JO NESB is a musician, songwriter, and economist, as well as a writer. His Harry Hole novels include The Redeemer, The Snowman, The Leopard and Phantom, and he is also the author of several stand-alone novels and the Doctor Proctor series of children's books. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Glass Key for best Nordic crime novel. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Praise for Jo Nesb and The Snowman
"Jo Nesb is my new favorite thriller writer and Harry Hole my new hero." --Michael Connelly "Fiendishly complex and terrifically entertaining." --The New York Times Book Review "If you don't know Nesb , it's time to get with it." --USA Today "Nesb explores the darkest criminal minds with grim delight and puts his killers where you least expect to find them. . . . His novels are maddeningly addictive." --Vanity Fair "A superb thriller--smart, stylish, beautifully paced and meticulously plotted." --Newsday "The Snowman is strung together with great care, playful in certain stretches, grisly in others, all of it highly readable." --Newsweek "The writer most likely to take the ice-cold crown in the critically acclaimed--and now bestselling--category of Nordic noir." --Los Angeles Times "Nesb 's books have a serious, socially significant heft, as well as a confident (even cocky) narrative stride that is unmatched. These aren't mere investigatory trifles to be enjoyed and forgotten; their unnerving horrors linger." --Richmond Times-Dispatch "Nesb 's pace is unerring, and the way he builds up suspense will incite Pavlovian page-turning." --Time Out New York "This is reading as you experienced it in childhood, without any gap between eye and mind, but with the added pleasures that adult plots and adult characters can bring. . . . Unputdownable. The Snowman is probably the most terrifying and certainly the most addictive book in the whole series." --Slate "This is crime writing of the highest order, in which the characters are as strong as the story, where an atmosphere of evil permeates, and the tension begins in the first chapter and never lets up." --The Times (London) "Spine-chilling. . . . This most ambitious of Nesb 's crime novels banishes any fears that the omniscient serial killer scenario has been exhausted." --The Independent (London) "Macabre and disturbing. . . . Deft plotting, strong characterization, adrenaline-fuelled action sequences and a whole raft of social issues raised along the way make this book a spectacularly good example of how a tried and tested (and often tired) formula can be made exhilarating and fresh." --The Guardian (London) "Hole is all a fictional detective should be." --Times Literary Supplement "If you're still grieving the loss of Stieg Larsson, it's time to move on. Nesb 's waiting for you." --Milwaukee Journal Sentinel