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Cockroaches
Cockroaches | Jo Nesbo
Harry is on a special missionDetective 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. Ite(tm)s clear that the Ambassadore(tm)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 scandalWhen 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?
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Blueberry
Cockroaches | Jo Nesbo
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1. Tagged: Cockroaches by Jo Nesbo
2. The Secret Wisdom of the Earth ?
3. 93 and sunny

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain 😊

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Blueberry
Cockroaches | Jo Nesbo
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On the go reading.

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gradcat
Cockroaches | Jo Nesbo
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batsy Oh lord 😭😭 #myworstfear 4mo
DrawingSustenance Ignorance is bliss. 4mo
Ddzmini 🤢🤮 hate roaches but I have a way of getting rid of all of them even the hidden ones 💀☠️☠️☠️ 4mo
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gradcat @batsy Sorry!! ♥️ (edited) 4mo
gradcat @Ddzmini Ummm...should I ask? 😱 4mo
gradcat @JulietBooks Isn‘t it just...? 🙃 (edited) 4mo
Ddzmini It‘s boric acid 😝 but you have to be diligent when your doing otherwise like everything else it won‘t work (so hard work and consistency is key) 4mo
gradcat Ugh! You know, I think one of my landlords (when I lived in Nashville) said to use boric acid...but I can‘t remember if I did. Something worked though, else I wouldn‘t have been able to stand living there! 😂🙃 4mo
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Martta
Cockroaches | Jo Nesbo
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Pickpick

This was entertaining! I think the Jo Nesbø atmosphere is not quite there yet since this is one of his early books but it's close. Also why put an Ikea knife on the cover if it clearly doesn't make an appearance in the book? The description of knifes in this book are very detailed so the person who made the cover could find all the needed info for the right kind of knife in the book if they wanted. 🤔

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Martta
Cockroaches | Jo Nesbo
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Breafast at the balcony. 😋🍵🥣

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Lillie
Cockroaches | Jo Nesbo
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Pickpick

Book 3 was the first of the Harry Hole series translated into English and then the rest came along. And I loved them! Books 1 and 2 were translated much later. This is book 2. Book 1, The Bat was ok, so I wasn't expecting much from the one. Yay! I was wrong. This is a good book and explains so much of Harry Hole's background. You really get to know why Harry is the way he is. The mystery was good too 😉.
🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Hestapleton
Cockroaches | Jo Nesbo
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Pickpick

First book of #24in48 done! Now to decide what to read next. 😬

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Hestapleton
Cockroaches | Jo Nesbo
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#24in28 let‘s go! Slept in this morning cause I needed it and now I‘m ready to go! Starting off by finishing this book, since I‘m about 72% of the way done.

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Hestapleton
Cockroaches | Jo Nesbo
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Getting all set for #24in48 tomorrow! Not pictured because they‘re on the Kindle: tagged book, FURYBORN by Claire Legrand, THE GIRLS OF 17 SWANN STREET by Yara Zgheib, and FORGET YOU KNOW ME by Jessica Strawser. I have BRING ME BACK by B.A. Paris as my audiobook and audio copies of THE DEEP by Nick Cutter and NOT THAT I COULD TELL by Jessica Strawser, just in case. So excited to start! Think 11 books is enough? https://bit.ly/2G6bT4n

Julsmarshall Great stack! 10mo
catebutler Looks good! I‘ve been going back and forth with participating this time. 10mo
Hestapleton @catebutler it‘s always fun to participate even when you don‘t get to the full 24. I think last time I did it, I only got to 10. It was fun to just really focus on my reading and be with other Littens! 10mo
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4thhouseontheleft
Cockroaches | Jo Nesbo
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Pickpick

Title aside, I really liked the 2nd installment of the Harry Hole series. I have now caught up with the first two books, and can continue on with Bk. 5 in the series!

I think I will be spending a lot of time with Jo Nesbø over winter break! ? #nordicnoir

Gaylagal2 There is nobody like Jo Nesbo! I started reading his books about 10 years ago....love 🤙 11mo
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4thhouseontheleft
Cockroaches | Jo Nesbo
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I‘m having a much needed mid-morning reading break, enjoying one of the cookies leftover from the book club holiday party I hosted last night. #booksandtea

Velvetfur That's a gorgeous picture, and those cookies look fabulous 😁 12mo
MaGoose Beautiful mug and delicious-looking cookies. 12mo
DivineDiana Lovely photo! Not sure if I could read a book with that title! 😉 12mo
4thhouseontheleft @DivineDiana 😂😂 The title is quite bad! The book is good, though. 12mo
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4thhouseontheleft
Cockroaches | Jo Nesbo
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Two snow days, and an incredibly long Wednesday chauffeuring 4th & 5th graders to a choral performance, followed up by running the 5th grade school winter party....I‘m exhausted! So I find nothing wrong with changing into Star Wars PJ‘s and crashing on my bed with my next book!

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dawnsworldblog
Cockroaches | Jo Nesbo
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Pickpick

Second in the Harry Hole series and the third of this series that I‘ve read. I love the character of Harry but I do find these books hard to get into. Once I do I feel like they‘re worth the effort but they are always a bit of struggle initially.

