1222It’s rare to find a book where the main protagonist has a disability. Usually if a book features a disable character at all they’re usually a colorful side character — memorable, perhaps, but not the main voice you  hear throughout a book.

However this is completely not the case in a thriller crime novel written by one of the most well-known crime authors in Norway, Anne Holt. The book, 1222, gets its name from an old railway station and hotel in northern Norway called “Finse,” which sits at 1,222 meters above sea level, and the book follows the story of a paralyzed detective as she works to uncover a murder mystery occurring here.

What’s exciting about this 2011 novel, other than the fact that it was the author’s first book to have U.S. success, is that