The Redbreast

The Redbreast

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Not all angels are heaven sent. I am one such angel, and I have come to pass judgement on the living, and the dead...A report of a rare and unusual gun - a type favoured by assassins - being smuggled into the country sparks Detective Harry Hole's interest. Then a former WW2 Nazi sympathizer is found with his throat cut. Next, Harry's former partner is murdered. Why had she been trying to reach Harry on the night she was killed? As Harry's investigation unfolds, it becomes clear that the killer is hell-bent on serving his own justice. And while the link between the cases remains a mystery, one thing is certain: he must be more

Product details

  • Paperback | 640 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 30mm | 479.99g
  • Vintage Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099546779
  • 9780099546771
  • 4,679

About Jo Nesbo

Jo Nesbo is a musician, songwriter, economist and author. His first crime novel featuring Harry Hole was published in Norway in 1997 and was an instant hit, winning the Glass Key Award for best Nordic crime novel (an accolade shared with Peter Hoeg, Henning Mankell and Stieg Larsson). Phantom is the seventh of Nesbo's Harry Hole novels to be translated into English and the first Harry Hole novel to be published after the number-one bestseller, The Leopard. Check out more

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"THE NEXT STIEG LARSSON" INDEPENDENT "A page-turner you won't want to put down" Time Out "A complex, utterly captivating story" Evening Standard "Scary...culminates in a nail-biting episode with overtones of The Day of the Jackal" Independent "Norway's finest crime writer... 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" Daily Expressshow more

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Reassigned, having caused a high-profile embarrassment, Detective Harry Hole is bored with his new job in surveillance. Then he receives a report of a rare and unusual gun, with possible links to Neo Nazi activity, being smuggled into the country. When a former Nazi sympathiser is found with his throat slit, Harry suspects a connection between the two cases. The ensuing investigation leads him to suspect that the crimes have their roots in the battlefields of the Eastern Front during World War Two, but as the bodies mount up it soon becomes clear that the killer is hell-bent on serving his own justice. But who is he? And why was Harry's former partner trying to reach Harry on the night she was murdered?show more

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4 43% (25,013)
3 22% (12,654)
2 4% (2,595)
1 2% (1,014)
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