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The Devil's Star: A Novel

2 Ratings: 4.0
A book by Jo Nesbo

Starred Review. A serial killer taunts Harry Hole in Nesbø's searing third crime novel to feature the Oslo police detective to be made available in the U.S. (afterNemesis). Still suffering from alcohol-fueled demons and obsessed with hunting for … see full wiki

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Author: Jo Nesbo
Publisher: Harper
3 reviews about The Devil's Star: A Novel
review by . May 05, 2010
Harry Hole is the kind of policeman Ken Bruen would love, even though he makes Bruen's Jack Taylor look like a lifelong member of AA. Hole is a hard drinking workaholic (when he's not down with drink-induced inertia) who just sems to rub everyone he knows or works with the wrong way.    The plot concerns a series of grisly murders in Oslo, possibly the work of a serial killer. Adding to that is that fact that the leader of the investigating team is a policeman Hole suspects of …
review by . April 12, 2010
Star is the third police procedural featuring detective Harry Hole to be published in the United States. I read Redbird (which I had bought but not read yet) but not the second novel. Star has the strengths of the first novel -a compelling lead character (Hole is hard core alcoholic, determinedly melancholy but absolutely a bulldog when on the scent), trenchant social commentary, an interesting and vaguely foreign milieu (Oslo), and a complicated but intriguing mystery. This novel also brings to …
review by . April 12, 2010
Star is the third police procedural featuring detective Harry Hole to be published in the United States. I read Redbird (which I had bought but not read yet) but not the second novel. Star has the strengths of the first novel -a compelling lead character (Hole is hard core alcoholic, determinedly melancholy but absolutely a bulldog when on the scent), trenchant social commentary, an interesting and vaguely foreign milieu (Oslo), and a complicated but intriguing mystery. This novel also brings to …
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