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Jo Nesbo - 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.

If you like Jo Nesbo you might also like to read books by Stieg Larsson, Karin Fossum and Henning Mankell.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Jo Nesbo

The Thirst Harry Hole 11 by Jo Nesbo
The Thirst Harry Hole 11
Jo Nesbo
36 MILLION BOOKS SOLD WORLDWIDETHERE'S A NEW KILLER ON THE STREETSA woman is found murdered after an internet date. Until he starts to suspect a connection between this killing and his one failed case...`The king of all crime writers' Sunday...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/12/2017
The Thirst by Jo Nesbo
The Thirst
Jo Nesbo
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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/04/2017
The Son by Jo Nesbo
The Son
Jo Nesbo
Originally hailed as ‘the new Stieg Larsson’, Jo Nesbo now sets the international standard for brilliant, heart-pumping, Scandinavian noir. Most famous for his Harry Hole series, this is a standalone novel and is a perfect place to start if you...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/12/2014
Police A Harry Hole Thriller (Oslo Sequence 8) by Jo Nesbo
Police A Harry Hole Thriller (Oslo Sequence 8)
Jo Nesbo
Jo Nesbo is the king of Scandi-crime thriller writers and Harry Hole his much loved no-nonsense detective. The eighth in the series, readers new to Nesbo would be fools not to start at the beginning. A serial killer is targeting...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/06/2014
Cockroaches An Early Harry Hole Case by Jo Nesbo
Cockroaches An Early Harry Hole Case
Jo Nesbo
Jo Nesbo is Scandi-crime’s biggest star and Harry Hole is his hard-hitting hero. The UK were introduced to Harry Hole part way through his career and whilst Nesbo’s first book, The Bat, was written in the late nineties it...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
The Son by Jo Nesbo
The Son
Jo Nesbo
Originally hailed as ‘the new Stieg Larsson’, Jo Nesbo now sets the international standard for brilliant, heart-pumping, Scandinavian noir. Most famous for his Harry Hole series, this is a standalone novel and is a perfect place to start if you...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
Police A Harry Hole Thriller (Oslo Sequence 8) by Jo Nesbo
Police A Harry Hole Thriller (Oslo Sequence 8)
Jo Nesbo
The latest instalment of the Harry Hole thrillers is as visceral and violent as ever as the characters try to hide their guilt or try to solve the grim crimes perpetrated on the police officers. Sequel to Phantom, the crime...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
The Bat The First Harry Hole Case by Jo Nesbo
The Bat The First Harry Hole Case
Jo Nesbo
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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/04/2013
Phantom A Harry Hole Thriller by Jo Nesbo
Phantom A Harry Hole Thriller
Jo Nesbo
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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/12/2012
The Bat A Harry Hole Thriller by Jo Nesbo
The Bat A Harry Hole Thriller
Jo Nesbo
Shortlisted for the Specsavers Bestseller Dagger 2012. The hunt for a serial killer is on, but the murderer will talk only to Harry Hole. He might just be the next victim. Appearing in English for the first time, The Bat...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
Headhunters by Jo Nesbo
Headhunters
Jo Nesbo
The charismatic Roger Brown, a successful corporate headhunter by day and prolific art thief by night, is lured into a dangerous game of cat and mouse when he goes after the biggest heist of his life. Directed by Morten Tyldum...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/03/2012
Phantom by Jo Nesbo
Phantom
Jo Nesbo
Harry Hole is back in Oslo. He's been away for some time, but his ghosts have a way of catching up with him. The case that brings him back is already closed. There is no room for doubt: the young...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/03/2012
The Leopard by Jo Nesbo
The Leopard
Jo Nesbo
Shortlisted for the Galaxy International Author of the Year Award 2011. Two young women are both found dead with inexplicable puncture wounds, drowned in their own blood. The Oslo police can make no headway in their investigations. It's time to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/07/2011
The Leopard by Jo Nesbo
The Leopard
Jo Nesbo
Shortlisted for the Galaxy International Author of the Year Award 2011. January 2011 Book of the Month. Two young women are both found dead with inexplicable puncture wounds, drowned in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/01/2011
The Snowman by Jo Nesbo
The Snowman
Jo Nesbo
September 2010 Book of the Month. A thrilling crime novel from an author being heralded as the new Stieg Larsson. With Larsson having opened the door for...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/08/2010
The Redbreast by Jo Nesbo
The Redbreast
Jo Nesbo
Harry Hole, drunkard, loner and brilliant detective is reassigned to surveillance after a high profile mistake. He's bored by his new job until a report of a rare and unusual gun being fired sparks his interest because of its possible...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/09/2009

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