Mini Book Review
Headhunters: A Novel
by Jo Nesbo
Jo Nesbo, as all you Scandinavian mystery fans know, is the author of the Detective Harry Hole series. When I read The Redbreast, I must admit feeling queasy about a detective named Harry Hole, and the novel struck me as very cynical, very misogynistic.
I just read Headhunters, not part of the Harry Hole series, so I didn't have to read about a Harry Hole on every page. Although this novel is also cynical and misogynistic, I have to admit I couldn't put it down.
Roger Brown, the narrator, is a headhunter/art thief (!) who is obsessed about his height (short, naturally) and making money to support his tall (naturally), beautiful wife and her art gallery.
I won't give away the plot, but it's rollicking mean fun.