Author(s): Jo Nesbo
FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SNOWMAN - OVER 9 MILLION BOOKS SOLD WORLDWIDE THE MARK OF THE DEVIL, THE SIGN OF A KILLER...A young woman is murdered in her flat and a tiny red diamond in the shape of a five-pointed star is found behind her eyelid. Detective Harry Hole is assigned to the case, alongside his long-time adversary Tom Waaler and initially wants no part in it. But Harry is already on his final warning and has little alternative but to drag himself out of his alcoholic stupor when it becomes apparent that Oslo has a serial killer on its hands.
Detective Harry Hole: an angry and off-the-rails detective who wants to play the game by his own rules
The Next Big Thing... Absolutely gripping Daily Telegraph Compelling...Shocking and surprising...expertly paced...I place Nesbo high up in the Scandinavian mystery league The Times A well-crafted rollercoaster of a book...Nesbo sets a cracking pace...A series of spectacular plot twists lead to a thrilling finale. Highly recommended Guardian Terrific...A stunning twist turns this into a first-rate thriller Sunday Telegraph
Jo Nesbo is a musician, songwriter, economist and author. His first crime novel featuring Harry Hole was published in Norway in 1997 and was an instant hit, winning the Glass Key Award for best Nordic crime novel (an accolade shared with Peter Hoeg, Henning Mankell and Karin Fossum). Another of the series was recently voted best Norwegian crime novel of all time by Norwegian readers. The Devil's Star is the first of his novels to be translated into English