Jo Nesbø





Jo Nesbø


Born
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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Congratulations to Jo, who has been awarded the Riverton Honor Prize, a prestigious Norwegian award presented at irregular intervals to individuals who have made a special contribution for Norwegian crime fiction. The honor prize – a golden revolver – has been handed out since 1973 and previous recipients include Maj Sjöwall, Henning Mankell, P.D. James and Ed McBain.

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Average rating: 3.93 · 378,404 ratings · 29,129 reviews · 58 distinct works · Similar authors
The Redbreast (Harry Hole, #3)

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The Snowman (Harry Hole, #7)

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4.02 avg rating — 51,957 ratings — published 2007 — 122 editions
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The Devil's Star (Harry Hol...

4.02 avg rating — 36,545 ratings — published 2003 — 113 editions
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Nemesis (Harry Hole, #4)

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3.96 avg rating — 30,792 ratings — published 2002 — 131 editions
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Phantom (Harry Hole, #9)

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4.10 avg rating — 22,413 ratings — published 2011 — 95 editions
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Flaggermusmannen (Harry Hol...

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The Son

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4.07 avg rating — 21,021 ratings — published 2014 — 71 editions
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Headhunters

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3.77 avg rating — 19,123 ratings — published 2008 — 94 editions
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Police (Harry Hole, #10)

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4.21 avg rating — 17,609 ratings — published 2013 — 90 editions
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The Leopard (Harry Hole, #8)

4.06 avg rating — 27,074 ratings — published 2009 — 110 editions
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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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