Jo Nesbø – Norwegian Crime Writer With International Success

In Nielsen’s UK bestselling books of 2011, the Norwegian crime writer Jo Nesbø has 5 books in top 100!

‘With his eight internationally acclaimed crime novels featuring Detective Harry Hole, Jo Nesbø has achieved an unparalleled success both in his native country Norway and abroad, winning the hearts of critics, booksellers and readers alike. Translated into more than forty languages, awarded a whole range of awards and boasting record-breaking sales, Nesbø has been lavishly praised by international critics for broadening the scope of the contemporary crime novel, and is today regarded as one the best crime writers of our time’.

“Jo Nesbo is my new favorite thriller writer and Harry Hole my new hero.”
-Michael Connelly

“I am the world’s greatest living crime writer. [Jo Nesbø] is a man who is snapping at my heels like a rabid pitbull poised to take over my mantle when I dramatically pre-decease him.”
-James Ellroy

“Many authors know how to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. Jo Nesbo´s one of the few who keeps them there.”
-Linwood Barclay


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