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Cockroaches: The Second Inspector Harry Hole…

Cockroaches: The Second Inspector Harry Hole Novel (Harry Hole Series) (original 1998; edition 2014)

by Jo Nesbo (Author)

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Title:Cockroaches: The Second Inspector Harry Hole Novel (Harry Hole Series)
Authors:Jo Nesbo (Author)
Info:Vintage Crime/Black Lizard (2014), Edition: Reprint, 384 pages
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Cockroaches by Jo Nesbo (1998)

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Interesting but not by far as thrilling / twisted as Nesbo's later work. ( )
  decaturmamaof2 | Nov 28, 2018 |
Timed this one right. Snow and cold here to contrast with the heat in Bangkok. Another tangled web of a plot. Have another part of a star for an engaging lot of characters. Glad I kept some notes of who was who as there were quite a lot of them! ( )
  Ma_Washigeri | May 27, 2018 |
Cockroaches by Jo Nesbø; (3*)

I like his other work much more than his Harry Hole series.....at least thus far into the series. ( )
  rainpebble | Apr 1, 2018 |
Action packed, sometimes convoluted story. A good escapism read. Why do people around Harry Hole tend to die? ( )
  dh-writer | Jan 30, 2018 |
Harry Hole heads to Thailand to investigate (and hush up) the murder of the Norwegian ambassador there. He quickly discovers that there's more to it than anyone wants to admit, and the further he pries, the more walls that come up. Like its predecessor, this is a pretty gritty case, full of Bad People doing Bad Things. It's not straightforward - there were plenty of parts where I had trouble keeping track who was who - but it's not bad. I hear the books where Harry's actually in Oslo are quite good, so I am looking forward to the next one. ( )
  melydia | Jul 28, 2017 |
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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.
Det blev grönt och vrålet från bilarna, motorcyklarna och tuk-tuk-taxina steg och steg tills Dim kunde se hur rutorna till Robertson Department Store skakade.
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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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