• Fiction

The Redeemer

A Harry Hole Novel (6)
Author: Jo Nesbo
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
ISBN: 0307596737
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
View: 8091
Inspector Harry Hole pursues an assassin bent on revenge in this installment of Jo Nesbø’s New York Times bestselling series. Look out for the latest Harry Hole novel, The Thirst, available now. Shots ring out at a Salvation Army Christmas concert in Oslo, leaving one of the singers dead in the street. The trail will lead Harry Hole, Oslo’s best investigator and worst civil servant, deep into the darkest corners of the city and, eventually, to Croatia. An assassin forged in the war-torn region has been brought to Oslo to settle an old debt. As the police circle in, the killer becomes increasingly desperate and the danger mounts for Harry and his colleagues.

    • Fiction

The Fall of Arthur


Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544126068
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
View: 5722
New York Times bestseller “An incomplete but highly compelling retelling . . . An action-packed, doom-haunted saga, full of vivid natural description.”—New York Times Book Review The Fall of Arthur recounts in verse the last campaign of King Arthur, who, even as he stands at the threshold of Mirkwood, is summoned back to Britain by news of the treachery of Mordred. Already weakened in spirit by Guinevere’s infidelity with the now-exiled Lancelot, Arthur must rouse his knights to battle one last time against Mordred’s rebels and foreign mercenaries. Powerful, passionate, and filled with vivid imagery, this unfinished poem reveals Tolkien’s gift for storytelling at its brilliant best. Christopher Tolkien, editor, contributes three illuminating essays that explore the literary world of King Arthur, reveal the deeper meaning of the verses and the painstaking work his father applied to bring the poem to a finished form, and investigate the intriguing links between The Fall of Arthur and Tolkien’s Middle-earth. “Compelling in pace, haunted by loss, it lives up to expectations.”—Daily Beast “Erudite and beautiful.” – NPR.org

    • Fiction

Deadly Secrets

An absolutely gripping crime thriller
Author: Robert Bryndza
Publisher: Bookouture
ISBN: 1786814277
Category: Fiction
Page: 325
View: 7156

    • Fiction

The Devil's Star

A Harry Hole Novel
Author: Jo Nesbo
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061133981
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
View: 8913
In the heat of a sweltering Oslo summer, a young woman is found murdered in her flat—with one of her fingers cut off and a tiny red star-shaped diamond placed under her eyelid. An off-the-rails alcoholic barely holding on to his job, Detective Harry Hole is assigned the case with Tom Waaler, a hated colleague whom Harry believes is responsible for the murder of his partner. When another woman is reported missing five days later, and her severed finger turns up adorned with a red star-shaped diamond ring, Harry fears a serial killer is at work. But Hole's determination to capture a fiend and to expose Waaler's crimes is leading him into shadowy places where both investigations merge in unexpected ways, forcing him to make difficult decisions about a future he may not live to see.

    • Fiction

The Other Assassin


Author: Bill Sloan
Publisher: SP Books
ISBN: 9781561711567
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 5012
Decades after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, reporter Matt Eastman must flee the powers-that-be who would prevent him from reporting all he knows about the killing. Reprint.

    • Fiction

The Leopard

A Harry Hole Novel (8)
Author: Jo Nesbo
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
ISBN: 0307958779
Category: Fiction
Page: 528
View: 4111
Inspector Harry Hole returns from Hong Kong hot on the trail of a serial killer in this installment of Jo Nesbø’s New York Times bestselling series. Look out for the latest Harry Hole novel, The Thirst, available now. Inspector Harry Hole has retreated to Hong Kong, escaping the trauma of his last case in squalid opium dens, when two young women are found dead in Oslo, both drowned in their own blood. Media coverage quickly reaches a fever pitch. There are no clues, the police investigation is stalled, and Harry—the one man who might be able to help—can’t be found. After he returns to Oslo, the killer strikes again, Harry’s instincts take over, and nothing can keep him from the investigation, though there is little to go on. Worse, he will soon come to understand that he is dealing with a psychopath who will put him to the test, both professionally and personally, as never before.