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intothehallofbooks
Cockroaches | Jo Nesbo
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Mehso-so

📖 I didn‘t love this investigation much but I loved Harry‘s pursuit for answers. Harry always seems tormented and he definitely blurs his muddy life issues with his work, which I love.

I just could not keep up with the details of the investigation nor with the cast of characters. I wanted the case to be solved quickly so I could move on.

🎧 John Lee brilliantly narrates the audio. I highly recommend audio lovers listening to him read this book.

melbeautyandbooks The first two books of this series are not the best. They didn‘t even translate them into English for a long time after the later books had already been translated and well received. I haven‘t listened to the audiobooks. I would recommend sticking with the series. It gets much better. That‘s my two cents anyway. 2y
intothehallofbooks @melbeautyandbooks OHHH, I didn‘t realize they had been translated out of order! That makes sense, because I have wondered why so many have skipped the beginning of the series and read after this one 😂 I started listening to the audio along with the print because when I began the series print-only, I wasn‘t sure how to pronounce several names. So I added the audio. The narrator is so good that I‘ll probably keep doing audio + print. 😊 2y
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intothehallofbooks
Cockroaches | Jo Nesbo
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Halfway thru this one and it is a little bit of a struggle.

SIGH SIGH SIGH.

I knew going into this that this book is one of the weaker parts of the series. My expectations are sadly low! 🤦🏻‍♀️🙇🏻‍♀️ I don‘t really want to bail because I LOVE Harry as a character and I‘m interested in what the second half will reveal about his character progression. The investigation is okay, but mostly I don‘t want to miss any details for the next book.

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Bookish.SAM
Cockroaches | Jo Nesbo
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I didn‘t mean to have a fairly solo Xmas but came down with the stomach flu Xmas eve so I‘ve been mostly holed up in my mom‘s spare room. I missed Xmas gifts and breakfast with my brother and his family, but at least my little sidekick has been keeping me company and I‘ve been able to get some reading in on what would otherwise be a day when there isn‘t much time for it. Merry Christmas all!! 🎄🎁❤️📚#joinin #dogsoflitsy

BookMaven407 Merry Christmas 🎄hope you feel better soon! 2y
LauraBeth Hope you feel better 🎄🎄 2y
rubyslippersreads A cutie pie like that will cure you in no time. 🐶 2y
ReadingSusan Oh no 😭😭 So sorry. Feel better soon. 2y
Karkar Hope you feel better soon! 2y
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tricours
Cockroaches | Jo Nesbo
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Panpan

Now I‘ve read two books in the Harry Hole series and I definitely don‘t get it. They were pretty much the same (same structure, same overall idea) and by the time of The Great Denouement I didn‘t really care and missed half of it.

Foxyfictionista Hmmmm, this is in my tbr stack. I've only read two of his as well. I think I liked them (it's been a while) but a lot of crime novels seem to follow a formula. A hard boiled cop who is a lone wolf and incapable of emotional commitment etc... I bought it for 30p at a library sale so I'll give it a try. If it doesn't work out, I'll donate it. Thanks for the heads-up! 2y
tricours @Foxyfictionista exactly! I just can‘t care about any of the people in his books and so far it‘s been exactly the same formula. 2y
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tricours
Cockroaches | Jo Nesbo
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My last two audiobooks aren‘t in the Litsy database so I haven‘t been able to post about them. Of course this one is though, even though it‘s so far beneath the other two in quality 😡 Oh well! We had our first ISO 9001:2015 audit today (I‘m head of QMS) so I need some knitting and wine now.

[DELETED] 3803335244 This is a lovely pattern! I knitted my daughter a shawl for Christmas. She‘s a Austen fan & wanted an Austen shawl. My pattern wasn‘t so pretty though! Beautiful job, I love it! 2y
Dolly So pretty! 😍 2y
Suet624 That knitting is gorgeous. 2y
julesG Black shawl! Looks gorgeous. 2y
tricours @julesG it looks much darker in the picture! It‘s actually grey 2y
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TeacupsandMufasa
Cockroaches | Jo Nesbo
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This is the 2nd one in the series and I have to say I‘m really getting into this author. He‘s a unique writer who is amazing at dialogue (at least I think so). I‘m excited to pick up the 3rd book in the series.

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OutsmartYourShelf
Cockroaches | Jo Nesbo
Mehso-so

A little more interesting than the first book, but I‘m still waiting for the series to actually get going. Rating: 3/5.

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AshleyC816
Cockroaches | Jo Nesbo
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Mehso-so

I started losing interest midway through, not sure if it was my mood or the book. Also is it theme in these books that a woman has to be kidnapped and killed each time?

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Reggie
Cockroaches | Jo Nesbo
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Pickpick

What books would you never want to be in? A Harry Hole novel. Why? Because almost everybody dies in torturous ways. Harry's in Thailand trying to find out who killed the Norwegian Ambassador. Jo Nesbo does this wonderful thing with giving characters a gritty mini story from their past, but then he steps on the pedal and has someone have their arms sawed off while they're alive. And you just wanna say, "Hey Jo, let's slow it down." It was decent.

