“Nesbø’s storytelling abilities are incomparable. Nemesis is crime novel as art form and great entertainment.”
The #1 international bestseller from one of the most celebrated crime writers in Europe—the New York Times bestselling author of The Snowman—Jo Nesbø’s extraordinary thriller Nemesis features Norwegian homicide detective Harry Hole, “the next in the long line of great noir crime detectives,” (San Diego Union-Tribune) in a case as dark and chilling as an Oslo winter’s night. The second Harry Hole novel to be released in America—following the critically acclaimed publication of The Redbird—Nemesis is a superb and surprising nail-biter that places Jo Nesbø in the company of Lawrence Block, Ian Rankin, Michael Connelly, and other top masters of crime fiction. Nesbø has already received the Glass Key Award and the Booksellers’ Prize, Norway’s most prestigious literary awards. Nemesis is proof that there are certainly more honors in this extraordinary writer's future.
*Edgar Nominee for Best Novel of the Year
Two thrillers with the same title one a contemporary Norwegian crime novel, the other a historical featuring legendary lawman Eliot Ness are due in the new year.NemesisJo Nesb , trans. from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett. Harper, (480p) When a bank teller is shot during a holdup at the start of Norwegian bestseller Nesb 's beautifully executed heist drama, Oslo Insp. Harry Hole investigates, along with Beate L nn, a young detective with the ability to remember every face she's ever seen. Meanwhile, Harry receives a call from Anna Bethsen, a woman he hasn't seen in years. After he meets Anna, recovering alcoholic Harry awakens the next morning with a hangover and the news that Anna is dead, apparently by her own hand. While Harry quietly looks into Anna's death, he and Beate uncover ties in their bank robbery case to one of Norway's most notorious bank robbers, who's currently in prison. The deeper Harry digs, the clearer it becomes that Anna's death is linked to the robbery. Expertly weaving plot lines from Hole's last outing to feature the inspector, The Redbreast (2007), Nesb delivers a lush crime saga that will leave U.S. readers clamoring for the next installment.
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A lot of twists and turns
Good detective story with a lot of twists - some a bit unrealistic, but hey, this is fiction after all. Entertaining. Good character development.
A real disappointment
The concept is great and the novel opened with promise; however, the translation is very poor. The transitions from scene to scene are difficult to follow without the help of transitional words. It is sometimes difficult to work out if the action is taking place in the past, present, or future. The really gripping aspect of the novel is the crooked cop side-story that is sadly underdeveloped, perhaps to be explored in a future novel. As for purchase of said future novel- only with a different translator.
I enjoyed all the characters and even when I had to go back to keep track of each one I always liked the pace of the book and the details it provided. A good crime story !