Faqs

01

I want to read the Jo Nesbo Books in order. Where do I start?

The chronological order of the Harry Hole novels available in English is: The Bat, Cockroaches, The Redbreast, Nemesis, The Devil's Star, The Redeemer, The Snowman, The Leopard, Phantom, Police. But you can of course start anywhere. Headhunters, The Son, Blood on Snow, and Midnight Sun are stand-alone novels.
02

What is the Oslo Sequence?

The Redbreast, Nemesis, The Devil's Star, The Redeemer, The Snowman, The Leopard, Phantom and Police make up the Oslo Sequence. The Bat and Cockroaches are the early Harry Hole cases.
03

Where can I buy the Harry Hole books and ebooks?

You can buy them at all good bookshops and online retailers.
04

Where can I buy audio books of the Harry Hole books?

You can buy audio downloads of the Harry Hole books from all good online audio retailers.
05

How do you pronounce Jo’s name?

Jo is pronounced like 'you', and Jo says the 'o' in Nesbo is similar to the vowel in Inspector Clouseau's pronunciation of the word 'bomb'.
06

How can I contact Jo?

You can send him an email via his agent to fanmail@salomonssonagency.com . But due to the volume of fan mail he can't reply to everything he is sent.
07

Who publishes the Harry Hole Novels?

In the UK, India, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, Jo is published in hardback by Harvill Secker and in paperback by Vintage Books. In the US, Jo is published by Knopf in hardcover and in paperback by Vintage Crime/Black Lizard. For any other territories, please visit his agent's website: Salomonsson Agency.
08

I’ve heard that Jo Nesbo has written books for children. Who publishes those?

They are published by Simon & Schuster in both the US and UK, and you can find out more about the UK editions here and the US editions here. 
09

What is the Harry Hole Foundation?

When Headhunters was first  published in 2008, Jo Neso established the Harry Hole Foundation – a charity to reduce illiteracy among children in the third world. All proceeds from Headhunters (including the movie adaptation), Blood on Snow and Midnight Sun in all editions and formats go directly to the Harry Hole Foundation.