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  • Published: 1 June 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409088776
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 656

The Redbreast

Harry Hole 3




Not all angels are heaven sent. I am one such angel, and I have come to pass judgement on the living, and the dead...

Harry Hole, drunkard, loner and brilliant detective is reassigned to surveillance after a high profile mistake.

He's bored by his new job until a report of a rare and unusual gun being fired sparks his interest because of its possible links to Neo Nazi activity. Then a former soldier is found with his throat cut. Next Harry's former partner is murdered. Why had she been trying to reach Harry on the night her head was smashed in? The investigation leads Harry to suspect that the crimes have their roots in the battlefields of Eastern Front during WWII. In a quest that takes him to South Africa and Vienna, Harry finds himself perpetually one step behind the killer. He will be both winner and loser by the novel's nail-biting conclusion.

The Redbreast.
He's your judge, jury and executioner...

And he must be stopped

  • Pub date: 1 June 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409088776
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 656

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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Praise for The Redbreast

“A page-turner you won't want to put down”

Daneet Steffens, Time Out

“Scary...culminates in a nail-biting episode with overtones of The Day of the Jackal”

Jane Jakeman, Independent

“A complicated story of passion, lost love, betrayal and murder”

Marcel Berlins, The Times

“A complex, utterly captivating story”

Mark Sanderson, Evening Standard

“Exciting, witty, melancholy and thought-provoking”

Jake Kerridge, Daily Telegraph

“Norway's finest crime writer...Nesbo entwines a Second World War ghost story with a modern hunt for an assassin in a clever and entertaining way that teases and taunts to the very end...Nesbo clearly demonstrates his skill at executing expertly-crafted, well-paced thrillers that he sustains to the very end in a compelling fashion...as first novels go, The Redbreast and The Devil's Star are as accomplished as any reader is likely to experience”

David Connett, Daily Express

“It requires some skilled plotting, but Nesbø brings it off, and Harry, with his quirky sense of humour, is a likeable hero despite his many flaws”

Susanna Yager, Sunday Telegraph


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