Cockroaches - the fantastic reviews keep coming27/11/2013|227th November 2013
The fantastic reviews for Jo Nesbo's second Harry Hole thriller Cockroaches are flooding in ahead of publication tomorrow. The Sunday Mirror calls the thriller 'an absolute treat', The Sun 'another sure-fire hit' and the Financial Times 'one of Nesbo's most accomplished novels'. Make you you've got your copy ordered ready for publication tomorrow!
First UK review for Cockroaches15/11/2013|215th November 2013
The first UK review for Jo's second Harry Hole thriller Cockroaches is in from The Independent. Crime fiction reviewer Barry Forshaw book says that...
'The Bat channelled culture shock tactics with its fish-out-of-water Norwegian sleuth in Australia, and Cockroaches employs similar tactics with a far more rigorous attention to plotting than in the earlier book. The complex narrative and large dramatis personae are handled with steely authority, but what really makes the novel work is the fact that the picturesque seediness of Bangkok and Thailand turn out to be Harry Hole's natural element, with Nesbo plumping his hero down in a very non-Norwegian setting...' You can read the full review on The Independent here.
Cockroaches will be out in the UK, Ireland, Australia, India, New Zealand & South Africa on 28th November in hardback and ebook.
Headhunters - TV News07/11/2013|27th November 2013
Exciting news! It's been rumoured that HBO in the US are developing a TV pilot based on Jo's stand alone novel Headhunters, with Alexander Woo rumoured to be on board to pen the script. The Norwegian film of Headhunters was released internationally in 2012 – and was the UK's biggest grossing foreign film of the year. You can find out more about this story here.
Further news about mystery Jo Nesbo project revealed!22/10/2013|222nd October 2013
Warner Brothers has signed a deal for Blood on Snow, the first book by Jo Nesbo writing under the pen name Tom Johansen. The film is reported to be a potential star vehicle for actor Leonardo DiCaprio, and DiCaprio will produce alongside Appian Way partner Jennifer Davisson Killoran and Langley Park’s Kevin McCormick. Jo Nesbo and his agent Niclas Salomonsson will be executive producers.
Blood on Snow will be published in autumn 2014, with Blood on Snow 2: More Blood, to follow in spring 2015.
It is revealed today that Jo Nesbo’s alter ego Tom Johansen is set to become a character in his own right, as the plot of a new Jo Nesbo novel, The Kidnapping (to be published in autumn 2015), will centre around kidnap victim Tom Johansen.
Further information about Tom Johansen, the Blood on Snow novels and The Kidnapping will be revealed here in early 2014.
Two new books from Jo Nesbo writing as Tom Johansen07/10/2013|27th October 2013
Jo's UK publisher Harvill Secker is delighted to announce the acquisition of two new novels from Jo Nesbo, writing under the pen name Tom Johansen. The first book from Jo writing as Tom Johansen, Blood on Snow, will be published in autumn 2014 with the second book to follow in spring 2015. This November, the second Harry Hole thriller Cockroaches will be published as a hardback and ebook in the UK - meaning the entirely of the Harry Hole series is available to read in English.