Title Profile & Character Information

The Snowman

Annotation
After his mother disappears, young Jonas finds a snowman on the lawn with her pink scarf about its neck. Other women vanish into Oslo's frigid air, and police investigator Harry Hole finds himself driven to the brink by a particularly dexterous and menacing killer. A Glass Key award winner who has helped put Scandinavian crime fiction on top (five million copies of his books have been sold worldwide), Nesbo here switches to a new American publisher-the very one that gave us Stieg Larsson. Essential for thriller collections; with a six-city tour.

Characters
NameHole, Harry
GenderMale
OccupationPolice inspector
TraitsRecovering alcoholic
Norwegian

GenreFiction
Mystery
    --Police procedural
Suspense
TopicsMysterious disappearances
Missing persons
Serial killings
Anonymous letters
Serial killers
Unsolved crimes
Married women
Snowmen
Winter
SettingNorway


Series
  The Harry Hole series
1The Bat
2The Cockroaches
3The Redbreast
4Nemesis
5The Devil's star
6The Redeemer
7The Snowman
8The Leopard