An exclusive opportunity to hear from one of the world’s favourite crime writers as he discusses his unusual path into writing, his career so far and his new book The Kingdom.

Join the bestselling author of the Harry Hole series for this unique event to celebrate the publication of The Kingdom, a tense and atmospheric standalone thriller about two brothers and a homecoming that turns deadly, full of unexpected twists, devastating family legacies and with an ever growing body count…

Jo Nesbo is one of the world’s bestselling crime writers, with The Leopard, Phantom, Police, The Son, The Thirst and Knife all topping the Sunday Times bestseller charts. His books are published in 50 languages, and he has sold over 45 million copies worldwide. Before becoming a crime writer, he played football for Norway’s premier league team Molde, and was in a chart-topping band. A rare opportunity to see Jo in conversation, and a chance to ask him the questions you’ve always wanted to ask.

Make sure to get a copy of The Kingdom posted directly to your door as part of your ticket!

Presented by Penguin Live in partnership with Bloody Scotland.

This event will be hosted via Zoom webinar. You will be sent your personal link to login ahead of the event date.

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  • The Kingdom

  • 'I read The Kingdom and couldn't put it down...suspenseful...original...this one is special in every way' STEPHEN KING, INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER


    Jo Nesbo, author of the number one bestselling Harry Hole series, is back with a tense and atmospheric thriller about two brothers bound together by dark secrets.

    When Roy and Carl's parents die suddenly, sixteen-year-old Roy is left as protector to his impulsive younger brother. But when Carl decides to travel the world in search of his fortune, Roy stays behind in their sleepy village, satisfied with his peaceful life as a mechanic.

    Some years later, Carl returns with his charismatic new wife, Shannon - an architect. They are full of exciting plans to build a spa hotel on their family land. Carl wants not only to make the brothers rich but the rest of the village, too.

    It's only a matter of time before what begins as a jubilant homecoming sparks off a series of events that threaten to derail everything Roy holds dear, as long-buried family secrets begin to rise to the surface...

    The Kingdom is a simmering and complex thriller full of unexpected twists, devastating family legacies and an ever growing body count.


    'The Kingdom is a stunning novel from a storyteller with few equals'
    Daily Express

    'Jo Nesbo remains the king of Scandicrime' Financial Times

    'A stunning novel' Daily Mirror

    'A sombre delight. There are shades of a Nordic Ripley, or maybe Virginia Andrews on aquavit. Choose your poison' The Times

    'The latest stand-alone from the chronicler of Inspector Harry Hole puts all the murky, violent twists on brotherly love that you'd expect from this leading exponent of Nordic noir...' Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)


    ***** 'Intriguing, mysterious, full of suspense and as twisty as one of the roads up to The Kingdom' Netgalley reader

    ***** 'A gripping read... once it all starts to fall into place you can't put the book down!' Netgalley reader

    ***** 'To say I couldn't put it down is an understatement... One of my favourite books this year' Netgalley reader

    ***** 'A great read with plenty of twists and surprises...my book of the year so far' Netgalley reader

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