The Snowman

by Jo Nesbo

Random House of Canada | January 4, 2011 | Trade Paperback |

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The next thrilling installment in the Harry Hole series.

The night the first snow falls a young boy wakes to find his mother gone. He walks through the silent house, but finds only wet footprints on the stairs. In the garden looms a solitary figure: a snowman bathed in cold moonlight, its black eyes glaring up at the bedroom windows. Round its neck is his mother''s pink scarf. Inspector Harry Hole is convinced there is a link between the disappearance and a menacing letter he received some months earlier. As Harry and his team delve into unsolved case files, they discover that an alarming number of wives and mothers have gone missing over the years. When a second woman disappears Harry''s suspicions are confirmed: he is a pawn in a deadly game. For the first time in his career Harry finds himself confronted with a serial killer operating on his turf, a killer who will drive him to the brink of insanity. A brilliant thriller with a pace that never lets up, The Snowman confirms Jo Nesbø''s position as an international star of crime fiction.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 464 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.79 in

Published: January 4, 2011

Publisher: Random House of Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0307358666

ISBN - 13: 9780307358660

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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The Snowman

The Snowman

by Jo Nesbo

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 464 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.79 in

Published: January 4, 2011

Publisher: Random House of Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0307358666

ISBN - 13: 9780307358660

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1 WEDNESDAY, 5 NOVEMBER 1980. The Snowman.   It was the day the snow came. At eleven o’clock in the morning, large flakes appeared from a colourless sky and invaded the fields, gardens and lawns of Romerike like an armada from outer space. At two, the snowploughs were in action in Lillestrøm, and when, at half past two, Sara Kvinesland slowly and carefully steered her Toyota Corolla SR5 between the detached houses in Kolloveien, the November snow was lying like a down duvet over the rolling countryside.   She was thinking that the houses looked different in daylight. So different that she almost passed his drive. The car skidded as she applied the brakes, and she heard a groan from the back seat. In the rear-view mirror she saw her son’s disgruntled face.   ‘It won’t take long, my love,’ she said.   In front of the garage there was a large patch of black tarmac amid all the white, and she realised that the removal van had been there. Her throat constricted. She hoped she wasn’t too late.   ‘Who lives here?’ came from the back seat.   ‘Just someone I know,’ Sara said, automatically checking her hair in the mirror. ‘Ten minutes, my love. I’ll leave the key in the ignition so you can listen to the radio.’   She went without waiting for a response, slithered in her slippery shoes up to the door she had been through so many times, but never like this, not in the
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The next thrilling installment in the Harry Hole series.

The night the first snow falls a young boy wakes to find his mother gone. He walks through the silent house, but finds only wet footprints on the stairs. In the garden looms a solitary figure: a snowman bathed in cold moonlight, its black eyes glaring up at the bedroom windows. Round its neck is his mother''s pink scarf. Inspector Harry Hole is convinced there is a link between the disappearance and a menacing letter he received some months earlier. As Harry and his team delve into unsolved case files, they discover that an alarming number of wives and mothers have gone missing over the years. When a second woman disappears Harry''s suspicions are confirmed: he is a pawn in a deadly game. For the first time in his career Harry finds himself confronted with a serial killer operating on his turf, a killer who will drive him to the brink of insanity. A brilliant thriller with a pace that never lets up, The Snowman confirms Jo Nesbø''s position as an international star of crime fiction.

About the Author

Jo Nesbø is a musician, songwriter, economist and author. His first crime novel featuring Harry Hole was published in Norway in 1997 and was an instant hit, winning the Glass Key Award for best Nordic crime novel (an accolade shared with Peter Høeg, Henning Mankell and Karin Fossum). The Snowman is the fifth of Nesbø''s novels to be translated into English.

Editorial Reviews

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER A New York Times Notable Crime Book of 2011 “A book as fathomless as the snow, as luminous and abstract as Beethoven’s  Late String Quartets  and a very jarring and unique literary experience. It exists on a recognizable plane of propulsive energy undercut with the irony that moulds all kind of fiction, including my own.” — James Ellroy “Every now and then, a truly exceptional crime novel comes along, something so gripping that it recalls classics such as The Silence of the Lambs . Jo Nesbø has pulled it off with The Snowman .”  — The Sunday Times   "Many authors know how to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. Jo Nesbø''s one of the few who keeps them there."  — Linwood Barclay “ The Snowman is a superb thriller. Jo Nesbø is astonishingly good; he knows how to grab you, by the throat and by the heart.”   — Jeff Abbott " The Snowman is a masterpiece."  — Der Spiegel (Germany) "Nesbø writes in a way that has adrenaline pumping through your veins. The Snowman is the kind of book you devour in one greedy gulp, and that stays with you long after you''ve put it down. And all that is left is a plea to the author, from all of us who are deeply hooked on Harry Hole: More, Nesbø, more!"  — Fredriksstad Blad (Norway) “With Henning Mankell having written his last Wallander novel and Stieg
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