Jo Nesbø

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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.

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* Harry Hole
* Doktor Proktor

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Jo Nesbø Where are they, all the left gloves I lost in life? And why always the left? I wouldn’t have minded wearing two different gloves, I wouldn’t, but not…moreWhere are they, all the left gloves I lost in life? And why always the left? I wouldn’t have minded wearing two different gloves, I wouldn’t, but not two for the right hand. (less)
Jo Nesbø I don't really read that much crime fiction. I never did. Except for Jim Thompson. I've read most of what he's written. My favorite Norwegian crime…moreI don't really read that much crime fiction. I never did. Except for Jim Thompson. I've read most of what he's written. My favorite Norwegian crime writer would probably be Karin Fossum. I like Dennis Lehane, Lawrence Block, Michael Connelly and James Lee Burke. And there are more. So, O.K. I realize I do read a little crime fiction.(less)
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KNIFE, the twelfth instalment in Jo Nesbo’s bestselling series featuring troubled Oslo detective Harry Hole, will be published in Summer 2019.


After the dramatic conclusion of worldwide bestseller THE THIRST, KNIFE sees Harry waking up with a ferocious hangover, his hands and clothes covered in blood.


Not only is Harry about to come face to face with an old, deadly foe, but with his darkest perso...

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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 Nesbo

“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.”
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“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.”
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