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Jo Nesbo - Author

About the Author

Jo Nesbø, musician, economist and author of the best-selling series featuring Detective Harry Hole, has won many prizes for his novels, including the Glass Key, the Riverton Prize and the Norwegian Bookclub prize for best ever Norwegian crime novel. His first novel to be published in English was The Devil's Star and the second, The Redbreast, was shortlisted for the CWA Duncan Lawrie International Dagger. He lives in Oslo.

Featured books by Jo Nesbo

The Thirst Harry Hole 11

The Thirst Harry Hole 11

Author: Jo Nesbo Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/12/2017

HARRY HOLE IS BACK! The blistering Sunday Times number one bestseller! 36 MILLION BOOKS SOLD WORLDWIDE THERE'S A NEW KILLER ON THE STREETS A woman is found murdered after an internet date. The marks left on her body show the police that they are dealing with a particularly vicious killer. AND HE'S OUT FOR BLOOD Under pressure from the media to solve the crime, the force know there's only one man for the job. But Harry Hole is reluctant to return to the place that almost took everything from him. Until he starts to suspect a connection between this killing and his one failed case... `The king of all crime writers' Sunday Express `Fast-moving... Stunning' Sunday Times

The Thirst

The Thirst

Author: Jo Nesbo Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/04/2017

THERE'S A NEW KILLER ON THE STREETS. A woman is found murdered after an internet date. The marks left on her body show the police that they are dealing with a particularly vicious killer. HE'S IN YOUR HOUSE...HE'S IN YOUR ROOM. Under pressure from the media to find the murderer, the force know there's only one man for the job. But Harry Hole is reluctant to return to the place that almost took everything from him. Until he starts to suspect a connection between this killing and his one failed case. HE'S OUT FOR BLOOD. When another victim is found, Harry realises he will need to put everything on the line if he's to finally catch the one who got away.

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The Son

The Son

Author: Jo Nesbo Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/01/2015

Sonny's on the run. Sonny is a model prisoner. He listens to the confessions of other inmates, and absolves them of their sins. He's been lied to his whole life. But then one prisoner's confession changes everything. He knows something about Sonny's disgraced father. Sonny wants revenge. He needs to break out of prison and make those responsible pay for their crimes. Whatever the cost.

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Police A Harry Hole Thriller (Oslo Sequence 8)

Police A Harry Hole Thriller (Oslo Sequence 8)

Author: Jo Nesbo Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/08/2014

The police urgently need Harry Hole. A killer is stalking Oslo's streets. Police officers are being slain at the scenes of crimes they once investigated, but failed to solve. The murders are brutal, the media reaction hysterical. But this time, Harry can't help anyone. For years, detective Harry Hole has been at the centre of every major criminal investigation in Oslo. His dedication to his job and his brilliant insights have saved the lives of countless people. But now, with those he loves most facing terrible danger, Harry can't protect anyone. Least of all himself.

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Cockroaches An Early Harry Hole Case

Cockroaches An Early Harry Hole Case

Author: Jo Nesbo Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/2014

Harry is on a special mission Detective 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. It's clear that the Ambassador'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 scandal. When 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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The Son

The Son

Author: Jo Nesbo Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/04/2014

Sonny's on the run. Sonny is a model prisoner. He listens to the confessions of other inmates, and absolves them of their sins. He's been lied to his whole life. But then one prisoner's confession changes everything. He knows something about Sonny's disgraced father. Sonny wants revenge. He needs to break out of prison and make those responsible pay for their crimes. Whatever the cost.

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Police A Harry Hole Thriller (Oslo Sequence 8)

Police A Harry Hole Thriller (Oslo Sequence 8)

Author: Jo Nesbo Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/09/2013

The police urgently need Harry Hole. A killer is stalking Oslo's streets. Police officers are being slain at the scenes of crimes they once investigated, but failed to solve. The murders are brutal, the media reaction hysterical. But this time, Harry can't help anyone. For years, detective Harry Hole has been at the centre of every major criminal investigation in Oslo. His dedication to his job and his brilliant insights have saved the lives of countless people. But now, with those he loves most facing terrible danger, Harry can't protect anyone. Least of all himself.

