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The Bat The First Harry Hole Case by Jo Nesbo
  

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Detective Harry Hole is meant to keep out of trouble. A young Norwegian girl taking a gap year in Sydney has been murdered, and Harry has been sent to Australia to assist in any way he can. He's not supposed to get too involved. When team unearths a string of unsolved murders and disappearances, nothing will stop Harry from finding out the truth.

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The Bat The First Harry Hole Case by Jo Nesbo

Harry is out of his depth. Detective Harry Hole is meant to keep out of trouble. A young Norwegian girl taking a gap year in Sydney has been murdered, and Harry has been sent to Australia to assist in any way he can. He's not supposed to get too involved. When the team unearths a string of unsolved murders and disappearances, nothing will stop Harry from finding out the truth. The hunt for a serial killer is on, but the murderer will talk only to Harry. He might just be the next victim. Appearing in English for the first time, The Bat is the legendary first novel from the worldwide phenomenon Jo Nesbo.


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A fascinating book, filling in the gaps in Hole's biography and telling the story of the murder case in Australia that cemented his reputation as a brilliant investigator... A stunning opening to the series Sunday Times Nesbo is a terrific writer who knows how to build a story, taking you slowly to the top of a rollercoaster before sending you hurtling towards a solution that you never see coming Sunday Express Harry...is fully formed as the difficult, vulnerable personality we have come to know. The evocation of Australia itself has the customary Nesbo expertise...most satisfyingly - we can now see the organic shape that Nesbo always intended his work to take -- Barry Forshaw Independent Whether a hardened Hole addict or a first-time imbiber, The Bat is sure to snare your interest with its tale of this booze-fuelled policeman Sunday Sun A searing read from a chilling thriller writer Independent, Winter Reads


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

16th April 2013

Author

Jo Nesbo

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www.jonesbo.co.uk/

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Publisher

Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing

Format

Paperback
432 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9780099520320

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