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 is no doubt that the following female crime writers are some of the best in the business. From Kathy Reichs and Tess Gerritsen’s forensic expertise to Karin Slaughter’s hard-hitting style or Paula Hawkins entwined plots. All of our ‘deadly female crime writers,’ provide chilling stories that will have you immersed in the world of their characters and feeling every spine-tingling minute.

This year has already started off with a bang with the release of James Patterson’s PRIVATE VEGAS and Tess Gerritsen’s new Rizzoli and Isles thriller DIE AGAIN, but the rest of 2015 has many more fantastic books in store. The following six books are some favourites we couldn’t wait to share with you.

Books by Jo Nesbo