The Snowman

The Snowman PDF Book Detail Author: Jo Nesbø
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1784700924
Category : Detective and mystery stories
Languages : en
Pages : 67

Book Description
SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOVIE STARRING MICHAEL FASSBENDER OVER 33 MILLION BOOKS SOLD WORLDWIDE The first snow will come. A young boy wakes to find his mother missing. Their house is empty but outside in the garden he sees his mother's favourite scarf - wrapped around the neck of a snowman. And then he will appear again. As Harry Hole and his team begin their investigation they discover that an alarming number of wives and mothers have gone missing over the years. And when the snow is gone... When a second woman disappears it seems that Harry's worst suspicions are confirmed: for the first time in his career Harry finds himself confronted with a serial killer operating on his home turf. ...he will have taken someone else.

The Snowman

The Snowman PDF Book Detail Author: Jo Nesbo
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 0307742997
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 0

Book Description
INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER • Inspector Harry Hole tracks a Norwegian serial killer in this “fiendishly complex and terrifically entertaining” (The New York Times Book Review) installment of the New York Times bestselling series. "Maddeningly addictive.” —Vanity Fair One night, after the first snowfall of the year, a boy named Jonas wakes up and discovers that his mother has disappeared. Only one trace of her remains: a pink scarf, his Christmas gift to her, now worn by the snowman that inexplicably appeared in their yard earlier that day. Inspector Harry Hole suspects a link between the missing woman and a suspicious letter he’s received. The case deepens when a pattern emerges: over the past decade, eleven women have vanished—all on the day of the first snow. But this is a killer who makes his own rules ... and he’ll break his pattern just to keep the game interesting, as he draws Harry ever closer into his twisted web. With brilliantly realized characters and hair-raising suspense, international bestselling author Jo Nesbø presents his most chilling case yet—one that will test Harry Hole to the very limits of his sanity.

The Snowman

The Snowman PDF Book Detail Author: Jo Nesbo
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
ISBN: 0307599574
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 400

Book Description
INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER • Inspector Harry Hole tracks a Norwegian serial killer in this “fiendishly complex and terrifically entertaining” (The New York Times Book Review) installment of the New York Times bestselling series. "Maddeningly addictive.” —Vanity Fair One night, after the first snowfall of the year, a boy named Jonas wakes up and discovers that his mother has disappeared. Only one trace of her remains: a pink scarf, his Christmas gift to her, now worn by the snowman that inexplicably appeared in their yard earlier that day. Inspector Harry Hole suspects a link between the missing woman and a suspicious letter he’s received. The case deepens when a pattern emerges: over the past decade, eleven women have vanished—all on the day of the first snow. But this is a killer who makes his own rules ... and he’ll break his pattern just to keep the game interesting, as he draws Harry ever closer into his twisted web. With brilliantly realized characters and hair-raising suspense, international bestselling author Jo Nesbø presents his most chilling case yet—one that will test Harry Hole to the very limits of his sanity.

The Snowman

The Snowman PDF Book Detail Author: Jo Nesbo
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409089657
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 576

Book Description
Soon the first snow will come A young boy wakes to find his mother missing. Outside, he sees her favourite scarf - wrapped around the neck of a snowman. And then he will appear again Detective Harry Hole soon discovers that an alarming number of wives and mothers have gone missing over the years. And when the snow is gone... When a second woman disappears, Harry's worst suspicion is confirmed: a serial killer is operating on his home turf. ...he will have taken someone else *JO NESBO HAS SOLD OVER 50 MILLION BOOKS SOLD WORLDWIDE* *Watch out for The Jealousy Man, the new Jo Nesbo book, out now*

Crossover Readers Advisory Maximize Your Collection to Meet Reader Satisfaction

Crossover Readers  Advisory  Maximize Your Collection to Meet Reader Satisfaction PDF Book Detail Author: Jessica E. Moyer
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 144083847X
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 182

Book Description
Help maximize your existing collection with this browsable volume containing titles that serve double-duty with their appeal to both teens and adults and cover genres spanning crime novels, romance, horror, science fiction, and more. • Features annotations that focus on reader appeal factors • Provides lists of titles as well as tips for using them with readers • Considers the appeal of various genres to adults and young adults • Acknowledges format availability, including various digital formats

Retold Resold Transformed

Retold Resold Transformed PDF Book Detail Author: Christiana Gregoriou
Publisher: Mimesis
ISBN: 8869772462
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages :

Book Description
In recent decades crime fiction has enjoyed a creative boom. Although, as Alison Young argues in her book Imagining Crime (1996), crime stories remain strongly identified with specific locations, the genre has acquired a global reach, illuminating different corners of the world for the delectation of international audiences. The recent fashion for Nordic noir has highlighted the process by which the crime story may be franchised, as it is transposed from one culture to another. Crime fiction has thus become a vehicle for cultural exchange in the broadest of senses; not only does it move with apparent ease from one country to the next, and in and out of different languages, but it is also reproduced through various cultural media. What is involved in these processes of transference? Do stories lose or gain value? Or are they transformed into something else altogether? How does the crime story that originates in a specific society or culture come to articulate aspects of very different societies and cultures? And what are the repercussions of this cultural permeability?

