The electrifying first appearance of Jo Nesbø's detective, Harry Hole. Inspector Harry Hole of the Oslo Crime Squad is dispatched to Sydney to observe a murder case. Harry is free to offer assistance, but he has firm instructions to stay out of trouble. The victim is a twenty-three year old Norwegian woman who is a minor celebrity back home. Never one to sit on the sidelines, Harry befriends one of the lead detectives, and one of the witnesses, as he is drawn deeper into the case. Together, they discover that this is only the latest in a string of unsolved murders, and the pattern points toward a psychopath working his way across the country. As they circle closer and closer to the killer, Harry begins to fear that no one is safe, least of all those investigating the case.BONUS MATERIAL: This ebook edition includes an excerpt from Jo Nesbø's Police.
From the internationally acclaimed author of the Harry Hole novels--a new, electrifying stand-alone thriller set in Oslo in the 1970s: the story of an unusually complicated contract killer--the perfectly sympathetic antihero--that is, as well, an edgy, almost lyrical meditation on death and love.Olav lives the lonely life of a fixer.When you 'fix' people for a living - terminally - it's hard to get close to anyone.Now he's finally met the woman of his dreams.But there are two problems.She's his boss's wife.And Olav's just been hired to kill her.
From the internationally acclaimed author of the Harry Hole novels--a fast, tight, darkly lyrical stand-alone novel that has at its center the perfectly sympathetic antihero: an Oslo contract killer who draws us into an unexpected meditation on death and love. <P><P> This is the story of Olav: an extremely talented "fixer" for one of Oslo's most powerful crime bosses. But Olav is also an unusually complicated fixer. He has a capacity for love that is as far-reaching as is his gift for murder. He is our straightforward, calm-in-the-face-of-crisis narrator with a storyteller's hypnotic knack for fantasy. He has an "innate talent for subordination" but running through his veins is a "virus" born of the power over life and death. And while his latest job puts him at the pinnacle of his trade, it may be mutating into his greatest mistake...
From the internationally acclaimed author of the Harry Hole novels--a fast, tight, darkly lyrical stand-alone novel that has at its center the perfectly sympathetic antihero: an Oslo contract killer who draws us into an unexpected meditation on death and love. This is the story of Olav: an extremely talented "fixer" for one of Oslo's most powerful crime bosses. But Olav is also an unusually complicated fixer. He has a capacity for love that is as far-reaching as is his gift for murder. He is our straightforward, calm-in-the-face-of-crisis narrator with a storyteller's hypnotic knack for fantasy. He has an "innate talent for subordination" but running through his veins is a "virus" born of the power over life and death. And while his latest job puts him at the pinnacle of his trade, it may be mutating into his greatest mistake. . . .From the Hardcover edition.
The thrilling sequel to Jo Nesbo's debut novel, The Bat, The Cockroaches sees Harry Hole sent to Bangkok to investigate the murder of the Norwegian ambassador. Detective Harry Hole arrives in a steaming hot Bangkok. But it's work, not pleasure. The Norwegian ambassador has been found dead in a seedy motel room, and no witnesses have come forward. The ambassador had close ties to the Norwegian prime minister, and to avoid a scandal Harry is sent there to hush up the case. But he quickly discovers that there is much more going on behind the scenes and very few people willing to talk. When Harry lays hands on some CCTV footage that will help him unravel what happened that night, things only get more complicated. The man who gave him the tape goes missing, and Harry realises that failing to solve a murder case is by no means the only danger in Bangkok.
Oslo is sweltering in the summer heat when a young woman is murdered in her flat. One finger has been cut off and a tiny red diamond in the shape of a pentagram-a five-pointed star-is found under her eyelid. Detective Harry Hole is assigned the case with Tom Waaler, a colleague he neither likes nor trusts. He believes Tom is behind a gang of arms smugglers-and the murder of his partner. But Harry, an off-the-rails alcoholic, is barely holding on to his job and has little choice but to play nice. Five days later, another woman is reported missing. When her severed finger is found adorned with a star-shaped red diamond ring, Harry fears a serial killer is on the loose. Determined to find the killer and expose the crooked Tom Waaler, Harry discovers the two investigations melding in unexpected ways. But pursuing the truth comes at a price, and soon Harry finds himself on the run and forced to make difficult decisions about a future he may not live to see. One of the brightest stars of Scandinavian crime writing, Jo NesbØ has been compared to Ian Rankin, Michael Connelly, and Henning Mankell. His novels are bestsellers throughout Europe, acclaimed by critics and revered by aficionados of thrillers and mysteries. Brilliantly plotted and paced, The Devil's Star shows NesbØ at his absolute best, combining powerful emotional resonance with truly stunning suspense.
