The Redbreast

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Harper Collins, Jan 3, 2012 - Fiction - 576 pages
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Detective Harry Hole embarrassed the force, and for his sins he's been reassigned to mundane surveillance tasks. But while monitoring neo-Nazi activities in Oslo, Hole is inadvertently drawn into a mystery with deep roots in Norway's dark past—when members of the nation's government willingly collaborated with Nazi Germany. More than sixty years later, this black mark won't wash away, and disgraced old soldiers who once survived a brutal Russian winter are being murdered, one by one. Now, with only a stained and guilty conscience to guide him, an angry, alcoholic, error-prone policeman must make his way safely past the traps and mirrors of a twisted criminal mind. For a hideous conspiracy is rapidly taking shape around Hole—and Norway's darkest hour may still be to come.


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Review: The Redbreast (Harry Hole #3)

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I enjoyed this, my first Jo Nesbo book. Set in the year 2000, it's nevertheless a WWII book, which was okay with me. The passions remaining from that war, even in Norway, so many years later, make for interesting reading, mystery, and mayhem. Read full review

Review: The Redbreast (Harry Hole #3)

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This is the third title in the Harry Hole series. Love my Scandinavian police mysteries! Read full review

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About the author (2012)

A musician, songwriter, and economist, Jo Nesbø is also one of Europe’s most acclaimed crime writers, and is the winner of the Glass Key Award, northern Europe’s most prestigious crime-fiction prize, for his first novel featuring Police Detective Harry Hole. Nesbø lives in Oslo.

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