Everyone has their preferred festive fare – but what might it tell you about your reading habits? Here, we use cutting-edge literary science to formulate a personalised recommended book list, whether you’re a stuffing buff, a potato pundit or a sprout savant.
The Norwegian author has written enough bestselling thrillers to keep you well-stocked in thoughtful page-turners. Ahead of the release of his latest, The Jealousy Man, we offer the ultimate guide.
Harry Hole is back in The Thirst, a blistering thriller from bestselling author Jo Nesbo. A new killer and a connection to his only unsolved case will mean that Harry will have to put everything on the line. Read the prologue and first chapter below
Jo Nesbo is one of the world's bestselling crime writers, with The Leopard, Phantom, Police, The Son, The Thirst, Macbeth and Knife all topping the Sunday Times bestseller charts. He's an international number one bestseller and his books are published in 50 languages, selling over 50 million copies around the world. Before becoming a crime writer, Nesbo played football for Norway's premier league team Molde, but his dream of playing professionally for Spurs was dashed when he tore ligaments in his knee at the age of eighteen. After three years military service he attended business school and formed the band Di Derre ('Them There'). They topped the charts in Norway, but Nesbo continued working as a financial analyst, crunching numbers during the day and gigging at night. When commissioned by a publisher to write a memoir about life on the road with his band, he instead came up with the plot for his first Harry Hole crime novel, The Bat. Sign up to the Jo Nesbo newsletter for all the latest news: jonesbo.com/newsletter
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