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The Redbreast

A Harry Hole Novel

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Jo Nesbo’s The Snowman is soon to be a major motion picture, starring Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, and J.K. Simmons.

“An elegant and complex thriller….Harrowingly beautiful.”
—New York Times Book Review

“A hugely impressive achievement—ambitious in scope, and skilled in execution.”
—Los Angeles Times

“The Redbreast certainly ranks with the best of current American crime fiction.”
—Washington Post

No disrespect meant to Henning Mankell and Stieg Larsson, but Jo Nesbø, the New York Times bestselling author of The Snowman, is the most exciting Scandinavian thriller writer in the crime fiction business. The Redbreast is a fabulous introduction to Nesbø’s tough-as-nails series protagonist, Oslo police detective Harry Hole. A brilliant and epic novel, breathtaking in its scope and design—winner of The Glass Key for best Nordic crime novel and selected as the best Norwegian crime novel ever written by members of Norway’s book clubs—The Redbreast is a chilling tale of murder and betrayal that ranges from the battlefields of World War Two to the streets of modern-day Oslo. Follow Hole as he races to stop a killer and disarm a ticking time-bomb from his nation’s shadowy past. Vogue magazine says that “nobody can delve into the dark, twisted mind of a murderer better than a Scandinavian thriller writer”…and nobody does it better than Jo Nesbø! James Patterson fans should also take note.

From Publishers Weekly

Sep 24, 2007 – Shifting effortlessly between the last days of WWII on the Eastern front and modern day Oslo, Norwegian Nesb (The Devil's Star) spins a complex tale of murder, revenge and betrayal. A recovering alcoholic recently reassigned to the Norwegian Security Service, Insp. Harry Hole begins tracking Sverre Olsen, a vicious neo-Nazi who escaped prosecution on a technicality. But what starts as a quest to put Olsen behind bars soon explodes into a race to prevent an assassination. As Hole struggles to stay one step ahead of Olsen and his gang of skinheads, Nesb takes the reader back to WWII, as Norwegians fighting for Hitler wage a losing battle on the Eastern front. When the two story lines finally collide, it's up to Hole to stop a man hell-bent on carrying out the deadly plan he hatched half a century ago in the trenches. Perfectly paced and painfully suspenseful, this crime novel illuminates not only Norway's alleged Nazi ties but also its present skinhead subculture. 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.

Customer Reviews

Start the series here

This is the logical starting place for US readers of Nesbø... Your chance to get in on the ground floor with the ongoing characters who drive all the subsequent Harry Hole novels. I often blog about Nesbø at Jascha Writes, and, to judge by the feedback I get, everybody else is just as enthusiastic about him as I am. An author, and a series detective, to get under your skin...

Good read

This was a good read. I like the style. As I've gotten further along in the series, the translation has gotten better (this one has a few spots that get a little confused). In all, a really enjoyable book and I'm going to be reading more.

The Redbreast

Jo Nesbo's Harry Hole is my kind of guy. Nesbo at his finest.
A tutorial on Quislings, the Scandinavian Front in WW II brought forward to better times. Serial killings, complex who done it, Harry meets a girl, Harry gets promoted by accident coupled with Squad room drama. A great read.

The Redbreast
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Published: Jan 03, 2012
  • Publisher: Harper
  • Seller: HarperCollins
  • Print Length: 576 Pages
  • Language: English
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