I love to discover mystery and crime writers. We see Finne, who had been nicknamed ‘The Fiancé’, seeking out women to impregnate so that he can continue his legacy through these criminally acquired pregnancies. I have yet to read a Jo Nesbo novel. I can’t wait to read this book! Thank you for the chance. Twisty, dark,…, The Butterfly House by Katrine Engberg is the second book in the Korner and Werner series, set in Denmark, where Detectives Jeppe Kørner and Anette Werner race to solve a series of sordid murders linked to some of the most vulnerable patients in a Danish hospital. “Knife,” by Jo Nesbø (Alfred A. Knopf) Full disclosure: I am not a Harry Hole junkie. For some unbelievable reason, Finne has been released and, even though he is in his mid-70s’, and is back to his lecherous and perverted ways. For me personally, my holiday break from work is always my time to dig into some slow-burning and immersive detective novels—there’s nothing more blissful to me than a quiet morning cozied up under a blanket, sipping some coffee, and reading a murder mystery while the snow falls outside. This sounds like my kind of book. We recently discovered Jo Nesbo and have enjoyed his books a great deal! So far it is a fantastic series and I’m looking forward to making it all the way to this one! Harry Hole is the detective I love to hate, hate to love. sounds like another great story, will put on my to read list. Rogue police officer, Harry Hole from The Snowman and The Thirst, is back in Jo Nesbo’s latest thriller, Knife, and in the throes of a new, unanticipated rage—once again hunting the murderer who has haunted his entire career.. I’ve read a lot of great reviews on them though. I’m a huge fan. I came to this series late and am very happy of that because I’m able to binge read the series without having to wait for the next. Unlike others who wrote comments, I have never heard of this author. I can’t wait to read The Knife. Read on for my picks for new crime fiction releasing in December 2020. I love finding out about new authors. Halfway through I bailed out of boredom. And, to make matters worse, there’s blood on his hands — and it’s not his own. Please enter me in this sweepstakes. Harry Hole is such a fallible but strong character. I saw the movie version of “The Snowman,” the seventh in the now dozen… And when more bodies start piling up, and it becomes clear there must be more than one villain responsible for these brutal acts, Jessica finds herself drawn into a web of conspiracy and sinister intrigue. A remarkable artist of the pen. While I have several of his books, to date none of them have managed to swim to the top of my to be read pile. Nesbø fans, rejoice! Usually Harry Hole is present with his good side more evident than the bad side. This review makes me want to read not only this book but the other’s written by this author. Plus, the latest in the Harry Hole series A friend loaned me all of her books…….now I’m hooked. With his career and credibility at stake, Harry falls into a deep dark abyss of self-destructive behavior. Jo Nesbo’s books, particularly the Harry Hole series, is simply one of the best in the business and I eagerly dive into each new release and never disappointed by the time I come up for air upon completion. A new year is upon us, and it’s bringing with it some very exciting new crime, mystery, and thriller releases to devour! Would love to win it!! Excited to check it out! Harry Hole books are always a great read. ), but KNIFE is something really special. I have been a fan of Nesbo for years and would love to win the latest ! I can’t wait to get my copy? The Snowman was great, did not know about the movie. Sounds like a new classic. Review Subject Required. He’s a great character, whatever his name…. As Harry Hole begins scouring his alcohol-drenched mind for the names of past criminal types who might want to seek revenge against him, Svein Finne fits that bill to a tee. Buy Knife: A New Harry Hole Novel Large Print by Nesbo, Jo (ISBN: 9781984892195) from Amazon's Book Store. [1] [2] [3] The book is set in Oslo. Click to read the full review of Knife: A New Harry Hole Novel in New York Journal of Books. LOVE LOVE LOVE all his books! What a perfect pick! Discovered Nesbo last year and simply could not put down any Harry Hole novels. I love the Harry Hole series and am a Jo Nesbo fan!! Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. I really hope I win this book! Have been toying with buying the movie The Snowman. Nowhere in the Harry Hole series is its humanity on better display than in KNIFE. Harry Hole is the gr8ist char. Very interesting mind set and has many other titles other than the Harry Hole series that also command attention. I can’t control anything. His next two releases, Cockroaches (1998) and Redbreast (2000), showed a steep learning curve and were engaging and well written, setting Harry Hole down the road to being one of crime fictions' more memorable and sympathetic characters. Harry is in a depressive state since his beloved left him. In short, stomach-turning chapters, Nesbø injects KNIFE with little glimpses into what Finne is actually doing with his newfound freedom… and readers will be terrified by what they discover. Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. I love anything having to do with mystery, police, crime. I’ve got a Jo Nesbo audiobook in my queue, would like another to backfill my reading list! Harry Hole is a complex, almost anti-hero. Thank you for the chance to win! (The countdown begins now!) Rogue detective Harry Hole is as drunk as ever, despite his constant attempts to stay sober. To call 2020 a challenge would be, frankly, the understatement of the year. I have been a fan of P.J. About mid-way through Knife, Finne is ruled out as Rakel’s killer as his alibi for that night and time is validated. KNIFE’s greatest trick, then, is to turn one of modern crime fiction’s most shrewd investigators on himself. Knife opens up early on with the villainous Svein Finne. In KNIFE, readers find series protagonist Harry Hole at his lowest: his beloved wife Rakel has kicked him out, and his oldest enemy - his addiction to alcohol - has reared its ugly head. Find the stories both interesting and good mysteries. BLOODLINE is a spine-tingling, up-all-night-reading psychological suspense novel-meets-horror story worthy of the comparisons to Rosemary’s Baby that it is receiving. Harry Hole is not in a good place. Knife: A New Harry Hole Novel by Jo Nesbo book review. Inspector Harry Hole of the Oslo Crime Squad is dispatched to Sydney to observe a murder case. Thanks! Thank you for this giveaway!! KNIFE is the brand new Harry Hole thriller from Jo Nesbo where Harry will come face to face with a deadly foe About the Author Jo Nesbo is one of the world's bestselling crime writers, with The Leopard , Phantom , Police, The Son and his latest Harry Hole novel, The Thirst, all topping the Sunday Times bestseller charts. This sounds great! He is hunting a known rapist-murderer while trying to come to terms with a great tragedy in his life. Review #2 by Barbara Lipkien Gershenbaum. The best recent thrillers – review roundup A chain of child abductions, a suspicious death by drowning and a cult’s mass suicide. Any book by Jo Nesbo is well-worth reading!! Have not read any of these and was not impressed by the movie. These are my favorite books. I’ve always been thankful for the escape that a great crime book can bring, but I don’t think I’ve ever been quite as thankful for great books as I have been this year. Thank you for the chance! I’ve actually never read any of these fine books but would love to get the opportunity to in this giveaway. All storytelling is building on tradition and what has been before. (Alfred A. Knopf via AP) I can’t wait to read this one! Norwegian Jo Nesbo is nothing less than a phenomenon: his crime novels, most of them in the Harry Hole series of procedurals, have sold more than 40 million copies. They do, however, come recommended by folks I know. Suffice it to say, I couldn’t be more excited about This blog post is going to be shorter than my previous Nordic Noir November posts for a very simple reason: when it comes to Icelandic crime fiction, I have two ride-or-die authors whose work I will literally always read, no matter what, and those are the two authors I want to spotlight for you all today. If “small-town suspense-meets-horror” were a genre, Jess Lourey would be its queen. Gotta love a guy named Harry Hole…and I do! On the waiting list at local library, but this is one author I may not have the patience to wait for any longer. I’ve been a Jo Nesbo fan since I read “The Snowman” five years ago… LOVE Harry Hole!!! Some people said The Bat by Jo Nesbo wasn't great and recommended skipping the first few books in the series. Love to read international authors. The author of 2020 standout UNSPEAKABLE THINGS returns on January 1 with her next work of dread-inducing rural horror, BLOODLINE. Can’t wait to start on this!! But the series is on my list as soon as I can retire later this year. Translated into English in 2012, Phantom sees Harry Hole returning to Oslo after three years in Hong Kong. It’d be nice to win one. Bravo! And die. I want to read The Knife and I hope Harry survives. Would love to be the winner of a copy of THE KNIFE to read and review. thank you for this!! Would love to read this… Thank you for the chance! Knife: A New Harry Hole Novel by Jo Nesbo book review. This month, a few of my most highly-anticipated releases of the whole year will be releasing. The books are intriguing and page turners for me. This is one of the best in the Harry Hole series, Joe you very definitely still have it! I’m thrilled to share with you my picks for Best Crime Books of 2020, this year with a fun twist! I have read most of Jo Nesbo’s books, and will enjoy reading this one……. This book is intriguing. