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The thrilling first book in the bestselling Harry Hole series, never before published in English

HARRY IS OUT OF HIS DEPTH.

Detective Harry Hole is meant to keep out of trouble. A young Norwegian girl taking a gap year in Sydney has been murdered, and Harry has been sent to Australia to assist in any way he can.

HE'S NOT SUPPOSED TO GET TOO INVOLVED.

When the team unearths a string of unsolved murders and disappearances, nothing will stop Harry from finding out the truth. The hunt for a serial killer is on, but the murderer will talk only to Harry.

HE MIGHT JUST BE THE NEXT VICTIM.

Appearing in English for the first time, The Bat is the legendary first novel from the worldwide phenomenon Jo Nesbo.

Reviews

Most satisfyingly we can now see the organic shape that Nesbo always intended his work to take, and the canvas stretching out in front of us is a crowded one

Good Book Guide

Hole is a spiky character and this is the first novel to feature him. If you want to get to know this brilliant, flawed character, this is the best place to start

William Leith, Scotsman

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780099520320

    April 16, 2013

    Vintage

    432 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook

    9781409019480

    October 11, 2012

    Vintage Digital

    448 pages

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Extract

Sydney

Something was wrong.

At first the female passport official had beamed: ‘How are ya, mate?’

‘I’m fine,’ Harry Hole had lied. It was more than thirty hours since he had taken off from Oslo via London, and after the change of planes in Bahrain he had sat in the same bloody seat by the emergency exit. For security reasons it could only be tipped back a little, and his lumbar region had almost crumbled by the time they reached Singapore.

And now the woman behind the counter was no longer smiling.

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Also by Jo Nesbo

Macbeth
The Thirst
The Snowman
The Devil's Star (Heroes & Villains)
New Jo Nesbo Thriller
New Harry Hole Thriller
Blood on Snow & Midnight Sun
Midnight Sun
Blood on Snow
Large Print: Police
Large Print: The Son
The Son
Cockroaches
Police
Phantom
Headhunters
The Leopard
The Redbreast
The Redeemer
The Devil's Star
Nemesis

Recommendations

The Thirst
Make Me
The Girl on the Train
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
Hades
Bullseye
The Travelling Cat Chronicles
Norwegian Wood
The Girl Who Was Taken
The Couple Next Door
Don't Let Go
Never Never
The Godfather
I Am Pilgrim
Origin
Heroes of Hamel
I Know a Secret
Down Under
The Songlines
The Handmaid's Tale