The Devil's Star

The Devil's Star

Book - 2010
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Alcoholic detective Harry Hole has two missions: catch a serial killer obsessed with the number five, who cuts a finger off each victim and adorns her with a red pentagram; and expose his crooked partner, Tom Waaler, who may be responsible for the death of Harry's former partner.
Publisher: New York : Harper, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061133985
9780061133978
0061133973
Characteristics: 452 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Bartlett, Don

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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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