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The Devil's Star: A Novel (Harry Hole Series) Hardcover – March 9, 2010
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"The Devil's Star" starts brilliantly - the journey of a drop of water through a century-old Oslo apartment building that ends with one of the most original renderings of a murder discovery that I can remember. This cleverly told opening sets a literary and mystery high bar that never lets up and never betrays the author's implicit promise to the reader of an intelligent, complex, and appropriately brutal Scandinavian crime masterpiece. It is an unusually hot summer in Oslo, and most of the population, including the police force, is on holiday when a young woman is found dead in her apartment - one finger short and a red star-shaped diamond inserted under an eyelid. Harry Hole, the renegade Oslo inspector introduced in "The Redbreast" is assigned to the case with his nemesis, top brass-favorite Tom Waaler. To say the Hole has fallen on hard times is like observing Norwegian winters may get chilly - he is in an alcoholic stupor, despondent, suicidal, barely functional, and alone - the result of his obsession with the crimes he's certain Waaler committed in the preceding novel.Read more ›
Review - The Devil's Star (Harry Hole Fifth book)
The Devil's Star is a contemporary modern day crime plot with all its darker elements, filled with emotion, fast paced, suspenseful, the puzzle grips, builds, festers and twists keeping the mind ticking over until the very end. The author Jo Nesbø brings us into his opening scene, Oslo, current day a young women has been found murdered in her Oslo flat, shot, Index finger removed and a curious tiny diamond shaped like a five pointed star placed behind her eyelid. An unsteady Detective Harry Hole is sent over to investigate the situation. Days later another young women goes missing in broad daylight no body found, but Bjarne Møller Harry's boss receives her severed finger in the post.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The plot challenged me. I wonder if Harry will stay sober. Requiring a set number of word
S in the review is stupid
These books are all a nice easy read with a decent storyline if that does it for you. Good luck.Published 1 month ago by Chris Ahern
have really enjoyed some of her other writings but put this one down after about half. Just couldn't get engagedPublished 1 month ago by chris
A romantic vision of Oslo in summer speaks to Nesbo nostalgia for hometown. Plot of the story is a case of more is less.Published 1 month ago by James Whiteside
Best one yet, and don't start here. Start at the bat and sink into Jo Nesbot's fabulous storytelling. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Inga Estes
The book features a finely crafted plot and passable writing. Unfortunately, that doesn’t carry the day. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Henry E. Dorfman
Enjoyed Jo Nesbos The Devils Star great finish at times I felt it was alittle slow
Between highs and lows charactor were well definded and scripted
the story develops well but, compared to the previous ones, the end of this book is too fastPublished 2 months ago by Niccolo