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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.


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Jo Nesbo Books

  • Knife

    Jo Nesbo

    Product Code: CDGDA
    Paperback
    THE NO.1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER HARRY HOLE FACES A DEADLY FOE IN THE NEW THRILLER FROM SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER JO NESBO. '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* The phenomenal twelfth instalment in Jo Nesbo's internationally bestselling crime fiction series.
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  • The Bat

    Jo Nesbo

    Product Code: AHAAI
    Paperback
    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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  • The Redbreast

    Jo Nesbo

    Product Code: AACZS
    Paperback
    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.
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  • Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder: The End of the World. Maybe.

    Jo Nesbo

    Product Code: BMJNH
    Paperback
    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
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  • Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder: Time-Travel Bath Bomb

    Jo Nesbo

    Product Code: BLAIX
    Paperback
    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
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  • Police

    Jo Nesbo

    Product Code: AKRMN
    Paperback
    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.
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  • Phantom

    Jo Nesbo

    Product Code: AFSVH
    Paperback
    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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  • Nemesis

    Jo Nesbo

    Product Code: AACZQ
    Paperback
    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.
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  • Knife

    Jo Nesbo

    Product Code: BYJCJ
    Hardback
    The twelfth instalment of Jo Nesbo's worldwide bestselling Harry Hole series finds the detective facing his darkest case yet.

    Rakel has left Harry and he's working cold cases while notorious rapist and murderer Svein Finne is on the streets. Finne was the first killer Harry put behind bars and now he's out to get revenge...

    Then Harry wakes up with blood on his hands with no memory of what he did the night before...
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  • Macbeth

    Jo Nesbo

    Product Code: BRGVN
    Paperback
    From the international number one bestselling author, Macbeth is the re-telling of the original Shakespeare play and is told as a dystopian thriller set in Fife during the 1970s.

    He's the best cop they've got. When a drug bust turns into a bloodbath, it's down to Inspector Macbeth and his team to sort out 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...
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  • Macbeth

    Jo Nesbo

    Product Code: BOHRO
    Audio
    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.
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  • The Thirst

    Jo Nesbo

    Product Code: BLPYI
    Paperback
    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.
  • The Thirst

    Jo Nesbo

    Product Code: AYKJJ
    Audio
    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).
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  • Midnight Sun

    Jo Nesbo

    Product Code: ATALZ
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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...
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  • Headhunters

    Jo Nesbo

    Product Code: AOJGW
    Paperback
    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...
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  • The Son

    Jo Nesbo

    Product Code: AMBFZ
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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.
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  • The Snowman

    Jo Nesbo

    Product Code: ALQSJ
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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.
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  • The Leopard

    Jo Nesbo

    Product Code: ACADH
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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...
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