The Bat The First Harry Hole Case

The Bat The First Harry Hole Case

Author: Jo Nesbo Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/07/2013

Harry is out of his depth. Detective Harry Hole is meant to keep out of trouble. A young Norwegian girl taking a gap year in Sydney has been murdered, and Harry has been sent to Australia to assist in any way he can. He's not supposed to get too involved. When the team unearths a string of unsolved murders and disappearances, nothing will stop Harry from finding out the truth. The hunt for a serial killer is on, but the murderer will talk only to Harry. He might just be the next victim. Appearing in English for the first time, The Bat is the legendary first novel from the worldwide phenomenon Jo Nesbo.

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Phantom A Harry Hole Thriller

Phantom A Harry Hole Thriller

Author: Jo Nesbo Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/01/2013

Harry's in trouble...After the horrors of a case that nearly cost him his life, Harry Hole left Oslo and the police force far behind him. Now he's back, but the case he's come to investigate is already closed, and the suspect already behind bars. The police don't want him back...Denied permission to reopen the investigation, Harry strikes out on his own, quickly discovering a trail of violence and mysterious disappearances apparently unnoticed by the police. At every turn, Harry is faced with a wall of silence. The criminals don't want him back...But Harry is not the only one interested in the case. From the moment he steps off the plane, someone is watching his every move...someone wants him silenced.

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The Bat A Harry Hole Thriller

The Bat A Harry Hole Thriller

Author: Jo Nesbo Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/10/2012

Harry is out of his depth. Detective Harry Hole is meant to keep out of trouble. A young Norwegian girl taking a gap year in Sydney has been murdered, and Harry has been sent to Australia to assist in any way he can. He's not supposed to get too involved. When the team unearths a string of unsolved murders and disappearances, nothing will stop Harry from finding out the truth.

Headhunters

Headhunters

Author: Jo Nesbo Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/03/2012

Roger Brown has it all: Norway's most successful headhunter, he is married to a beautiful gallery owner and owns a magnificent house. But he's also a highly accomplished art thief. At a gallery opening, his wife introduces him to Clas Greve. Not only is Greve the perfect candidate for a position that Brown is recruiting for; he is also in possession of 'The Calydonian Boar Hunt' by Rubens, one of the most sought-after paintings in modern art history. Roger starts planning his biggest theft ever. But soon, he runs into trouble - and it's not financial problems that are threatening to knock him over this time...

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Other books by Jo Nesbo

The Kingdom

The Kingdom

Author: Jo Nesbo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2020

*A STUNNING NEW STANDALONE THRILLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE BESTSELLING HARRY HOLE SERIES* In the mountains of Norway a man lives a peaceful existence. However one day his younger brother, always the more successful and charming of the two, turns up to visit, accompanied by his new wife. It soon turns out that the little brother is not quite as angelic as he seems. Set in a small town filled with secrets, this is a compellingly atmospheric new thriller from the Sunday Times number one bestseller. *JO NESBO HAS SOLD OVER 45 MILLION BOOKS WORLDWIDE*

The Kingdom

The Kingdom

Author: Jo Nesbo Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/09/2020

Jo Nesbo, author of the number one bestselling Harry Hole series, is back with a tense and atmospheric thriller about two brothers bound together by dark secrets. When Roy and Carl's parents die suddenly, sixteen-year-old Roy is left as protector to his impulsive younger brother. But when Carl decides to travel the world in search of his fortune, Roy stays behind in their sleepy village, satisfied with his peaceful life as a mechanic. Some years later, Carl returns with his charismatic new wife, Shannon - an architect. They are full of exciting plans to build a spa hotel on their family land. Carl wants not only to make the brothers rich but the rest of the village, too. It's only a matter of time before what begins as a jubilant homecoming sparks off a series of events that threaten to derail everything Roy holds dear, as long-buried family secrets begin to rise to the surface... The Kingdom is a simmering and complex thriller full of unexpected twists, devastating family legacies and an ever growing body count. *JO NESBO HAS SOLD OVER 45 MILLION BOOKS WORLDWIDE*

Knife

Knife

Author: Jo Nesbo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/01/2020

*Featured in The Times top ten crime novels of the decade* **SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER** A JAW-DROPPING TWIST-PACKED HARRY HOLE THRILLER THAT WILL KEEP YOU UP ALL NIGHT 'Nesbo is one of the best thriller writers on the planet' Daily Express HARRY HOLE IS ABOUT TO FACE HIS DARKEST CASE YET. Harry is in a bad place: Rakel has left him, he's working cold cases and notorious murderer Svein Finne is back on the streets. THE FIRST KILLER HARRY PUT BEHIND BARS IS OUT TO GET HIM. Harry is responsible for the many years Finne spent in prison but now he's free and ready to pick up where he left off. A MAN LIKE HARRY BETTER WATCH HIS BACK. When Harry wakes up with blood on his hands, and no memory of what he did the night before, he knows everything is only going to get worse . . . *JO NESBO HAS SOLD OVER 45 MILLION BOOKS WORLDWIDE* Discover the phenomenal twelfth instalment in Jo Nesbo's #1 bestselling Harry Hole series.

