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A. C. Simpson (Hornchurch, Essex)

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by Henning Mankell
Edition: Hardcover

6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Oh so depressing, 9 Mar. 2008
This review is from: Depths (Hardcover)
First off I love everything that Henning Mankell has done except for this one.It is atmospheric and you do want to know how it concludes but I found it so dull and depressing.
I am always so excited when a new book by one of my favourate authors comes out but I am afraid this one left me cold.
The good news for Mankell fans is that his new one "Kennedys Brain" is absolutly superb.

The Devil's Star: A Harry Hole thriller (Oslo Sequence 3)
The Devil's Star: A Harry Hole thriller (Oslo Sequence 3)
by Jo Nesbo
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

48 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Please read Redbreast first, 10 Oct. 2006
Of the crime novels I have read in the last year this was my favourite and this includes offerings from Hennig Mankell,John Harvey,both books by that Icelandic bloke,Michael Connelly and Minette Walters.I was surprised that I would warm to a character with the name Harry Hole,( is this a strange translation of a Norwegian name?) but as a dysfunctional character he beats the hell out of Wallander or Rebus.

I liked the book so much that I was almost beside myself with excitement when I found what I thought was the sequel in the form of The Redbreast.It was a big disappointment to discover that allthough this book was printed after Devils Star it is in fact the first book. So if you are new to Jo Nesbo please read Redbreast first and you wont be disappointed.

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