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  • Published: 28 May 2018
  • ISBN: 9781784873790
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 528
  • RRP: $19.99

The Devil's Star (Heroes & Villains)


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Vintage Heroes & Villains: A lineup of literature's most dastardly, devilish and daring characters

THE MARK OF THE DEVIL, THE SIGN OF A KILLER...

A young woman is murdered in her flat and a tiny red diamond in the shape of a five-pointed star is found behind her eyelid.

Detective Harry Hole is assigned to the case, alongside his long-time adversary Tom Waaler, and initially wants no part in it.

But Harry is already on his final warning and has little alternative but to drag himself out of his alcoholic stupor when it becomes apparent that Oslo has a serial killer on its hands.

‘Shocking and surprising...expertly paced’
The Times

‘Terrific... A stunning twist turns this into a first-rate thriller’
Daily Telegraph

  • Pub date: 28 May 2018
  • ISBN: 9781784873790
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 528
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Jo Nesbo

Jo Nesbo is one of the world’s bestselling crime writers, with The Leopard, Phantom, Police, The Son and his latest Harry Hole novel, The Thirst, all topping the Sunday Times bestseller charts. He’s an international number one bestseller and his books are published in 50 languages, selling over 40 million copies around the world.

Before becoming a crime writer, Nesbo played football for Norway’s premier league team Molde, but his dream of playing professionally for Spurs was dashed when he tore ligaments in his knee at the age of eighteen. After three years military service he attended business school and formed the band Di Derre (‘Them There’). They topped the charts in Norway, but Nesbo continued working as a financial analyst, crunching numbers during the day and gigging at night. When commissioned by a publisher to write a memoir about life on the road with his band, he instead came up with the plot for his first Harry Hole crime novel, The Bat.

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