Jo Nesbo is one of the world's bestselling crime writers, with
The Leopard, Phantom, Police, The Son
and his latest Harry Hole novel, The Thirst, all topping the
Sunday Times bestseller charts. He's an international number
one bestseller and his books are published in 50 languages, selling
over 40 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.
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I read THE KINGDOM and couldn't put it
down...suspenseful...original...this one is special in every way. *
Stephen King *
Jo Nesbo remains the king of Scandicrime. * Financial Times *
Superbly written and magnificently chilling * Sunday Mirror *
This being Nesbo there is plenty of deception, death and partial decapitation to come. No Harry Hole this time, but still a sombre delight. There are shades of a Nordic Ripley, or maybe Virginia Andrews on aquavit. Choose your poison * The Times *
The Kingdom is a stunning novel from a storyteller with few equals -- Jon Coates * UK Press Syndication *