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Nesbø, Jo 1960-

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Most widely held works by Jo Nesbø
The snowman by Jo Nesbø( Book )

165 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 4,488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Oslo, after the first snow of the season has fallen, a woman disappears, and a sinister snowman is left in her wake. As irascible detective Harry Hole realizes that this is only one of multiple disappearances, he begins to think a serial killer may be at work--and may be drawing in Hole personally and intentionally"--
Phantom by Jo Nesbø( Book )

107 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 3,903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Harry left Oslo again for Hong Kong, fleeing the traumas of life as a cop, he thought he was there for good. But then the unthinkable happened. The son of the woman he loved, lost, and still loves is arrested for murder: Oleg, the boy Harry helped raise but couldn't help deserting when he fled. Harry has come back to prove that Oleg is not a killer. Barred from rejoining the police force, he sets out on a solitary, increasingly dangerous investigation that takes him deep into the world of the most virulent drug to ever hit the streets of Oslo (and the careers of some of the city's highest officials), and into the maze of his own past, where he will find the wrenching truth that finally matters to Oleg, and to himself
The leopard by Jo Nesbø( Book )

177 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in 16 languages and held by 3,642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After two young women are found dead, both drowned in their own blood, Inspector Harry Hole is compelled to return to Norway to see his dying father and to investigate the brutal crime, which may be the work of a serial killer
The Redeemer by Jo Nesbø( Book )

145 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 3,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Christmas shoppers stop to hear a Salvation Army concert on a crowded Oslo street. A gunshot cuts through the music and the bitter cold: one of the singers falls dead, shot in the head at point-blank range. Harry Hole--the Oslo Police Department's best investigator and worst civil servant--has little to work with: no suspect, no weapon, and no motive. But Harry's troubles will multiply. As the search closes in, the killer becomes increasingly desperate, and Harry's chase takes him to the most forbidden corners of the former Yugoslavia. Yet it's when he returns to Oslo that he encounters true darkness: among the homeless junkies and Salvationists, eagerly awaiting a savior to deliver them from misery--whether he brings new life or immediate death. With its shrewdly vertiginous narrative, acid-etched characters, and white-hot pace, The Redeemer is resounding proof of Jo Nesbø's standing as one of the best crime writers of our time"--Provided by publisher
The redbreast by Jo Nesbø( Book )

192 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in 17 languages and held by 3,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale moving from the final months of World War II to the present, and from the Russian front to contemporary South Africa, follows the dual adventures of a freedom-seeking war martyr and an alcoholic police officer who is drawn into a mystery with pastorigins
The son by Jo Nesbø( Book )

95 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 3,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author of the internationally best-selling Harry Hole series now gives us an electrifying stand-alone novel set amid Oslo's hierarchy of corruption, from which one very unusual young man is about to propel himself into a mission of brutal revenge
Police by Jo Nesbø( Book )

100 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 3,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry Hole seemingly has his hands tied when the police seek his help in finding a killer who his offing Oslo cops whose cases are unsolved
The Bat by Jo Nesbø( Book )

159 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in 14 languages and held by 3,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Harry Hole of the Oslo Crime Squad is dispatched to Sydney to simply observe a murder case of a minor Norwegian celebrity. As he is drawn deeper into the case, he realizes the psychopath killer is more dangerous than anyone thinks
Nemesis by Jo Nesbø( Book )

165 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in 16 languages and held by 3,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waking up with no memory of the dinner he had shared with a former girlfriend, investigator Harry Hole is shocked to learn that the woman had committed suicide after their evening together and pursues a suspicion that foul play is involved
The devil's star by Jo Nesbø( Book )

142 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in 16 languages and held by 2,916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the heat of a sweltering Oslo summer, a young woman is found murdered in her flat--with one of her fingers cut off and a tiny red star-shaped diamond placed under her eyelid. An off-the-rails alcoholic barely holding on to his job, Detective Harry Hole is assigned the case with Tom Waaler, a hated colleague who Harry believes is responsible for the murder of his partner. When another woman is reported missing five days later, and her severed finger turns up adorned with a red star-shaped diamond ring, Harry fears a serial killer is at work. But Hole's determination to capture a fiend and to expose Waaler's crimes is leading him into shadowy places where both investigations merge in unexpected ways, forcing him to make difficult decisions about a future he may not live to see."--Back cover
Blood on snow : a novel by Jo Nesbø( Book )

75 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 2,823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the internationally acclaimed author of the Harry Hole novels--a new, electrifying stand-alone thriller set in Oslo in the 1970s: the story of an unusually complicated contract killer--the perfectly sympathetic antihero--that is, as well, an edgy, almost lyrical meditation on death and love. This is the story of Olav: an extremely talented "fixer" whose unexpected capacity for love is as far-reaching as his talent for murder. He works for Oslo's crime kingpin, "fixing" anyone who causes him trouble. But it's becoming clear to Olav that the more you know about your boss's business, the more your boss might want you fixed yourself, especially if you've fallen in love with his wife ..."--
Midnight sun by Jo Nesbø( Book )

