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Nesbø, Jo 1960-

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The snowman by Jo Nesbø( Book )

144 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 4,323 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 )

89 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 3,532 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 )

140 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in 15 languages and held by 3,510 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 )

143 editions published between 2005 and 2019 in 12 languages and held by 3,371 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 )

98 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 3,327 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 )

60 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 3,138 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
The redbreast by Jo Nesbø( Book )

125 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in 14 languages and held by 3,068 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
Nemesis by Jo Nesbø( Book )

156 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in 16 languages and held by 2,966 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
Midnight sun by Jo Nesbø( Book )

60 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 2,844 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 Bat by Jo Nesbø( Book )

53 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,786 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
Cockroaches by Jo Nesbø( Book )

120 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 2,773 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 devil's star by Jo Nesbø( Book )

105 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 2,749 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. One of the brightest stars of Scandinavian crime writing, Jo NesbØ has been compared to Ian Rankin, Michael Connelly, and Henning Mankell. His novels are bestsellers throughout Europe, acclaimed by critics and revered by aficionados of thrillers and mysteries. Brilliantly plotted and paced, The Devil's Star shows NesbØ at his absolute best, combining powerful emotional resonance with truly stunning suspense
Blood on snow : a novel by Jo Nesbø( Book )

64 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 2,746 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 ..."--
Macbeth by Jo Nesbø( Book )

83 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in 18 languages and held by 2,701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the 1970s in a run-down, rainy industrial town, Jo Nesbo's Macbeth centers around a police force struggling to shed an incessant drug problem. Duncan, 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
The thirst by Jo Nesbø( Book )

79 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 2,687 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"--
Headhunters by Jo Nesbø( Book )

81 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 2,617 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
Doctor Proctor's fart powder by Jo Nesbø( Book )

47 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,356 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 )

27 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,156 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
Phantom by Jo Nesbø( Recording )

25 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,122 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 son by Jo Nesbø( Recording )

35 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,097 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

Jo Nesbø Escritor e músico norueguês

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Jo Nesbø Norwegian musician and author

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Jo Nesbø scrittore, musicista e attore norvegese

Jo Nesbø un auteur norvégien de romans policiers

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