Teaser Tuesdays- The Devil’s Star

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

    “The lone wolf, the drunk, the department’s enfant terrible and, apart from Tom Waaler, the best detective on the sixth floor.  But for that and the fact that Bjarne Møller had over the years developed a sort of perverse penchant for putting his head on the block for this policeman with the serious drinking problem, Harry Hole would have been out years ago.”

    Page 13-14, The Devil’s Star by Jo Nesbø

    My review may be read here.

    What are you reading?

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  1. Nice teaser. I actually have mine up already too. This is the earliest I’ve ever gotten one posted, for sure. It comes from Rock Bottom by Erin Brockovich this week. Here’s the Link.

  2. Sounds interesting. Stopping by from TT.

    Here’s ours; http://ourstack.blogspot.com/2011/02/tuesday-teaser-rose-in-storm.html

  3. I’m actually reading the Devil’s Star. My review will be published on Wednesday (I’ll finish it tomorrow).

    http://www.ManOfLaBook.com

  4. I love Jo Nesbo and cannot wait to read this one. Thanks for sharing!

    Here’s my Teaser:
    http://lynne-booknotes.blogspot.com/2011/02/teaser-tuesday-when-tito-loved-clara.html

  5. Great teaser! Everyone seems to really like this book. Hope you’re enjoying it.

  6. Sounds good! Thanks for visiting today.

  7. I love the irascible loner cop archetype. Another is Harry Bosch, the lead in the Michael Connelly novels..

  8. Great teaser! Is this a Scandinavian detective novel like the Wallander books or Millenium trilogy?

  9. This is a new-to-me author, but I love the sound of the teaser.

    Here’s my Teaser! ~ Wendi

  10. Hi Jennifer,

    Great teaser lines and fantastic review. I have several books by Scandinavian authors in my TBR pile, I will get to them eventually.

    I particularly like the fact that you think this is a stand alone story and you don’t necessarily have to read the whole series in any order.

    • I do think it can be read alone Detective Harry Hole of course grows and changes as the series progresses, but overall yes, the series can indeed be read out of order. This was actually the first time I read one of Jo Nesbø’s books in English and it was well done.

  11. Donna/BLHmistress says:

    I haven’t heard of this book before but the teaser got me attention might have to check it out. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  12. The book title intrigues me. And nice teaser!

    Thanks for dropping by mine! :)

  13. I have never heard of this book before, but that could also be because I don’t read this genre. I hope you have a great week of reading.

  14. Great teaser! I also like the cover. Hope you enjoy the novel!

    Here’s my teaser for this week.

  15. This book is new to me, so its really good to see the glowing review! Really curious, hope I can find the book soon.
    I’ve got a Two for One special on teasers this week!:
    http://readseverything.blogspot.com/

  16. This is on my list! Nice tease.
    My tease: The Anthologist: A Novel

  17. Great teaser! Sounds like a book I’d like.

  18. Nice teaser…it really made me ponder a few things. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  19. Fab teaser I’ve got two this week. You can find them here

  20. This sounds very John le Carre…

    I read your notes and happy to hear you loved The Devil’s Star

  21. Sounds great :) You can find mine at The Bookish Snob

  22. Interesting teaser! I hadn’t heard of this series before.

  23. I’m just delighted with your TT and review of Devil’s Star. In last year have read all of Henning Mankell’s novels which prompted great interest in Scandinavian crime writers. Have been looking for other good writers of this genre as I hope to visit Scandinavia this summer. Will definitely add Nesbo to list, based on your review.

    Thanks for visiting Summit Musings for a totally different read!

  24. Interesting teaser, I’m definitely curious about this drunk, lone wolf detective:)

  25. Fascinating teaser! I have a soft spot for detective novels and this one, based on the teaser, sounds unique and intriguing!

    ~ Amy
    Amy’s Tuesday teaser!

  26. Interesting! This cover is so neat.

  27. Thanks for stopping by my teaser. Your teaser makes this one sound interesting :)

  28. Makes me think of Dirty Harry.

  29. That’s an interesting teaser–I’ve never heard of this book before, but I think I’ll check it out.

    Thanks for coming by my blog!

  30. Very interesting teaser!

  31. Hmmmm, very nice. I like this. Sounds like an edgy, gripping read.

    Here is mine:
    http://emmagayle.blogspot.com/2011/02/tuesday-teaserteaser-tuesday-5.html

  32. Interesting teaser- wonder what all is going on.

    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  33. Interesting teaser…never heard of this book before but it sounds interesting.

  34. I’ve never heard of this book but it sounds good. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

  35. Nice teaser! I haven’t heard of this book before (looks good)….off to read your review. :)

  36. nice one! haven’t heard of this author. Thanks for sharing.

    Thanks so much for stopping by On the Bookcase

  37. Thanks for stopping by!

    I’ve never heard of that book, I think I’ll look it up see if I might like it. Great teaser!

  38. An intriguing teaser. Thanks for visiting!

  39. I liked that teaser. Sounds like an interesting book. :)

  40. Great teaser. I can see from your reply to everyone you are enjoying the book a lot

  41. Very desciptive teaser! Thanks for coming by my blog! I hope you are enjoying your book! :D
    The Delusional Diaries