Kirsten Holst, Sin brors vogter (2006)

[As the writer´s last crime novel will probably not be translated into English, there is no need to translate the review either. Kirsten Holst, 1936-2008, was one of my favourite Danish crime writers in the 80s and 90s, a period when there were not many Danish writers of the traditional crime series. Rest in peace, Kirsten, and thank you for many hours of solid entertainment, especially together with your Inspector Høyer]

Denne krimi er den anden og sidste i serien om Bea Jantz, privatdetektiv i Aalborg. Bea bliver pludselig kastet hovedkuls ud i en uhyggelig sag om brevbomber, savnede personer som genopstår og meget andet, som det lille detektivbureau måske ikke helt har kapacitet til at overskue. Især ikke fordi det første offer bliver Henrik, Beas gode ven og ekskæreste, som var den afholdte leder af Nordjysk Security Consult.

Som sædvanlig har Kirsten Holst skrevet en solid og hyggelig krimi med udmærkede personer, tilsat et drys af romantik. Personligt holdt jeg endnu mere af den ældre kriminalkommissær Høyer-serie, men naturligvis måtte Holst finde på noget nyt, da hun havde sendt sin elskelige kommissær på pension. Bea er såmænd også udmærket selskab, men ind imellem er det nu svært at tro på, hun kun skulle være 34 år.

Tak til Kirsten Holst for mange års god krimiunderholdning i en periode hvor der var langt mellem de danske krimi-perler, hvis man var til de mere traditionelle serier. Jeg lånte bogen af min søster.

About Dorte Hummelshøj Jakobsen

I am a Danish teacher. In my spare time I read, write and review crime fiction.
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3 Responses to Kirsten Holst, Sin brors vogter (2006)

  1. Petty Witter says:

    Though I’m not able to comment on the book, I would like to say how much I liked the cover, very simple and quite stark, I thought it very poignant.

  2. Patti Abbott says:

    Rest in peace, Kirsten Holst.

  3. Tracy: yes, a good one, and quite suitable.

    Patti: well put. Of course I knew she was dead, but knowing I was reading her last, not latest, book made me very sad.

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