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First look: Knife by Jo Nesbo

Here it is, the front cover of Knife, the 12th Harry Hole thriller by Norwegian crime fiction author Jo Nesbo. To catch up on the series so far, check out our guide by clicking here. In the meantime, here’s the latest information. This book picks…
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Knife - new Harry Hole thriller announced

Norwegian Jo Nesbo and his English language publisher Harvill Secker have announced the next book in the author’s popular Harry Hole series. That’s the good news for Harry Hole fans. The bad news is that you’ll have to wait nearly a year because Knife is…
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Macbeth by Jo Nesbo

Translated by Don Bartlett — First performed in 1606, Shakespeare’s Macbeth is one of the best crime stories ever written. Okay, it’s not a whodunnit – we know early on who the culprits are – but to this day it gives us a wonderful psychological…
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Double, double, toil and trouble...

On the Radar — This week, a very different take on Shakespeare’s Scottish play leads our new releases list. Jo Nesbo’s version of Macbeth was on our Most Wanted list at the beginning of the year, alongside debutante Vicky Newham’s Turn a Blind Eye which…
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A guide to Harry Hole

In some ways, the appeal of the Harry Hole stories is easy to pin down. Like so many modern detectives he’s got a few flaws. For a start, he’s a recovering alcoholic who often grabs a bottle when things get tough. Drunk or sober, he’s…
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Top 10 Nordic noir novels of 2017

They’ve been saying it wouldn’t last for a while now. And that tells you everything you need to know about Nordic noir. Although this year’s crop of books doesn’t have quite the same level of electric spark as last year – when we featured the…
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