    • Fiction

Nemesis


Author: Jo Nesbo
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 0307370739
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
View: 1892
Grainy CCTV footage shows a man walking into a bank and putting a gun to a cashier's head. He tells her to count to twenty-five. When he doesn't get his money in time, she is executed. Detective Harry Hole is assigned to the case. While Harry's girlfriend is away in Russia, an old flame gets in touch. He goes to dinner at her house and wakes up at home with no memory of the past twelve hours. The same morning the girl is found shot dead in her bed. Harry begins to receive threatening e-mails. Is someone trying to frame him for this unexplained death? Meanwhile the bank robberies continue with unparalleled savagery. Gripping and surprising, Nemesis is the new thriller by one of the biggest stars of Scandinavian crime fiction. From the Hardcover edition.

    • Detective and mystery stories

The Snowman


Author: Jo Nesbø
Publisher: Vintage Books Canada
ISBN: 0307358666
Category: Detective and mystery stories
Page: 464
View: 8868
The next thrilling installment in the Harry Hole series. The night the first snow falls a young boy wakes to find his mother gone. He walks through the silent house, but finds only wet footprints on the stairs. In the garden looms a solitary figure: a snowman bathed in cold moonlight, its black eyes glaring up at the bedroom windows. Round its neck is his mother's pink scarf. Inspector Harry Hole is convinced there is a link between the disappearance and a menacing letter he received some months earlier. As Harry and his team delve into unsolved case files, they discover that an alarming number of wives and mothers have gone missing over the years. When a second woman disappears Harry's suspicions are confirmed: he is a pawn in a deadly game. For the first time in his career Harry finds himself confronted with a serial killer operating on his turf, a killer who will drive him to the brink of insanity. A brilliant thriller with a pace that never lets up,The Snowmanconfirms Jo Nesbø's position as an international star of crime fiction.

    • Fiction

The Thirst

A Harry Hole Novel
Author: Jo Nesbo
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
ISBN: 0385352174
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
View: 1023
#1 International Best Seller In this electrifying new thriller from the author of Police and The Snowman, Inspector Harry Hole hunts down a serial murderer who targets his victims . . . on Tinder. The murder victim, a self-declared Tinder addict. The one solid clue—fragments of rust and paint in her wounds—leaves the investigating team baffled. Two days later, there’s a second murder: a woman of the same age, a Tinder user, an eerily similar scene. The chief of police knows there’s only one man for this case. But Harry Hole is no longer with the force. He promised the woman he loves, and he promised himself, that he’d never go back: not after his last case, which put the people closest to him in grave danger. But there’s something about these murders that catches his attention, something in the details that the investigators have missed. For Harry, it’s like hearing “the voice of a man he was trying not to remember.” Now, despite his promises, despite everything he risks, Harry throws himself back into the hunt for a figure who haunts him, the monster who got away. STARRED REVIEW "Exceptional . . . Nesbo depicts a heartbreakingly conflicted Harry, who both wants to forget the horrors he’s trying to prevent and knows he has to remember them in all their grim detail." --Publishers Weekly

    • Fiction

Police

A Harry Hole Novel
Author: Jo Nesbo
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
ISBN: 0307960501
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
View: 378
Inspector Harry Hole investigates a serial killer targeting Oslo’s police officers in this installment of Jo Nesbø’s New York Times bestselling series. Look out for the latest Harry Hole novel, The Thirst, available now. For years, detective Harry Hole has been at the center of every major criminal investigation in Oslo. His brilliant insights and dedication to his job have saved countless lives over the years. But as the killer grows increasingly bold and the media reaction increasingly hysterical, the detective is nowhere to be found. This time, when those he loves and values most are facing terrible danger, Harry is in no position to protect anyone—least of all himself.

    • Fiction

The Redbreast

A Harry Hole Novel
Author: Jo Nesbo
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062194038
Category: Fiction
Page: 576
View: 9516
Jo Nesbo’s The Snowman is soon to be a major motion picture, starring Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, and J.K. Simmons. “An elegant and complex thriller….Harrowingly beautiful.” —New York Times Book Review “A hugely impressive achievement—ambitious in scope, and skilled in execution.” —Los Angeles Times “The Redbreast certainly ranks with the best of current American crime fiction.” —Washington Post No disrespect meant to Henning Mankell and Stieg Larsson, but Jo Nesbø, the New York Times bestselling author of The Snowman, is the most exciting Scandinavian thriller writer in the crime fiction business. The Redbreast is a fabulous introduction to Nesbø’s tough-as-nails series protagonist, Oslo police detective Harry Hole. A brilliant and epic novel, breathtaking in its scope and design—winner of The Glass Key for best Nordic crime novel and selected as the best Norwegian crime novel ever written by members of Norway’s book clubs—The Redbreast is a chilling tale of murder and betrayal that ranges from the battlefields of World War Two to the streets of modern-day Oslo. Follow Hole as he races to stop a killer and disarm a ticking time-bomb from his nation’s shadowy past. Vogue magazine says that “nobody can delve into the dark, twisted mind of a murderer better than a Scandinavian thriller writer”…and nobody does it better than Jo Nesbø! James Patterson fans should also take note.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Who Cut the Cheese?


