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The Bat

by Jo Nesbo

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PUBLISHED: 18th July 2013
ISBN: 9780099520320
ANNOTATION:
Discover the addictive first book in the bestselling Harry Hole series 'A stunning opening to the series' Sunday Times Harry is out of his depth. Detective Harry Hole is meant to keep out of trouble.
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  • Paperback
    $20.53
PUBLISHED: 18th July 2013
ISBN: 9780099520320
ANNOTATION:
Discover the addictive first book in the bestselling Harry Hole series 'A stunning opening to the series' Sunday Times Harry is out of his depth. Detective Harry Hole is meant to keep out of trouble.

Annotation

Discover the addictive first book in the bestselling Harry Hole series

'A stunning opening to the series' Sunday Times

Harry is out of his depth.

Detective Harry Hole is meant to keep out of trouble.

Publisher Description

HARRY IS OUT OF HIS DEPTH.

Detective Harry Hole is meant to keep out of trouble. A young Norwegian girl taking a gap year in Sydney has been murdered, and Harry has been sent to Australia to assist in any way he can.

HE'S NOT SUPPOSED TO GET TOO INVOLVED.

When the team unearths a string of unsolved murders and disappearances, nothing will stop Harry from finding out the truth. The hunt for a serial killer is on, but the murderer will talk only to Harry.

HE MIGHT JUST BE THE NEXT VICTIM.

Appearing in English for the first time, The Bat is the legendary first novel from the worldwide phenomenon Jo Nesbo.

Back Cover

THE FIRST HARRY HOLE THRILLER HARRY IS OUT OF HIS DEPTH. Detective Harry Hole is meant to keep out of trouble. A young Norwegian girl on a gap year in Sydney has been murdered, and Harry has been sent to Australia to assist in any way he can. HE'S NOT SUPPOSED TO GET TOO INVOLVED... When the team unearths a string of unsolved murders and disappearances, nothing will stop Harry from finding out the truth. The hunt for a serial killer is on, but the murderer will only talk to Harry. ...BUT HE MIGHT JUST BE THE NEXT VICTIM 'A stunning opening to the series' Sunday Times ' A terrific writer who knows how to build a story, taking you slowly to the top of a rollercoaster before sending you hurtling towards a solution that you never see coming' Sunday Express 'A searing read from a chilling thriller writer' Independent

Author Biography

Jo Nesbo is a musician, songwriter, economist and author. The Bat, 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 H eg, Henning Mankell and Stieg Larsson). This bestselling novel appears in English for the first time. Check out .

Review

Whether a hardened Hole addict or a first-time imbiber, The Bat is sure to snare your interest with its tale of this booze-fuelled policeman Sunday Sun Harry Hole is fully formed as the difficult, vulnerable personality we have come to know. The evocation of Australia itself has the customary Nesbo expertise...most satisfyingly - we can now see the organic shape that Nesbo always intended his work to take -- Barry Forshaw Independent Nesbo is a terrific writer who knows how to build a story, taking you slowly to the top of a rollercoaster before sending you hurtling towards a solution that you never see coming Sunday Express Meaty, big and bloody, this is the rock and roll of detective fiction Financial Times A fascinating book, filling in the gaps in Hole's biography and telling the story of the murder case in Australia that cemented his reputation as a brilliant investigator... A stunning opening to the series Sunday Times

Prizes

Short-listed for Sainsbury's eBook of the Year 2014 (UK)

Review Text

A fascinating book, filling in the gaps in Hole's biography and telling the story of the murder case in Australia that cemented his reputation as a brilliant investigator... A stunning opening to the series

Promotional "Headline"

The thrilling first book in the bestselling Harry Hole series, never before published in English

Product Details

Author
Jo Nesbo
Pages
432
Year
2013
Translator
Don Bartlett
ISBN-10
009952032X
ISBN-13
9780099520320
Format
Paperback
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Translated from
Norwegian
Series
Harry Hole
Subtitle
Harry Hole 1
Language
English
Publication Date
2013-04-16
Series Number
1
Audience
General/Trade