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The Night House (Standalone) was the most recently released book by Jo Nesbø, on October 3rd, 2023.

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Jo Nesbø Stats: The highest rated book by Jo Nesbø on Book Notification is The Thirst, the 11th novel in the Harry Hole series. The second-highest rated book is Knife (Harry Hole #12).

The most read book by Jo Nesbø on Book Notification is The Bat, the first novel in the Harry Hole series. The second most read book is The Snowman (Harry Hole #7).

Below is a complete list of Jo Nesbø books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series. The most popular series by Jo Nesbø is the Harry Hole Series .

List of Harry Hole Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
7.21997
2
7.81998
3
7.92000
4
8.82002
5
8.42003
6
8.42005
7
8.72007
8
8.52009
9
8.22011
10
8.12013
11
9.32017
12
9.22019
13
8.52023

List of Doktor Proctor Books in Publication Order

List of Blood on Snow Books in Publication Order

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of Short Story Collections in Publication Order

List of Hogarth Shakespeare Books in Publication Order

Jo Nesbø: Biography

Jo Nesbø was born on March 29th, 1960 and is currently 64 years old. Jo Nesbø was born in Oslo, Norway. Nesbø attended Norwegian School of Economics where he received a B.A. Economics and Business Administration.

Jo Nesbø is the author of the Harry Hole series which currently consists of 13 novels. The Harry Hole series started in 1997 with the novel The Bat. The most recently released novel in the Harry Hole series was Killing Moon which was released in 2023. There are no upcoming novels for the Harry Hole series.

Jo Nesbø has also written the Doktor Proctor series which has 7 books including Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder and Bubble in the Bathtub / Time-Travel Bath Bomb.

Jo Nesbo was shortlisted for the 2015 Dead Good Reader Award in The Lee Child Award for Best Loner or Detective category for his character Harry Hole.

Jo was shortlisted for the 2015 Dead Good Reader Award in The Patricia Highsmith Award for Most Exotic Location for the location, Oslo, in his novel Police.

Jo Nesbø: Awards & Accolades

Jo Nesbø won the Riverton Prize, Riverton Club Honorary Award, in 2016.

Nesbø's books have also won multiple awards, The Bat won the Riverton Prize, Best Norwegian Crime Story, in 1997 as well as the Glass Key Award - Best Nordic Crime Novel in 1998. Knife won the Riverton Prize, Best Norwegian Crime Story, in 2019.

The following novels by Jo Nesbø were also nominated for these awards:

  • The Redbreast: Crime Writer's Association Award, International Dagger Award (2007).
  • The Redeemer: Crime Writer's Association Award, International Dagger Award (2009).
  • Nemesis: Edgar Award, Best Mystery Novel (2010). Macavity Award, Best Mystery Novel (2010).
  • The Leopard: British Book Awards, International Author of the Year (2011).
  • The Bat: Crime Thriller Awards, The Bestseller Dagger (2012).
  • Phantom: Goodreads Awards, Best Mystery and Thriller (2012). Crime Writer's Association Award, International Dagger Award (2012).
  • Police: Goodreads Awards, Best Mystery and Thriller (2013). Riverton Prize, Best Norwegian Crime Story (2013).
  • The Son: Goodreads Awards, Best Mystery and Thriller (2014). RUSA Awards, Adrenaline Award (2015).
  • Macbeth: British Book Awards, Crime and Thriller Book of the Year (2019).
  • Knife: Glass Key Award, Best Nordic Crime Novel (2020).
  • London: Crime Writer's Association Award, Short Story Award (2022).

Jo Nesbø: F.A.Q

When was Jo Nesbø Born? How old is Jo Nesbø?

Jo Nesbø was born on March 29th, 1960. Jo Nesbø is currently 64 years old.

Where was Jo Nesbø Born?

Jo Nesbø was born in Oslo, Norway and is Norwegian.

What awards has Jo Nesbø won?

Jo Nesbø has won the following awards: Riverton Club Honorary Award at the Riverton Prize (2016).

What book awards has Jo Nesbø won?

The Bat: Riverton Prize Best Norwegian Crime Story (1997), Glass Key Award Best Nordic Crime Novel (1998).
Knife: Riverton Prize Best Norwegian Crime Story (2019).

What was the first book Jo Nesbø wrote?

The first book written by Jo Nesbø was The Bat, published in 1997.

What was the most recent book Jo Nesbø wrote?

His most recently released work was The Night House on October 3rd, 2023.

Will there be any more books by Jo Nesbø?

Jo Nesbø does not have any upcoming books with a set publication date within the next few months at this time.

How many books has Jo Nesbø written?

Jo Nesbø has written 29 books. 13 books in the Harry Hole Series, 7 books in the Doktor Proctor Series, 2 books in the Blood on Snow Series, 4 Standalone Novels, 1 Short Story/Novella, 1 book in the Short Story Collections, 1 book in the Hogarth Shakespeare Series.

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    Edgar A.
    Edgar A.
    2 years ago

    I only recently discovered Jo Nesbo but he has fast become one of my go to mystery and thriller authors.

    I particularly like the Harry Hole series of novels for its tight plotting and Nesbo’s knack in presenting his lead as a lovable character who battles his demons sometimes successfully but many times failing. I have found that my experience deepens with each new release as I get to understand Hole and his motivations.

    Harry Hole is the classic loose cannon detective who uses unorthodox methods in his investigations and has few friends or colleagues in the Oslo police force.

    The fact that he usually works on tough cases involving fighting the establishment, serial killers, gangsters and bank robbers makes for some thrilling and suspenseful stories. While I like the fact that he is very effective at his work he is always battling his own demons and alcoholism.

    Another favorite Jo Nesbo series is the Doctor Proctor series. It follows a seemingly crazy college professor hoping that his luck will finally turn, Lisa his next door neighbor and Nilly her bizarre friend.

    Michael K.
    Michael K.
    2 years ago

    I read ‘The Snowman’ because I found a Jo Nesbo biography that called him the most successful Norwegian author of all time. I thought the boast sounded a little arrogant until I realized that he had sold roughly 50 million copies globally, which is astounding.

    Naturally, I had to sample his work to determine whether he deserved the hype. ‘The Snowman’ is not the last Nesbo book I will read because I had such a great time following Harry on his latest investigation.

    I felt like I was right there with him, sifting through clues, groaning as each breakthrough turned into a dead-end, and fighting against the wave of growing frustration. This was a solid mystery, and I want more.

    schiffwilliam
    schiffwilliam
    9 months ago

    Jo Nesbo, author Great storyteller. Each book is a real page turner. I think this best to read the Harry Hole books in order although not all were published in English when I started.

    Kelly J
    Kelly J
    9 months ago

    One of the best thriller writers ever!

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