Jo Nesbo

Bestselling Scandinavian Crime writer

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Date of birth: 29 March, 1960

Born in 1960 in Oslo, Norway, Jo Nesbo graduated from the Norwegian School of Economics. He went on to work as a freelance journalist and as a stockbroker in the finance sector. His first Harry Hole crime novel was published in Norway in 1997 and was an instant bestseller, winning a best Nordic crime novel prize (an accolade shared with Peter Høeg, Henning Mankell and Stieg Larsson). Following the success of his debut, he devoted more of his time to writing and music. He is the lead singer and songwriter for Norwegian rock band 'di Derre'.

The Harry Hole series has been a huge success, making bestseller lists throughout Europe - selling more than 9 million copies around the world. In 2010 The Snowman spent over three months on the Sunday Times bestsellers. The Leopard was an instant hit, going straight to no. 1 in the Sunday Times hardback fiction charts, and the paperback was in the top ten overall bestsellers. Phantom was his first UK no. 1 in paperback. Police, the tenth Harry Hole thriller, debuted at no. 2 in the hardback fiction charts.

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Cockroaches

Cockroaches

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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...
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The Bat: The First Harry Hole Case

The Bat: The First Harry Hole Case (Paperback)

by Jo Nesbo, et al.

Format: Paperback 432 pages
Published: 18/07/2013
Publisher: Vintage

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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... Read more

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The Redbreast: A Harry Hole Thriller (Oslo Sequence 1)

The Redbreast: A Harry Hole Thriller (Oslo Sequence 1) (Paperback)

by Jo Nesbo, et al.

Format: Paperback 656 pages
Published: 03/09/2009
Publisher: Vintage

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Not all angels are heaven sent. I am one such angel, and I have come to pass judgement on the living, and the dead...A report of a rare and unusual... Read more

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Phantom: A Harry Hole Thriller (Oslo Sequence 7)

Phantom: A Harry Hole Thriller (Oslo Sequence 7) (Paperback)

by Jo Nesbo, et al.

Format: Paperback 560 pages
Published: 03/01/2013
Publisher: Vintage

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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... Read more

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Police: A Harry Hole Thriller (Oslo Sequence 8) (Hardback)

by Jo Nesbo

Format: Hardback 528 pages
Published: 12/09/2013
Publisher: Harvill Secker

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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... Read more

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The Leopard: A Harry Hole Thriller (Oslo Sequence 6)

The Leopard: A Harry Hole Thriller (Oslo Sequence 6) (Paperback)

by Jo Nesbo, et al.

Format: Paperback 752 pages
Published: 07/07/2011
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From the bestselling author of The Snowman - an explosive new thriller. In the depths of winter a killer stalks the city streets. Two women are... Read more

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The Snowman: A Harry Hole Thriller (Oslo Sequence 5)

The Snowman: A Harry Hole Thriller (Oslo Sequence 5) (Paperback)

by Jo Nesbo, et al.

Format: Paperback 576 pages
Published: 19/08/2010
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SOON THE FIRST SNOW WILL COME. A young boy wakes to find his mother missing. Their house is empty but outside in the garden he sees his mother's... Read more

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Nemesis: A Harry Hole Thriller (Oslo Sequence 2)

Nemesis: A Harry Hole Thriller (Oslo Sequence 2) (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback 720 pages
Published: 03/09/2009
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OVER 9 MILLION BOOKS SOLD WORLDWIDE How do you catch a killer when you're the number one suspect? A man is caught on CCTV, shooting dead a... Read more

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The Devil's Star: A Harry Hole Thriller (Oslo Sequence 3)

The Devil's Star: A Harry Hole Thriller (Oslo Sequence 3) (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback 544 pages
Published: 03/09/2009
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FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SNOWMAN - OVER 9 MILLION BOOKS SOLD WORLDWIDE THE MARK OF THE DEVIL, THE SIGN OF A KILLER...A young woman is murdered in her... Read more

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The Son (Hardback)

by Jo Nesbo

Format: Hardback 496 pages
Published: 10/04/2014
Publisher: Harvill Secker

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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... Read more

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The Redeemer: A Harry Hole Thriller (Oslo Sequence 4)

The Redeemer: A Harry Hole Thriller (Oslo Sequence 4) (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback 592 pages
Published: 15/10/2009
Publisher: Vintage

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OVER 9 MILLION BOOKS SOLD WORLDWIDE ON THE THIRD DAY HE ROSE AGAIN. TO KILL...It is a freezing December night and Christmas shoppers have gathered... Read more

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Headhunters

Headhunters (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback 384 pages
Published: 29/03/2012
Publisher: Vintage

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THE NEW GLOBAL PHENOMENON Roger Brown has it all: clever and wealthy, he's at the very top of his game. And if his job as a headhunter ever gets... Read more

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