The Redbreast (Harry Hole #3)
|Author:||Jo Nesbø; Don Bartlett (Translator)|
|Series:||Harry Hole Ser.|
Jo Nesbo's The Snowman is soon to be a major motion picture, starring Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, and J.K. Simmons.
"An elegant and complex thriller....Harrowingly beautiful."
--New York Times Book Review
"A hugely impressive achievement--ambitious in scope, and skilled in execution."
--Los Angeles Times
"The Redbreast certainly ranks with the best of current American crime fiction."
No disrespect meant to Henning Mankell and Stieg Larsson, but Jo Nesb , the New York Times bestselling author of The Snowman, is the most exciting Scandinavian thriller writer in the crime fiction business. The Redbreast is a fabulous introduction to Nesb 's tough-as-nails series protagonist, Oslo police detective Harry Hole. A brilliant and epic novel, breathtaking in its scope and design--winner of The Glass Key for best Nordic crime novel and selected as the best Norwegian crime novel ever written by members of Norway's book clubs--The Redbreast is a chilling tale of murder and betrayal that ranges from the battlefields of World War Two to the streets of modern-day Oslo. Follow Hole as he races to stop a killer and disarm a ticking time-bomb from his nation's shadowy past. Vogue magazine says that "nobody can delve into the dark, twisted mind of a murderer better than a Scandinavian thriller writer..".and nobody does it better than Jo Nesb James Patterson fans should also take note.
A brilliantly tense thriller from Scandinavian crime writing superstar Jo Nesbo.
Norway's finest crime writer...Nesbo entwines a Second World War ghost story with a modern hunt for an assassin in a clever and entertaining way that teases and taunts to the very end...Nesbo clearly demonstrates his skill at executing expertly-crafted, well-paced thrillers that he sustains to the very end in a compelling fashion...as first novels go, The Redbreast and The Devil's Star are as accomplished as any reader is likely to experience Daily Express
It requires some skilled plotting, but Nesbo brings it off, and Harry, with his quirky sense of humour, is a likeable hero despite his many flaws Sunday Telegraph
A complex, utterly captivating story Evening Standard
Exciting, witty, melancholy and thought-provoking Daily Telegraph
A complicated story of passion, lost love, betrayal and murder The Times
Scary...culminates in a nail-biting episode with overtones of The Day of the JackalIndependent
A page-turner you won't want to put down Time Out
Jo Nesbo, musician, economist and author of the best-selling series featuring Detective Harry Hole, has won many prizes for his novels, including the Glass Key, the Riverton Prize and the Norwegian Bookclub prize for best ever Norwegian crime novel. His first novel to be published in English was The Devil's Star, which sold more than 100,000 copies in Norway alone. He lives in Oslo.