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The Bat - Jo Nesbo, Jo Nesbo, Don Bartlett
The Bat
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The first book in the remarkable, bestselling Harry Hole series from Jo Nesbo. Before Harry took on the neo-Nazi gangs of Oslo, before he met Rakel, before The Snowman tried to take everything he held dear, he went to Australia. Harry Hole is sent to Sydney to investigate the murder of Inger... show more
The first book in the remarkable, bestselling Harry Hole series from Jo Nesbo.

Before Harry took on the neo-Nazi gangs of Oslo, before he met Rakel, before The Snowman tried to take everything he held dear, he went to Australia.

Harry Hole is sent to Sydney to investigate the murder of Inger Holter, a young Norwegian girl who was working in a bar. Initially sidelined as an outsider, Harry becomes central to the Australian police investigation when they start to notice a number of unsolved rape and murder cases around the country. The victims were usually young blondes.

Inger had a number of admirers, each with his own share of secrets, but there is no obvious suspect and the pattern of the other crimes seems impossible to crack. Then a circus performer is brutally murdered, followed by yet another young woman. Harry is in a race against time to stop a highly intelligent killer who is bent on total destruction.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780307361028 (0307361020)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
Series: Harry Hole (#1)
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XOX
XOX rated it
5.0 Harry Hole adventure in the down under
Harry got off the plane and landed in Australia. A blond Norwegian woman was killed in Australia and Harry was sent to Sydney to investigate the crime. The local police treated Harry as person for show only. But he partner up with a Aboriginal detective. Things go wild from there. As it is the...
Audio Book Junkie
Audio Book Junkie rated it
3.5 "The Bat- Harry Hole #1" by Jo Nesbo - now I have to read the rest of the series
Jo Nesbo's Harry Hole books are ubiquitous. I doubt airport bookshops are allowed to operate without them. So when I found myself in the mood for some more Scandi-Noir, I decided to make Harry Hole's acquaintance. I'm compulsive about starting series from the beginning, so I bought "The Bat" whic...
Denise
Denise rated it
3.5 The Bat
“In traditional crime fiction every detective with any self-respect has an unfailing nose for when people are lying. It’s bullshit! Human nature is a vast impenetrable forest which no one can know in its entirety. Not even a mother knows her child’s deepest secrets." I can't remember how I came acro...
so many books, so little time
so many books, so little time rated it
2.0 The Bat: The First Inspector Harry Hole Novel (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard Original)
This is my 4th Nesbø book and I'm so glad it wasn't the first I read because the later Harry Hole (not Holy, but Hoo-leh) books are much much better in terms of characterization, plotting, tension, etc. (The Snowmanwas my first and it was terrific and Headhunters is a great stand alone.) There were ...
Agnieszka Żak
Agnieszka Żak rated it
3.5 Pół na pół
Ta książka podobała mi się dokładnie do połowy. Mimo popełnionego morderstwa nie był szczególnie ciężki, postaci oddawały się różnym rozrywkom, Kensington opowiadał legendy Aborygenów. Niewiele czytam książek dziejących się w Australii, więc opis realiów, historii i społecznych napięć był wyjątkowo ...
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