The Bat

Jo Nesbo (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$16.95  $15.59
Publisher
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Publish Date
July 02, 2013
Pages
384
Dimensions
5.1 X 0.9 X 8.0 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780345807090

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About the Author

Jo Nesbø's books have sold more than eighteen million copies worldwide, and have been translated into forty-seven languages. His Harry Hole novels include The Redbreast, Nemesis, The Devil's Star, The Snowman, The Leopard, Phantom and The Redeemer, and he is the author of Headhunters and several children's books. He has received the Glass Key Award for best Nordic crime novel. He is also a musician, songwriter, and economist and lives in Oslo.

Reviews

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

A USA Today Critic's Pick

"This is an absolute must for devotees of the riveting train wreck that is Harry Hole. . . . While the chronological confusion is disconcerting, it adds a layer of dramatic irony to the tale and enhances its tension and power."
--Booklist (starred review)

"Harry is already every bit as volcanic as in his later cases. The big difference is Australia, which Nesbø, seeing it through the eyes of both a tourist and a cultural pathologist, makes you wonder how much different it is from Norway after all."
--Kirkus Reviews

"This debut effort shows Nesbø as an already confident genre craftsman, striking sparks from the familiar genre material of Harry's fish-out-of-water experience in a foreign land and odd-couple pairing with a mismatched partner."
--Publishers Weekly

Advance praise from the U.K.

"Even with this first book Nesbø's command of the idiom is completely in place--there is absolutely no sense that the writer was finding his feet and aficionados will be very pleased to slide this on to their bookshelves alongside the other Harry Hole novels."
--The Daily Express

"It is fantastic to see a younger Harry, a more loquacious Harry. . . . [Nesbø is] a terrific writer who knows how to build a story, taking you slowly to the top of a rollercoaster before sending you hurtling towards a solution that you never see coming."
--Scottish Express

"Nesbø is already taking on the clichés, ruthlessly tearing them apart and coming up with new riffs. . . . Most satisfyingly, we can now see the organic shape that Nesbø always intended his work to take."
--The Independent (London)