Novel by Jo Nesbø to be published in the UK

Award-winning Norwegian author Jo Nesbø’s novel ‘Nemesis’ will be published in the UK on 20 March. The author, who has been referred to as Norway's finest crime writer, will be taking part in the Theakston's Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival in July.

The book, published by Harvill Secker and translated by Don Bartlett, follows detective Harry Hole and his team in a race against time to crack the identity of a violent bank robber who always seems one step ahead. Grainy CCTV footage shows a man walking into a bank and putting a gun to a cashier's head. He tells her to count to twenty-five. When he doesn’t get his money in time, she is executed. Meanwhile, as Harry’s girlfriend is away in Russia, an old flame gets in touch. He goes to dinner at her house and wakes up at home with no memory of the past twelve hours. The same morning the girl is found shot dead in her bed.

Jo Nesbø, a successful musician, economist and author of the best-selling detective Harry Hole series, has won many prizes for his novels, including the Glass Key, the Riverton Prize and the Norwegian Bookclub prize for best ever Norwegian crime novel. His first novel to be published in English was ‘The Devil's Star,’ and the second, ‘The Redbreast’, was short-listed for the CWA Duncan Lawrie International Dagger.

20 March 2008
'Nemesis' by Jo Nesbø
Published by Harvill Secker


Send this article to a friend  
Print version

'Nemesis' will be available in book stores in the UK from 20 March.

Norway - the official site in the UK / Contact the Embassy / Contact information
© 2003/2007