The Snowman

Jo Nesbo, trans. from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett.. Knopf, $25.95 (400p) ISBN 978-0-307-59586-7
In this chilling installment in Nesbø's Insp. Harry Hole crime series (The Devil's Star, etc.), a snowman left in the front yard of Birte Becker's Oslo house is the only clue to the woman's disappearance. When Sylvia Ottersen disappears from her farmhouse soon afterward, the snowman the killer leaves behind has a gruesome addition: Sylvia's severed head. Harry, aided by Katrine Bratt, a brash new member of his team with secrets of her own, combs through past missing person cases, looking for other victims of the killer now dubbed the Snowman. Several months earlier, Harry received an anonymous letter referring to both snowmen and the Australian serial killer he'd pursued early in his career. What appeared random and bizarre then now takes on new meaning as Harry realizes the killer is taunting him. Nesbø breathes new life into the serial killer subgenre, giving it a Norwegian twist and never losing his laconic hero in the process. 150,000 first printing; 6-city author tour. (May)
Reviewed on: 03/28/2011
Release date: 05/01/2011
Show other formats
FORMATS
Compact Disc - 13 pages
Pre-Recorded Audio Player - 978-1-61707-432-5
Downloadable Audio - 978-0-307-91753-9
Open Ebook - 576 pages - 978-1-4090-8965-0
Paperback - 560 pages - 978-1-4458-5440-3
Hardcover - 576 pages - 978-1-78470-092-8
Hardcover - 320 pages - 978-0-09-955174-4
Hardcover - 448 pages - 978-1-84655-348-6
Compact Disc - 978-0-307-91750-8
Open Ebook - 244 pages - 978-1-299-00718-5
Paperback - 454 pages - 978-0-307-35865-3
Paperback - 454 pages - 978-0-307-35866-0
Paperback - 512 pages
Paperback - 609 pages - 978-0-7393-7819-9
X
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Email Address

Password

Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email pw@pubservice.com with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.