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Jo Nesbo

Having sold 23 million copies of his books worldwide, Jo Nesbo is the most successful Norwegian author of all time. Famous for his cold crime novels starring Harry Hole such as The Snowman, he is also the author of Headhunters (which inspired a hit film in 2011) and the kids' book Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder - the bestselling debut children's novel of all time in Norway.

Before he was an author, Jo played top-flight football for Molde in Norway. After tearing the cruciate ligaments in his knee, he retired from football and worked as a stockbroker and a journalist before becoming a writer. A winner of many awards, Jo is also the frontman and songwriter of acclaimed rock band, Di Derre and enjoy rock climbing in his spare time. He also established the Harry Hole Foundation, a charity dedicated to reducing illiteracy among children in the third world.



Jo Nesbo Books

  • AFSVH
    Jo Nesbo
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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 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.
  • ACADH
    Jo Nesbo
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    In the depths of winter, two young women are found dead, both drowned in their own blood. Inspector Harry Hole, deeply traumatised by an investigation that threatened the lives of those he holds most dear, initially wants nothing to do with the case but his instincts take over when a prominent MP is found brutally murdered. The victims appear completely unconnected to one another, but it's not long before Harry makes a discovery: the women all spent the night in the same isolated mountain hostel. And someone is picking off the guests, one by one...
  • AKAQU
    Jo Nesbo
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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 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?
  • AKRMN
    Jo Nesbo
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    Oslo's police officers are being targeted by a brutal killer... But luckily Harry Hole is on the case in Jo Nesbo's thriller, Police.

    Killing officers at the scenes of crimes that they were unable to solve, the killer is simply brutal - and the media reaction is inevitably hysterical... And this time around, Harry can't help anyone.

    Harry has always been dedicated to his job and has saved countless lives over the years, but this time around things are different - all the people he cares about are in danger and he just can't protect them - or himself. The follow-up to Phantom, this is another fine slice of Nordic crime fiction from the one and only Jo Nesbo.
  • AJMED
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    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.
  • AHAAI
    Jo Nesbo
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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 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.
  • AACZS
    Jo Nesbo
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    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 links to Neo Nazi activity. Then a former soldier is found with his throat cut. Next Harry's former partner is murdered. Why had she been trying to reach Harry on the night her head was smashed in? The investigation leads Harry to suspect that the crimes have their roots in the battlefields of Eastern Front during WWII. In a quest that takes him to South Africa and Vienna, Harry finds himself perpetually one step behind the killer. He will be both winner and loser by the novel's nail-biting conclusion. The Redbreast. He's your judge, jury and executioner...And he must be stopped.
  • ALQSJ
    Jo Nesbo
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    The night the first snow falls a young boy wakes to find his mother gone. He walks through the silent house, but finds only wet footprints on the stairs. In the garden looms a solitary figure: a snowman bathed in cold moonlight, its black eyes glaring up at the bedroom windows. Round its neck is his mother's pink scarf. Inspector Harry Hole is convinced there is a link between the disappearance and a menacing letter he received some months earlier. As Harry and his team delve into unsolved case files, they discover that an alarming number of wives and mothers have gone missing over the years. When a second woman disappears Harry's suspicions are confirmed: he is a pawn in a deadly game. For the first time in his career Harry finds himself confronted with a serial killer operating on his turf, a killer who will drive him to the brink of insanity. A brilliant thriller with a pace that never lets up, The Snowman confirms Jo Nesbo's position as an international star of crime fiction.
  • AMBFZ
    Jo Nesbo
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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 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.
  • AQRHW
    Jo Nesbo
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    Olav lives the lonely life of a fixer. When you 'fix' people for a living - terminally - it's hard to get close to anyone. Now he's finally met the woman of his dreams. But there are two problems. She's his boss' wife. And Olav's just been hired to kill her. From the bestselling author of BAFTA-nominated Headhunters, comes Jo Nesbo's Blood on Snow.
  • ATALZ
    Jo Nesbo
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    Jon is on the run. He has betrayed Oslo's biggest crime lord: the Fisherman. Fleeing to an isolated corner of Norway, to a mountain town so far north that the sun never sets, Jon hopes to find sanctuary among a local religious sect. Hiding out in a shepherd's cabin in the wilderness, all that stands between him and his fate are Lea, a bereaved mother and her young son, Knut. But while Lea provides him with a rifle and Knut brings essential supplies, the midnight sun is slowly driving Jon to insanity. And then he discovers that the Fisherman's men are getting closer...
  • AQJFX
    Jo Nesbo
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    Over 25 million Books Sold Worldwide."This book had my pulse in the red zone from start to finish." (Michael Connelly). It is a freezing December night and Christmas shoppers have gathered to listen to a carol concert. Then a shot rings out and one of the singers falls to the floor, dead. Detective Harry Hole and his team are called in to investigate but have little to work with - there is no immediate suspect, no weapon and no motive. But when the assassin discovers he's shot the wrong man, Harry finds his troubles have only just begun. "Nesbo is in a class of his own." (Evening Standard). "Terrific shocks, tension and atmosphere." (The Times).
  • ASMNU
    Jo Nesbo
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    "Nesbo sets a cracking pace...A series of spectacular plot twists leads to a thrilling finale". (Guardian). 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).
  • AYKIA
    Jo Nesbo
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    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.
  • BLPYI
    Jo Nesbo
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    Jo Nesbo's Harry Hole series is one of the most popular detective series of all time and this blistering read finds him on the trail of a brand new, particularly vicious killer.

