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The Devil's Star by Jo Nesbo
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The Devil's Star (2003)

by Jo Nesbo

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Series: Harry Hole (5)

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Völlig daneben lag ich als Leserin, wer der Mörder denn sein könnte. Und exakt aus dem gleichen Grund, weshalb Harry Hole anfangs auch nicht die richtige Lösung fand. Doch während er irgendwann feststellte, was schief lief, blieb ich bis kurz vor Schluss auf der falschen Fährte. Doch der Reihe nach.
Nachdem Harrys erneuter Versuch, den Mörder seiner Kollegin Ellen dingfest zu machen, misslang, ertränkt er mal wieder seine Verzweiflung in Alkohol. Und kommt seiner Kündigung zuvor, indem er sie selbst einreicht. Doch kurz bevor diese vom Kriminaldirektor bestätigt wird, geschehen innerhalb kurzer Zeit drei Morde - allen Opfern fehlt ein Finger und es wird ein roter sternförmiger Diamant aufgefunden. Harry ist wieder dabei - und ausgerechnet im Team seines Erzfeindes. Doch überraschenderweise zeigt sich dieser Harry gegenüber von seiner besten Seite...
Im Gegensatz zu den vorhergehenden Büchern mit Harry Hole gibt es dieses Mal kein Schwerpunktthema, um das sich die Geschichte rankt. Dafür sind es aber zwei Fälle, die in diesem überaus spannenden Krimi erzählt werden. Zum einen die Suche nach dem Serienmörder, zum andern die persönliche Jagd Harry Holes nach dem Mörder seiner früheren Kollegin Ellen. Wie beide sich immer mehr miteinander verknüpfen, ist schlicht genial und hochspannend. Details, deren ganze Bedeutung sich erst gegen Ende erschließt (wenn man nicht schon früher so begnadet schlussfolgert wie Harry Hole); Spuren deren Bedeutung man gedankenlos folgt, obwohl es ganz anders sein könnte - man muss das Buch wohl zweimal lesen, um es vollständig genießen zu können. Und obgleich der Held strenggenommen ein Antiheld ist (Alkoholiker, Drogenmissbrauch, disziplinlos...),wächst er einem mit jedem Band und jeder Seite mehr ans Herz.
Ich freu' mich schon auf den nächsten Band! ( )
  Xirxe | Dec 2, 2014 |
READ IN DUTCH

I had read one book by Jo Nesbo (I don't know how to create that special character) and I liked it, so when I came across Marekors (in Dutch: Dodelijk Patroon) I wanted to read it).

Each fifth day, there's a ritual murder in Oslo. Harry Hole starts with his final weeks at the police due to his drinking problem. But he still gets involved in this case. So is his archenemy, Tom Waaler...

I didn't read all the books about Harry Hole yet, so I couldn't understand where everything about Tom Waaler was all about. But I guess that's my own mistake, because I didn't read them in the right order. I like the book. Especially in the beginning it starts with quite some murders and you are thrown right in to the story. I liked the writing style, it was fast and nice to read. It took me some time to get respect for the end of the book and the way Nesbo (forgive me that last letter) had made up the story.

But I start to think that alcoholism is an occupational disease for policemen... ( )
  Floratina | Sep 25, 2014 |
READ IN DUTCH

I had read one book by Jo Nesbo (I don't know how to create that special character) and I liked it, so when I came across Marekors (in Dutch: Dodelijk Patroon) I wanted to read it).

Each fifth day, there's a ritual murder in Oslo. Harry Hole starts with his final weeks at the police due to his drinking problem. But he still gets involved in this case. So is his archenemy, Tom Waaler...

I didn't read all the books about Harry Hole yet, so I couldn't understand where everything about Tom Waaler was all about. But I guess that's my own mistake, because I didn't read them in the right order. I like the book. Especially in the beginning it starts with quite some murders and you are thrown right in to the story. I liked the writing style, it was fast and nice to read. It took me some time to get respect for the end of the book and the way Nesbo (forgive me that last letter) had made up the story.

But I start to think that alcoholism is an occupational disease for policemen... ( )
  Floratina | Sep 21, 2014 |
I did not realize when I started this book that it was fifth in a series of ten, so far. While it does stand alone, I think I would recommend reading them in order.

Detective Inspector Harry Hole has been on a drunken bender for several weeks. Having been obsessed with the idea that a fellow cop, Tom Waaler, is corrupt and had killed two people in order to hide his activities, he had come to the conclusion that he was stymied and unable to take the case further. He has but one ally in the police department, his boss, Bjorn Moller. “Harry Hole.The lone wolf, the drunk, the department’s enfant terrible and, apart from Tom Waaler, the best detective on the sixth floor.” He’s occasionally totally dysfunctional with moments of brilliance.

They are confronted with a strange case where the killer seemingly picks his targets at random, leaving only a severed digit as a clue and red diamonds. Hole realizes that the killer is leaving a trail and the clues all revolve around the pentagon shape.

It took me a bit to get into the book, but once involved, it’s a real rush to the end with numerous tight curves and bends. Downgraded for intuitive insights on the part of Harry that seemed to spring out of thin air rather than from investigatory brilliance. ( )
  ecw0647 | Sep 12, 2014 |
Best suspense book that I have read in YEARS. ( )
  ChewDigest | Sep 12, 2014 |
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Andersen, Allan HiltonTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Das Haus war 1898 auf lehmigem Grund errichtet worden.
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O detetive Harry Hole está de volta. Tentando superar a morte da ex-parceira de trabalho, obcecado em provar a culpa do também investigador Tom Waaler, abandonado pela namorada e afundado no alcoolismo, ele ainda tem de lidar com um misterioso assassinato de uma jovem. Quando novas mortes começam a ocorrer, e elementos em comum vão surgindo aos olhos de Harry, ele percebe que está diante de um perigoso serial killer.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0061133981, Paperback)

In the heat of a sweltering Oslo summer, a young woman is found murdered in her flat—with one of her fingers cut off and a tiny red star-shaped diamond placed under her eyelid. An off-the-rails alcoholic barely holding on to his job, Detective Harry Hole is assigned the case with Tom Waaler, a hated colleague whom Harry believes is responsible for the murder of his partner. When another woman is reported missing five days later, and her severed finger turns up adorned with a red star-shaped diamond ring, Harry fears a serial killer is at work. But Hole's determination to capture a fiend and to expose Waaler's crimes is leading him into shadowy places where both investigations merge in unexpected ways, forcing him to make difficult decisions about a future he may not live to see.

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"In the heat of a sweltering Oslo summer, a young woman is found murdered in her flat--with one of her fingers cut off and a tiny red star-shaped diamond placed under her eyelid. An off-the-rails alcoholic barely holding on to his job, Detective Harry Hole is assigned the case with Tom Waaler, a hated colleague who Harry believes is responsible for the murder of his partner. When another woman is reported missing five days later, and her severed finger turns up adorned with a red star-shaped diamond ring, Harry fears a serial killer is at work. But Hole's determination to capture a fiend and to expose Waaler's crimes is leading him into shadowy places where both investigations merge in unexpected ways, forcing him to make difficult decisions about a future he may not live to see." --from back cover.… (more)

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