A young woman is murdered in her Oslo flat. One finger has been severed from her left hand, and behind her eyelid is secreted a tiny red diamond in the shape of a five-pointed star - a pentagram, the devil's star.

Detective Harry Hole is assigned to the case with his long-time adversary Tom Waaler and initially wants no part in it. But Harry is already on notice to quit the force and is left with little alternative but to drag himself out of his alcoholic stupor and get to work.

A wave of similar murders is on the horizon. An emerging pattern suggests that Oslo has a serial killer on its hands, and the five-pointed devil's star is key to solving the riddle.

Author

Jo Nesbø

Jo Nesbø is a bestselling Norwegian author and musician. He was born in Oslo and grew up in Molde. Nesbø graduated from the Norwegian School of Economics with a degree in economics. Nesbø is primarily famous for his crime novels about Detective Harry Hole, but he is also the main vocals and songwriter for the Norwegian rock band Di Derre. In 2007 Nesbø also released his first children's book, Doktor Proktors Prompepulver.

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Books:

Series:

Series: Harry Hole

Book Number:
7
2011
Book Number:
6
2010
Book Number:
5
2005
Book Number:
4
2009
Book Number:
3
2006
Book Number:
1
2013
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Monday, October 1, 2007
ISBN
9780099478539
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Series
Book Number (in series)
5
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Review THE DEVIL'S STAR - Jo Nesbo
Karen Chisholm
Monday, October 1, 2007

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