The Redbreast by Jo Nesbo

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“An elegant and complex thriller….Harrowingly beautiful.”
New York Times Book Review

“A hugely impressive achievement—ambitious in scope, and skilled in execution.”
Los Angeles Times

The Redbreast certainly ranks with the best of current American crime fiction.”
Washington Post

No disrespect meant to Henning Mankell and Stieg Larsson, but Jo Nesbø, the New York Times bestselling author of The Snowman, is the most exciting Scandinavian thriller writer in the crime fiction business. The Redbreast is a fabulous introduction to Nesbø’s tough-as-nails series protagonist, Oslo police detective Harry Hole. A brilliant and epic novel, breathtaking in its scope and design—winner of The Glass Key for best Nordic crime novel and selected as the best Norwegian crime novel ever written by members of Norway’s book clubs—The Redbreast is a chilling tale of murder and betrayal that ranges from the battlefields of World War Two to the streets of modern-day Oslo. Follow Hole as he races to stop a killer and disarm a ticking time-bomb from his nation’s shadowy past. Vogue magazine says that “nobody can delve into the dark, twisted mind of a murderer better than a Scandinavian thriller writer”…and nobody does it better than Jo Nesbø! James Patterson fans should also take note.

 

About Jo Nesbo

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Jo NesbØ is a musician, songwriter, economist, and one of Europe’s most critically acclaimed and successful crime writers today. His first novel featuring Police Detective Harry Hole was an instant hit in Norway, winning the Glass Key Award for Best Nordic Crime Novel—the most prestigious crime-writing award in Northern Europe. Norwegian readers voted The Redbreast the best Norwegian crime novel of all time. NesbØ lives in Oslo.
 
Published January 3, 2012 by Harper. 626 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, History, Crime. Fiction

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The man he shoots turns out to be a Secret Service agent, but the Norwegian government, with no stomach for creating an international incident that might embarrass a fervent ally, promotes Harry to Inspector and boots him over to the National Security Service to keep him out of trouble.

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Shifting effortlessly between the last days of WWII on the Eastern front and modern day Oslo, Norwegian Nesbø (The Devil's Star ) spins a complex tale of murder, revenge and betrayal.

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Entertainment Weekly

B+ Originally posted Nov 23, 2007 Published in issue #966-967 Nov 30, 2007 Order article reprints

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Bestsellersworld

It moved from the Norwegians fighting in World War II, to Harry Hole searching for Sverre Olsen in present time, to Harry at the police station, to Harry investigating with his female partner, and seemed to make few connections.

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Bestsellersworld

BOOK REVIEWS, BOOK GIVEAWAYS, AUTHOR SERVICES AND MANY OTHER INTERESTING PLACES TO VISIT The Redbreast is the third book in Jo Nesbo’s Detective Harry Hole series.

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He’ll be a “free man for at least eighteen months until his case comes up again.” Harry senses there might be a link between Olsen and/or the resurgence of neo-Nazism in Norway and the illegal importation of the Marklin rifle into Norway, if he could only find out what the link is.

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Spinetingler Magazine

The novel was first published in Norway in 1997 and won the Glass Key Award for best Nordic crime novel and later voted the best Norwegian crime novel ever written.

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Also, I had no problem going backwards to read this book, except that I then wanted to start the whole series over again, armed with my new knowledge of Harry from The Redbreast!.

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The news of his new rank, aided by Ellen's enthusiasm, sees Harry's return to both work and sobriety.

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