The Snowman

The Snowman PDF Book Detail Author: Jo Nesbø
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1784700924
Category : Detective and mystery stories
Languages : en
Pages : 576

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: 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: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307742995
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 499

Book Description
Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose scarf is found on a mysteriously built snowman, a case that is complicated by subsequent abductions and a menacing letter.

The Snowman

The Snowman PDF Book Detail Author: Jo Nesbø
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9781784704759
Category : Hole, Harry (Fictitious character)
Languages : en
Pages : 576

Book Description
NOW A MAJOR FILM STARRING MICHAEL FASSBENDER 36 MILLION BOOKS SOLD WORLDWIDE 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

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

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.

The Redeemer

The Redeemer PDF Book Detail Author: Jo Nesbo
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
ISBN: 0307596737
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 416

Book Description
INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER • Inspector Harry Hole pursues an assassin bent on revenge in this “fast-and-furious” installment (The New York Times Book Review) of the bestselling series. Shots ring out at a Salvation Army Christmas concert in Oslo, leaving one of the singers dead in the street. The trail will lead Harry Hole, Oslo’s best investigator and worst civil servant, deep into the darkest corners of the city and, eventually, to Croatia. An assassin forged in the war-torn region has been brought to Oslo to settle an old debt. As the police circle in, the killer becomes increasingly desperate and the danger mounts for Harry and his colleagues.

Phantom

Phantom PDF Book Detail Author: Jo Nesbø
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 9780307361080
Category : Hole, Harry (Fictitious character)
Languages : en
Pages : 464

Book Description
The next instalment in the Harry Hole series, from the bestselling and internationally acclaimed Jo Nesbo. Summer. A boy, Gusto, is lying on the floor of an Oslo apartment. He is bleeding and will soon die. He is trying to make sense of what has happened. In order to place his life and death in some kind of context he begins to tell his story. Outside, the church bells chime. Autumn. Former police detective Harry Hole returns to Oslo after 3 years abroad. He seeks out his former boss at police headquarters to request permission to investigate a homicide. But the case is already closed; a young junkie, Gusto, was in all likelihood shot by a pal in a conflict over drugs. Harry is granted permission to visit the accused boy in prison. There, he meets himself and his own history. It's the start of a solitary investigation of the most impossible case in Harry Hole's life. And while Harry is searching, Gusto continues his story. A man walks the dark streets of nighttime Oslo. The streets are his and he has always been there. He is a phantom.

The Son

The Son PDF Book Detail Author: Jo Nesbo
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
ISBN: 0385351380
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 416

Book Description
INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER • From the author of the bestselling Harry Hole series comes an electrifying tale of vengeance set amid Oslo's brutal hierarchy of corruption. “The crime author of the moment.”—The New York Times Book Review Sonny Lofthus has been in prison for almost half his life: serving time for crimes he didn't commit. In exchange, he gets an uninterrupted supply of heroin—and a stream of fellow prisoners seeking out his Buddha-like absolution. Years earlier Sonny’s father, a corrupt cop, took his own life rather than face exposure. Now Sonny is the center of a vortex of corruption: prison staff, police, lawyers, a desperate priest—all of them focused on keeping him stoned and jailed. When Sonny discovers a shocking truth about his father’s suicide, he makes a brilliant escape and begins hunting down the people responsible for his and his father’s demise. But he's also being hunted, and by enemies too many to count. Two questions remain: who will get to him first, and what will he do when he’s cornered?

Midnight Sun

Midnight Sun PDF Book Detail Author: Jo Nesbo
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 9780345814487
Category : Assassins
Languages : en
Pages : 224

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, to 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...

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*

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.

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.

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.

The Redeemer

The Redeemer PDF Book Detail Author: Jo Nesbo
Publisher: Vintage Books Canada
ISBN: 9780307355737
Category : Detective and mystery stories
Languages : en
Pages : 464

Book Description
The Redeemeris the fourth in the Harry Hole series to be translated into English. A mixture of religion, urban misery, modern European history and grisly horror story,The Redeemertakes the crime writing of Jo Nesbø to yet another level, establishing him firmly as one of the international top names in crime fiction. Through snow-swept, Christmas-illuminated Oslo town, Inspector Harry Hole chases a faceless contract killer from the former Yugoslavia among the homeless junkies, perverts and Salvationists, eagerly waiting for a new saviour to deliver them from misery – whether he brings new life or immediate death.

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 :

Book Description
Since 1957, Chase's Calendar of Events lists everything worth knowing and celebrating for each day of the year: 12,500 holidays, national days, historical milestones, famous birthdays, festivals, sporting events and more. "One of the most impressive reference volumes in the world." Publishers Weekly