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Jo Nesbo Bibliography

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Jo Nesbo
Series Character Inspector Harry Hole

The following bibliography - Checklist contains the Harry Hole crime and mystery fiction titles
The author's bibliography is a complicated one in terms of publishing, Norwegian titles precede.
Publications in other countries were out of sequence, the simple readers checklist below gives date details and disparities.
The collector's guide to the first editions immediately below lists the UK first edition in order of UK release
The books have been a huge worldwide success and are very collectable.
Later titles are easy enough to locate in fine condition, serious collectors should perhaps only consider signed copies
Of the earlier titles Nemesis would appear to be the rarest in our experience
Title below that are hyperlinked in blue show images of the 1st edition and also rare proof copies

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Title Publisher Date Issue Points - Notes
The Devil's Star Harvill Secker 2005 A paperback original in printed wrappers
Printers key/ Number line: 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1
The Redbreast Harvill Secker 2006 PBO, true UK 1st is a softcover edition
Nemesis Harvill Secker 2008  Originally titled:
The House of Pain on publisher galley proof
Black cloth, silver titles, dust jacket £12.99
Printers key: 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1
The Redeemer Harvill Secker 2009 Paperback original
The Snowman Harvill Secker 2010 Red cloth, gilt titles, dustwrapper priced £12.99
Printers key: 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1
Map verso dedication page, not present in proof
The Leopard Harvill Secker 2010 Grey cloth, silver titles, dust jacket £12.99
Printers key: 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1
Map recto to copyright page on 1st - but not in proof
Headhunters Harvill Secker 2011 Not Harry Hole and the subject of a movie
Phantom Harvill Secker 2012 Jacket priced £16.99
Police Harvill Secker 2013
The Son Harvill Secker 2013
Blood on Snow Harvill Secker 2015 Olav Johansen novel
Midnight Sun Harvill Secker 2015 Olav Johansen novel
The Thirst Harvill Secker 2017
Macbeth Hogarth 2018 Inspector Macbeth - based on Shakespeare storyline
The Knife Harvill Secker 2019

A List of Harry Hole Book in Order of Publication
Complete with original Swedish titles and English

1997 – Flaggermusmannen : UK: The Bat (2012)
1998 – Kakerlakkene: UK The Cockroaches (2013)
2000 Rødstrupe: UK The Redbreast (2006)
2002 – Sorgenfri: UK Nemesis (2008)
2003 – Marekors: UK The Devil's Star (2005)
2005 – Frelseren: UK The Redeemer (2009)
2007 – Snømannen: UK The Snowman (2010)
2009 – Panserhjerte: UK The Leopard (2011)
2011 – Gjenferd: UK Phantom (2012)
013 – Politi: UK Police (2013)

Examples of Jo Nesbo's Signature
How to spot a genuine signed copy from a fake
The author's signature does vary slightly so don't  analyze every loop
Look for flow and lack of hesitation, a fake is easy to spot.
He does sign quite a few books so signed copies are not unusual
Here's a few examples of genuine signatures showing the odd variant, last one being a publishers signed bookplate

Jo Nesbo Brief Biography
Jo Nesbo, born in Norway born 29 March 1960, is a crime writing phenomenon, one of the current best selling in the world. He's a man of many parts, writer, sportsman and musician. His books are excellent, I've read them all personally, and they benefit hugely from superb translations by Don Bartlett. Bartlett's work should not be overlooked as many a good foreign language novel has suffered in translation, these are superbly done.


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