Author: Jo Nesbo
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442433094
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 464
View: 2344
“Large helpings of whimsy, humorous black-and-white illustrations, and the occasional fart joke provide plenty of silliness” (Booklist) in the third Doctor Proctor adventure from New York Times bestselling author Jo Nesbø. Nilly, Lisa, and Doctor Proctor are too busy inventing things to watch TV, and everyone says they’re missing out on the hot singing competition. But then Nilly and Lisa notice that their friends and family are acting really weird. And the only people acting weird…are the ones watching TV. What’s going on is WAY bigger than a singing competition. It could mean the end of the world. Or a silent but deadly could save everything! Let ’er rip.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Magical Fruit


Author: Jo Nesbo,Mike Lowery,Tara F. Chace
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442493429
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 320
View: 1326
"When a Russian billionaire robs the Norwegian Gold Reserve and melts the last remaining gold bar into the Premier Soccer League trophy, it's up to Doctor Proctor, Nilly and Lisa to recapture it"--

    • Fiction

Phantom


Author: Jo Nesbo
Publisher: Random House Canada
ISBN: 0307361098
Category: Fiction
Page: 624
View: 9346
The next instalment in the Harry Hole series, from the bestselling and internationally acclaimed Jo Nesbo. Summer. A boy, Gusto, is lying on the floor of an Oslo apartment. He is bleeding and will soon die. He is trying to make sense of what has happened. In order to place his life and death in some kind of context he begins to tell his story. Outside, the church bells chime. Autumn. Former police detective Harry Hole returns to Oslo after 3 years abroad. He seeks out his former boss at police headquarters to request permission to investigate a homicide. But the case is already closed; a young junkie, Gusto, was in all likelihood shot by a pal in a conflict over drugs. Harry is granted permission to visit the accused boy in prison. There, he meets himself and his own history. It's the start of a solitary investigation of the most impossible case in Harry Hole's life. And while Harry is searching, Gusto continues his story. A man walks the dark streets of nighttime Oslo. The streets are his and he has always been there. He is a phantom.

    • Fiction

Phantom

A Harry Hole Novel (9)
Author: Jo Nesbo
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
ISBN: 030796048X
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 8138
Inspector Harry Hole attempts to exonerate his would-be son Oleg in this installment of Jo Nesbø’s New York Times bestselling series. Look out for the latest Harry Hole novel, The Thirst, available now. When Harry Hole moved to Hong Kong, he thought he was escaping the traumas of his life in Oslo and his career as a detective for good. But now, the unthinkable has happened—Oleg, the boy he helped raise, has been arrested for killing a man. Harry can't believe that Oleg is a murderer, so he returns to hunt down the real killer. Although he's off the police force, he still has a case to solve that will send him into the depths of the city’s drug culture, where a shockingly deadly new street drug is gaining popularity. This most personal of investigations will force Harry to confront his past and the wrenching truth about Oleg and himself.

