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  • Published: 1 July 2014
  • ISBN: 9780099556039
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $19.99

Cockroaches

Harry Hole 2




The thrilling sequel to Nesbo's debut novel The Bat, The Cockroaches sees Harry Hole sent to Bangkok to investigate the murder of the Norwegian ambassador

Harry Hole is back in a gripping twist-packed read.

‘One of Nesbo’s most accomplished novels’ Financial Times

Harry is on a special mission.

Detective Harry Hole arrives in a steaming hot Bangkok. The Norwegian ambassador has been found dead in a seedy motel room, and Harry has been sent to investigate. It’s clear that the Ambassador’s family are hiding some secrets of their own, but few people are willing to talk.

He needs to solve a crime and avoid a scandal.

When Harry lays hands on some incriminating CCTV footage, things only get more complicated. The man who gave him the tape goes missing, and Harry realises that failing to solve a murder case is by no means the only danger that faces the unwary.

But in an unfamiliar city, who can you trust?

*JO NESBO HAS SOLD 40 MILLION BOOKS WORLDWIDE*

*Watch out for Knife, the new Harry Hole thriller, out now*

  • Pub date: 1 July 2014
  • ISBN: 9780099556039
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Jo Nesbo

Jo Nesbo is one of the world’s bestselling crime writers, with The Leopard, Phantom, Police, The Son and his latest Harry Hole novel, The Thirst, all topping the Sunday Times bestseller charts. He’s an international number one bestseller and his books are published in 50 languages, selling over 40 million copies around the world.

Before becoming a crime writer, Nesbo played football for Norway’s premier league team Molde, but his dream of playing professionally for Spurs was dashed when he tore ligaments in his knee at the age of eighteen. After three years military service he attended business school and formed the band Di Derre (‘Them There’). They topped the charts in Norway, but Nesbo continued working as a financial analyst, crunching numbers during the day and gigging at night. When commissioned by a publisher to write a memoir about life on the road with his band, he instead came up with the plot for his first Harry Hole crime novel, The Bat.

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Praise for Cockroaches

“If you’ve never read any Jo Nesbo, now is the perfect time to check out his excellent Harry Hole series”

Essentials

“As with the Australian setting of The Bat, Hole’s first outing, we’re again terra incognita (Asia here); Cockroaches, organised with greater concentration than its predecessor, turns out to be one of Nesbo’s most accomplished novels”

Barry Forshaw, Financial Times

“Set to be another sure-fire hit”

Sun

“Set to be another sure-fire hit”

Sun

“You'll be utterly enthralled”

Shortlist

“You'll be utterly enthralled”

Shortlist

“Beguiling as ever... An absolute treat”

Deirdre O'Brien, Sunday Mirror

“Beguiling as ever... An absolute treat”

Deirdre O'Brien, Sunday Mirror

“Cockroaches will thrill Harry Hole addicts. It's classic fast-paced, edge-of-the-seat style”

UK Press Syndication

“Cockroaches will thrill Harry Hole addicts. It's classic fast-paced, edge-of-the-seat style”

UK Press Syndication

“Shows how far Nesbo has honed his skills”

Mark Sanderson, Evening Standard

“Shows how far Nesbo has honed his skills”

Mark Sanderson, Evening Standard

“It’s fun to see Nesbo finding his feet with Hole… and he weaves a large cast and a complex plot into a satisfying plunge into a filthy south-east Asian underbelly, ripe to bursting with corruption, exploitation and cruelty”

Siobhan Murphy, Metro

“It’s fun to see Nesbo finding his feet with Hole… and he weaves a large cast and a complex plot into a satisfying plunge into a filthy south-east Asian underbelly, ripe to bursting with corruption, exploitation and cruelty”

Siobhan Murphy, Metro

“Cockroaches has all the grit and gruffness and moral turpitude of the other novels but, as with the first book, The Bat (about a serial killer in Australia) it isn't set in Norway.”

Cameron Woodhead, Burnie Advocate, TAS

“Another gem from the Norwegian author”

RTE Guide

“What really makes the novel work is the fact that the picturesque seediness of Bangkok and Thailand turn out to be Harry Hole's natural element, despite its very non-Norwegian setting”

Good Book Guide


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