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Cockroaches An Early Harry Hole Case by Jo Nesbo
  

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Jo Nesbo is Scandi-crime’s biggest star and Harry Hole is his hard-hitting hero. The UK were introduced to Harry Hole part way through his career and whilst Nesbo’s first book, The Bat, was written in the late nineties it wasn’t until 2012 that it was first published in the UK. This is his second outing which sees Hole sent to Bangkok to investigate the Norwegian ambassador’s death. Very different in tone and style to the latter Oslo set novels, this is a hugely enjoyable and somewhat exotic crime thriller great whether you’re a regular Nesbo reader or completely new to him.

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Synopsis

Cockroaches An Early Harry Hole Case by Jo Nesbo

Harry is on a special mission Detective Harry Hole arrives in a steaming hot Bangkok. The Norwegian ambassador has been found dead in a seedy motel room, and Harry has been sent to investigate. It's clear that the Ambassador's family are hiding some secrets of their own, but few people are willing to talk. He needs to solve a crime and avoid a scandal. When Harry lays hands on some incriminating CCTV footage, 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 that faces the unwary. But in an unfamiliar city, who can you trust?

Reviews

If you've never read any Jo Nesbo, now is the perfect time to check out his excellent Harry Hole series Essentials As with the Australian setting of The Bat, Hole's first outing, we're again terra incognita (Asia here); Cockroaches, organised with greater concentration than its predecessor, turns out to be one of Nesbo's most accomplished novels -- Barry Forshaw Financial Times

Set to be another sure-fire hit - Sun

Beguiling as ever... An absolute treat -- Deirdre O'Brien Sunday Mirror

About the Author

Jo Nesbo

Jo Nesbø, musician, economist and author of the best-selling series featuring Detective Harry Hole, has won many prizes for his novels, including the Glass Key, the Riverton Prize and the Norwegian Bookclub prize for best ever Norwegian crime novel. His first novel to be published in English was The Devil's Star and the second, The Redbreast, was shortlisted for the CWA Duncan Lawrie International Dagger. He lives in Oslo.

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Publication date

5th June 2014

Author

Jo Nesbo

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Publisher

Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing

Format

Paperback
464 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9780099556039

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