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Nesbø, Jo 1960-

Overview
Works: 664 works in 3,154 publications in 27 languages and 64,402 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  Juvenile works  Drama  Humorous fiction  Crime films  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Contributor, Conceptor, Scenarist, Other, Actor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PT8951.24.E83, 839.8238
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The snowman by Jo Nesbø( Book )

118 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 3,673 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 )

70 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 3,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Determined to prove the innocence of a young man he helped raise, disgraced former cop Harry Hole embarks on an increasingly dangerous investigation linked to Oslo's most virulent street drug
The leopard by Jo Nesbø( Book )

129 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 3,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the depths of winter, a killer stalks the city streets. His victims are two young women, both found with twenty-four inexplicable puncture wounds, both drowned in their own blood. The crime scenes offer no clues, the media is reaching fever pitch, and the police are running out of options. There is only one man who can help them, and he doesn't want to be found. Deeply traumatised by an investigation that threatened the lives of those he holds most dear, Inspector Harry Hole has lost himself in the squalor of Hong Kong's opium dens. But with his father seriously ill in hospital, 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 in a city park. 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 an isolated mountain hostel. And someone is picking off the guests one by one
The Redeemer by Jo Nesbø( Book )

115 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 2,959 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"--Jacket
The son by Jo Nesbø( Book )

70 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 2,895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel is 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. Sonny Lofthus, in his early thirties, has been in prison for the last dozen years: serving time for crimes he didn't commit. In exchange, he gets an uninterrupted supply of heroin, and the unexpected stream of fellow prisoners seeking out his uncanny abilities to soothe and absolve. His addiction started when his father committed suicide rather than be exposed as a corrupt cop, and now Sonny is the center of a vortex of corruption: prison staff, police, lawyers, a desperate priest, all of them focused on keeping him stoned and jailed, and all of them under the thumb of Oslo's crime overlord, the Twin. When Sonny learns some long-hidden truths about his father he makes a brilliant escape, and begins hunting down the people responsible for the hideous crimes he has paid for. But he is also being hunted, by the Twin, the cops, and the only person who knows the ultimate truth that Sonny is seeking. The question is, what will he do when they have cornered him?
The redbreast by Jo Nesbø( Book )

146 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 2,824 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 past origins
Police by Jo Nesbø( Book )

76 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 2,712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 investigated but failed to solve. The murders are brutal, the media reaction hysterical. But this time, Harry can't help. For years, detective Harry Hole has been at the center of every major criminal investigation in Oslo. His dedication to his job and his brilliant insights have saved the lives of countless people. But now, with those he loves most facing terrible danger, Harry is not in a position to protect anyone--least of all himself
Nemesis by Jo Nesbø( Book )

114 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 2,649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oslo Police Detective Harry Hole is assigned to investigate a series of bank robberies of unparalleled savagery while at the same time absolving himself of the murder of his former girlfriend in a criminal investigation led by his longtime adversary Tom Waaler and Waaler's vigilante police force
The Bat by Jo Nesbø( Book )

133 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 2,583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Harry Hole of the Oslo Crime Squad is dispatched to Sydney to observe a murder case. Harry is free to offer assistance, but he has firm instructions to stay out of trouble. The victim is a twenty-three year old Norwegian woman who is a minor celebrity back home. Never one to sit on the sidelines, Harry befriends one of the lead detectives, and one of the witnesses, as he is drawn deeper into the case. Together, they discover that this is only the latest in a string of unsolved murders, and the pattern points toward a psychopath working his way across the country
The devil's star by Jo Nesbø( Book )

113 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 2,507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oslo is sweltering in the summer heat when a young woman is murdered in her flat. One finger has been cut off and a tiny red diamond in the shape of a pentagram--a five-pointed star--is found under her eyelid. Detective Harry Hole is assigned the case with Tom Waaler, a colleague he neither likes nor trusts. He believes Tom is behind a gang of arms smugglers--and the murder of his partner. But Harry, an off-the-rails alcoholic, is barely holding on to his job and has little choice but to play nice. Five days later, another woman is reported missing. When her severed finger is found adorned with a star-shaped red diamond ring, Harry fears a serial killer is on the loose. Determined to find the killer and expose the crooked Tom Waaler, Harry discovers the two investigations melding in unexpected ways. But pursuing the truth comes at a price, and soon Harry finds himself on the run and forced to make difficult decisions about a future he may not live to see
Blood on snow : a novel by Jo Nesbø( Book )

63 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 2,459 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 ..."--
Headhunters by Jo Nesbø( Book )

75 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,297 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
Midnight sun by Jo Nesbø( Book )

39 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,133 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 )

32 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and Korean and held by 1,669 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
The snowman : a novel by Jo Nesbø( Recording )

25 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On 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 )

27 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and Norwegian and held by 1,265 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 )

21 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,182 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 )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 1,110 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
The redeemer by Jo Nesbø( Recording )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Christmas approaches, Detective Harry Hole investigates the murder of a Salvation Army singer, who turns out to have been shot by mistake
Police : a novel by Jo Nesbø( Recording )

20 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 investigated but failed to solve. The murders are brutal, the media reaction hysterical
 
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Alternative Names
Jo Nesbø Noors voetballer

Jo Nesbø norsk musikar og forfattar

Jo Nesbø norsk musiker og forfatter

Jo Nesbø norský spisovatel

Jo Nesbø Norwegian musician and author

Jo Nesbø norwegischer Schriftsteller und Musiker

Jo Nesbø scrittore, musicista e attore norvegese

Jo Nesbø un auteur norvégien de romans policiers

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Languages
English (680)

Norwegian (176)

German (121)

Polish (88)

Spanish (74)

Danish (68)

Russian (65)

French (64)

Italian (46)

Chinese (15)

Dutch (14)

Croatian (11)

Czech (10)

Swedish (9)

Korean (7)

Norwegian (6)

Slovenian (6)

Catalan (5)

Portuguese (3)

Arabic (3)

Turkish (3)

Hungarian (3)

Bosnian (3)

Serbian (3)

Ukrainian (2)

Hebrew (2)

Finnish (2)

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