Jo Nesbø

Knife

Harry Hole is not in a good place. Rakel – the only woman he’s ever loved – has ended it with him, permanently. He’s been given a chance for a new start with the Oslo Police but it’s in the cold case office, when what he really wants is to be investigating cases he suspects have ties to Svein Finne, the serial rapist and murderer who Harry helped put behind bars. And now, Finne is free after a decade-plus in prison – free, and Harry is certain, unreformed and ready to take up where he left off.
But things will get worse. When Harry wakes up the morning after a drunken blackout, with blood on his hands, it’s only the very beginning of what will be a waking nightmare the likes of which even he could never have imagined.

“[Knife] may be Nesbo’s best storytelling yet. It’s not just clever; it’s diabolical, and let’s be glad it is, because the corkscrewing plot provides a measure of relief from the pain on view in this uncompromisingly intense and brilliant novel.”

Booklist *Starred Review*, US

“Knife is a sterling example of Jo Nesbo’s considerable literary talent. /.../ Knife is a critical book in a series that is one of the most important in contemporary crime and police procedural fiction. Don’t miss it.”

Joe Hartlaub, Bookreporter, US

“Dark, gritty, and clever, this is quintessential Nesbo, a powerhouse of a storyteller. /.../ [A] must-read.”

Library Journal, US

Jo Nesbø

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Stian Broch

Jo Nesbø (b. 1960) is a musician, songwriter, and economist, as well as one of the leading crime writers in the world. He is recognized for having widened the scope of the thriller with his unusual literary qualities and ambitions, his psychological insights and his in-depth knowledge of life in a modern, globalized world. His books have garnered countless international awards, sold more than 40 million copies, and been translated into 50 languages. In addition to the Harry Hole series he is the author of stand-alone novels Headhunters, The Son, Blood on Snow and Midnight Sun, as well as several children’s books in the Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder series.

Rights sold to

Brazil, Record
Bulgaria, Emas
Canada, Penguin Random House
Catalonia, Proa
China, Booky (Simplified Chinese)
Croatia, Fokus
Czech Republic, Zlin
Denmark, Modtryk
Estonia, Varrak
Finland, Johnny Kniga
France, Gallimard
Germany, Ullstein
Greece, Metaixmio
Hungary, Animus
Iceland, Forlagid
Israel, Babel
Italy, Einaudi
Korea, Viche
Latvia, Zvaigzne
Lithuania, Baltos Lankos
Netherlands, Cargo
Poland, Dolnoslaskie
Portugal, Dom Quixote
Romania, Trei
Russia, Inostranka
Serbia, Laguna
Slovakia, Ikar
Slovenia, Mladinska
Spain, Mondadori
Sweden, Albert Bonniers
Taiwan, Azoth (Complex Chinese)
Turkey, Dogan Egmont
UK, Harvill
US, Knopf

Film rights sold
UK/US, Working Title

Other titles

Knife
Macbeth
Police
Phantom
The Leopard
The Snowman
The Redeemer
The Devil’s Star
Nemesis
The Redbreast
The Cockroaches
The Bat
Blood on Snow
Midnight Sun
The Son
Headhunters
A.Y.W.D.N.E (Animals You Wish Did Not Exist)
Can Doctor Proctor Save Christmas?
Doctor Proctor and the Great Gold Robbery
Doctor Proctor and the End of the World. Maybe
Doctor Proctor and the Time-Travel Bath Bomb
Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder

Foreign rights

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Awards

Shortlisted for the Public Book Awards (Best Translated Novel) Greece, 2019
Shortlisted for the British Book Awards (Book of the Year, Crime & Thriller) UK, 2019
Shortlisted for the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award (Best Translated Crime Novel) Sweden, 2018
The Raymond Chandler Award (Lifetime Achievement), 2018
Honyaku Mystery Award Japan – Blod på snø, 2017
Shortlisted for LovelyBooks’ Der Leserpreis (Best Crime & Thriller of 2017) Germany – Tørst
Nordic Noir Thriller of the Year Award, Sweden, 2017
Shortlisted for the Book of the Year Award, Sweden, 2017
Shortlisted for The European Crime Fiction Star Award, Germany, 2016
The Riverton Honor Prize, Norway, 2016
The IcePick Award (Best Translated Crime Novel), Iceland, 2015
Boréales Honorary Award (for his entire literary work), France, 2017
Shortlisted for the Ark’s Book of the Year Award, Norway, 2015
Shortlisted for LovelyBooks’ Der Leserpreis (Best Crime & Thriller of 2015), Germany, 2017
Shortlisted for the Brage Prize (Best Crime Novel), Norway, 2017
St. Petersburg Reads Award (Best International Author of the Year), Russia, 2014
Shortlisted for The IcePick Award (Best Translated Crime Novel of the Year), Iceland, 2014
Martinus Readers’ Choice Award (Best Foreign Author of the Year), Slovakia, 2014
Martinus Readers’ Choice Award (Best Novel of the Year), Slovakia, 2014
The Peer Gynt Prize (for his international success and for putting Norway on the map of international literature), Norway, 2013
Shortlisted for the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards (The Bestseller Dagger), UK, 2012
Shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger (Best Translated Crime Novel of the Year), UK, 2012
Shortlisted for the Edgar Award (Best Novel of the Year), US, 2010
Shortlisted for the Macavity Awards (Best Mystery Novel), US, 2010
The Great Caliber Award of Honour (for his entire authorship), Poland, 2010
The Danish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award (Best Crime Novel of the Year), Denmark, 2009
Shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger, UK, 2009
The Norwegian Book Club Prize (Best Novel of the Year), Norway, 2008
Shortlisted for the Ark’s Children’s Book Award (Best Children’s Book), Norway, 2008
The Norwegian Booksellers’ Prize (Best Novel of the Year), Norway, 2007
The Norwegian Book Club Prize (Best Novel of the Year), Norway, 2007
Shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger, UK, 2007
The Finnish Academy of Crime Writers’ Special Commendation (Excellence in Foreign Crime Writing), Finland, 2007
Shortlisted for the Ark’s Children’s Book Award (Best Children’s Book), Norway, 2007
Best Norwegian Crime Novel Ever Written (Awarded by the Norwegian Book Clubs), Norway, 2004
William Nygaard Bursary, Norway, 2002
The Norwegian Booksellers’ Prize (Best Novel of the Year), Norway, 2000
The Glass Key (Best Nordic Crime Novel of the Year), The Nordic Countries, 1998
The Riverton Prize (Best Norwegian Crime Novel of the Year), Norway, 1997

Edited September 16, 2019 by Salomonsson Agency