Cockroaches

Cockroaches : Harry Hole 2

3.73 (51,033 ratings by Goodreads)
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Harry is on a special mission

Detective Harry Hole arrives in a steaming hot Bangkok. The Norwegian ambassador has been found dead in a seedy motel room, and Harry has been sent to investigate. It's clear that the Ambassador's family are hiding some secrets of their own, but few people are willing to talk.

He needs to solve a crime and avoid a scandal

When Harry lays hands on some incriminating CCTV footage, things only get more complicated. The man who gave him the tape goes missing, and Harry realises that failing to solve a murder case is by no means the only danger that faces the unwary.

But in an unfamiliar city, who can you trust?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 110 x 178 x 28mm | 281g
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9780099590323
  • 93,507

Review Text

If you've never read any Jo Nesbo, now is the perfect time to check out his excellent Harry Hole series Essentials
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As with the Australian setting of The Bat, Hole's first outing, we're again terra incognita (Asia here); Cockroaches, organised with greater concentration than its predecessor, turns out to be one of Nesbo's most accomplished novels * Financial Times * Cockroaches will thrill Harry Hole addicts. It's classic fast-paced, edge-of-the-seat style * UK Press Syndication * It's fun to see Nesbo finding his feet with Hole...and he weaves a large cast and a complex plot into a satisfying plunge into a filthy south-east Asian underbelly, ripe to bursting with corruption, exploitation and cruelty * Metro * If you've never read any Jo Nesbo, now is the perfect time to check out his excellent Harry Hole series * Essentials * As with the Australian setting of The Bat, Hole's first outing, we're again terra incognita (Asia here); Cockroaches, organised with greater concentration than its predecessor, turns out to be one of Nesbo's most accomplished novels * Financial Times *
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About Jo Nesbo

Jo Nesbo is one of the world's bestselling crime writers, with The Leopard, Phantom, Police, The Son, The Thirst, Macbeth and Knife all topping the Sunday Times bestseller charts. He's an international number one bestseller and his books are published in 50 languages, selling over 50 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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Rating details

51,033 ratings
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5 19% (9,607)
4 43% (21,761)
3 32% (16,326)
2 6% (2,910)
1 1% (429)
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