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The Bat - Jo Nesbo
The Bat
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The electrifying first appearance of Jo Nesbø’s detective, Harry Hole. Inspector Harry Hole of the Oslo Crime Squad is dispatched to Sydney to observe a murder case.  Harry is free to offer assistance, but he has firm instructions to stay out of trouble. The victim is a twenty-three year old... show more
The electrifying first appearance of Jo Nesbø’s detective, Harry Hole. Inspector Harry Hole of the Oslo Crime Squad is dispatched to Sydney to observe a murder case.  Harry is free to offer assistance, but he has firm instructions to stay out of trouble. The victim is a twenty-three year old Norwegian woman who is a minor celebrity back home. Never one to sit on the sidelines, Harry befriends one of the lead detectives, and one of the witnesses, as he is drawn deeper into the case.  Together, they discover that this is only the latest in a string of unsolved murders, and the pattern points toward a psychopath working his way across the country. As they circle closer and closer to the killer, Harry begins to fear that no one is safe, least of all those investigating the case.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780345807090 (034580709X)
ASIN: 034580709X
Publisher: Vintage
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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