Until you’ve consumed all of the best Jo Nesbo books, can you even claim to be a true fan?
- 1. The Bat: The First Inspector Harry Hole Novel (Harry Hole Series) (2013)
- 2. Knife ()
- 3. The Snowman (Harry Hole Series) (2016)
- 4. Police: A Harry Hole Novel (10) (Harry Hole Series) (2014)
- 5. The Redeemer: A Harry Hole Novel (6) (Harry Hole Series) (2014)
- 6. Nemesis: A Harry Hole Novel (Harry Hole Series) (2012)
- 7. The Thirst: A Harry Hole Novel (Harry Hole Series) (2018)
- 8. Macbeth: William Shakespeare’s Macbeth Retold: A Novel (Hogarth Shakespeare) (2019)
- 9. Cockroaches: The Second Inspector Harry Hole Novel (Harry Hole Series) (2014)
- 10. Devil’s Star, The: A Harry Hole Novel (Harry Hole Series) (2017)
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. As they circle closer and closer…
2. Knife ()
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3. The Snowman (Harry Hole Series) (2016)
One night, after the first snowfall of the year, a boy named Jonas wakes up and discovers that his mother has disappeared. Only one trace of her remains: a pink scarf, his Christmas gift to her, now worn by the snowman that inexplicably appeared in their yard earlier that day. Inspector Harry Hole suspects a link between the missing woman and a suspicious letter he’s received. The case deepens when a pattern emerges: over the past decade, eleven women have vanished—all on the day of the first snow. But this is a killer who makes his own rules . ….
For years, detective Harry Hole has been at the center of every major criminal investigation in Oslo. His brilliant insights and dedication to his job have saved countless lives over the years. But as the killer grows increasingly bold and the media reaction increasingly hysterical, the detective is nowhere to be found. This time, when those he loves and values most are facing terrible danger, Harry is in no position to protect anyone—least of all himself….
Shots ring out at a Salvation Army Christmas concert in Oslo, leaving one of the singers dead in the street. The trail will lead Harry Hole, Oslo’s best investigator and worst civil servant, deep into the darkest corners of the city and, eventually, to Croatia. An assassin forged in the war-torn region has been brought to Oslo to settle an old debt. As the police circle in, the killer becomes increasingly desperate and the danger mounts for Harry and his colleagues. …
Jo Nesbo’s The Snowman is soon to be a major motion picture, starring Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, and J.K. Simmons.“Nesbø’s storytelling abilities are incomparable. Nemesis is crime novel as art form and great entertainment.”—USA TodayThe #1 international bestseller from one of the most celebrated crime writers in Europe–the New York Times bestselling author of The Snowman–Jo Nesbø’s extraordinary thriller Nemesis features Norwegian homicide detective Harry Hole, “the next in the long line of great noir crime detectives,” (San Diego Union-Tribune) in a…
7. The Thirst: A Harry Hole Novel (Harry Hole Series) (2018)
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…
8. Macbeth: William Shakespeare’s Macbeth Retold: A Novel (Hogarth Shakespeare) (2019)
Shakespeare’s dark and tragic play retold in a heart-pounding New York Times bestselling thriller from the author of The Snowman and The Thirst. 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…
When the Norwegian ambassador to Thailand is found dead in a Bangkok brothel, Inspector Harry Hole is dispatched from Oslo to help hush up the case. But once he arrives Harry discovers that this case is about much more than one random murder. There is something else, something more pervasive, scrabbling around behind the scenes. Or, put another way, for every cockroach you see in your hotel room, there are hundreds behind the walls. Surrounded by round-the-clock traffic noise, Harry wanders the streets of Bangkok lined with go-go bars, temples,…
10. Devil’s Star, The: A Harry Hole Novel (Harry Hole Series) (2017)
In the heat of a sweltering Oslo summer, a young woman is found murdered in her flatwith 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 whom 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…
Best Jo Nesbo Books That Will Hook You
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The Devil-s Star
Author(s): Jo Nesbo
ID: 2684671, Publisher: Harper Perennial, Year: 5.6.2014, Size: 2 Mb, Format: fb2
Nemesis: A Harry Hole Novel
Author(s): Jo Nesbo
ID: 2684670, Publisher: Harper, Year: 30.5.2014, Size: 1 Mb, Format: fb2
Author(s): Jo Nesbo, Charlotte Barslund
ID: 1190800, Publisher: Harvill Secker, Year: 2014, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub
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