Jo Nesbo

  Male      Norwegian      Author

  Born : Mar 29, 1960  

About Author

Jo Nesbo (born 29 March 1960) is a Norwegian author and musician. As of March 2014 more than 3 million copies of his novels have been sold in Norway, and his work has been translated into over 40 languages, selling 23 million copies. Nesbo is primarily known for his crime novels about Inspector Harry Hole, but he is also the main vocalist and songwriter for the Norwegian rock band Di Derre. In 2007 Nesbo also released his first children's book, Doktor Proktors Prompepulver (English translation: Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder). The 2011 film Headhunters is based on Nesbo's novel Hodejegerne (The Headhunters).

Nesbo was born in 1960 and grew up in Molde. He graduated from the Norwegian School of Economics with a degree in Economics and Business Administration.

Nesbo worked as a freelance journalist and a stockbroker before he began his writing career.

The series follows Harry Hole, a tough detective working for Crime Squad and later with the National Criminal Investigation Service (Kripos) who struggles with alcoholism and works on solving crimes in authentic locations in Oslo and elsewhere, from Australia to the Congo Republic. Hole takes on seemingly-unconnected cases, sometimes found to involve serial killers, bank robbers, gangsters or the establishment, but also spends a significant amount of time battling nightmares and his own demons. The Harry Hole novels are multi-layered, violent and often feature women in peril, as typified by The Snowman...

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