Knife: A Harry Hole Novel by Jo NesboKnife: A Harry Hole Novel by Jo Nesbo

Knife: A Harry Hole Novel

byJo NesboTranslated byNeil Smith

Hardcover | July 9, 2019

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The gripping 12th book in Jo Nesbo's bestselling crime series, featuring the troubled and fascinating Oslo detective Harry Hole.

Harry Hole has a lot of experience with waking up hungover. But there's one troubling thing that's different this time: his hands and clothes are covered with blood. It's a sign that not only is Harry about to come to face with an old, deadly foe, but also with his darkest personal challenge yet.
     A man like Harry better watch his back.
JO NESBO is one of the world's leading crime writers, which he claims only partially compensates for having a promising soccer career abruptly terminated when he tore ligaments in both knees at the age of eighteen. After he studied economics and financial analysis, he worked as a stockbroker by day and played with the band Di Derre (Th...
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Title:Knife: A Harry Hole NovelFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:464 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 1.48 inShipping dimensions:9.5 × 6.5 × 1.48 inPublished:July 9, 2019Publisher:Random House of CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0735275343

ISBN - 13:9780735275348

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The gripping 12th book in Jo Nesbo's bestselling crime series, featuring the troubled and fascinating Oslo detective Harry Hole.Harry Hole has a lot of experience with waking up hungover. But there's one troubling thing that's different this time: his hands and clothes are covered with blood. It's a sign that not only is Harry about to come to face with an old, deadly foe, but also with his darkest personal challenge yet.     A man like Harry better watch his back.

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PRAISE FOR KNIFE:“The darkest hour yet for a detective who pleads ‘The only thing I can do is investigate murders. And drink’—and a remarkable example of how to grow a franchise over the hero’s most vociferous objections.” —Kirkus ReviewsPRAISE FOR JO NESBO AND THE THIRST, PREVIOUS BOOK IN THE HARRY HOLE SERIES:“His outstanding series featuring Detective Inspector Harry Hole has secured Jo Nesbo the undisputed position of Scandinavia’s leading crime writer.” —Nordic Noir Thriller of the Year Award citation“[V]ery good, one of Nesbo’s best. . . . Gory, disturbing, nightmare-inducing and terrific.” —The Times “It’s a big-boned, technicolour epic in the current Nesbo style, starting adagio and ending accelerando, but with the kind of close psychological character readings that distinguished his early work.” —The Guardian “An extremely gruesome journey to the darker recesses of human nature, this grisly treat will delight Nesbo’s fans.” —Sunday Mirror (UK) “[D]eliciously dark.” —The Telegraph “[R]eaders can rejoice that one of the most iconic protagonists of modern crime fiction is back on the beat. . . . In his eleventh book featuring Hole, Nesbo deepens the already-complex portrait of his antihero. . . . Nesbo creates a fine balance between action and tension, with surprises lurking in unexpected corners that provide an edgy and visceral read. He’s a master of structure, style and no-pages-wasted plotting. But Nesbo’s greatest strength as a novelist is the way he places two opposing forces in battle: the perverse criminal and the compulsive detective. In Nesbo’s consistently excellent Hole series, The Thirst may well be the pinnacle.” —Paste “[Y]ou’ll want to sink your teeth into The Thirst and not let go.” —The Times of Northwest Indiana  “Jo Nesbo has ripped the throat out of the serial-killer genre. He’s exsanguinated it, soaking up every dark pleasure and wringing them out onto the page. There’s no need to ever read another one, Nesbo has so completely deconstructed the trope with a multi-dimensional novel that blurs lines among crime, psychological, procedural and, yes, horror thrillers. . . . [B]rilliant, shifting narrative. . . . Nesbo has a penchant for doing what few writers dare . . . So when the threat comes in The Thirst, you know anything is possible. . . . The Thirst ends with a tantalizing promise and a new threat. What’s coming will be dark and bloody, that much is certain. In the meantime, readers can clear their shelves of serial-killer books. Thomas Harris, Stieg Larsson, John Sandford. Might as well use them as door stops. Unless you are intentionally seeking disappointment. Because after this one, they just won’t compare.” —The Arizona Republic “What distinguishes Jo Nesbo . . . is his wry sense of humour. He not only provides a super-complex plot with plenty of twists (two within the first twelve pages) but also skillfully continues the lives of the all-too-fallible characters we have grown to love and hate.” —London Evening Standard