Knife

Knife PDF Book Detail Author: Jo Nesbo
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 073527536X
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 0

Book Description
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE RIVERTON PRIZE Brilliant, rogue police detective Harry Hole—at the centre of 11 bestselling crime novels including The Snowman and The Thirst—is back and once again hunting the mastermind killer who has haunted his entire career. This time his reasons are intensely personal. Harry Hole is not in a good place. Rakel—the only woman he's ever loved—has kicked him out, permanently. He's been given a chance for a new start with the Oslo Police, but it's in the cold case office, when what he really wants is to be investigating cases he suspects have ties to Svein Finne, the serial rapist and murderer Harry helped put behind bars. Finne is free after a decade in prison and Harry is certain he has taken up where he left off. But things will get worse. When Harry wakes up the morning after a drunken night with blood on his hands that's clearly not his own, it's the beginning of what will be a waking nightmare the likes of which even he could never have imagined.

The Readers Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction Third Edition

The Readers  Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction  Third Edition PDF Book Detail Author: Neal Wyatt
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 083891781X
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 344

Book Description
Everyone’s favorite guide to fiction that’s thrilling, mysterious, suspenseful, thought-provoking, romantic, and just plain fun is back—and better than ever in this completely revamped and revised edition. A must for every readers’ advisory desk, this resource is also a useful tool for collection development librarians and students in LIS programs. Inside, RA experts Wyatt and Saricks cover genres such as Psychological Suspense, Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Mystery, Literary and Historical Fiction, and introduce the concepts of Adrenaline and Relationship Fiction; include everything advisors need to get up to speed on a genre, including its appeal characteristics, key authors, sure bets, and trends; demonstrate how genres overlap and connect, plus suggestions for guiding readers among genres; and tie genre fiction to the whole collection, including nonfiction, audiobooks, graphic novels, film and TV, poetry, and games. Both insightful and comprehensive, this matchless guidebook will help librarians become familiar with many different fiction genres, especially those they do not regularly read, and aid library staff in connecting readers to books they’re sure to love.

Knife

Knife PDF Book Detail Author: Jo Nesbo
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473559936
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 640

Book Description
**THE No.1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER** **A THE TIMES TOP 10 CRIME BOOK OF THE DECADE** 'This is the king of Norwegian crime on top form' Observer HARRY HOLE'S DEADLIEST ENEMY IS BACK... AND OUT FOR BLOOD Harry is in a bad place: Rakel has left him, he's working cold cases and notorious murderer Svein Finne is back on the streets. THE FIRST KILLER HARRY PUT BEHIND BARS IS OUT TO GET HIM. Harry is responsible for the many years Finne spent in prison but now he's free and ready to pick up where he left off. A MAN LIKE HARRY BETTER WATCH HIS BACK. When Harry wakes up with blood on his hands, and no memory of what he did the night before, he knows everything is only going to get worse... 'Nesbo remains the king of Scandinavian noir' Evening Standard *JO NESBO HAS SOLD OVER 50 MILLION BOOKS WORLDWIDE* *Watch out for The Jealousy Man, the dark and twisted new collection of crime stories from Jo Nesbo - OUT NOW*

Blood on Snow

Blood on Snow PDF Book Detail Author: Jo Nesbo
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 0345814460
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 0

Book Description
From the internationally acclaimed author of the Harry Hole novels is an electrifying stand-alone thriller set in Oslo in the 1970s: the story of an unusually complicated contract killer—the perfectly sympathetic antihero—that is, as well, an edgy, lyrical meditation on death and love. Olav lives the lonely life of a fixer. When you 'fix' people for a living—terminally—it's hard to get close to anyone. Olav’s latest job puts him at the pinnacle of his trade, just as he's finally met the woman of his dreams. But there are two problems. She's his boss's wife. And Olav's just been hired to kill her.

