Saturday, June 30, 2007

Jo Nesbo news

Another of Jo Nesbo's Harry Hole books will be available in English next March. The cheerily titled, 'House of Pain' is the fourth in the series, falling between the previously translated, The Redbreast and The Devil's Star.

Synopsis from

A bank robbery takes place in Oslo. The robber asks for the safe to be emptied in twenty-five seconds while he holds a gun to the head of a woman; the deadline is not met and he kills her. Detective Harry Hole is assigned to the case. In the meantime, Hole's ex-girlfriend suddenly gets back in touch. He goes for dinner at her house and wakes up at home the next morning after a twelve-hour black out. On the same morning, the girl is found shot dead in her bed and it looks like suicide. While trying to stay dry and out of prison, Harry is faced with the all-pervasive and all-connecting tentacles of anger and revenge and witnesses the liberating power of atonement. Gripping and surprising, "The House of Pain" is the new thriller by the one of the biggest stars of Scandinavian crime.

More on Nesbo in the next few days...

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