We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the library. Find a location near you.

The Devil's Star: A Novel
(Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Author:
Series:
Published:
HarperCollins 2012
Status:
Available from OverDrive
Description

"It's fascinating to watch this Norwegian author adapt our homegrown monster [the serial killer] to a foreign culture.... When things go wrong, Harry goes on a bender, but when he's on his game, no one is better than this obsessive detective. He systematically works his way through the intricacies of a plot that speeds along like a bullet train."—New York Times Book Review

Detective Harry Hole is on the trail of a diabolical serial killer terrorizing Oslo in another electrifying thriller in the Harry Hole series from the author of The Snowman.

In the heat of a sweltering Oslo summer, a young woman is found murdered in her flat—with one of her fingers cut off and a tiny red star-shaped diamond placed under her eyelid. An off-the-rails alcoholic barely holding on to his job, Detective Harry Hole is assigned to the case with Tom Waaler, a hated colleague whom Harry believes is responsible for the murder of his partner. When another woman is reported missing five days later, and her severed finger turns up adorned with a red star-shaped diamond ring, Harry fears a serial killer is at work.

But Hole's determination to capture a fiend and to expose Waaler's crimes is leading him into shadowy places where both investigations merge in unexpected ways, forcing him to make difficult decisions about a future he may not live to see.

Also in This Series
Formats
Adobe EPUB eBook
Works on all eReaders (except Kindles), desktop computers and mobile devices with reading apps installed.
Kindle Book
Works on Kindles and devices with a Kindle app installed.
OverDrive Read
Need Help?
If you are having problem transferring a title to your device, please fill out this support form or visit the library so we can help you to use our eBooks and eAudio Books.
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
Format:
Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read
Street Date:
01/03/2012
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780062193964
ASIN:
B006IY9FEY
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Jo Nesbo. (2012). The Devil's Star: A Novel. HarperCollins.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Jo Nesbo. 2012. The Devil's Star: A Novel. HarperCollins.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Jo Nesbo, The Devil's Star: A Novel. HarperCollins, 2012.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Jo Nesbo. The Devil's Star: A Novel. HarperCollins, 2012.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Copy Details
LibraryOwnedAvailable
Shared Digital Collection21
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
fad88583-0e89-174f-166a-6b65914248fa
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
No
Date Added:
Jun 12, 2018 15:31:26
Date Updated:
Apr 08, 2023 10:53:43
Last Metadata Check:
Feb 25, 2024 06:46:43
Last Metadata Change:
Jun 04, 2023 07:47:21
Last Availability Check:
Feb 25, 2024 06:46:45
Last Availability Change:
Feb 22, 2024 18:06:42
Last Grouped Work Modification Time:
Mar 02, 2024 02:13:59

OverDrive Product Record

readingOrder
5
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0293-1/{628EC6E8-AC04-4E2E-91E6-6140CC4EC470}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0293-1/{628EC6E8-AC04-4E2E-91E6-6140CC4EC470}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0293-1/628/EC6/E8/{628EC6E8-AC04-4E2E-91E6-6140CC4EC470}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0293-1/628/EC6/E8/{628EC6E8-AC04-4E2E-91E6-6140CC4EC470}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
formats
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780062193964
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B006IY9FEY
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780062193964
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
otherFormatIdentifiers
      • type: ISBN
      • value: 9780061133985
mediaType
eBook
primaryCreator
    • role: Author
    • name: Jo Nesbo
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
The Devil's Star
seriesId
521686
dateAdded
2012-04-19T23:04:16.343Z
contentDetails
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=141&titleID=707320
      • type: text/html
      • account:
          • name: Sacramento Public Library (CA)
          • id: 1151
sortTitle
Devils Star Harry Hole Series Book 05
crossRefId
707320
series
Harry Hole
subtitle
A Novel
id
628EC6E8-AC04-4E2E-91E6-6140CC4EC470
starRating
4

OverDrive MetaData

isPublicDomain
False
formats
      • fileName: TheDevilsStar_9780062193964_707320
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 1400872
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780062193964
      • rights:
            • type: Copying
            • value: 47
            • type: Printing
            • value: 47
            • type: Lending
            • value: 0
            • type: ReadAloud
            • value: 1
            • type: ExpirationRights
            • value: 0
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • isReadAlong: False
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • onSaleDate: 1/3/2012
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-epub-adobe
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-410/0293-1/628/EC6/E8/DevilsStar9780062193964.epub
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=628EC6E8-AC04-4E2E-91E6-6140CC4EC470&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: TheDevilsStar_707320
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 0
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B006IY9FEY
      • name: Kindle Book
      • isReadAlong: False
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • onSaleDate: 1/3/2012
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-epub-adobe
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-410/0293-1/628/EC6/E8/DevilsStar9780062193964.epub
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=628EC6E8-AC04-4E2E-91E6-6140CC4EC470&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: TheDevilsStar_9780062193964_707320
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 0
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780062193964
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • isReadAlong: False
      • id: ebook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 1/3/2012
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-epub-adobe
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-410/0293-1/628/EC6/E8/DevilsStar9780062193964.epub
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=628EC6E8-AC04-4E2E-91E6-6140CC4EC470&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Nesbo, Jo
      • bioText:

        A musician, songwriter, and economist, Jo Nesbø is also one of Europe's most acclaimed crime writers, and is the winner of the Glass Key Award, northern Europe's most prestigious crime-fiction prize, for his first novel featuring Police Detective Harry Hole. Nesbø lives in Oslo.

