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Jo Nesbø


Norway (b.1960)

Jo Nesbø is a musician, songwriter, economist and author. His first crime novel featuring Harry Hole was published in Norway in 1997 and was an instant hit, winning the Glass Key Award for best Nordic crime novel (an accolade shared with Peter Høeg, Henning Mankell and Stieg Larsson).
 

Genres: Mystery, Children's Fiction, Horror, Literary Fiction
 
New and upcoming books
April 2024

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The Jealousy Man
(Quick Reads 2024)
October 2024

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Blood Ties
 
Series
Harry Hole
   1. The Bat (1997)
   2. Cockroaches (1998)
   3. The Redbreast (2000)
   4. Nemesis (2002)
   5. The Devil's Star (2005)
   6. The Redeemer (2005)
   7. The Snowman (2007)
   8. The Leopard (2011)
   9. Phantom (2012)
   10. Police (2013)
   11. The Thirst (2017)
   12. Knife (2019)
   13. Killing Moon (2023)
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Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder
   1. Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder (2009)
   2. Bubble in the Bathtub (2011)

     aka Time-Travel Bath Bomb

   3. The End of the World. Maybe (2012)

     aka Who Cut the Cheese?

   4. The Great Gold Robbery (2013)

     aka The Magical Fruit

   5. Silent (But Deadly) Night (2017)

     aka Can Doctor Proctor Save Christmas?

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Blood On Snow
   1. Blood on Snow (2015)
   2. Midnight Sun (2015)
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Novels
   Headhunters (2011)
   The Son (2014)
   The Kingdom (2020)
   The Night House (2023)
   Blood Ties (2024)
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Collections
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Novellas and Short Stories
   The Confession (2021)
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Series contributed to
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Jo Nesbø recommends
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Pursued by Death (2024)
(Varg Veum, book 26)
Gunnar Staalesen
"A Norwegian Chandler."
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A Memory for Murder (2021)
(Selma Falck, book 3)
Anne Holt
"Anne Holt is the Godmother of modern Norwegian crime fiction."
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Exposed At the Back (2014)
Arild Stavrum
"Finally. A football crime book!."

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Anthologies containing stories by Jo Nesbø
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The Best Mystery Stories of the Year 2022 (2022)
Best Crime Stories of the Year 2

(Best Mystery Stories of the Year, book 2)
edited by
Sara Paretsky and Otto Penzler

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