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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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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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The Frozen Woman

Written by Jon Michelet, translated by Don Bartlett — Not as well known as Jo Nesbo, Karin Fossum or Jorn Lier Horst, Jon Michelet is a hit in his home country. His novel Orion’s Belt was translated into English in 1986, and was adapted for cinema…
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The Owl Always Hunts at Night

Written by Samuel Bjork, translated by Charlotte Barslund — Bjork is yet another name to add to the pantheon of Nordic Noir authors. This is his second solidly written police procedural featuring Oslo detectives Holger Munch and Mia Krüger, following on from I’m Travelling Alone. Here,…
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The Thirst by Jo Nesbo

Translated by Neil Smith — The tagline says it all: Harry Hole is back! For those following the ten-book series featuring the dour, brilliant, and thoroughly scarred Norwegian detective, we were led to believe that Police might have been his last book. But now Harry is back,…
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Faithless

Written by Kjell Ola Dahl, translated by Don Bartlett — Despite the unabated passion for Scandinavian crime fiction, Norwegian author Kjell Ola Dahl is not quite such a household name as some of his compatriots. The translation of the seventh book in the Oslo Detectives…
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Cursed

Written by Thomas Enger, translated by Kari Dickson — Henning Juul is a fearless investigative journalist based in Oslo who has garnered a fair number of enemies in the course of his job. He yokes himself to his work, but nothing can distract him from an uphill personal battle….
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