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This is an auction for THE BAT by Jo Nesbo.

“When Nesbo’s Harry Hole novels began appearing in English, the Oslo police detective was well into his spiral of alcoholic self-destruction. With the recent appearance of earlier books in the series, fans have been able to catch up on the backstory that put Harry in such a bad way. With the publication of this series debut, we see still more of the detective’s evolution. In Australia as a consulting detective on a murder case in which the victim is a Norwegian native, Harry does what will eventually become his signature: spotting the signs of a serial killer at work and following a convoluted trail with an obsessiveness that puts not only himself but all those around him at risk. Reading this wrenching, emotionally charged tale, which features a fascinating take on the lives of Aboriginals in contemporary Sydney, with full knowledge of what awaits Harry in similar cases over the years, we find ourselves wanting to scream, “No, Harry, not again!” But, in fact, this is the first time he loses himself in the chase, inflicting lasting, self-administered body blows on his fragile psyche, and while the chronological confusion is disconcerting, it adds a layer of dramatic irony to the tale and enhances its tension and power. This is an absolute must for devotees of the riveting train wreck that is Harry Hole.”
- a *** starred *** review in Booklist (US)

Very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Large format (trade) paperback 2012.

374 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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