    The media are starting to put the police force under pressure to find the person who murdered an internet date in the most hideous way possible but the police are not finding any leads. They know Harry could help, but he's reluctant to return to the place that almost took everything from him. However, he soon spots a connection between this killing and his one failed case.
  • AWQJX
    Jo Nesbo
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    This is the 20th anniversary edition of the first book in the internationally best-selling Harry Hole series. It includes the opening of the brand new Harry Hole thriller, The Thirst, and an exclusive new introduction by Jo Nesbo. 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...But he might just be the next victim.
  • BLAIX
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    The second laugh-out-loud adventure in the Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder series from Jo Nesbo, the most successful Norwegian author of all time! The Fart Powder was such a successful invention that Doctor Proctor couldn't stop there. Next up: a Time-travel Bath Bomb. Throw the Bath Bomb in the tub, lather up and imagine where you'd like to visit. The battle of Waterloo? No problem. The French Revolution? Let's go! Doctor Proctor has plans for this new invention. Years ago he lost his true love, Juliette Margarine, and now he wants to change the past and win her back. But when his plan goes awry, it's up to Nilly and LIsa to travel in time and save the day. In the spirit of Roald Dahl and Lemony Snicket, Doctor Proctor offers a winning combination of humor, adventure, and absurdity that kids (of all ages) will love!PRAISEfor 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
  • AMDMY
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    The first in a hilarious series from the bestselling Norwegian author of all time! Perfect for fans of Dahl & David Walliams - now a fart-tastic film. Doctor Proctor has finally created something to help him fulfil his dream of becoming a famous inventor - a super-strength fart powder that can propel people into outer space! And with the help of his new neighbour Nilly, and Nilly's friend Lisa, Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder is ready to go worldwide! But ruthless twins Truls and Trym are determined to get hold of the powder for themselves. Their plot to spoil the Doctor's plans sparks a fart-filled adventure involving a firework extravaganza, a trip to prison and an escaped anaconda. Jo Nesbo creates wonderfully weird characters and lets his imagination run wild in this first book of the Doctor Proctor series. A must-read for fans of David Walliams and Roald Dahl.
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    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...
  • AACZQ
    Jo Nesbo
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    Grainy CCTV footage shows a man walking into a bank and putting a gun to a cashier's head. He tells her to count to twenty-five. When he doesn't get his money in time, she is executed. Detective Harry Hole is assigned to the case. While Harry's girlfriend is away in Russia, an old flame gets in touch. He goes to dinner at her house and wakes up at home with no memory of the past twelve hours. The same morning the girl is found shot dead in her bed. Then Harry begins to receive threatening e-mails. Is someone trying to frame him for this unexplained death? Meanwhile the bank robberies continue with unparalleled savagery. Gripping and surprising, "Nemesis" is a thriller by one of the biggest stars of Scandinavian crime fiction.
  • BOJND
    Jo Nesbo
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    Jo Nesbo's Macbeth follows an inspector who happens to be an ex-drug addict with a troubled past. Plagued by hallucinations and paranoia, Inspector Macbeth has a lot on his mind as he heads for the top...

    Another fine novel from one of the world's favourite thriller writers.
  • AYKJJ
    Jo Nesbo
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    HARRY HOLE IS BACK! A BLISTERING NEW THRILLER FROM THE NUMBER 1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE SNOWMAN AND POLICE. 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. "An expertly plotted, compelling and gripping white-knuckle ride...Nesbo deserves to be crowned the king of all crime thriller writers". (Sunday Express on THE SON). "Nesbo deploys all the key ingredients of a cracking good thriller with expertise and verve. The ticking clock, the tension expertly ratcheted ever upwards, the changing scenery, the constantly shifting goalposts and the effortless, triumphant outpacing of the reader's ability to guess what's going to happen will keep you gripped to the last page". (Guardian on THE LEOPARD). "The undisputed king of Scandinavian crime fiction". (The Times). "Scandinavian crime thrillers don't come much darker or more tense than the best-selling Harry Hole series, and this tenth outing for the Norwegian detective is the best yet". (Sunday Mirror on POLICE).
  • AOJGW
    Jo Nesbo
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    Lie. Clever, wealthy, married to a beautiful woman: Roger Brown has it all. And his sideline as an art thief keeps him busy when his job as a corporate headhunter gets dull. Steal. Then his wife introduces him to Clas Greve. Ambitious and talented, he's the perfect candidate for a top job Roger needs to fill - and the priceless painting he owns makes him the perfect target for a heist. Murder? But soon Roger finds out that there's more to Greve than meets the eye, and it's not long before the hunter becomes the hunted...
  • BOHRO
    Jo Nesbo
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    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.