Jo Nesbo is one of the world’s bestselling crime writers, with The Leopard, Phantom, Police, The Son and The Thirst all topping the Sunday Times bestseller charts.
He is primarily famous for his crime novels about Detective Harry Hole. But his latest work, The Jealousy Man is his first ever collection of short stories. Filled with dark thrills and twisted minds, this master of crime writing skillfully draws in the reader as we watch the potentially fatal outcomes of humanity's most powerful emotions play out on the page.
Nesbo has sold more than 50 million copies of his novels around the world, and has been translated into over fifty languages. He has been lavishly praised by international critics for broadening the scope of the contemporary crime novel, and is today regarded as one the best crime writers of our time.
In 2007 Nesbo also released his first children's book,
Doktor Proktors Prompepulver, about the aging inventor Doktor Proktor, his next-door neighbor Lise and their peculiar friend Bulle is reminiscent of the books by Roald Dahl.
Before becoming a writer, Nesbo played football for Norway’s premier league team Molde, but his dream of playing professionally ended when he tore ligaments in his knee. After three years of military service, he attended business school and formed the band Di Derre (Them There). They topped the charts in Norway, but he continued working as a financial analyst during the day.
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,
You can find a signed copy of The Jealousy Man and a collection of other Jo Nesbo signed books below.