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Nesbø, Jo 1960-

Works: 731 works in 3,371 publications in 27 languages and 67,584 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  Drama  Crime films  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Comedy films 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Contributor, Conceptor, Other, Actor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PT8951.24.E83, 839.8238
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Most widely held works by Jo Nesbø
The snowman by Jo Nesbø( Book )

122 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in 14 languages and held by 3,691 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 )

76 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 3,364 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 )

133 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 3,072 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 )

116 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 2,947 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 son by Jo Nesbø( Book )

71 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 2,887 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 )

151 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 2,846 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
Police by Jo Nesbø( Book )

76 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 2,773 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
Nemesis by Jo Nesbø( Book )

117 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 2,640 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 )

136 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 2,596 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
The devil's star by Jo Nesbø( Book )

111 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 2,501 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 )

54 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 2,460 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 )

74 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,283 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
Midnight sun by Jo Nesbø( Book )

41 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,205 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 )

99 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 1,857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Harry Hole arrives in a steaming hot Bangkok. But it's work, not pleasure. The Norwegian ambassador has been found dead in a seedy motel room, and no witnesses have come forward. The ambassador had close ties to the Norwegian prime minister, and to avoid a scandal Harry is sent there to hush up the case. But he quickly discovers that there is much more going on behind the scenes. When Harry lays hands on some CCTV footage that will help him unravel what happened that night, things only get more complicated. The man who gave him the tape goes missing, and Harry realises that failing to solve a murder case is by no means the only danger in Bangkok
The snowman : a novel by Jo Nesbø( Recording )

25 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,512 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
The leopard by Jo Nesbø( Recording )

22 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,191 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 )

21 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 )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 1,075 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 thirst : a new Harry Hole novel by Jo Nesbø( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The murder victim, a self-declared Tinder addict. The one solid clue -- fragments of rust and paint in her wounds -- leaves the investigating team baffled. Two days later, there's a second murder: a woman of the same age, a Tinder user, an eerily similar scene. The chief of police knows there's only one man for this case. But Harry Hole is no longer with the force. He promised the woman he loves, and he promised himself, that he'd never go back: not after his last case, which put the people closest to him in grave danger. But there's something about these murders that catches his attention, something in the details that the investigators have missed. For Harry, it's like hearing "the voice of a man he was trying not to remember." Now, despite his promises, despite everything he risks, Harry throws himself back into the hunt for a figure who haunts him, the monster who got away
Hodejegerne by Morten Tyldum( Visual )

20 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roger Brown, een succesvol headhunter die boven zijn stand leeft en getrouwd is met een zeer mooie galeriehoudster, steelt kunstwerken om zijn levensstijl te kunnen volhouden. Voor hij het beseft, raakt hij verstrikt in een moeras van jaloezie, moord en bedrijfsspionage
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The snowman
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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