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Nesbø, Jo 1960-

Overview
Works: 536 works in 2,325 publications in 27 languages and 60,031 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, Actor, Author of introduction, Scenarist, Other
Classifications: PT8951.24.E83, 839.8238
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The snowman by Jo Nesbø( Book )

111 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 3,600 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 )

45 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,898 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 Redeemer by Jo Nesbø( Book )

77 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 2,865 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 leopard by Jo Nesbø( Book )

65 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 2,837 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 son by Jo Nesbø( Book )

38 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,704 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 )

94 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 2,692 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 Norway, follows the dual adventures of a freedom-seeking war martyr and an alcoholic police officer who is drawn into a mystery with past origins
Nemesis by Jo Nesbø( Book )

68 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 2,583 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
Police by Jo Nesbø( Book )

52 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,579 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 anyone. For years, detective Harry Hole has been at the centre 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 can't protect anyone. Least of all himself
The devil's star by Jo Nesbø( Book )

38 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oslo is sweltering in the summer heat when a young woman is found murdered in her flat with one finger cut off and a tiny red five-pointed diamond under her eyelid; Detective Harry Hole is investigating the case when a severed finger of another woman is found--adorned with a red diamond ring
The Bat by Jo Nesbø( Book )

73 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows Harry Hole's efforts to solve the murder of a television celebrity whose demise is linked to a string of serial killings
Headhunters by Jo Nesbø( Book )

65 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roger Brown is a headhunter and art thief living beyond his means and when he meets Clas Greve, a corporate candidate who reveals that he owns a priceless Rubens painting, Roger breaks into his apartment, initiating a series of events which puts Roger's life in danger
Blood on snow : a novel by Jo Nesbø( Book )

30 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,138 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 ..."--
Cockroaches by Jo Nesbø( Book )

64 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,122 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 this is much more than one random murder
Midnight sun by Jo Nesbø( Book )

19 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,536 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."
The snowman a novel by Jo Nesbø( Recording )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,483 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
Phantom by Jo Nesbø( Recording )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,224 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( Recording )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2013 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
Doctor Proctor's fart powder by Jo Nesbø( Book )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Norwegian and held by 1,177 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 son by Jo Nesbø( Recording )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 1,098 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 )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,065 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
 
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Alternative Names
Jo Nesbø Noors voetballer

Jo Nesbø norsk musikar og forfattar

Jo Nesbø norsk musiker og forfatter

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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Nesŭboe, Yo 1960-

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Languages
English (450)

Norwegian (118)

German (74)

French (66)

Polish (58)

Russian (42)

Spanish (24)

Danish (21)

Italian (16)

Dutch (15)

Swedish (8)

Croatian (7)

Arabic (6)

Korean (6)

Norwegian (6)

Czech (4)

Chinese (4)

Catalan (4)

Portuguese (3)

Hebrew (3)

Ukrainian (2)

Turkish (2)

Finnish (2)

Slovenian (2)

Bosnian (2)

Serbian (2)

Hungarian (1)

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