This is not a drill. I repeat, this is not a drill.
There will be a NEW installment in Nesbø's Harry Hole series coming from Knopf in May, 2017!
The new Harry Hole book will be titled THE THIRST, and will find Harry hunting down a serial killer who is using Tinder to lure women to him. (Creepy, right?!) Bonus for fans of the series: this book's plot promises that Harry will have to hunt down "a nemesis from his past," which has already got me thinking a series re-read is in order!
Nesbø will be touring in the US to promote the book in Spring 2017. (This will be his first US tour in a number of years, so expect this to be a BIG deal.) The last time readers encountered Harry Hole was in Nesbø's 2013 book POLICE, an exceptional crime book that finds Harry working against a serial killer targeting Oslo's police force. (The ending to POLICE was so good, I actually sobbed on an airplane... but that's a story for a different day.)
I can't even pretend to be professional about this right now - my heart basically just exploded with joy. Nesbø is my most favorite writer, and his Harry Hole books are responsible for sparking my love of Scandinavian crime fiction. If you've never read a Harry Hole book, now is the perfect time to start - not only will THE THIRST be released in May, but 2017 will also mark the release of a movie adaptation of THE SNOWMAN, my personal favorite book in the Harry Hole series. Last but not least, 2017 also marks the 20-year anniversary of the Scandinavian publication of the first Harry Hole novel, which we know as THE BAT in the U.S.
Basically, prepare yourselves: 2017 will be the year of Jo Nesbø, and this crime reader couldn't be more thrilled.
If you have any questions about Nesbø's books or would like more details on where to start with the Harry Hole series, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org - I would love to help you get into this series!
Full release from the publisher below.
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