A page-turning collection of dark and twisted crime stories from the international bestselling author of the Harry Hole series.
Jo Nesbo (Author) Jo Nesbo is one of the world's bestselling crime writers, with The Leopard, Phantom, Police, The Son, The Thirst, Macbeth and Knife all topping the Sunday Times bestseller charts. He's an international number one bestseller and his books are published in 50 languages, selling over 50 million copies around the world. Before becoming a crime writer, 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'). They topped the charts in Norway, but Nesbo 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. Sign up to the Jo Nesbo newsletter for all the latest news- jonesbo.com/newsletter Robert Ferguson (Translator) Robert Ferguson has lived in Norway since 1983. His translations include Norwegian Wood by Lars Mytting, the four novels in Torkil Damhaug's Oslo Crime Files series, and Tales of Love and Loss by Knut Hamsun. He is the author of several biographies, a Viking history and, most recently, The Cabin in the Mountains- A Norwegian Odyssey.
The 12 tales in this impressive collection from bestseller Nesbo blend taut suspense with sharply limned characters. /.../ Frederick Forsyth fans will be enthralled.* Publishers Weekly *Starred Review*, US *
A veritable crime lover's delight from a true master of mystery and suspense. Experience the #1 New York Times bestselling author as never before in this dark and thrilling short story collection that takes us on a journey of twisted minds and vengeful hearts. Jo Nesbo is known the world over as a consummate mystery/thriller writer. Famed for his deft characterization, hair-raising suspense and shocking twists, Nesbo's dexterity with the dark corners of the human heart is on full display in these inventive and enthralling stories. /.../ With Nesbo's characteristic gift for outstanding atmosphere and gut-wrenching revelations, The Jealousy Man confirms that he is at the peak of his abilities.* Bookreporter, US *
Nesbo delivers stories ranging from dystopian visions to time-honored tales of duplicity and revenge. /.../ Nesbo is at his best in the long, wonderfully atmospheric title story, which shows off his gift for pulling one story out of another.* Kirkus Reviews, US *