Dr Proctor is an ageing inventor just waiting for his big break. And when he teams up with his next-door neighbour Lise and her peculiar friend Nilli in making the world's most powerful fart powder, it seems his dream may be coming true. But the ruthless twins Truls and Trym Thrane are lurking in the background just waiting to spoil their plans. The drama that follows has repercussions that stretch beyond the imagination, involving a wild chase through the sewer system of Oslo, anacondas and NASA. Full of humour and witty dialogue, Jo Nesbo creates wonderfully weird characters and lets his imagination run wild in this delightful children's book début, reminiscent of Roald Dahl.
The Fart Powder was such a successful invention that Doctor Proctor, Nilly, and Lisa couldn't stop there. Next up: a time-travelling bathtub. You just hop in, lather up the Time Soap, and wish for where you'd like to go. Doctor Proctor has plans for this new invention. You see, he lost his true love years ago, when Juliette Margarine married an evil count. The good Doctor has never quite gotten over this, and he's going back to change it. But when things go wrong, it's up to Nilly and Lisa to travel back in time to right all wrongs and reunite the two lovebirds. Nothing is quite so simple in a Jo Nesbo book. Enter a herd of hippos, a scheming assistant, and Time Soap that keeps going awry, sending Nilly and Lisa to the storming of the Bastille! Fortunately, as in every Jo Nesbo book, the Fart Powder solves everything.
The Fart Powder was such a successful invention that Doctor Proctor, Nilly, and Lisa couldn't stop there. Next up: a time-travelling bath. You just hop in, throw in a Time Bath Bomb, later up and wish for where you'd like to go. Doctor Proctor has plans for this new invention. You see, he lost his true love years ago, when Juliette Margarine married an evil count. The good Doctor has never quite gotten over this, and he's going back to change it. But when things go wrong, it's up to Nilly and Lisa to travel back in time to right all wrongs and reunite the two lovebirds. Nothing is quite so simple in a Jo Nesb book. Enter a herd of hippos, a scheming assistant, and Time Bath Bombs that keeps going awry, sending Nilly and Lisa to the storming of the Bastille!
Doctor Proctor, the kids, and the famous fart powder are back for another wildly funny adventure!Nilly, Lisa, and Doctor Proctor are too busy inventing things to watch TV. They're missing out on the hot singing competition. But then Nilly and Lisa notice that their friends and family are acting really weird. And the only people acting weird...are the ones watching TV. What's going on is WAY bigger than a singing competition. It could mean the end of the world. Or an SBD could save everything! Let 'er rip.
A story about Doctor Proctor, a wacky inventor.
When a Russian billionaire robs the Norwegian Gold Reserve and melts the last remaining gold bar into the Premier Soccer League trophy, it's up to Doctor Proctor, Nilly and Lisa to get the trophy and save Norway. But with a failed break-in attempt into the billionaire's subterranean gold-melting lab and the Norwegian Gold Reserve Inspection only three days away, the only way to retrieve the trophy is to win it back. Hoping to prevent national panic and uproar, Nilly and Lisa join the Rotten Ham soccer team and use the Fartonaut Powder, along with a handful of Doctor Proctor's other wacky inventions, to try and lead the hopeless underdog team to victory before time runs out.
With more than seven million copies sold worldwide, and translated into over forty languages, Jo Nesbo's Harry Hole series is an international phenomenon. Detective Harry Hole is a genuine anti-hero: a handsome loner, an alcoholic and workaholic who is tormented in his personal life even as he is revered by his colleagues for his unwavering sense of justice and proven police instincts. Harry's self-governing, anti-authoritarian style has driven his superior officer at the crime squad in Oslo to call him "the best investigator in the department and the worst public servant." First-class thrillers with high voltage suspense and complex plotting, The Snowman, The Leopard and Phantom are fascinating journeys into the world of this singular character and the dark criminal minds he pursues to the very limits of his sanity, in Oslo and beyond. "Jo Nesbo is my favorite thriller writer and Harry Hole my new hero." --Michael Connelly "Exuberantly, ingeniously gruesome." --The Telegraph
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.
