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The Snowman

Nesbo, Jo

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ISBN 10: 0307595862 / ISBN 13: 9780307595867
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2010
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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Advance Reader's Edition stated on front cover; Uncorrected Proof stated on back cover. Translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett. Glossy illustrated wraps. 383 pages. In fine condition, clean, bright, unread. ~~ Nesbo is a bestselling Norwegian author who has won the Glass Key Award for best Nordic crime novel. The Snowman is the seventh novel in his mystery series featuring the hardened Oslo police detective Harry Hole. First print run of 150,000 copies. ~ In this intricately plotted psychological drama Hole realizes that he is being used as a pawn in the chilling game of a serial killer who trademarks his deeds by leaving a snowman at the site of the crime. A nice fresh hard-to-find proof copy of this fine thriller from a talented author who is also a successful musician and songwriter. Bookseller Inventory # 001593

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Title: The Snowman

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Wraps

Book Condition:Fine

Edition: Uncorrected Proof

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Internationally acclaimed crime writer Jo Nesbø’s antihero police investigator, Harry Hole, is back in a bone-chilling thriller that will take Hole to the brink of insanity.

Oslo in November. The first snow of the season has fallen. A boy named Jonas wakes in the night to find his mother gone. Out his window, in the cold moonlight, he sees the snowman that inexplicably appeared in the yard earlier in the day. Around its neck is his mother’s pink scarf.

Hole suspects a link between a menacing letter he’s received and the disappearance of Jonas’s mother—and of perhaps a dozen other women, all of whom went missing on the day of a first snowfall. As his investigation deepens, something else emerges: he is becoming a pawn in an increasingly terrifying game whose rules are devised—and constantly revised—by the killer.

Fiercely suspenseful, its characters brilliantly realized, its atmosphere permeated with evil, The Snowman is the electrifying work of one of the best crime writers of our time.

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Amazon Best Books of the Month, May 2011: The Snowman, Norwegian author Jo Nesbø's thriller, should please even the most die-hard Stieg Larsson fans. On the first day of snow, a child wakes up to find his mother has disappeared during the night. Outside, a snowman has appeared out of nowhere, the calling card of one of the most terrifying serial killers in recent fiction. A letter from the perpetrator draws Detective Hole further and further into the case, and together with his new partner, Katrine Bratt, he hunts the Snowman through twists and turns that become increasingly personal and may drive Hole to the brink of insanity. Brilliantly crafted, this credible and dark page-turner fully fleshes out the characters, especially Hole, a hardened detective with sharp instincts and real heart. What is the link between the victims? Is the Snowman a suspicious doctor, a notorious playboy, or one of Hole's peers on the force? The police keep thinking they've caught the criminal, but Hole's astute observations may steer him around the red herrings and right into the hands of the cold-as-ice killer. --Miriam Landis

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