The Devil's Star

The Devil's Star

eBook - 2011
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"In the heat of a sweltering Oslo summer, a young woman is found murdered in her flat--with one of her fingers cut off and a tiny red star-shaped diamond placed under her eyelid. An off-the-rails alcoholic barely holding on to his job, Detective Harry Hole is assigned the case with Tom Waaler, a hated colleague who Harry believes is responsible for the murder of his partner. When another woman is reported missing five days later, and her severed finger turns up adorned with a red star-shaped diamond ring, Harry fears a serial killer is at work. But Hole's determination to capture a fiend and to expose Waaler's crimes is leading him into shadowy places where both investigations merge in unexpected ways, forcing him to make difficult decisions about a future he may not live to see." --from back cover.
Publisher: New York : Harper, 2011
Edition: 1st Harper pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780062193964
0062193961
Characteristics: 1 online resource (452 p.) : map
Additional Contributors: Bartlett, Don
Call Number: eBook

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jenzbooks
Jun 07, 2012

The understated emotions create palpable tension, the characters, even the bad ones, are fully-fleshed and likeable in a complicated story where many strands are woven together in the end.

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bigreader69
May 23, 2012

Some like to solve puzzles but I like to use my investigative powers on solving crime mysteries. Jo Nesbo, the Norwegian crime writer, creates a pyschologically mesmerizing world in his novel, The Devil's Star. From one moment to the next, you never know where Homicide Inspector Harry Hole of Oslo will lead you, or himself, for that matter. If you are afraid of the dark, better not pick up this story. But if you are addicted to suspense, along with unerringly fine writing, you will be enthralled with this noir tale.
Mary Hamm Barrett
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Downtown Central Library

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tocch101
Mar 08, 2012

Just as addicting as the other books! I absolutely love how well he writes and how encompassing the stories become. Highly recommend it!

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Willip_1945
Oct 18, 2011

On the cover of this book it says "The next Stieg Larsson". He is better that Stieg Larsson! I enjoy his writing!

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c_anderson
Oct 05, 2011

Good, solid thriller with exciting plot twists. Once, just once, I would like to read or watch a police series without a dysfunctional protagonist.

kpalichuk Apr 08, 2011

I can see why this has been compared to Stieg Larsson... brutal crime, potential corruption which goes deep. This is intelligently written, with a translation that wasn't jarring.

debwalker Feb 15, 2011

"Oslo detective Harry Hole is a great character to follow in this dark, twisted, and intriguing story of a serial killer. This page-turner is a Scandinavian crime novel at its finest."--Suzanne Droppert, Liberty Bay Books, Poulsbo, Wash.

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pljones01
Apr 02, 2010

A satisfying crime novel. A complex plot, interesting and believable characterization and an unexpected murderer.

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