The Devil's Star
A young woman is murdered in her Oslo flat. One finger has been severed from her left hand, and behind her eyelid is secreted a tiny red diamond in the shape of a five-pointed star — a pentagram, the devil’s star.Detective Harry Hole is assigned to the case with his long-time adversary Tom Waaler... show more
A young woman is murdered in her Oslo flat. One finger has been severed from her left hand, and behind her eyelid is secreted a tiny red diamond in the shape of a five-pointed star — a pentagram, the devil’s star.Detective Harry Hole is assigned to the case with his long-time adversary Tom Waaler and initially wants no part in it. But Harry is already on notice to quit the force and is left with little alternative but to drag himself out of his alcoholic stupor and get to work.A wave of similar murders is on the horizon. An emerging pattern suggests that Oslo has a serial killer on its hands, and the five-pointed devil’s star is key to solving the riddle.
Publish date: 2006-07-06
Pages no: 528
Edition language: English
Series: Harry Hole (#5)
German and english reviewFirst things first: I received this book through NetGalley. Diesmal nur eine kurze und vor allem spoilerfreie Bewertung. Ich bin so unheimlich froh, dass ich das Buch jetzt endlich hinter mir habe, dass liegt nicht an dem Buch an sich, sondern an einer besonderen Story...
Με τα μυθιστορήματα του Jo Nesbo ο αναγνώστης έχει, θεωρώ, εγγυημένη την ικανοποίηση που υπόσχεται η αστυνομική λογοτεχνία, ένεκα της κλιμακούμενης δράσης και των συγκροτημένων χαρακτήρων - συστατικά που διατηρούν αμείωτη την αγωνία.
I had read one book by Jo Nesbø and I liked it, so when I came across Marekors (in Dutch: Dodelijk Patroon) I wanted to read it.Each fifth day, there's a ritual murder in Oslo. Harry Hole starts with his final weeks at the police due to his drinking problem. But he still gets involved in this case. ...
Harry doesn't use violence. He hardly fight if he could avoid it. He has a wife and a son who were driven from him by his drinking. And he is a good detective that connecting dots where no one else could see them. Jo Nesbo is a good writer who wrote detective stories with villains that stayed hi...
Harry Hole, recovering from alcoholism one very tiny step at a time, sets off alongside his long-time nemesis Tom Waaler to take down a suspected serial killer before the murderer can complete his seemingly allotted amount of victims.Nesbo seems to get better with every book, but the three-star give...