Jo Nesbo

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 Leopard, Phantom, Police and The Son all topping the UK bestseller charts, and his novels are published in 48 languages.

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There’s lots to look forward to in the cinemas if you’re a crime & thriller fan – from Jack Reacher and Robert Langdon, to Paula Hawkins and Jo Nesbo; these film adaptations are looking mighty tasty. Here’s a list of our top 5 heading to a big screen near you soon, so check ‘em out and make sure you’ve read the book before you see the movie! Because it’s ok to see that person.

Turn on all the lights. Lock the doors. Close the blinds. Switch off your phone . . . You never know who’s out there in the dark, watching you. You won’t want to be interrupted. Not once you’re in the clutches of the internationally acclaimed grandmaster of Scandinavian crime, Jo Nesbø. Fans will attest to being gripped by high-voltage suspense, enmeshed in a gloriously sticky web of clues – terrified and loving it.

Books by Jo Nesbo