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Nesbø, Jo 1960-

Overview
Works: 380 works in 2,014 publications in 18 languages and 52,695 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Suspense fiction  Juvenile works  Humorous stories  Adventure stories  Drama  Film adaptations  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Creator, Contributor, Actor, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction
Classifications: PT8951.24.E83, 839.8238
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Most widely held works about Jo Nesbø
 
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Most widely held works by Jo Nesbø
The snowman by Jo Nesbø( Book )
35 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,832 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"--
The leopard by Jo Nesbø( Book )
65 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,439 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
Phantom by Jo Nesbø( Book )
31 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,243 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 Redeemer by Jo Nesbø( Book )
45 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,137 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 devil's star by Jo Nesbø( Book )
65 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,860 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
Nemesis by Jo Nesbø( Book )
50 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,783 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 redbreast by Jo Nesbø( Book )
39 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 2,728 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
The son by Jo Nesbø( Book )
17 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Dutch and held by 2,661 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?
Police by Jo Nesbø( Book )
30 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,561 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
Headhunters by Jo Nesbø( Book )
35 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,560 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
The Bat by Jo Nesbø( Book )
60 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,555 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
Cockroaches by Jo Nesbø( Book )
30 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,959 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 )
17 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,556 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
Phantom by Jo Nesbø( Recording )
18 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,354 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 )
22 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,289 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 )
24 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 1,136 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 redeemer [a novel] by Jo Nesbø( Recording )
16 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,062 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
The son by Jo Nesbø( Recording )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 1,006 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
Police a novel by Jo Nesbø( Recording )
13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and French and held by 959 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
Who cut the cheese? by Jo Nesbø( Book )
16 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New adventures await Doctor Proctor, Lisa, and Nilly as they try to protect Oslo, Norway, from invading aliens, enormous snakes in the sewers, seven-legged Peruvian sucking spiders, and sinister waffle irons
 
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Alternative Names
Naisibo, You
Nesbē, Jū
Nesbē, Jū 1960-
Nesbo, Jo.
Nesbö, Jo 1960-
Nesŭboe, Yo 1960-
Nīsbū, Ǧu 1960-
Nysbu, Ju
Несбё, Ю
נסבו, יו 1960-
جو نيسبو، 1960-
ネスボ, ジョー
Languages
English (472)
German (42)
French (36)
Dutch (21)
Italian (17)
Russian (14)
Danish (12)
Norwegian (11)
Czech (9)
Spanish (8)
Catalan (7)
Croatian (5)
Finnish (4)
Hungarian (2)
Finno-Ugrian (1)
Greek, Modern (1)
Hebrew (1)
Turkish (1)
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