The Bat: Harry Hole 1

Awards:   Short-listed for Sainsbury's eBook of the Year 2014 (UK)
Author:   Jo Nesbo ,  Don Bartlett
Publisher:   Vintage Publishing
ISBN:  

9781846556005


Pages:   384
Publication Date:   11 October 2012
Format:   Paperback
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The Bat: Harry Hole 1


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

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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.

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Author:   Jo Nesbo ,  Don Bartlett
Publisher:   Vintage Publishing
Imprint:   Harvill Secker
Dimensions:   Width: 15.30cm , Height: 2.70cm , Length: 23.40cm
Weight:   0.503kg
ISBN:  

9781846556005


ISBN 10:   1846556007
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   11 October 2012
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Not yet available   Availability explained
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Language:   English

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As Harry tracks down the murderer of a Norwegian TV star reduced to living in desperate circumstances, he is fully formed as the difficult, vulnerable personality we have come to know. The evocation of Australia itself has the customary Nesbo expertise -- Barry Forshaw Independent The Bat appeared in Norway in 1997, and it's 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... It is a stunning opening to the series -- Joan Smith Sunday Times Every book in the series is a fantastic standalone novel but each refers to some element of a previous novel and all mention this, the first case that brought Harry to prominence at home in Norway ... Nesbo, also a singer and songwriter with Norwegian rock band Di Derre, 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 -- Andy Hoban Sunday Express Scandinavian noir goes Down Under... what's fascinating is seeing Hole already equipped with all the obsessional attributes that would merge so brilliantly in subsequent novels -- Marcel Berlins The Times Even with this first book Nesbo's command of the idiom is completely in place - there is no sense that the writer was finding his feet and aficionados will be very pleased to slide this onto their bookshelves alongside the other Harry Hole novels -- Barry Forshaw Daily Express


An ambitious, fun, exciting and original crime novel. Smalandsposten (Sweden) The Bat is a truly captivating crime novel. Berliner Morgenpost (Germany) The Bat is innovative and different, and the pace that Jo Nesbo creates in his debut novel makes you long for more crime novels featuring Harry Hole. Kristeligt Dagblad (Denmark) Jo Nesbo has written the cleverest debut novel in the crime genre that I've read in a long time. Aftenposten (Norway)


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 * Meaty, big and bloody, this is the rock and roll of detective fiction * Financial Times * 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 * 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 * 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 *


Author Information

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 Hoeg, Henning Mankell and Stieg Larsson). This bestselling novel appears in English for the first time. Check out www.jonesbo.co.uk .

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