Macbeth (Hardback)Jo Nesbo (author)
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The gripping new thriller from the author of The Snowman inspired by one of Shakespeare's darkest and most psychologically haunting plays.
He’s the best cop they’ve got.
When a drug bust turns into a bloodbath it’s up to Inspector Macbeth and his team to clean up the mess. He’s also an ex-drug addict with a troubled past.
He’s rewarded for his success.
Power. Money. Respect. They’re all within reach.
But a man like him won’t get to the top.
Plagued by hallucinations and paranoia, Macbeth starts to unravel. He’s convinced he won’t get what is rightfully his.
Unless he kills for it.
Inspired by Shakespeare's Macbeth, Nesbo takes the character of a superstitious, ruthlessly ambitious king and transposes it to the world of investigative crime. Combining classic Nesbo noir with an interrogation into the psychology of crime, Macbeth is a novel that turns the tables on criminal and detective, victim and perpetrator, leading readers down an ever-darkening path.
The Hogarth Shakespeare Series sees Shakespeare’s works retold by acclaimed and bestselling novelists of today. Other titles in the series are: The Gap of Time, Shylock is My Name, Vinegar Girl, Hag Seed, New Boy and Dunbar by Edward St. Aubyn (due in October 2017).
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 806 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 43 mm
'A major 2018 highlight...a blood-soaked police drama set in a rainy northern town in the 1970s' - Daily Express
'The king of all crime thriller writers' - Sunday Express
'Extraordinary writing power' - The Times
'Tense, nerve-shredding' - Daily Express
'Effortless, triumphant' - Guardian
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