An eBook boxed set of Jo Nesbø's Fart Powder series, featuring Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder, Bubble in the Bathtub, and Who Cut the Cheese?. In Dr. Proctor's Fart Powder, eleven-year-old Nilly moves to his new neighborhood in Oslo, Norway, and meets his neighbor, Doctor Proctor, an eccentric professor who invents wacky potions and powders--including an industrial strength fart powder that can send people to outer space. Bubble in the Bathtub features even more hijinks as Doctor Proctor has plans for a new invention. You see, he lost his true love years ago, when Juliette Margarine married an evil count. The good Doctor has never quite gotten over this, and he's going back to change the course of history. But when things go wrong, it's up to Nilly and Lisa to travel back in time to reunite the two lovebirds. In Who Cut the Cheese? Nilly, Lisa, and Doctor Proctor are too busy inventing things to watch TV, and everyone says they're missing out on the hot singing competition. But then Nilly and Lisa notice that their friends and family are acting really weird. And the only people acting weird...are the ones watching TV.
"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 . . . Jo Nesbø wins." --Marcel Berlins, The Times (U.K.)Two young women are found murdered in Oslo, both drowned in their own blood. Media coverage quickly reaches fever pitch: Could this be the work of a serial killer? The crime scenes offer no coherent clues, the police investigation is stalled, and the one man who might be able to help doesn't want to be found. Traumatized by his last case, Inspector Harry Hole has lost himself in the squalor of Hong Kong's opium dens. Yet when he is compelled, at last, to return to Norway--his father is dying--Harry's buried instincts begin to take over. After a female MP is discovered brutally murdered, nothing can keep him from the investigation. There is little to go on: a piece of rope, a scrap of wool, a bit of gravel, an unexpected connection between the victims. And Harry will soon come to understand that he is dealing with a psychopath for whom "insanity is a vital retreat," someone who will put him to the test--in both his professional and personal lives--as never before. Ruthlessly intelligent and suspenseful, The Leopard is Jo Nesbø's most electrifying novel yet--absolutely gripping from first to last.From the Hardcover edition.
Un nuevo caso para el atormentado detective Harry Hole. HARRY HOLE ESTÁ EN APUROS... Tras el horror que supuso la resolución del último caso, Harry Hole abandonó Oslo y el cuerpo policial. Ahora se ha visto obligado a regresar por cuestiones familiares y porque se sospecha que un asesino en serie anda suelto en Noruega y solo Hole es capaz de llevar a cabo la investigación. EL ASESINO LE TIENE EN EL PUNTO DE MIRA... Tras asesinar a varias mujeres de forma cruel, Hole tendrá que viajar a África para descubrir el origen de La Manzana de Leopoldo, un terrorífico instrumento de tortura jamás visto. El asesino parece estar jugando con la policía y con Hole, y se sospecha que quiere matar a un grupo de personas que pasaron una noche en una cabaña en la alta montaña noruega. LA POLICÍA NO LE FACILITA LA INVESTIGACIÓN... Hole es el único policía que parece ver tras el velo de las cosas, y eso despierta envidias y recelos entre sus compañeros... Además, tendrá que trabajar junto a Kaja Solness, una inteligente y bellísima policía con la que establecerá una peculiar relación... Las novelas de Jo Nesbø han sido traducidas a más de 40 lenguas y llevan vendidos más de 25 millones de ejemplares en todo el mundo. Reconocidos autores opinan...«Alucinante. Jo Nesbø es mi escritor de thriller preferido y Harry Hole mi nuevo héroe.»Michael Connelly «Jo Nesbø me pisa los talones como un pitbull rabioso.»James Ellroy «Mi banda está leyendo a Nesbø, pero yo tengo demasiado miedo para abrir su siguiente novela...»Patti Smith Y la prensa ha dicho...«El héroe más atormentado e irresistible. No existe una armadura suficientemente fuerte para proteger a Harry de sus demonios, o a nosotros de Harry.»Booklist « El leopardo te premia con un final tan inesperado como sugerente.»San Francisco Chronicle «Podría decir que es una variación más compleja de los argumentos de Agatha Christie, pero la realidad es que no lo puedes dejar de leer, que te atrapa totalmente.»The Daily Telegraph «Si no conoces a Nesbø, ya es hora de que te pongas a ello.»USA Today
Doctor Proctor, Nilly, and Lisa take a sporty approach to saving the day in this fart-tastically funny adventure from "New York Times "bestselling author Jo Nesbo. When a Russian billionaire robs the Norwegian Gold Reserve and melts the last remaining gold bar into the Premier Soccer League trophy, it's up to Doctor Proctor, Nilly, and Lisa to recapture the precious prize. But after a failed break-in attempt at the billionaire's subterranean gold-melting lab, and with the Norwegian Gold Reserve Inspection in just three days, the only way to retrieve the trophy is to win it back. Hoping to prevent national panic and uproar, Nilly and Lisa join the Rotten Ham soccer team to try and lead the hopeless underdogs to victory before time runs out. And with the use of Fartonaut Powder, along with a handful of Doctor Proctor's other wacky inventions, they just might have a chance.
