the series to be translated immediately.

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  • Posted February 4, 2012

    Bad translation? Just don't like the main character at all.

    I wanted to like this book, but don't like it much. The plot sounded good but it is mostly boring. I don't like Hanne - maybe I needed to read previous books, but she is not a very nice person and I can't sympathize with her in this book. The writing is stilted and the weather is supposed to be a big deal, but I just didn't care about it, or any of the characters, very much.

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  • Posted January 26, 2012

    OK

    decent, will read her one more time

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