      • name: Jo Nesbo
imprint
HarperCollins e-books
publishDate
2012-01-03T00:00:00-05:00
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
The Devil's Star
fullDescription

"It's fascinating to watch this Norwegian author adapt our homegrown monster [the serial killer] to a foreign culture.... When things go wrong, Harry goes on a bender, but when he's on his game, no one is better than this obsessive detective. He systematically works his way through the intricacies of a plot that speeds along like a bullet train."—New York Times Book Review

Detective Harry Hole is on the trail of a diabolical serial killer terrorizing Oslo in another electrifying thriller in the Harry Hole series from the author of The Snowman.

In the heat of a sweltering Oslo summer, a young woman is found murdered in her flat—with one of her fingers cut off and a tiny red star-shaped diamond placed under her eyelid. An off-the-rails alcoholic barely holding on to his job, Detective Harry Hole is assigned to the case with Tom Waaler, a hated colleague whom Harry believes is responsible for the murder of his partner. When another woman is reported missing five days later, and her severed finger turns up adorned with a red star-shaped diamond ring, Harry fears a serial killer is at work.

But Hole's determination to capture a fiend and to expose Waaler's crimes is leading him into shadowy places where both investigations merge in unexpected ways, forcing him to make difficult decisions about a future he may not live to see.

seriesId
521686
reviews
      • premium: False
      • source: Kirkus Reviews
      • content: "Readers new to this whitehot series will be impressed by Nesbø's generous plotting and his insight into dark places in the human soul."
      • premium: False
      • source: The Times (London)
      • content: "Astonishingly confident. . . . The Devil's Star scores with an intriguing plot and Nesbo's mastery of pace and tension."
      • premium: False
      • source: Michael Connelly
      • content: "Jo Nesbø is my new favorite thriller writer and Harry Hole my new hero."
      • premium: False
      • source: Entertainment Weekly
      • content: "Nesbø has a knack for Euro noir."
      • premium: False
      • source: New York Times Book Review
      • content: "The dense plot is supremely detailed. . . . A crisp, clean translation. . . . Satisfying."
      • premium: False
      • source: The Guardian (London)
      • content: "A well-crafted rollercoaster of a book. . . . Nesbo sets a cracking pace, the shambolic Hole is exasperating and endearing by turns, and a series of spectacular plot twists lead to a thrilling finale. Highly recommended."
      • premium: True
      • source: Publisher's Weekly
      • content:

        Starred review from January 18, 2010
        A serial killer taunts Harry Hole in Nesbø's searing third crime novel to feature the Oslo police detective to be made available in the U.S. (after Nemesis
        ). Still suffering from alcohol-fueled demons and obsessed with hunting for evidence against a clearly dirty cop, Hole grudgingly agrees to help look into the murder of a woman whose finger has been amputated and a red diamond stuck under her eyelid. More bodies follow, with the murderer leaving identical five-pointed diamonds (the titular devil's star) at each crime scene. At first the killings appear to be random, but Hole soon discovers an ominous pattern. Nesbø brilliantly incorporates threads from earlier novels, including Hole's often tumultuous relationship with his lover, Rakel, without ever losing the current story's rhythm. Even with—or perhaps because of—his flaws, Hole is arguably one of today's most fascinating fictional detectives. 5-city author tour.

popularity
1195
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BWwAAAA2I/products/628ec6e8-ac04-4e2e-91e6-6140cc4ec470/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
id
628ec6e8-ac04-4e2e-91e6-6140cc4ec470
starRating
4
readingOrder
5
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0293-1/{628EC6E8-AC04-4E2E-91E6-6140CC4EC470}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0293-1/{628EC6E8-AC04-4E2E-91E6-6140CC4EC470}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0293-1/628/EC6/E8/{628EC6E8-AC04-4E2E-91E6-6140CC4EC470}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0293-1/628/EC6/E8/{628EC6E8-AC04-4E2E-91E6-6140CC4EC470}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
subjects
      • value: Fiction
      • value: Mystery
      • value: Thriller
publishDateText
01/03/2012
otherFormatIdentifiers
      • type: ISBN
      • value: 9780061133985
mediaType
eBook
shortDescription

"It's fascinating to watch this Norwegian author adapt our homegrown monster [the serial killer] to a foreign culture.... When things go wrong, Harry goes on a bender, but when he's on his game, no one is better than this obsessive detective. He systematically works his way through the intricacies of a plot that speeds along like a bullet train."—New York Times Book Review

Detective Harry Hole is on the trail of a diabolical serial killer terrorizing Oslo in another electrifying thriller in the Harry Hole series from the author of The Snowman.

In the heat of a sweltering Oslo summer, a young woman is found murdered in her flat—with one of her fingers cut off and a tiny red star-shaped diamond placed under her eyelid. An off-the-rails alcoholic barely holding on to his job, Detective Harry Hole is assigned to the case with Tom Waaler, a hated colleague whom Harry believes is responsible for the murder of his partner. When...

sortTitle
Devils Star A Novel
crossRefId
707320
series
Harry Hole
subtitle
A Novel
publisher
HarperCollins
bisacCodes
      • code: FIC022020
      • description: Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
      • code: FIC022080
      • description: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / International Crime & Mystery