Encyclopedia of Nordic Crime Fiction

Encyclopedia of Nordic Crime Fiction PDF Book Detail Author: Mitzi M. Brunsdale
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476622779
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 572

Book Description
Since the late 1960s, the novels of Sjöwall and Wahlöö’s Martin Beck detective series, along with the works of Henning Mankell, Håkan Nesser and Stieg Larsson, have sparked an explosion of Nordic crime fiction—grim police procedurals treating urgent sociopolitical issues affecting the contemporary world. Steeped in noir techniques and viewpoints, many of these novels are reaching international audiences through film and television adaptations. This reference guide introduces the world of Nordic crime fiction to English–speaking readers. Caught between the demands of conscience and societal strictures, the detectives in these stories—like the heroes of Norse mythology—know that they and their world must perish, but fight on regardless of cost. At a time of bleak eventualities, Nordic crime fiction interprets the bitter end as a celebration of the indomitable human spirit.

The Redeemer

The Redeemer PDF Book Detail Author: Jo Nesbo
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 030735573X
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 0

Book Description
In the sixth book of the Harry Hole series, Harry Hole returns in a pulse-pounding thriller like no other. A 14-year old girl is raped at one of the Salvation Army summer camps. Twelve years later, Christmas shoppers have gathered to listen to a Salvation Army carol concert when a shot rings out and one of the singers falls to the floor, dead. A press photographer has caught a suspect on one of the photos of the concert. Beate Lønn, the identification expert, is confused by how the face can change from one photo to the next. Inspector Harry Hole’s search for the faceless man takes place on the seamy side of the city, among those who seek eternal—or just momentary—redemption. But when the assassin discovers that he's shot the wrong man, Harry finds his troubles have only just begun.

Twenty First Century Popular Fiction

Twenty First Century Popular Fiction PDF Book Detail Author: Bernice M. Murphy
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 1474414869
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 208

Book Description
This groundbreaking collection provides students with a timely and accessible overview of current trends within contemporary popular fiction.

Midnight Sun

Midnight Sun PDF Book Detail Author: Jo Nesbo
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 0345814487
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 0

Book Description
In a remote corner of Norway—a mountain town so far north the sun never sets—a man is running for his life in the sequel to bestseller Jo Nesbo's Blood on Snow. Jon is on the run. He has betrayed Oslo's biggest crime lord: The Fisherman. Fleeing to an isolated corner of Norway, a mountain town so far north that the sun never sets, Jon hopes to find sanctuary amongst a local religious sect. Hiding out in a shepherd's cabin in the wilderness, all that stands between him and his fate are Lea, a bereaved mother, and her son, Knut. But while Lea provides him with a rifle and Knut brings essential supplies, the midnight sun is slowly driving Jon to insanity. And then he discovers that The Fisherman's men are getting closer . . .

Noir in the North

Noir in the North PDF Book Detail Author: Stacy Gillis
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1501342886
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 280

Book Description
What is often termed 'Nordic Noir' has dominated detective fiction, film and television internationally for over two decades. But what are the parameters of this genre, both historically and geographically? What is noirish and what is northern about Nordic noir? The foreword and coda in this volume, by two internationally-bestselling writers of crime fiction in the north, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir and Gunnar Staalesen, speak to the social contract undertaken by writers of noir, while the interview with the renowned crime writer Val McDermid adds nuance to our understanding of what it is to write noir in the North. Divided into four sections – Gender and Sexuality, Space and Place, Politics and Crime, and Genre and Genealogy – Noir in the North challenges the traditional critical histories of noir by investigating how it functions transnationally beyond the geographical borders of Scandinavia. The essays in this book deepen our critical understanding of noir more generally by demonstrating, for example, Nordic noir's connection to fin-de-siècle literatures and to mid-century interior design, and by investigating the function of the state in crime fiction.

Transnational Crime Fiction

Transnational Crime Fiction PDF Book Detail Author: Maarit Piipponen
Publisher: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030534138
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 306

Book Description
Focusing on contemporary crime narratives from different parts of the world, this collection of essays explores the mobility of crimes, criminals and investigators across social, cultural and national borders. The essays argue that such border crossings reflect on recent sociocultural transformations and geopolitical anxieties to create an image of networked and interconnected societies where crime is not easily contained. The book further analyses crime texts’ wider sociocultural and affective significance by examining the global mobility of the genre itself across cultures, languages and media. Underlining the global reach and mobility of the crime genre, the collection analyses types and representations of mobility in literary and visual crime narratives, inviting comparisons between texts, crimes and mobilities in a geographically diverse context. The collection ultimately understands mobility as an object of study and a critical lens through which transformations in our globalised world can be examined.

Chase s Calendar of Events 2022

Chase s Calendar of Events 2022 PDF Book Detail Author: Editors of Chase's
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1641435046
Category : Reference
Languages : en
Pages : 753

Book Description
Notable birthdays, historical anniversaries, national and international holidays, religious holidays, and thousands of additional days of note from all over the world.