Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Cockroaches: by Jo Nesbo


by Jo Nesbo
Paperback, 400 pages

You may have heard me say this before. But I love Jo Nesbo!!!!

Stieg Larsson's books showed the world how dark and fascinating Nordic mysteries can be, but he was primarily a journalist and that shows in his writing. Jo Nesbo weaves a wonderful story and takes you down with him through dark twists and shadowy corners. I especially love his Harry Hole series. I have read all of them now, but not in order. That's okay, they are wonderful on their own but reading all of them really gives you insight into Hole and what made him such a dark mess.

Nesbo only got better as a writer, but he was wonderful to begin with. Get to know Harry Hole, he is fascinating.

From the back flap:
The thrilling sequel to Jo Nesbo's debut novel, The Bat, Cockroaches sees Harry Hole sent to Bangkok to investigate the murder of the Norwegian ambassador.
     Detective Harry Hole arrives in a steaming hot Bangkok. But it's work, not pleasure. The Norwegian ambassador has been found dead in a seedy motel room, and no witnesses have come forward. The ambassador had close ties to the Norwegian prime minister, and to avoid a scandal Harry is sent there to hush up the case. But he quickly discovers that there is much more going on behind the scenes and very few people willing to talk. When Harry lays hands on some CCTV footage that will help him unravel what happened that night, 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 in Bangkok.

 Jo Nesbø’s books have sold more than twenty million copies worldwide, and have been translated into forty-seven languages. His Harry Hole novels include The Bat, The Redbreast, Nemesis, The Devil’s Star, The Redeemer, The Snowman, The Leopard, Phantom, and Police, 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.