    • Fiction

The Last Chapter


Author: Edmund Powers
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780684028750
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
View: 6983
One dead man. One dead man's manuscript. And Brendan Stokes - an aspiring author who recognises an opportunity too good to miss. When Brendan finds the body of his neighbour Andrew Whitty, he discovers more than he had bargained for. He unearths a masterpiece, a novel written by the dead man. It doesn't take Brendan long to realise he's stumbled upon a gold mine. With lucrative deals adorning his letterbox, fraud proves a much easier way of earning cash than writing his own book. But with so many lies to keep track of, Brendan's struggle to keep his own story together grows increasingly difficult. With the police, his wife, and old friends asking too many questions about the dead man and his new bestseller, it becomes clear that success would be an easier road to travel alone. One dead man. One dead man's manuscript. And Brendan Stokes - an aspiring author who recognises an opportunity too good to miss. When Brendan finds the body of his neighbour Andrew Whitty, he discovers more than he had bargained for. He unearths a masterpiece, a novel written by the dead man. It doesn't take Brendan long to realise he's stumbled upon a gold mine. With lucrative deals adorning his letterbox, fraud proves a much easier way of earning cash than writing his own book. But with so many lies to keep track of, Brendan's struggle to keep his own story together grows increasingly difficult. With the police, his wife, and old friends asking too many questions about the dead man and his new bestseller, it becomes clear that success would be an easier road to travel alone.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder: Time-Travel Bath Bomb


Author: Jo Nesbo
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0857077139
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 432
View: 7798
The Fart Powder was such a successful invention that Doctor Proctor couldn't stop there. Next up: a Time-travel Bath Bomb. Throw the Bath Bomb in the tub, lather up and imagine where you'd like to visit. The battle of Waterloo? No problem. The French Revolution? Let's go! Doctor Proctor has plans for this new invention. Years ago he lost his true love, Juliette Margarine, and now he wants to change the past and win her back. But when his plan goes awry, it's up to Nilly and LIsa to travel in time and save the day.

    • Fiction

Macbeth


Author: Jo Nesbo
Publisher: Hogarth
ISBN: 0553419064
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
View: 2541
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A heart-pounding new thriller from the author of The Snowman and The Thirst Set in the 1970s in a run-down, rainy industrial town, Jo Nesbo's Macbeth centers around a police force struggling to shed an incessant drug problem. Duncan, chief of police, is idealistic and visionary, a dream to the townspeople but a nightmare for criminals. The drug trade is ruled by two drug lords, one of whom—a master of manipulation named Hecate—has connections with the highest in power, and plans to use them to get his way. Hecate’s plot hinges on steadily, insidiously manipulating Inspector Macbeth: the head of SWAT and a man already susceptible to violent and paranoid tendencies. What follows is an unputdownable story of love and guilt, political ambition, and greed for more, exploring the darkest corners of human nature, and the aspirations of the criminal mind.

    • Fiction

The Motive


Author: Joseph Badal
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780692683675
Category: Fiction
Page: 404
View: 4232
In "The Motive," Joseph Badal presents the first book in his new series, Cycle of Violence. This latest addition to Badal's offering of acclaimed, best-selling thrillers delivers the same sort of action and suspense that readers have come to expect and enjoy from his previous nine novels. Confronted with suspicious information relating to his sister Susan's supposed suicide in Honolulu, Albuquerque surgeon Matt Curtis questions whether his sister really killed herself. With the help of his sister's best friend, Renee Drummond, and his former Special Forces comrade, Esteban Maldonado, Matt investigates Susan's death. But Lonnie Jackson, the head of organized crime in Hawaii, afraid that Matt has gotten too close to the truth, sends killers after him. This is an artfully written book that will appeal to readers who like thrillers with fully-developed characters, a big plot, and plenty of action, seasoned with friendship and romance. "The Motive" puts the reader on a roller coaster ride of non-stop thrills and chills, propelled by realistic dialogue and a colorful cast of characters. It is another entertaining story from a master story-teller where good and evil struggle for supremacy and everyday heroes battle malevolent antagonists.

    • Fiction

Cockroaches

The Second Inspector Harry Hole Novel
Author: Jo Nesbo
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
ISBN: 0345807162
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 7766
In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Inspector Harry Hole heads to Thailand to investigate the murder of an ambassador. Look out for the latest Harry Hole novel, The Thirst, available now. When the Norwegian ambassador to Thailand is found dead in a Bangkok brothel, Inspector Harry Hole is dispatched from Oslo to help hush up the case. But once he arrives Harry discovers that this case is about much more than one random murder. There is something else, something more pervasive, scrabbling around behind the scenes. Or, put another way, for every cockroach you see in your hotel room, there are hundreds behind the walls. Surrounded by round-the-clock traffic noise, Harry wanders the streets of Bangkok lined with go-go bars, temples, opium dens, and tourist traps, trying to piece together the story of the ambassador’s death even though no one asked him to, and no one wants him to—not even Harry himself.