The Bat: The First Harry Hole Case
by Jo Nesbo translated by Don BartlettHARRY IS OUT OF HIS DEPTH.
Detective Harry Hole is meant to keep out of trouble. A young Norwegian girl taking a gap year in Sydney has been murdered, and Harry has been sent to Australia to assist in any way he can.
HE'S NOT SUPPOSED TO GET TOO INVOLVED.
When the team unearths a string of unsolved murders and disappearances, nothing will stop Harry from finding out the truth. The hunt for a serial killer is on, but the murderer will talk only to Harry.
HE MIGHT JUST BE THE NEXT VICTIM.
Appearing in English for the first time, The Bat is the legendary first novel from the worldwide phenomenon Jo Nesbo.
Reviews‘An ambitious, fun, exciting and original crime novel.’
Smålandsposten (Sweden) ‘The Bat is a truly captivating crime novel.’
Berliner Morgenpost (Germany) ‘The Bat is innovative and different, and the pace that Jo Nesbo creates in his debut novel makes you long for more crime novels featuring Harry Hole.’
Kristeligt Dagblad (Denmark) ‘Jo Nesbo has written the cleverest debut novel in the crime genre that I’ve read in a long time.’
Aftenposten (Norway) ‘The Bat appeared in Norway in 1997, and it’s a fascinating book, filling in the gaps in Hole’s biography and telling the story of the murder case in Australia that cemented his reputation as a brilliant investigator... It is a stunning opening to the series’
Joan Smith - Sunday Times