Books in Order
Name: Jo Nesbo
Born: 29 March, 1960
Place of birth: Oslo, Norway
Resides: Oslo, Norway
First book: The Bat
Previous employment: stockbroker
Fun fact #1: Jo is a singer and songwriter in the band Di Derre which topped the Norwegian charts.
Fun fact #2: Jo was a star soccer player and could have had a professional career until he suffered a knee injury.
Awards (not an exhaustive list):
- Glass Key Award.
- Norwegian Peer Gynt Prize 2013.
- Norwegian Booksellers' Prize.
Jo Nesbo Book List & Suggested Book Order
Jo Nesbo Biography
Jo Nesbo was born on the 29th of March in 1960, which was a Tuesday. For those readers interested in all things astrological, that makes him an Aries, which is one of the Fire signs.
Jo was born in Oslo, which has been the capital of Norway for over 700 years and is home to around 700,000 people. However, he grew up in the a town called Molde (rather an unfortunate name - unless it means something breathtakingly beautiful in Norwegian [Sadly, it doesn't. I checked.]).
Jo loved stories from a very early age, maybe something to do with his mother being a librarian or his father's love of sitting Jo on his knee and reading to him. Whatever the reason, Jo just couldn't get enough of books. However, it wasn't a career as a writer that Jo fantasized about, but a life as a professional football player for English team Tottenham Hotspurs (Spurs, for short). And Jo might have had a shot… He played for his local team Molde, which was in the Norwegian premier league, but then disaster struck when he tore a ligament in his knee. Game over!
Unfortunately, Jo had pinned all his hopes on soccer giving him the life he dreamed of and not a sausage on education. That meant that he left high school with…
To continue reading, get the full 1000-word biography in Jo Nesbo Books in Order.
If you love Jo Nesbo’s books you need the most comprehensive book list available, which includes a check list, alternative titles, page counts, movie adaptations, co-authors, star ratings, and a host of other features, plus:
- Harry Hole books in order
- Blood On Snow books in order
- Doctor Proctor books in order
- a complete list of standalone novels
Jo Nesbo Interview
Jo talks about one his Harry Hole series books, mentioning how it might actually be the last Harry Hole book ever… or maybe not because he says how much he enjoys “meeting” Harry in each new book.
Why Read the Jo Nesbo Harry Hole Books in Order?
Norwegian mystery writer Jo Nesbo was born in March 1960 is Oslo, the capital of Norway which is situated in on the southern coast at the head of the Oslofjord. Though some of his standalone work has been adapted for the screen, it's the Harry Hole series for which Jo has received the most acclaim, of which there are, at the time of writing, 11 titles. Blood on the Snow is a new series Jo started in recent years, while the Doctor Proctor series is made up of funny books for kids.
This Jo Nesbo book list not only gives all the Jo Nesbo books in chronological order, but lets you see the characters develop and witness events at the correct time, just as Jo intended.
So, if you love a good Norwegian detective series, or you've ever wondered about the Jo Nesbo book order, or wanted the Harry Hole series in order, get your teeth into this list.