Category Archives: Jo Nesbo

Book Review: “The Devil’s Star” by Jo Nesbo

Genre: Thriller “Tick, tick, tick. …Harry, his eyes closed, had counted the nine hundred ticks from the Rolex watch on the wrist of the blood-covered arm on the lift floor, and…. Tick, tick, tick.“ After the events in the last book, “Nemesis”, Detective Harry Hole took a turn for the worse by falling, once again, into a self-pitying drunken stupor.

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“The Redbreast” by Jo Nesbo

Genre: Mystery “Hi, this is Ellen and Helge’s answerphone. Please leave a message.”  Thus starts the most devastating, heartbreaking, powerful, and brilliant, ten pages in a book that I have EVER read. “The Redbreast” is the third Harry Hole novel and follows the lives of several people (in addition to Harry) spanning the time from World War II and the

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“Cockroaches” by Jo Nesbo

Genre: Thriller / Mystery Norwegian Detective Harry Hole has been drinking steadily since his success in Australia (see my review of “The Bat”). The Norwegian Ambassador to Thailand,  has been found, by the hooker he hired, murdered in a Bangkok motel room.  A knife stuck in his back. The Norwegian authorities know more than they will discuss and need the

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“The Bat” by Jo Nesbo

Genre: Thriller / Mystery (Serial Killer Down Under) – 23 year old Inger Holter, a Norwegian citizen and TV celebrity, was raped and murdered in Sydney, Australia. Norwegian Detective Harry Hole (pronounced Holy) is sent to assist the investigation in any way that he can.  But, upon arrival, Harry finds out that his services are not entirely welcome and that

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