Knife

Knife

Author: Jo Nesbo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2019

**SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER** A JAW-DROPPING TWIST-PACKED HARRY HOLE THRILLER THAT WILL KEEP YOU UP ALL NIGHT 'Nesbo is one of the best thriller writers on the planet' Daily Express HARRY HOLE IS ABOUT TO FACE HIS DARKEST CASE YET. Harry is in a bad place: Rakel has left him, he's working cold cases and notorious murderer Svein Finne is back on the streets. THE FIRST KILLER HARRY PUT BEHIND BARS IS OUT TO GET HIM. Harry is responsible for the many years Finne spent in prison but now he's free and ready to pick up where he left off. A MAN LIKE HARRY BETTER WATCH HIS BACK. When Harry wakes up with blood on his hands, and no memory of what he did the night before, he knows everything is only going to get worse . . . *JO NESBO HAS SOLD OVER 45 MILLION BOOKS WORLDWIDE* Discover the phenomenal twelfth instalment in Jo Nesbo's #1 bestselling Harry Hole series.

Knife

Knife

Author: Jo Nesbo Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/07/2019

*Featured in The Times top ten crime novels of the decade* **SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER** A JAW-DROPPING TWIST-PACKED HARRY HOLE THRILLER THAT WILL KEEP YOU UP ALL NIGHT 'Nesbo is one of the best thriller writers on the planet' Daily Express HARRY HOLE IS ABOUT TO FACE HIS DARKEST CASE YET. Harry is in a bad place: Rakel has left him, he's working cold cases and notorious murderer Svein Finne is back on the streets. THE FIRST KILLER HARRY PUT BEHIND BARS IS OUT TO GET HIM. Harry is responsible for the many years Finne spent in prison but now he's free and ready to pick up where he left off. A MAN LIKE HARRY BETTER WATCH HIS BACK. When Harry wakes up with blood on his hands, and no memory of what he did the night before, he knows everything is only going to get worse . . . *JO NESBO HAS SOLD OVER 45 MILLION BOOKS WORLDWIDE* Discover the phenomenal twelfth instalment in Jo Nesbo's #1 bestselling Harry Hole series.

Knife

Knife

Author: Jo Nesbo Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 11/07/2019

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Knife by Jo Nesbo, read by Sean Barrett. The brand new Harry Hole thriller from Sunday Times number one bestseller Jo Nesbo. A man like Harry had better watch his back... Following the dramatic conclusion of #1 bestseller THE THIRST, KNIFE sees Harry Hole waking up with a ferocious hangover, his hands and clothes covered in blood. Not only is Harry about to come face to face with an old, deadly foe, but with his darkest personal challenge yet. The twelfth instalment in Jo Nesbo's internationally bestselling crime fiction series.

Macbeth

Macbeth

Author: Jo Nesbo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2018

JO NESBO: #1 Sunday Times bestseller, #1 New York Times bestseller, 40 million books sold worldwide 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.

Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder: The Great Gold Robbery

Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder: The Great Gold Robbery

Author: Jo Nesbo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/08/2018

The fourth and final laugh-out loud adventure in the Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder series from Jo Nesbo, the most successful Norwegian author of all time. When a Russian billionaire robs the Norwegian Gold Reserve and melts the last remaining gold bar into the Premier Soccer League trophy, it's up to Doctor Proctor, Nilly and Lisa to get the trophy and save Norway. But with a failed break-in attempt into the billionaire's subterranean gold-melting lab and the Norwegian Gold Reserve Inspection only three days away, the only way to retrieve the trophy is to win it back. Hoping to prevent national panic and uproar, Nilly and Lisa join the Rotten Ham soccer team and use the Fartonaut Powder, along with a handful of Doctor Proctor's other wacky inventions, to try and lead the hopeless underdog team to victory before time runs out. In the spirit of Roald Dahl and Lemony Snicket, Doctor Proctor offers a winning combination of humour, adventure, and absurdity that kids (of all ages) will love! PRAISE for the Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder series: 'This terrific book will make you laugh, and cherish your friends' - James Patterson 'plenty of toilet humour, and general silliness that kids love' - The Bookseller 'wickedly entertaining' - The Big Issue 'Lashings of silliness, quirkiness, self-deprecating humour, and a rollicking plot...' - TheBookbag.co.uk 'Fuelled by farts, this is fast-paced and a delightfully ridiculous adventure' - Julia Eccleshare review on lovereading4kids.co.uk 'A superb mix of bizarre and wacky with a little bit of off-beat thrown in. Reminiscent of Roald Dahl it has all the elements to keep children hooked...' - Waterstones

