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The Redbreast

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About the Author

A musician, songwriter, and economist, Jo Nesb is also one of Europe's most acclaimed crime writers, and is the winner of the Glass Key Award, northern Europe's most prestigious crime-fiction prize, for his first novel featuring Police Detective Harry Hole. Nesb lives in Oslo.


"Reading THE REDBREAST is like watching a hit movie. Author Jo Nesbo's scenes are so vivid that you can imagine them playing across the big screen. The pacing is swift. The plot is precise and intricate. The characters are intriguing."--USA Today "Certainly ranks with the best of current American crime fiction."--Washington Post Book World "Original...demands concentration but it's worth the effort."--Literary Review "[A] bold, ambitious thriller."--Kirkus Reviews "Paced to grip and twiddle with your insides, this is a fine thriller."--Sunday Sport "An elegant and complex thriller . . . Ingenious design. . . . Harrowingly beautiful scenes."--New York Times Book Review "Exciting, witty, melancholy and thought-provoking."--Daily Telegraph (London) "Shifting effortlessly between the last days of WWII on the Eastern front and modern day Oslo, Norwegian Nesb spins a complex tale of murder, revenge and betrayal. . . . Perfectly paced and painfully suspenseful."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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