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Headhunters (Movie Tie-In Edition) (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)

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With Headhunters, Jo Nesbø has crafted a funny, dark, and twisted caper story worthy of Quentin Tarantino and the Coen brothers. FIRST TIME PUBLISHED IN THE U.S. NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM MAGNOLIA PICTURES.

Roger Brown is a corporate headhunter, and he’s a master of his profession. But one career simply can’t support his luxurious lifestyle and his wife’s fledgling art gallery. At an art opening one night he meets Clas Greve, who is not only the perfect candidate for a major CEO job, but also, perhaps, the answer to his financial woes: Greve just so happens to mention that he owns a priceless Peter Paul Rubens painting that’s been lost since World War II — and Roger Brown just so happens to dabble in art theft. But when he breaks into Greve’s apartment, he finds more than just the painting. And Clas Greve may turn out to be the worst thing that’s ever happened to Roger Brown.

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“This stand-alone gives us a brilliant array of variously flawed human beings involved in a tale of intricate plotting, excellent characterization, made-for-the-movies effects and images, and a multifaceted surprise ending....A true thriller from start to finish.” Library Journal

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“A twisty, plot-driven Hitchcockian thriller....Nesbo delivers one shock after the other, culminating with a doozy of a switcheroo at the finish. It’s gripping reading.” Booklist

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“Nesbø takes a break from his Harry Hole detective series...with this stellar stand-alone caper....The dizzying reversals of fortune and situations that would be over-the-top in lesser hands make for a delightful roller-coaster ride. Carl Hiaasen and Elmore Leonard fans will be delighted.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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“If you don’t know Nesbø, it’s time to get with it.” USA Today

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“Like [Stieg] Larsson, Nesbø explores the darkest criminal minds with grim delight and puts his killers where you least expect to find them...[and] his novels are maddeningly addictive.” Vanity Fair

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“Chances are you’ll be hooked...as Nesbø lays down a trail rich in Nordic atmosphere and in character-driven development....Ultimately, though, what sets Nesbø apart is his ability to keep the pages turning with such intellectual dexterity.” Newsday

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“Nesbø has a horrormeister’s flair for transforming natural scenes into ominous situations.” The New York Times Book Review

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“Irresistibly addictive....This is reading as you experienced it in childhood, without any gap between eye and mind, but with the added pleasures that adult plots and adult characters can bring....Brilliantly conceived, carefully worked out, and complicatedly satisfying.” Slate

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“Nesbø’s books have a serious, socially significant heft, as well as a confident (even cocky) narrative stride that is unmatched.” Richmond Times-Dispatch

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“Nesbø’s pace is unerring, and the way he builds up suspense will incite Pavlovian page-turning.” Time Out New York

Review:

“With Henning Mankell having written his last Wallander novel and Stieg Larsson no longer with us, I have had to make the decision on whom to confer the title of best current Nordic writer of crime fiction....I hesitate no longer. [Nesbø] wins....This is crime writing of the highest order.” The Times (London)

About the Author

Jo Nesbø is a musician, songwriter, economist, and author. The first crime novel in his Inspector Harry Hole series was published in Norway in 1997, an instant hit, winning the Glass Key Award for best Nordic crime novel (an accolade shared with Stieg Larsson and Henning Mankell). He also established the Harry Hole Foundation, a charity to reduce illiteracy among children in the third world. He lives in Oslo.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345803474
Author:
Nesbo, Jo
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Jo Nesbo
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Suspense
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Publication Date:
20120431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.98 x 5.14 x 0.63 in 0.5 lb

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Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Contemporary Thrillers
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Crime
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Suspense

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Product details 304 pages Vintage Books - English 9780345803474 Reviews:
"Review" by , “This stand-alone gives us a brilliant array of variously flawed human beings involved in a tale of intricate plotting, excellent characterization, made-for-the-movies effects and images, and a multifaceted surprise ending....A true thriller from start to finish.”
"Review" by , “A twisty, plot-driven Hitchcockian thriller....Nesbo delivers one shock after the other, culminating with a doozy of a switcheroo at the finish. It’s gripping reading.”
"Review" by , “Nesbø takes a break from his Harry Hole detective series...with this stellar stand-alone caper....The dizzying reversals of fortune and situations that would be over-the-top in lesser hands make for a delightful roller-coaster ride. Carl Hiaasen and Elmore Leonard fans will be delighted.”
"Review" by , “If you don’t know Nesbø, it’s time to get with it.”
"Review" by , “Like [Stieg] Larsson, Nesbø explores the darkest criminal minds with grim delight and puts his killers where you least expect to find them...[and] his novels are maddeningly addictive.”
"Review" by , “Chances are you’ll be hooked...as Nesbø lays down a trail rich in Nordic atmosphere and in character-driven development....Ultimately, though, what sets Nesbø apart is his ability to keep the pages turning with such intellectual dexterity.”
"Review" by , “Nesbø has a horrormeister’s flair for transforming natural scenes into ominous situations.”
"Review" by , “Irresistibly addictive....This is reading as you experienced it in childhood, without any gap between eye and mind, but with the added pleasures that adult plots and adult characters can bring....Brilliantly conceived, carefully worked out, and complicatedly satisfying.”
"Review" by , “Nesbø’s books have a serious, socially significant heft, as well as a confident (even cocky) narrative stride that is unmatched.”
"Review" by , “Nesbø’s pace is unerring, and the way he builds up suspense will incite Pavlovian page-turning.”
"Review" by , “With Henning Mankell having written his last Wallander novel and Stieg Larsson no longer with us, I have had to make the decision on whom to confer the title of best current Nordic writer of crime fiction....I hesitate no longer. [Nesbø] wins....This is crime writing of the highest order.”
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