Books

The Thirst

Jo Nesbo (and others)

HARRY HOLE IS BACK! The blistering new SUNDAY TIMES number one bestseller!

THERE’S A NEW KILLER ON THE STREETS...
A woman is found murdered after an internet date. The marks left on her body show the police that they are dealing with a particularly vicious killer.

HE’S IN YOUR HOUSE… HE’S IN YOUR ROOM
Under pressure from the media to find the murderer, the force know there’s only one man for the job. But Harry Hole is reluctant to return to the place that almost took everything from him. Until he starts to suspect a connection between this killing and his one failed case.

HE’S OUT FOR BLOOD
When another victim is found, Harry realises he will need to put everything on the line if he’s to finally catch the one who got away.

'An expertly plotted, compelling and gripping white-knuckle ride… Nesbo deserves to be crowned the king of all crime thriller writers' Sunday Express on THE SON

'Nesbo deploys all the key ingredients of a cracking good thriller with expertise and verve. The ticking clock, the tension expertly ratcheted ever upwards, the changing scenery, the constantly shifting goalposts and the effortless, triumphant outpacing of the reader's ability to guess what's going to happen will keep you gripped to the last page' Guardian on THE LEOPARD

'The undisputed king of Scandinavian crime fiction' The Times

'Scandinavian crime thrillers don’t come much darker or more tense than the best-selling Harry Hole series, and this tenth outing for the Norwegian detective is the best yet' Sunday Mirror on POLICE

The Bat

Jo Nesbo (and others)

20th anniversary edition of the first book in the internationally bestselling Harry Hole series

Includes the opening of the brand new Harry Hole thriller, The Thirst, and an exclusive new introduction by Jo Nesbo


HARRY IS OUT OF HIS DEPTH

Detective Harry Hole is meant to keep out of trouble. A young Norwegian girl taking a gap year in Sydney has been murdered, and Harry has been sent to Australia to assist in any way he can.

HE'S NOT SUPPOSED TO GET TOO INVOLVED...

When the team unearths a string of unsolved murders and disappearances, nothing will stop Harry from finding out the truth. The hunt for a serial killer is on, but the murderer will talk only to Harry.

...BUT HE MIGHT JUST BE THE NEXT VICTIM

Midnight Sun

Jo Nesbo (and others)

OVER 33 MILLION BOOKS SOLD WORLDWIDE

Jon is on the run. He has betrayed Oslo’s biggest crime lord: the Fisherman.

Fleeing to an isolated corner of Norway, to a mountain town so far north that the sun never sets, Jon hopes to find sanctuary among a local religious sect.

Hiding out in a shepherd’s cabin in the wilderness, all that stands between him and his fate are Lea, a bereaved mother and her young son, Knut.

But while Lea provides him with a rifle and Knut brings essential supplies, the midnight sun is slowly driving Jon to insanity.

And then he discovers that the Fisherman’s men are getting closer...

The Devil's Star

Jo Nesbo (and others)

OVER 33 MILLION BOOKS SOLD WORLDWIDE

‘Nesbo sets a cracking pace... A series of spectacular plot twists leads to a thrilling finale’
Guardian

THE MARK OF THE DEVIL, THE SIGN OF A KILLER...

A young woman is murdered in her flat and a tiny red diamond in the shape of a five-pointed star is found behind her eyelid.

Detective Harry Hole is assigned to the case, alongside his long-time adversary Tom Waaler, and initially wants no part in it.

But Harry is already on his final warning and has little alternative but to drag himself out of his alcoholic stupor when it becomes apparent that Oslo has a serial killer on its hands.

‘Shocking and surprising...expertly paced’
The Times

‘Terrific... A stunning twist turns this into a first-rate thriller’
Daily Telegraph

Blood on Snow

Jo Nesbo (and others)

OVER 33 MILLION BOOKS SOLD WORLDWIDE

Olav lives the lonely life of a fixer.

When you ‘fix’ people for a living – terminally – it’s hard to get close to anyone.

Now he’s finally met the woman of his dreams.

But there are two problems.

She’s his boss’s wife.

And Olav’s just been hired to kill her.

From the bestselling author of BAFTA-nominated Headhunters, comes Jo Nesbo’s Blood on Snow.

The Redeemer

Jo Nesbo (and others)

OVER 33 MILLION BOOKS SOLD WORLDWIDE

‘This book had my pulse in the red zone from start to finish’
Michael Connelly

It is a freezing December night and Christmas shoppers have gathered to listen to a carol concert.

Then a shot rings out and one of the singers falls to the floor, dead. Detective Harry Hole and his team are called in to investigate but have little to work with – there is no immediate suspect, no weapon and no motive.

But when the assassin discovers he's shot the wrong man, Harry finds his troubles have only just begun.

‘Nesbo is in a class of his own’
Evening Standard

‘Terrific shocks, tension and atmosphere’
The Times

Headhunters

Jo Nesbo (and others)

OVER 33 MILLION BOOKS SOLD WORLDWIDE

LIE.

Clever, wealthy, married to a beautiful woman: Roger Brown has it all. And his sideline as an art thief keeps him busy when his job as a corporate headhunter gets dull.

STEAL.

Then his wife introduces him to Clas Greve. Ambitious and talented, he’s the perfect candidate for a top job Roger needs to fill – and the priceless painting he owns makes him the perfect target for a heist.

