Harvill Secker announces new Jo Nesbø novel and the return of Harry Hole in Autumn 2013
From the press release:
The Random House Group UK is delighted to announce the publication of a new Jo Nesbø Harry Hole novel, putting an end to fans’ fears that their favourite fictional detective had finally met his match at the end of the last book, PHANTOM. POLICE will be published by Harvill Secker in autumn 2013.
Fans will also be delighted by the news that COCKROACHES, the second book in the Harry Hole series, will be published shortly after POLICE. With its publication, readers will have access to all ten books in Jo Nesbø’s bestelling series. THE BAT, the first ever Harry Hole novel, was published for the first time in English this October by Harvill Secker and went straight into the Sunday Times bestseller list.
POLICE continues the story of PHANTOM, which was a Sunday Times #2 bestseller when it was published in March this year, spending 7 weeks in the top ten. The Harry Hole novels have sold over 15 million copies worldwide, over 3 million of those in the UK. Jo Nesbø is regarded as one of the world’s leading crime writers, and his novels are published in more than 45 languages.
POLICE will be Jo Nesbø’s ninth internationally acclaimed novel featuring Inspector Harry Hole to be translated into English, and the tenth in the series. In the new novel a series of killings that echo unsolved murders is sweeping Oslo, and the killer is targeting the police.
COCKROACHES which has never before been published in English, is the second novel in the series and sees Harry Hole travel to Bangkok to solve the murder of the Norwegian Ambassador to Thailand.
JO NESBØ is a musician, songwriter, economist and author. His first crime novel featuring Harry Hole was published in Norway in 1997 and was an instant hit winning the Glass Key Award for the best Nordic crime novel (an accolade shared with Peter Høeg, Henning Mankell and Stieg Larsson). His books have been translated into more than 45 languages and he is regarded as one of the world’s leading crime writers. Visit http://www.jonesbo.co.uk/