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Staff Pick

If you're making a list of hot Nordic mysteries, Nesbø's Harry Hole series should be among the top. Perfectly paced, this ambitious and gripping thriller is impossible to put down.
Recommended by Michal D., Powells.com

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Publisher Comments:

Internationally acclaimed crime writer Jo Nesbøs antihero police investigator, Harry Hole, is back: in a bone-chilling thriller that will take Hole to the brink of insanity.

Oslo in November. The first snow of the season has fallen. A boy named Jonas wakes in the night to find his mother gone. Out his window, in the cold moonlight, he sees the snowman that inexplicably appeared in the yard earlier in the day. Around its neck is his mothers pink scarf.

Hole suspects a link between a menacing letter hes received and the disappearance of Jonass mother—and of perhaps a dozen other women, all of whom went missing on the day of a first snowfall. As his investigation deepens, something else emerges: he is becoming a pawn in an increasingly terrifying game whose rules are devised—and constantly revised—by the killer.

Fiercely suspenseful, its characters brilliantly realized, its atmosphere permeated with evil, The Snowman is the electrifying work of one of the best crime writers of our time.

From the Hardcover edition.

Synopsis:

Internationally acclaimed, best-selling Norwegian writer Jo Nesbo appears on the Knopf list for the first time with a bone-chilling new thriller about a serial killer who takes Harry Hole--Nesbo's irascible police investigator-- to the brink of insanity.@lt;br@gt;@lt;br@gt;The first snow of the season has fallen in Oslo. A boy named Jonas wakes in the night to find his mother gone. Outside he sees the snowman, bathed in cold moonlight, that inexplicably appeared in the yard that day--his mother's pink scarf around its neck. Hole suspects there is a link to a menacing letter he recently received. And as the number of missing women grows, it becomes more and more clear that he is a pawn in a terrifying game whose rules are devised--and constantly revised--by the killer.@lt;br@gt;@lt;br@gt;Fiercely suspenseful, its characters brilliantly realized, its atmosphere steeped in evil, @lt;i@gt;The Snowman@lt;/i@gt; is the work of one of the best crime writers of our time.@lt;br@gt;@lt;br@gt;@lt;br@gt;@lt;i@gt;From the Hardcover edition.@lt;/i@gt;

About the Author

Jo Nesbø is a musician, songwriter, economist, and author. His previous Harry Hole novels include The Redbreast, Nemesis, and The Devils Star. His books, translated into forty languages, have sold more than six million copies worldwide, and he has received the Glass Key Award for best Nordic crime novel (previously awarded to Stieg Larsson and Henning Mankell). He lives in Oslo.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780739378199
Subtitle:
A Harry Hole Novel
Publisher:
Random House Large Print
Author:
Bartlett, Don
Author:
Jo Nesbo
Author:
Jo Nesbo
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
fiction;mystery;norway;harry hole;crime;thriller;oslo;serial killer;crime fiction;detective;novel;murder;norwegian;krim;scandinavia;detective fiction;bergen;suspense;21st century;police procedural;snowmen;winter;police;snowman;policier;norwegian literatur
Subject:
fiction;mystery;norway;harry hole;crime;thriller;oslo;serial killer;crime fiction;detective;novel;murder;norwegian;krim;scandinavia;detective fiction;bergen;suspense;21st century;police procedural;snowmen;winter;police;snowman;policier;norwegian literatur
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20110510
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
624
Dimensions:
9.18 x 6.1 x 1.3 in 1.38 lb

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The Snowman (Large Print)
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Product details 624 pages Random House Large Print Publishing - English 9780739378199 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

If you're making a list of hot Nordic mysteries, Nesbø's Harry Hole series should be among the top. Perfectly paced, this ambitious and gripping thriller is impossible to put down.

"Synopsis" by , Internationally acclaimed, best-selling Norwegian writer Jo Nesbo appears on the Knopf list for the first time with a bone-chilling new thriller about a serial killer who takes Harry Hole--Nesbo's irascible police investigator-- to the brink of insanity.@lt;br@gt;@lt;br@gt;The first snow of the season has fallen in Oslo. A boy named Jonas wakes in the night to find his mother gone. Outside he sees the snowman, bathed in cold moonlight, that inexplicably appeared in the yard that day--his mother's pink scarf around its neck. Hole suspects there is a link to a menacing letter he recently received. And as the number of missing women grows, it becomes more and more clear that he is a pawn in a terrifying game whose rules are devised--and constantly revised--by the killer.@lt;br@gt;@lt;br@gt;Fiercely suspenseful, its characters brilliantly realized, its atmosphere steeped in evil, @lt;i@gt;The Snowman@lt;/i@gt; is the work of one of the best crime writers of our time.@lt;br@gt;@lt;br@gt;@lt;br@gt;@lt;i@gt;From the Hardcover edition.@lt;/i@gt;
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