Chief Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen is faced with a tough case to crack: who murdered four people in the home of the Stahlbergs, including Hermann, a wealthy shipping magnate? His wife and son are also among the victims, as well as Knut Sidensvans, a publishing consultant, who appears to have no real connection with the family. Hanne’s colleagues are convinced that the remaining brother and his wife are the murderers, as they were cut out of the recent will of the father. But Hanne insists on taking her time, methodically putting all the pieces together. Anne Holt uses a good deal of descriptive language, so be prepared, this is a slow read for mystery fans.