58 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 2,773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He calls himself Ulf, and the only thing he's looking for is a place where he won't be found by Oslo's most notorious drug lord: the Fisherman. He was once the Fisherman's fixer, but after betraying him, Ulf is now the one his former boss needs fixed. The locals seem to accept Ulf's explanation that he's come to hunt. And a bereaved, taciturn woman and her curious, talkative young son supply him with food, the use of a cabin deep in the woods, a weapon-- and companionship that stirs something in him he thought was long dead. Is redemption possible ... or is it true that "hope is a real bastard."
Cockroaches by Jo Nesbø( Book )

118 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 2,723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Norwegian ambassador to Thailand is found dead in a Bangkok brothel, Inspector Harry Hole is dispatched from Oslo to help hush up the case. But once he arrives Harry discovers that this case is about much more than one random murder. There is something else, something more pervasive, scrabbling around behind the scenes. Or, put another way, for every cockroach you see in your hotel room, there are hundreds behind the walls. Surrounded by round-the-clock traffic noise, Harry wanders the streets of Bangkok lined with go-go bars, temples, opium dens, and tourist traps, trying to piece together the story of the ambassador's death even though no one asked him to, and no one wants him to, not even Harry himself
Headhunters by Jo Nesbø( Book )

95 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 2,682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roger Brown is a corporate headhunter, and he?s a master of his profession. But one career simply can?t support his luxurious lifestyle and his wife?s fledgling art gallery. At an art opening one night he meets Clas Greve, who is not only the perfect candidate for a major CEO job, but also, perhaps, the answer to his financial woes: Greve just so happens to mention that he owns a priceless Peter Paul Rubens painting that?s been lost since World War II?and Roger Brown just so happens to dabble in art theft. But when he breaks into Greve?s apartment, he finds more than just the painting. And Clas Greve may turn out to be the worst thing that?s ever happened to Roger Brown. --Publisher
The thirst by Jo Nesbø( Book )

73 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 2,618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Harry Hole returns in the eleventh installment of the best-selling, electrifying crime fiction series that includes The Bat, The Snowman, and, most recently, Police. In Police--the last novel featuring Jo Nesb©ı's hard-bitten, maverick Oslo detective--a killer wreaking revenge on the police had Harry Hole fighting for the safety of the people closest to him. Now, in The Thirst, the story continues as Harry is inextricably drawn back into the Oslo police force. A serial murderer has begun targeting Tinder daters--a murderer whose MO reignites Harry's hunt for a nemesis of his past"--
Macbeth by Jo Nesbø( Book )

61 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in 14 languages and held by 2,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the 1970s in a run-down, industrial town, this book centers on a police force struggling to shed an incessant drug problem. Duncan, the chief of police, is idealistic and visionary, a dream to the townspeople, but a nightmare for criminals. The drug trade is ruled by two drug lords, one of whom--a master of manipulation named Hecate--has connections with the highest in power, and plans to use them to get his way. Hecate's plot hinges on steadily, insidiously manipulating Inspector Macbeth: the head of SWAT and a man already susceptible to violent and paranoid tendencies. What follows is an unputdownable story of love, guilt, political ambition, and greed, exploring the darkest corners of human nature and the aspirations of the criminal mind
The snowman : a novel by Jo Nesbø( Recording )

42 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One Oslo's first snowy night of the year, young Jonas awakens to find his mother missing. Outside, her pink scarf is draped around a snowman that mysteriously appeared in the yard earlier that day. Oslo police investigator Harry Hole believes the disappearance is connected to a threatening letter he received earlier, and as more women disappear, it becomes apparent that Hole is dealing with a serial killer
Doctor Proctor's fart powder by Jo Nesbø( Book )

51 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New friends Nilly and Lisa help eccentric professor Doctor Proctor to develop his latest invention, a powder that makes one fart, making them very popular at school, but someone is planning to steal the industrial-strength formula for evil purposes
The leopard by Jo Nesbø( Recording )

25 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the depths of winter, a killer stalks the city streets. His victims are two young women, both found with inexplicable puncture wounds. The police are running out of options. Deeply traumatised by a previous investigation, Inspector Harry Hole has lost himself in the squalor of Hong Kong's opium dens. But with his father seriously ill, Harry reluctantly agrees to return to Oslo. He has no intention of working on the case, but his instinct takes over when an MP is found brutally murdered. The victims appear completely unconnected, but it's not long before Harry makes a discovery: the women all spent the night in an isolated mountain hostel. And someone is picking off the guests one by one
The son by Jo Nesbø( Recording )

31 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author of the best-selling Harry Hole series now gives us an electrifying stand-alone novel set inside Oslo's maze of especially venal, high-level corruption
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Alternative Names
Jo Nesbø

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