Recently, Anne Holt's novel, 1222,  was nominated for the Edgar award. Blind Goddess is the first of that series featuring detective Hanne Wilhelmsen, newly translated into English. In this book, set in Norway, a drug dealer is found beaten to death and the chief suspect, found covered in blood, refuses to accept any lawyer except Karen Borg.
Karen Borg also happens to be the person who found the drug dealer's body. Hanne and her coworker, Hakon Sand, try to unravel an increasingly complex and dangerous mystery. I enjoyed this start to the series and I look forward to future translations!