Jo Nesbø





Jo Nesbø

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in Oslo, Norway
March 29, 1960

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Jo Nesbø is a bestselling Norwegian author and musician. He was born in Oslo and grew up in Molde. Nesbø graduated from the Norwegian School of Economics with a degree in economics. Nesbø is primarily famous for his crime novels about Detective Harry Hole, but he is also the main vocals and songwriter for the Norwegian rock band Di Derre. In 2007 Nesbø also released his first children's book, Doktor Proktors Prompepulver.

Series:
* Harry Hole
* Doktor Proktor


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Jo has been interviewed by Wall Street Journal about his retelling of Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

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Average rating: 3.93 · 198,191 ratings · 18,704 reviews · 46 distinct works · Similar authors
The Redbreast (Harry Hole, #3)
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 32,156 ratings — published 2000 — 111 editions
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The Snowman (Harry Hole, #7)
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 31,634 ratings — published 2007 — 91 editions
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The Devil's Star (Harry Hol...
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 24,162 ratings — published 2003 — 89 editions
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Nemesis (Harry Hole, #4)
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 16,836 ratings — published 2002 — 106 editions
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Panserhjerte
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 15,928 ratings — published 2009 — 72 editions
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Phantom (Harry Hole, #9)
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 12,541 ratings — published 2011 — 66 editions
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Flaggermusmannen (Harry Hol...
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3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 20,015 ratings — published 1997 — 7 editions
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Headhunters
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 10,869 ratings — published 2008 — 76 editions
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Police: A Harry Hole Novel ...
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 7,615 ratings — published 2013 — 55 editions
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Frelseren (Harry Hole, #6)
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 9,881 ratings — published 2005 — 93 editions
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Flaggermusmannen Cockroaches The Redbreast Nemesis The Devil's Star Frelseren The Snowman
Harry Hole (10 books)
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3.929146592285803 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 177,465 ratings

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The Oslo Trilogy (3 books)
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3.946228358887908 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 74,742 ratings

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Doktor Proktor (4 books)
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3.9213938411669367 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 1,234 ratings

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February 2014, Jo Nesbø
"The Norwegian crime powerhouse sends his curmudgeonly police hero Harry Hole far afield in Cockroaches, a Bangkok-set murder mystery newly available in English." ...More

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“Losing your life is not the worst thing that can happen. The worst thing is to lose your reason for living.”
Jo Nesbø

“Bjarne Møller, my former boss, says people like me always choose the line of most resistance. It's in what he calls our 'accursed nature'. That's why we always end up on our own. I don't know. I like being alone. Perhaps I have grown to like my self-image of being a loner, too....I think you have to find something about yourself that you like in order to survive. Some people say being alone is unsociable and selfish. But you're independent and you don't drag others down with you, if that's the way you're heading. Many people are afraid of being alone. But it made me feel strong, free and invulnerable.”
Jo Nesbø, Frelseren

“Harry looked at Bellman. He could not help but admire him. The way you admire a cockroach you flush down the toilet and it comes creeping back again and again and in the end it inherits the world.”
Jo Nesbø

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