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In the heat of a sweltering Oslo summer, a young woman is found murdered in her flat — with one of her fingers cut off and a tiny red star-shaped diamond placed under her eyelid. An off-the-rails alcoholic barely holding on to his job, Detective Harry Hole is assigned the case with Tom Waaler, a hated colleague whom Harry believes is responsible for the murder of his partner. When another woman is reported missing five days later, and her severed finger turns up adorned with a red star-shaped diamond ring, Harry fears a serial killer is at work. But Hole's determination to capture a fiend and to expose Waaler's crimes is leading him into shadowy places where both investigations merge in unexpected ways, forcing him to make difficult decisions about a future he may not live to see.

Review:

"A complex tale of murder, revenge and betrayal...perfectly paced and painfully suspenseful....Readers will delight in Hole, a laconic hero as doggedly stubborn as Connelly's Harry Bosch, and yet with a prickly appeal all his own." Publishers Weekly, starred review

Review:

"In crime fiction terms, the ongoing Harry Hole is epic along the lines of something Count Tolstoy might have dreamed up....Tremendous emotional resonance." Toronto Star

Review:

"Astonishingly confident....The Devil's Star scores with an intriguing plot and Nesbo's mastery of pace and tension." The Times (London)

Review:

"A well-crafted rollercoaster of a book....Nesbo sets a cracking pace, the shambolic Hole is exasperating and endearing by turns, and a series of spectacular plot twists lead to a thrilling finale. Highly recommended." The Guardian (London)

Review:

"Jo Nesbo has a credibly scary line on the power of corruption, and his complex plot culminates in a nail-biting episode with overtones of The Day of the Jackal." The Independent

Review:

"Nesbo has a knack for Euro noir." Entertainment Weekly

Review:

"Nesbo offers up another top-notch mystery thriller, thickly layered, perfectly plotted, and briskly paced to keep readers hooked. With ties to events in The Redbreast, this is an excellent sequel....Recommended for all fiction collections and essential for Scandinavian crime lovers." Library Journal

Review:

"Jo Nesbo is my new favorite thriller writer and Harry Hole my new hero." Michael Connelly

Review:

"Readers new to this whitehot series will be impressed by Nesbo's generous plotting and his insight into dark places in the human soul." Kirkus

Review:

"An elegant and complex thriller...Ingenious design....Nesbo's book eloquently uses its multiple horrors to advance a disturbing argument: suppressing history is an open invitation for history to repeat itself." New York Times Book Review

Review:

"Nesbo returns with another novel that is every bit the multitextured, complexly plotted, psychologically rich thriller that made Redbreast such an unqualified success....No doubt about it: Nesbo belongs on every crime-fiction fan's A-list." Booklist (starred review)

Review:

"There's Nordic noir, and then there's Nesbo noir. Jo Nesbo's reputation as the reigning bad boy of Norwegian crime fiction has grown steadily in the USA with the critically acclaimed novels The Redbreast and Nemesis and now The Devil's Star." USA Today

Synopsis:

“Astonishingly confident. . . . The Devils Star scores with an intriguing plot and Nesbos mastery of pace and tension.” — The Times (London)

From one of the most celebrated crime writers in Europe and the award-winning author of The Redbreast comes an epic thriller featuring Police Detective Harry Hole. In the vein of the crime novels of James Patterson and Dennis Lehane, Jo Nesbos The Devils Star is an intricately plotted and suspenseful thrill-ride from beginning to end.

About the Author

Jo Nesbo is a musician, songwriter, economist, and one of Europe's most critically acclaimed and successful crime writers today. His first novel featuring Police Detective Harry Hole was an instant hit in Norway, winning the Glass Key Award for Best Nordic Crime Novel — the most prestigious crime-writing award in Northern Europe. Norwegian readers voted his novel The Redbreast the best Norwegian crime novel of all time. Nesbo lives in Oslo.

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Sigrid, September 26, 2011 (view all comments by Sigrid)
The Harry Hole mysteries by Jo Nesbro are terrific, and Devil Star, the 3rd in the series is the best, I think because Harry's nemesis finally meets his long overdue and richly deserved violent end. If you are new to this series, please do start with the first book, Redbreast. Each stands on its own, but read chronologically you'll have a more enjoyable reading experience.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061133985
Subtitle:
A Harry Hole Novel
Author:
Nesbo, Jo
Author:
Jo Nesbo
Author:
Jo Nesbo
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20120131
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from PreS to 2
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9 x 9 in 12.32 oz
Age Level:
from 3 to 7

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Product details 464 pages Harper Perennial - English 9780061133985 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A complex tale of murder, revenge and betrayal...perfectly paced and painfully suspenseful....Readers will delight in Hole, a laconic hero as doggedly stubborn as Connelly's Harry Bosch, and yet with a prickly appeal all his own."
"Review" by , "In crime fiction terms, the ongoing Harry Hole is epic along the lines of something Count Tolstoy might have dreamed up....Tremendous emotional resonance."
"Review" by , "Astonishingly confident....The Devil's Star scores with an intriguing plot and Nesbo's mastery of pace and tension."
"Review" by , "A well-crafted rollercoaster of a book....Nesbo sets a cracking pace, the shambolic Hole is exasperating and endearing by turns, and a series of spectacular plot twists lead to a thrilling finale. Highly recommended."
"Review" by , "Jo Nesbo has a credibly scary line on the power of corruption, and his complex plot culminates in a nail-biting episode with overtones of The Day of the Jackal."
"Review" by , "Nesbo has a knack for Euro noir."
"Review" by , "Nesbo offers up another top-notch mystery thriller, thickly layered, perfectly plotted, and briskly paced to keep readers hooked. With ties to events in The Redbreast, this is an excellent sequel....Recommended for all fiction collections and essential for Scandinavian crime lovers."
"Review" by , "Jo Nesbo is my new favorite thriller writer and Harry Hole my new hero."
"Review" by , "Readers new to this whitehot series will be impressed by Nesbo's generous plotting and his insight into dark places in the human soul."
"Review" by , "An elegant and complex thriller...Ingenious design....Nesbo's book eloquently uses its multiple horrors to advance a disturbing argument: suppressing history is an open invitation for history to repeat itself."
"Review" by , "Nesbo returns with another novel that is every bit the multitextured, complexly plotted, psychologically rich thriller that made Redbreast such an unqualified success....No doubt about it: Nesbo belongs on every crime-fiction fan's A-list."
"Review" by , "There's Nordic noir, and then there's Nesbo noir. Jo Nesbo's reputation as the reigning bad boy of Norwegian crime fiction has grown steadily in the USA with the critically acclaimed novels The Redbreast and Nemesis and now The Devil's Star."
"Synopsis" by , “Astonishingly confident. . . . The Devils Star scores with an intriguing plot and Nesbos mastery of pace and tension.” — The Times (London)

From one of the most celebrated crime writers in Europe and the award-winning author of The Redbreast comes an epic thriller featuring Police Detective Harry Hole. In the vein of the crime novels of James Patterson and Dennis Lehane, Jo Nesbos The Devils Star is an intricately plotted and suspenseful thrill-ride from beginning to end.

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