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The Snowman (2007)

by Jo Nesbo

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Series: Harry Hole (7)

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    Jar City by Arnaldur Indriðason (infosleuth, Disco_grinch)
    infosleuth: Besides both being northern European crime fiction titles, but without wanting to spoil the stories, these 2 novels share similar plot elements.
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    The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (voracious)
    voracious: Similar in the extended effort in the storytelling and set in Norway, this novel evokes similar feelings in the reader.
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'Schneemann', der siebte Fall mit Harry Hole, ist spannend bis zum Schluss wie auch schon die anderen Bände dieser Reihe. Mit seiner neuen Kollegin Kathrine Bratt ist Harry Hole auf der Suche nach einem Serienmörder, der seit Jahren unerkannt Mütter verschwinden lässt und am Ort seiner Tat immer einen Schneemann hinterlässt. Einen Verdächtigen gibt es schnell - zu schnell, wie man anhand der Dicke des Buches sofort erkennen kann. Und so darf man auf's Neue wieder Nesbøs Fähigkeiten bestaunen, eine unerwartete Wendung nach der nächsten zu präsentieren bis zum grandiosen Finale kurz vor dem Ende, das sich ebenso logisch klar präsentiert wie bei seinen anderen Harry-Hole-Romanen. Harry hält sich trotz aller Rückschläge dieses Mal erstaunlich gut, denn der Griff zum Alkohol kommt vergleichsweise selten vor. So schöpft man Hoffnung für ihn...
Endlich habe ich nun alle Bände dieser Serie gelesen (wenn auch nicht in der richtigen Reihenfolge) und freue mich bereits auf den im November erscheinenden neuen Harry Hole. Und irgendwann, wenn ich mal richtig viiiel Zeit habe, lese ich alles noch einmal. Denn auch bei dieser Lektüre passierte es mir wie schon früher: Vieles im Buch Geschriebene versteht man erst im Zusammenhang mit der Lösung. So wird das 'Zweit-Lesen' zu einem Aha-Erlebnis :-) ( )
  Xirxe | Dec 2, 2014 |
When I see the 'stamp' that says the next Steig Larsson I am confused...

I never think writers should be compared...

The brilliant tales of Harry Hole are worth reading. The Snowman did not disappoint. There is the same desire to understand Hole, as there is to discover the killer. Red Herrings that you think you would never fall for, outfox you again and again.

The novel is exciting and satisfying, giving just enough to keep you eager to allow the story to untangle.

Can't wait to start The Leopard.... ( )
  greatbookescapes | Nov 20, 2014 |
When I see the 'stamp' that says the next Steig Larsson I am confused...

I never think writers should be compared...

The brilliant tales of Harry Hole are worth reading. The Snowman did not disappoint. There is the same desire to understand Hole, as there is to discover the killer. Red Herrings that you think you would never fall for, outfox you again and again.

The novel is exciting and satisfying, giving just enough to keep you eager to allow the story to untangle.

Can't wait to start The Leopard.... ( )
  greatbookescapes | Nov 20, 2014 |
When I see the 'stamp' that says the next Steig Larsson I am confused...

I never think writers should be compared...

The brilliant tales of Harry Hole are worth reading. The Snowman did not disappoint. There is the same desire to understand Hole, as there is to discover the killer. Red Herrings that you think you would never fall for, outfox you again and again.

The novel is exciting and satisfying, giving just enough to keep you eager to allow the story to untangle.

Can't wait to start The Leopard.... ( )
  greatbookescapes | Nov 20, 2014 |
When I see the 'stamp' that says the next Steig Larsson I am confused...

I never think writers should be compared...

The brilliant tales of Harry Hole are worth reading. The Snowman did not disappoint. There is the same desire to understand Hole, as there is to discover the killer. Red Herrings that you think you would never fall for, outfox you again and again.

The novel is exciting and satisfying, giving just enough to keep you eager to allow the story to untangle.

Can't wait to start The Leopard.... ( )
  greatbookescapes | Nov 20, 2014 |
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Harry is pleasingly human, with a capacity for hard, grueling work being one of his best features, and the rest of the characters say and do believable things, the murderous snowman notwithstanding. The Norwegian settings are sometimes exotic, sometimes just grimy—who knew that Oslo had a high-crime area?—but always appropriate to the story, which unfolds at just the right pace.
added by Shortride | editKirkus Reviews (May 1, 2011)
 

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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Jo Nesboprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Andersen, Allan HiltonTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bartlett, DonTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Berntsen, AdaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Edit, PetrikovicsTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
노진선Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fouillet, AlexTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Frauenlob, GüntherTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gretić, Iva UšumlićTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gudovoĭ, E.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Krištůfková, KateřinaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Menna, OutiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Montes Cano, CarmenTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Olaisen, PerTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Toda, HiroyukiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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It was the day the snow came.
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The night the first snow falls a young boy wakes to find his mother gone. He walks through the silent house, but finds only wet footprints on the stairs. In the garden looms a solitary figure: a snowman bathed in cold moonlight, its black eyes glaring up at the bedroom windows. Round its neck is his mother’s pink scarf.

Inspector Harry Hole is convinced there is a link between the disappearance and a menacing letter he received some months earlier. As Harry and his team delve into unsolved case files, they discover that an alarming number of wives and mothers have gone missing over the years. When a second woman disappears Harry’s suspicions are confirmed: he is a pawn in a deadly game. For the first time in his career Harry finds himself confronted with a serial killer operating on his turf, a killer who will drive him to the brink of insanity.
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"In Oslo, after the first snow of the season has fallen, a woman disappears, and a sinister snowman is left in her wake. As irascible detective Harry Hole realizes that this is only one of multiple disappearances, he begins to think a serial killer may be at work--and may be drawing in Hole personally and intentionally"--… (more)

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