This free eSampler packed with action and adventure is a must for middle school!Be sure and snag this free eSampler to help you survive middle school with some action and adventure! This collection features excerpts from: Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder by Jo Nesbo; The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann; The Hunter Chronicles: Return to Exile by E.J. Patten; City of Orphans by Avi; Waiting for Magic by Patricia McLachlan; and Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King by William Joyce.
In a remote corner of Norway - a mountain town so far north the sun never sets - a man is running for his life in the sequel to bestseller Jo Nesbo's Blood on Snow. Jon is on the run. he has betrayed Oslo's biggest crime lord: The Fisherman. Fleeing to an isolated corner of Norway, to a mountain town so far north that the sun never sets, Jon hopes to find sanctuary amongst a local religious sect. Hiding out in a shepherd's cabin in the wilderness, all that stands between him and his fate are Lea, a bereaved mother, and her son, Knut. But while Lea provides him with a rifle and Knut brings essential supplies, the midnight sun is slowly driving Jon to insanity. And then he discovers that The Fisherman's men are getting closer...
The internationally acclaimed author of Blood on Snow and the Harry Hole novels now gives us the tightly wound tale of a man running from retribution, a renegade hitman who goes to ground far above the Arctic circle, where the never-setting sun might slowly drive a man insane. He calls himself Ulf--as good a name as any, he thinks--and the only thing he's looking for is a place where he won't be found by Oslo's most notorious drug lord: the Fisherman. He was once the Fisherman's fixer, but after betraying him, Ulf is now the one his former boss needs fixed--which may not be a problem for a man whose criminal reach is boundless. When Ulf gets off the bus in Kåsund, on Norway's far northeastern border, he sees a "flat, monotonous, bleak landscape . . . the perfect hiding place. Hopefully." The locals--native Sami and followers of a particularly harsh Swedish version of Christianity--seem to accept Ulf's explanation that he's come to hunt, even if he has no gun and the season has yet to start. And a bereaved, taciturn woman and her curious, talkative young son supply him with food, the use of a cabin deep in the woods, a weapon--and companionship that stirs something in him he thought was long dead. But the agonizing wait for the inevitable moment when the Fisherman's henchmen will show--the midnight sun hanging in the sky like an unblinking, all-revealing eye--forces him to question if redemption is at all possible or if, as he's always believed, "hope is a real bastard."From the Hardcover edition.
