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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From the creator of the bestselling Harry Hole series, comes BLOOD ON SNOW, by Jo Nesbo. Could this be the start of another great series? Get a head start and read the first chapter of BLOOD ON SNOW.

The Scandinavians seem to have an uncanny knack for producing some fantastic crime thrillers, but there are so many to choose from it’s almost impossible to know where to start. So here is a list of our top five favourite Scandinavian crime books.

Books by Jo Nesbo