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De kakkerlak (original 1998; edition 2012)

by Jo Nesbo, Annelies De Vroom

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Title:De kakkerlak
Authors:Jo Nesbo
Other authors:Annelies De Vroom
Info:Amsterdam De Bezige Bij 2012
Collections:Thriller
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"Harry is on a special mission. He needs to solve a crime and avoid a scandal. But in a unfamiliar city, who can you trust?"
  MerrittGibsonLibrary | Jun 30, 2016 |
A mash up of a Norwegian police detective in Bangkok. It works well most of the time as the story takes you through the twists and turns of who did what. ( )
  dougcornelius | Mar 3, 2016 |
Ubojstvo norveškog gay veleposlanika, kockara, u Tajlandu. ( )
  rosenrot | Jan 20, 2016 |
great plot, great (and real, honest) main character, this series found a new fan :)
  catalina8 | Jan 19, 2016 |
Good to read a book where Harry isn't quite so screwed up.
Enjoyable. ( )
  Superenigmatix | Jan 16, 2016 |
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Among Norwegians living in Thailand there is a rumour circulating that one of their ambassadors, who died as a result of a car accident in Bangkok, was actually murdered under extremely mysterious circumstances. There is no evidence to support this, but it makes for a good story. 
No persons or events mentioned in this book should be confused with real persons or events. Reality is far too strange for that. 
Bangkok, 23 February 1998
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The traffic lights changed to green, and the roar from lorries, cars, motorbikes and tuk-Turks rose higher and higher until Dim could see the glass in Robinson's department store vibrating.
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When the Norwegian ambassador to Thailand is found dead in a Bangkok brothel, Inspector Harry Hole is dispatched from Oslo to help hush up the case. But once he arrives Harry discovers that this case is about much more than one random murder. There is something else, something more pervasive, scrabbling around behind the scenes. Or, put another way, for every cockroach you see in your hotel room, there are hundreds behind the walls. Surrounded by round-the-clock traffic noise, Harry wanders the streets of Bangkok lined with go-go bars, temples, opium dens, and tourist traps, trying to piece together the story of the ambassador's death even though no one asked him to, and no one wants him to, not even Harry himself.… (more)

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