Macbeth

Macbeth

Author: Jo Nesbo Format: eBook Release Date: 10/04/2018

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA heart-pounding new thriller from the author ofThe Snowman and The Thirst Set in the 1970s in a run-down, rainy industrial town, Jo Nesbo's Macbeth centers around a police force struggling to shed an incessant drug problem. Duncan, chief of police, is idealistic and visionary, a dream to the townspeople but a nightmare for criminals. The drug trade is ruled by two drug lords, one of whoma master of manipulation named Hecatehas connections with the highest in power, and plans to use them to get his way. Hecate's plot hinges on steadily, insidiously manipulating Inspector Macbeth: the head of SWAT and a man already susceptible to violent and paranoid tendencies. What follows is an unputdownable story of love and guilt, political ambition, and greed for more, exploring the darkest corners of human nature, and the aspirations of the criminal mind.

The Devil's Star (Heroes & Villains)

The Devil's Star (Heroes & Villains)

Author: Jo Nesbo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

THE MARK OF THE DEVIL, THE SIGN OF A KILLER... A young woman is murdered in her flat and a tiny red diamond in the shape of a five-pointed star is found behind her eyelid. Detective Harry Hole is assigned to the case, alongside his long-time adversary Tom Waaler, and initially wants no part in it. But Harry is already on his final warning and has little alternative but to drag himself out of his alcoholic stupor when it becomes apparent that Oslo has a serial killer on its hands. 'Shocking and surprising...expertly paced' The Times 'Terrific... A stunning twist turns this into a first-rate thriller' Daily Telegraph

Macbeth

Macbeth

Author: Jo Nesbo Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 05/04/2018

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.

Macbeth

Macbeth

Author: Jo Nesbo Format: eBook Release Date: 05/04/2018

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Macbeth by Jo Nesbo, read by Derek Riddell.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.#1 Sunday Times bestseller #1 New York Times bestseller40 million books sold worldwide

Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder: The End of the World. Maybe.

Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder: The End of the World. Maybe.

Author: Jo Nesbo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/2018

The third laugh-out loud adventure in the Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder series from Jo Nesbo, the most successful Norwegian author of all time. Everyone is hooked on the hottest singing competition on TV, The NoroVision Choral Throwdown! Everyone, that is, except for Doctor Proctor, Nilly and Lisa, who are far too busy having fun to watch TV. But when people start acting oddly, the three friends begin to suspect that there's more to the show than meets the eye... Can it really be hypnotising everyone in Norway? With crazy inventions, disappearing socks, half-men half-frogs, a moon chameleon invasion and, of course, plenty of super-sonic bottom burps, this is going to be the gang's most explosive adventure yet! Can they stop an alien invasion in its tracks, or is this actually the end of the world? In the spirit of Roald Dahl and Lemony Snicket, Doctor Proctor offers a winning combination of humour, adventure, and absurdity that kids (of all ages) will love! PRAISE for the Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder series: 'This terrific book will make you laugh, and cherish your friends' - James Patterson 'plenty of toilet humour, and general silliness that kids love' - The Bookseller 'wickedly entertaining' - The Big Issue 'Lashings of silliness, quirkiness, self-deprecating humour, and a rollicking plot...' - TheBookbag.co.uk 'Fuelled by farts, this is fast-paced and a delightfully ridiculous adventure' - Julia Eccleshare review on lovereading4kids.co.uk 'A superb mix of bizarre and wacky with a little bit of off-beat thrown in. Reminiscent of Roald Dahl it has all the elements to keep children hooked...' - Waterstones

Assimil French

Assimil French

Author: Jo Nesbo Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 26/01/2018

Can Doctor Proctor Save Christmas?

Can Doctor Proctor Save Christmas?

Author: Jo Nesbo Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/12/2017

Can Doctor Proctor Save Christmas?

Can Doctor Proctor Save Christmas?

Author: Jo Nesbo Format: Audio disc Release Date: 28/12/2017

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