MURDER?

But soon Roger finds out that there’s more to Greve than meets the eye, and it’s not long before the hunter becomes the hunted…

The Son

Jo Nesbo

OVER 33 MILLION BOOKS SOLD WORLDWIDE

SONNY’S ON THE RUN

Sonny is a model prisoner. He listens to the confessions of other inmates, and absolves them of their sins.

HE’S BEEN LIED TO HIS WHOLE LIFE

But then one prisoner’s confession changes everything. He knows something about Sonny’s disgraced father.

SONNY WANTS REVENGE

He needs to break out of prison and make those responsible pay for their crimes.

WHATEVER THE COST

The Snowman

Don Bartlett (and others)

NOW A MAJOR FILM STARRING MICHAEL FASSBENDER

36 MILLION BOOKS SOLD WORLDWIDE

Soon the first snow will come

A young boy wakes to find his mother missing. Outside, he sees her favourite scarf – wrapped around the neck of a snowman.

And then he will appear again

Detective Harry Hole soon discovers that an alarming number of wives and mothers have gone missing over the years.

And when the snow is gone…

When a second woman disappears, Harry’s worst suspicion is confirmed: a serial killer is operating on his home turf.

…he will have taken someone else

Police

Jo Nesbo

OVER 33 MILLION BOOKS SOLD WORLDWIDE

The police urgently need Harry Hole

A killer is stalking Oslo’s streets. Police officers are being slain at the scenes of crimes they once investigated, but failed to solve. The murders are brutal, the media reaction hysterical.

But this time, Harry can’t help anyone

For years, detective Harry Hole has been at the centre of every major criminal investigation in Oslo. His dedication to his job and his brilliant insights have saved the lives of countless people. But now, with those he loves most facing terrible danger, Harry can’t protect anyone.

Least of all himself.

Cockroaches

Jo Nesbo

OVER 33 MILLION BOOKS SOLD WORLDWIDE

Harry is on a special mission

Detective Harry Hole arrives in a steaming hot Bangkok. The Norwegian ambassador has been found dead in a seedy motel room, and Harry has been sent to investigate. It’s clear that the Ambassador’s family are hiding some secrets of their own, but few people are willing to talk.

He needs to solve a crime and avoid a scandal

When Harry lays hands on some incriminating CCTV footage, things only get more complicated. The man who gave him the tape goes missing, and Harry realises that failing to solve a murder case is by no means the only danger that faces the unwary.

But in an unfamiliar city, who can you trust?

Phantom

Jo Nesbo (and others)

OVER 33 MILLION BOOKS SOLD WORLDWIDE

HARRY'S IN TROUBLE...

After the horrors of a case that nearly cost him his life, Harry Hole left Oslo and the police force far behind him. Now he's back, but the case he's come to investigate is already closed, and the suspect already behind bars.

THE POLICE DON'T WANT HIM BACK...

Denied permission to reopen the investigation, Harry strikes out on his own, quickly discovering a trail of violence and mysterious disappearances apparently unnoticed by the police. At every turn, Harry is faced with a wall of silence.

THE CRIMINALS DON'T WANT HIM BACK...

But Harry is not the only one interested in the case. From the moment he steps off the plane, someone is watching his every move.

...SOMEONE WANTS HIM SILENCED

The Leopard

Jo Nesbo (and others)

OVER 33 MILLION BOOKS SOLD WORLDWIDE

In the depths of winter a killer stalks the city streets. Two women are found drowned in their own blood. A third woman is hanged from a diving board.

YOU ARE ALLOWING THIS KILLING TO GO ON.

The crime scenes offer no clues, the media is reaching fever pitch, and the police are running out of options.

IT'S TIME THIS WAS STOPPED...

There is only one man who can help them catch the killer. But Inspector Harry Hole doesn't want to be found.

...BECAUSE I HAVE APPOINTED THE NEXT VICTIM.

The Redbreast

Jo Nesbo (and others)

OVER 33 MILLION BOOKS SOLD WORLDWIDE

Not all angels are heaven sent. I am one such angel, and I have come to pass judgement on the living, and the dead...

A report of a rare and unusual gun – a type favoured by assassins – being smuggled into the country sparks Detective Harry Hole's interest. Then a former WW2 Nazi sympathizer is found with his throat cut. Next, someone close to Harry is murdered. Why had she been trying to reach Harry on the night she was killed?

As Harry's investigation unfolds, it becomes clear that the killer is hell-bent on serving his own justice. And while the link between the cases remains a mystery, one thing is certain: he must be stopped.

Nemesis

Jo Nesbo (and others)

OVER 33 MILLION BOOKS SOLD WORLDWIDE

How do you catch a killer when you're the number one suspect?

A man is caught on CCTV, shooting dead a cashier at a bank. Detective Harry Hole begins his investigation, but after dinner with an old flame wakes up with no memory of the past 12 hours. Then the girl is found dead in mysterious circumstances and he beings to receive threatening emails: is someone trying to frame him for her death?

As Harry fights to clear his name, the bank robberies continue with unparalleled savagery...

Jo Nesbo (c) Thron Ullberg

Biography

Jo 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').  Their second album topped the charts in Norway, but he 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.  He is regarded as one of the world’s leading crime writers, with The LeopardPhantomPolice and The Son all topping the UK bestseller charts, and his novels are published in 48 languages.