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The Snowman by Jo Nesbo

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September 2010 Book of the Month.

A thrilling crime novel from an author being heralded as the new Stieg Larsson.

With Larsson having opened the door for many European writers Nesbo is a wonderful discovery. The Snowman is actually the fifth in a series featuring detective Harry Hole and is a cleverly plotted, twisting tale of a serial killer murdering young mothers on the first day of snowfall. Dark, disturbing and totally gripping.

If you like Jo Nesbo you might also like to read books by Stieg Larsson, Henning Mankell and Karin Fossum.

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The Snowman by Jo Nesbo

The night the first snow falls a young boy wakes to find his mother gone. He walks through the silent house, but finds only wet footprints on the stairs. In the garden looms a solitary figure: a snowman bathed in cold moonlight, its black eyes glaring up at the bedroom windows. Round its neck is his mother's pink scarf. Inspector Harry Hole is convinced there is a link between the disappearance and a menacing letter he received some months earlier. As Harry and his team delve into unsolved case files, they discover that an alarming number of wives and mothers have gone missing over the years. When a second woman disappears Harry's suspicions are confirmed: he is a pawn in a deadly game. For the first time in his career, Harry finds himself confronted with a serial killer operating on his turf, a killer who will drive him to the brink of insanity. A brilliant thriller with a pace that never lets up, The Snowman confirms Jo Nesbo's position as an international star of crime fiction.

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This is chilling, spectacular stuff and anyone looking for serious, and seriously compelling, crime writing need look no further -- Mark Billingham One of the stars of contemporary crime fiction -- Martin Josephs * The Times * Every now and then, a truly exceptional crime novel come along... This superb novel...deserves comparison with the first volume of Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy -- Joan Smith * The Sunday Times * Jo Nesbo is my new favourite thriller writer and Harry Hole my new hero -- Michael Connelly Everything zips along, with some excellent red herrings in a tight plot... Nesbo keeps you turning the pages and if your idea of the perfect crime novel is to see Inspector Rebus investigating killings from The Silence of the Lambs, you'll love this * The Times * Nesbo, in his fifth, most wide-ranging novel, gradually tightens the narrative grip until, throughout the last 100 pages, the reader also finds it hard to breathe -- Mark Sanderson * Evening Standard * Many authors know how to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. Jo Nesbo's one of the few who keeps them there -- Linwood Barclay Inventive and extremely creepy * Daily Mail * A strong, pacey narrative with plenty of gruesome discoveries -- Laura Wilson * The Guardian * The Snowman is a superb thriller. Jo Nesbo is astonishingly good; he knows how to grab you, by the throat and by the heart -- Jeff Abbott Jo Nesbo conjures up such a gripping sense of terror in The Snowman that his tale of a perverted serial killer with a penchant for the titular figures leaves your wits scrambled -- Siobhan Murphy * Metro * Many authors know how to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. Jo Nesbo's one of the few who keeps them there. * Linwood Barclay *

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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19th August 2010


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Vintage an imprint of CCV


576 pages


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