The Bat

by Jo Nesbo

Random House of Canada | June 4, 2013 | Trade Paperback

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Available in English at last! The first book in the remarkable, bestselling Harry Hole series from Jo Nesbo.

Before Harry took on the neo-Nazi gangs of Oslo, before he met Rakel, before The Snowman tried to take everything he held dear, he went to Australia. Harry Hole is sent to Sydney to investigate the murder of Inger Holter, a young Norwegian girl who was working in a bar. Initially sidelined as an outsider, Harry becomes central to the Australian police investigation when they start to notice a number of unsolved rape and murder cases around the country. The victims were usually young blondes. Inger had a number of admirers, each with his own share of secrets, but there is no obvious suspect and the pattern of the other crimes seems impossible to crack. Then a circus performer is brutally murdered, followed by yet another young woman. Harry is in a race against time to stop a highly intelligent killer who is bent on total destruction.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 pages, 3.15 × 2.05 × 0.33 in

Published: June 4, 2013

Publisher: Random House of Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0307361020

ISBN - 13: 9780307361028

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The Bat

by Jo Nesbo

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 pages, 3.15 × 2.05 × 0.33 in

Published: June 4, 2013

Publisher: Random House of Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0307361020

ISBN - 13: 9780307361028

From the Publisher

Available in English at last! The first book in the remarkable, bestselling Harry Hole series from Jo Nesbo.

Before Harry took on the neo-Nazi gangs of Oslo, before he met Rakel, before The Snowman tried to take everything he held dear, he went to Australia. Harry Hole is sent to Sydney to investigate the murder of Inger Holter, a young Norwegian girl who was working in a bar. Initially sidelined as an outsider, Harry becomes central to the Australian police investigation when they start to notice a number of unsolved rape and murder cases around the country. The victims were usually young blondes. Inger had a number of admirers, each with his own share of secrets, but there is no obvious suspect and the pattern of the other crimes seems impossible to crack. Then a circus performer is brutally murdered, followed by yet another young woman. Harry is in a race against time to stop a highly intelligent killer who is bent on total destruction.

About the Author

JO NESBO 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).

Editorial Reviews

"For fans of uber-cool Jo Nesbo, The Bat is a must-read, but...also a great place to start on one of the 21st century''s most thrilling Scandinavian crime series."
-TVNZ (New Zealand)

"His novels are maddeningly addictive: be prepared for more whirlwind rides through those unpronounceable Scandinavian street names."
-Vanity Fair

"With his labyrinthine, shiver-inducing plots, full-blooded characterizations and uncanny sense of mood and place, Nesbo is simply a master storyteller."
-Winnipeg Free Press

"Jo Nesbo is my favorite thriller writer and Harry Hole my new hero."
-Michael Connelly

"This is crime writing of the highest order, in which the characters are as strong as the story, where an atmosphere of evil permeates, and the tension begins in the first chapter and never lets up."
-The Times
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