I don't think Harry Hole has a TV image yet, but perhaps someone can correct me.
You haven't met Harry Hole yet? Well, if you like gritty Norwegian crime fiction then you need to make his acquaintance soon.
THE REDBREAST, my rating 4.5
First published in Norwegian 2000. Translate into English 2006. Norwegian's history stretches its tentacles into the year 2000. This features Norwegian detective Harry Hole recently promoted to Inspector to hide the true story of how he came to shoot an American security agent during a visit to Oslo by the American President.
A crime novel that is more a thriller than a mystery. A complex story.
Harry is tracing the importation into Norway of a rare weapon, when reports come in that it has been fired. A veteran ex-soldier is found with his throat cut, and Harry keeps coming up with the same set of names.
THE DEVIL'S STAR my rating 4.8
Set in Oslo. Detective Harry Hole is an alcoholic who has been absent from work for the last 4 weeks.
He is highly valued by his boss who has covered up for him and marked his absence as annual leave. But now it is crunch time. He has been assigned to a case with an adversary whom he is convinced was responsible for the death of a colleague. Harry has no choice now - he must return to work or quit. The new case involves what appear to be serial killings where the murderer is leaving clues related to a five-pointed star - the devil's star. Highly recommended.
Check some of my other reviews
I have yet to read THE LEOPARD which I have on my Kindle.
The list of titles - courtesy EuroCrime - showing the order you should read them in.
Detective Harry Hole, Oslo, Norway
|• The Bat Man||2012||1|
|• The Redbreast||2006||3|
|• The Devil's Star||2005||5|
|• The Redeemer||2009||6|
|• The Snowman||2010||7|
|• The Leopard||2011||8|
This post is a contribution to this week's Crime Fiction Alphabet - letter H