The Devil's Star
By Jo Nesbo
(Thorndike Press, Hardcover, Large Print, 9781410426680, 649pp.)
Publication Date: June 2010
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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 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 to play nice.
A serial killer is on the loose in Norway, leaving his victims with mysterious, star-shaped, red marks on their bodies. It's up to hard-drinking, crime-fighting detective Harry Hole to track down the murderer in novelist Jo Nesbo's Scandinavian thriller. More at NPR.org
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