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The Devil's Star *Signed 1st UK*

Nesbo, Jo

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ISBN 10: 1843432161 / ISBN 13: 9781843432166
Published by Harvill Press, 2005
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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Signed first UK edition/first printing of Nesbo's first Harry Hole novel to be translated into English. Paperback original, fine in illustrated wraps. Crisp and square. The Devil's Star is actually the fifth Harry Hole mystery and the third in what is being called the Oslo sequence. This is the novel that introduced English language readers to Nesbo and his detective protagonist. Bookseller Inventory # 1304270002

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Title: The Devil's Star *Signed 1st UK*

Publisher: Harvill Press

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No dustwrapper as issued

Signed: Signed

Edition: First Edition.

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It seems the city of Oslo has a serial killer on its hands, and Detective Harry Hole is assigned to the case. Only he is not happy with his colleague Tom Waaler, whom he suspects of arms smuggling and murder. A previous Jo NesbÝ title was voted best Norwegian crime novel of all time.

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Oslo is sweltering in the summer heat when a young woman is murdered in her flat. One finger has been cut off and a tiny red diamond in the shape of a pentagram—a five-pointed star—is found under her eyelid. Detective Harry Hole is assigned the case with Tom Waaler, a colleague he neither likes nor trusts. He believes Tom is behind a gang of arms smugglers—and the murder of his partner. But Harry, an off-the-rails alcoholic, is barely holding on to his job and has little choice but to play nice.

Five days later, another woman is reported missing. When her severed finger is found adorned with a star-shaped red diamond ring, Harry fears a serial killer is on the loose. Determined to find the killer and expose the crooked Tom Waaler, Harry discovers the two investigations melding in unexpected ways. But pursuing the truth comes at a price, and soon Harry finds himself on the run and forced to make difficult decisions about a future he may not live to see.

One of the brightest stars of Scandinavian crime writing, Jo Nesbø has been compared to Ian Rankin, Michael Connelly, and Henning Mankell. His novels are bestsellers throughout Europe, acclaimed by critics and revered by aficionados of thrillers and mysteries. Brilliantly plotted and paced, The Devil's Star shows Nesbø at his absolute best, combining powerful emotional resonance with truly stunning suspense.

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