Author Focus: Jo Nesbø


As a Scandinavian thriller writer, Jo Nesbø will always draw comparisons with Stieg Larsson. His work in no way lives in the shadow of Larsson though. He has found incredible success with his series of crime thrillers featuring his gritty character, Detective Harry Hole. I’m currently reading my way through the series and can’t recommend them highly enough. It’s only a matter of time before adaptations of these books end up on the big screen. Unfortunately some of the earlier books in the series are taking a while to be released in the United States.

Many of his novels have won awards and we have them available at the library in various formats. Funnily enough, as well as the dark Harry Hole Series, Nesbø also has a series of children’s books, the Doctor Proctor series. Nesbø is quite the versatile writer! I also have to mention that his mother was a librarian, so that also makes him automatically awesome, of course. Enjoy the interview below where Nesbø tells us about Harry Hole.

Harry Hole Series:
1. The Bat (coming soon)
2. Cockroaches (coming soon)
3. The Redbreast
4. Nemesis
5. The Devil’s Star
6. The Redeemer
7. The Snowman
8. The Leopard
9. Phantom
10. Police (coming soon)


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