El primer caso del detective Harry Hole. Mejor Novela Negra Extranjera 2014 según los lectores de El País.Jo Nesbø, omnipresente en las listas de más vendidos (RTVE). Harry Hole es enviado a Sydney desde Oslo para que investigue el asesinato de una mujer noruega, Inger Holter, cuyo cadáver ha sido encontrado entre oscuras rocas, al pie de un acantilado. La policía sospecha que fue violada antes de morir, pero no se ha hallado rastro alguno de ADN. Harry Hole tendrá como compañero de investigación a Andrew Kengsinton, detective aborigen australiano. Ambos sospechan del novio de Inger, Evans White, atractivo camello conocido por la policía. Sin embargo, Harry comienza a vislumbrar que el caso es más complejo de lo que a priori pudiera parecer, y poco después el equipo de investigación relaciona una serie de desapariciones y asesinatos sin resolver que sugieren que un asesino en serie anda suelto. Harry Hole es un joven y brillante detective, pero esconde un oscuro secreto. Durante su estancia en Sydney se enamorará perdidamente de Birgita Enquist, a quien le confesará lo que oculta su pasado y qué le aleja de su país... Jo Nesbø ha sido traducido a más de 40 lenguas y sus novelas llevan vendidos más de 25 millones de ejemplares en todo el mundo. Reconocidos autores opinan...«Estoy zampándome la novela de Nesbø. Pura destreza narrativa.»Lorenzo Silva «Jo Nesbø es mi nuevo escritor de thriller favorito, y Harry Hole mi nuevo héroe.»Michael Connelly Y la prensa ha dicho...«El murciélago desvela por fin a los fans de Hole por qué Harry se ha convertido en el alma torturada que es. Con una capacidad infalible para atraer la muerte, Hole da los primeros pasos para convertirse en el tipo de personaje que los lectores de thriller encuentran irresistible.»Evening Post «Su lectura es una auténtica delicia noir.»Elcultural.es «Un libro fascinante... Un impresionante inicio de la serie.»Sunday Timeso ver a un Harry más joven y más hablador... [Jo Nesbø es] un escritor tremendo que sabe cómo construir una historia, va subiendo lentamente como si fuera una montaña rusa para después soltarte hacia un desenlace que nunca te hubieras imaginado.» Scottish Express «Una novela absolutamente imprescindible para fans de Harry Hole.» Booklist «Un libro fascinante... Un impresionante inicio de la serie.» Sunday Times
Gripping and surprising, Nemesis is a nail-biting thriller from one of the biggest stars in crime fiction. Grainy closed-circuit television footage shows a man walking into an Oslo bank and putting a gun to a cashier's head. He tells the young woman to count to twenty-five. When the robber doesn't get his money in time, the cashier is executed, and two million Norwegian kroner disappear without a trace. Police Detective Harry Hole is assigned to the case. While Hole's girlfriend is away in Russia, an old flame decides to get in touch. Former girlfriend and struggling artist Anna Bethsen invites Hole to dinner, and he can't resist a visit. But the evening ends in an all too familiar way as Hole awakens with a thundering headache, a missing cell phone, and no memory of the past twelve hours. That same morning, Anna is found shot dead in her bed. Hole begins to receive threatening e-mails. Is someone trying to frame him for this unexplained death? Meanwhile, the bank robberies continue with unparalleled savagery. As the death toll continues to mount, Hole becomes a prime suspect in a criminal investigation led by his longtime adversary Tom Waaler and Waaler's vigilante police force. Racing from the cool, autumnal streets of Oslo to the steaming villages of Brazil, Hole is determined to absolve himself of suspicion by uncovering all the information needed to crack both cases. But the ever-threatening Waaler is not finished with his old archenemy quite yet. *Edgar Nominee for Best Novel of the Year
The thrilling follow-up to Jo Nesbo's #1 bestseller Phantom.Several police officers are found murdered at the scene of an old and unsolved murder case that they were involved in investigating. The killings are extremely brutal and bestial. The police have no leads. What's more, they're missing their best investigator. A severely wounded man in a coma is kept alive at a hospital in Oslo. The room is guarded by the police and the identity of the patient is kept secret.
Detective Harry Hole embarrassed the force, and for his sins he's been reassigned to mundane surveillance tasks. But while monitoring neo-Nazi activities in Oslo, Hole is inadvertently drawn into a mystery with deep roots in Norway's dark past, when members of the government willingly collaborated with Nazi Germany. More than sixty years later, this black mark won't wash away-and disgraced old soldiers who once survived a brutal Russian winter are being murdered, one by one. Now, with only a stained and guilty conscience to guide him, an angry, alcoholic, error-prone policeman must make his way safely past the traps and mirrors of a twisted criminal mind. For a conspiracy is taking rapid and hideous shape around Hole . . . and Norway's darkest hour may be still to come.
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