Title Profile & Character Information

The Bat

Annotation
The electrifying first appearance of Jo Nesbø’s detective, Harry Hole.
 
Inspector Harry Hole of the Oslo Crime Squad is dispatched to Sydney to observe a murder case.  Harry is free to offer assistance, but he has firm instructions to stay out of trouble. The victim is a twenty-three year old Norwegian woman who is a minor celebrity back home. Never one to sit on the sidelines, Harry befriends one of the lead detectives, and one of the witnesses, as he is drawn deeper into the case.  Together, they discover that this is only the latest in a string of unsolved murders, and the pattern points toward a psychopath working his way across the country. As they circle closer and closer to the killer, Harry begins to fear that no one is safe, least of all those investigating the case.

Characters
NameHole, Harry
GendersMale
 Male
OccupationsPolice inspector
 Police inspector
TraitsRecovering alcoholic
Norwegian
Recovering alcoholic
Norwegian

GenreFiction
Mystery
    --Police procedural
    --Police procedural
Suspense
Crime
TopicsMurder investigations
Celebrities
Prostitution
Gangsters
Serial killers
Unsolved murders
Rape-murders
Women in peril
Strangulation
Serial killings
Murder investigations
Celebrities
Prostitution
Gangsters
Serial killers
Unsolved murders
Rape-murders
Women in peril
Strangulation
Serial killings


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