Bambolina_81 I've had this on my shelf for the longest time! 2y
Ms_T I love your reviews! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Cinfhen Same @Ms_T I could read Reggie reviews all day long 😍😍😍 2y
minkyb Entertaining take on Harry! 2y
Reggie @Ms_T @Cinfhen you ladies are too kind. Thank you!!! 2y
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Christinak
Cockroaches | Jo Nesbo
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I really enjoy the books I have read in the Harry Hole series. ThIs one is on my TBR. I think I developed a snowman phobia after The Snowman... not sure where cockroaches fit in to this story. I'm going to have to suck it up and find out. #SizzlinSummerBooks #Bug

Joanne1 I read this not long ago, my first Nesbo. It was a compelling crime thriller. I can't remember how the cockroach fits in, I think it's metaphorical rather than literal. 2y
DGRachel I don't remember literal cockroaches in this book and since I have a phobia, I think I'd remember. You should be safe. 😉 2y
Christinak @Joanne1 @DGRachel thank goodness! 2y
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DGRachel
Cockroaches | Jo Nesbo
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#insects (in the title) #junebookbugs

BibliophileMomma Are his book good? I've not read any but I've been eyeing his books 3y
DGRachel @Tiffy_Reads I love them. They can take a little bit to get into, but I've enjoyed the first four immensely. They've also gotten better as the series progresses. 3y
BibliophileMomma @DGRachel which is book 1 and 2 3y
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DGRachel @Tiffy_Reads the tagged book for the post is #2. The Bat is #1 3y
Andrew65 @DGRachel I wasn't totally enamoured by The Bat, if you say they get better perhaps I should try some others. 3y
DGRachel @andrew65 @Tiffy_Reads I looked at Goodreads and Amazon-the ratings for The Bat are lower than the any of the others and the ratings get higher as the series progresses. I thinks it's worth giving at least the second book a chance. 3y
Andrew65 @DGRachel Definitely sounds the case. Thanks for the hint. 😊 3y
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Joanne1
Cockroaches | Jo Nesbo
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Norway meets Thailand in this cross cultural suspense/mystery. The characters are damaged and gritty and the plot has enough twists to keep you guessing til the end. A nice break from the heavier stuff I often read and I'll be sure to pick up another Nesbo at some point in the future.

JillR I do love the Harry Hole series by Jo Nesbo - always a light-ish but gripping read 3y
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Joanne1
Cockroaches | Jo Nesbo
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Hoping to finish this on a drive to Melbourne today.

Victoria_Clyne Good luck finishing it. 3y
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Joanne1
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I haven't posted for a couple of days and have done very little reading in that time. I never feel quite right if I haven't had time to read so today I'm going to try and rectify the situation.

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Joanne1
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Another first... my first Jo Nesbo. So far it's a good read.

DGRachel I've enjoyed these. I think I'm on #5. 3y
Jeg I'm about to read my first Jo Nesbo . 3y
Joanne1 @DGRachel I'm going to see if I can get #1 from the library next time I visit. 3y
Joanne1 @Jeg this was my first too. 3y
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FaisalJ
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Pickpick

Follow up to "The Bat" Harry Hole investigates the murder of the Norwegian ambassador in Thailand. Harry gets involved with the local mafia, politics, foreign diplomacy and sleazy business men. 8/10

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DanySpike
Cockroaches | Jo Nesbo
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Tea and a book! #JoNesbo Happy Sunday!

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DanySpike
Cockroaches | Jo Nesbo
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I took advantage of the setting! I just got home from seeing La Boheme! :) #laboheme #teatromunicipal #JoNesbø #libros #books

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avgeyer
Cockroaches | Jo Nesbo
Mehso-so

I say so-so because I didn't enjoy it as much as the last two Nesbo books I read. The plot was just okay for me. I do, however, really like the Harry Hole character- so much sass! I will continue to read the books in this series.

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avgeyer
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Next up! Sad that #biblioweekend is almost over 😭

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courtney
Cockroaches | Jo Nesbo
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Husband and I went to the bookstore today and came home to bookmark mail. I've been wanting to read something by Jo Nesbø and while I've heard there are other books in the Harry Hole series that are better, I wanted to start somewhat close to the beginning before hopping around.

SarahKay I recommend Blood on Snow which is one of my favorite books ever. 3y
courtney @SarahKay I've also heard good things about that one! The guy at the bookstore highly recommended the Snowman, too. 3y
BBooks Blood on Snow is the best Nesbo book I've read so far. I have read the first 2 Harry Hole books and Midnight Sun. The Harry Hole Movie will be based on a later Hole novel so would imagine they do get better. 3y
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AsKatKnits
Cockroaches | Jo Nesbo
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I liked this book much better than Bats. Harry Hole is a flawed but great detective. I did not see the ending coming at all!

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AGWex
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Mehso-so

This one was a slog. I am giving Nesbo the benefit of the doubt because I've read him before. But I don't know if I wasn't in the right mood for this one, or the translation was too clunky but the story seemed hard to follow. "Too clever" for itself... But probably just me and my funky mood!