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Contents If you’re new to CBTB, every Sunday this November, I’m spotlighting crime fiction from a particular Nordic country, and sharing a rundown of my personal favorite crime writers from that country. For pregnant journalist Joan Harken, her fiancé’s hometown of Lilydale represents a bright future: a place where their unborn child can grow up with all the safety and security that a tight-knit community has to offer—the kind of safety and security that was missing from her own upbringing. Great stuff! Seems they have. Comment document.getElementById("comment").setAttribute( "id", "aa4c58ad39a0446384253a906fd618f8" );document.getElementById("b8ce3dfb6c").setAttribute( "id", "comment" ); Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. He's been given a chance for a new start with the Oslo Police, but it's in the cold case office. I typically do not review the books I’m working on here on CBTB, but given that Nesbø has been such an integral part of this blog (and of my reading life prior to starting CBTB! Want to read the book, KNIFE. Always looking for the newest to be published. Knife adds another layer to the Harry Hole series! Thanks for the opportunity! Click to read the full review of Knife: A New Harry Hole Novel in New York Journal of Books. The question is, how is he going to use it? Intense! KNIFE is vintage Nesbø in all the best ways. (Naughty, huh?) This sounds like my kind of book. Evil is lurking in the town of Lilydale, and Joan is going to have to rely on all her wits and inner strength to make it out with her life. Having read and thoroughly enjoyed Mr. Nesbo’s work, I’ve since gotten my wife interested in his stories as well. as always. The first killer Harry Hole put in jail is out and ready to get his justice. Sounds fascinating. Your email address will not be published. This book’s only flaw was that it stretched my credulity more than any of its predecessors. He really needs an editor, though… especially when critiquing authors and literature. Not only is Harry about to come face to face with an old, deadly foe, but with his darkest personal challenge yet. Review written by Robert Zupkus. Readers will be hard-pressed not to weep alongside Harry as he takes stock of the personal losses he suffers throughout this story. As always, in today’s blog post I will share with you a rundown of the Finnish crime writers whose work I’ve read and loved. Whether you love creepy, horror-inspired thrillers, modern mysteries with classic crime vibes, or gritty procedurals, my two favorite Icelandic crime writers have a book for you. Keep ’em coming Nesbo. winning a copy would be awesome! Happy reading! Nesbo is always good for keeping me awake and managing to both terrify me and make me laugh. Can’t wait to read this one! Fassbender is one of my favorite actors. I really like the plots and characters in the Harry Hole mysteries. But as Joan settles into her new home, she can’t shake the feeling that something is just a bit off. A life-altering murder puts Harry Hole in the spotlight. Loving it so far! I can’t control anything. Author Ray has done a fabulous job of portraying Harry in a completely different light. I will say that Jo Nesbo has one extreme imagination; just my kind of writer. I want good things for Harry Hole. The first killer Harry Hole put in jail is out and ready to get his justice. O can’t wait. Absolutely LOVE this author and would LOVE this book. The end of the year is upon us, and I know I’m not the only one who won’t be sad to say goodbye to 2020. Nesbø fans, rejoice! Thanks ! Harry Hole …excitement, adventures and suspense thrillers my kind of books! I’d love a copy of this book! Wow, this looks awesome. What a fantastic review of a very compelling book. Started making my way through the Harry Hole series last year from the beginning (The Bat) and I’m partially through #4 (Nemesis). started reading this series not too long ago!!! Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Knife: (Harry Hole 12) at Amazon.com. As always with the Harry Hole series, the investigations central to this story are self-contained; any background information you might need as a newcomer you’ll find included in KNIFE, and the mysteries central to this story are introduced and solved within this book’s pages. Happy Sunday, readers! One girl's ongoing investigation of the crime fiction genre. The term knife, as well as literal discussions about it and its many uses, are peppered throughout this novel. His next two releases, Cockroaches (1998) and Redbreast (2000), showed a steep learning curve and were engaging and well written, setting Harry Hole down the road to being one of crime fictions' more memorable and sympathetic characters. What he really wants is to be investigating cases he suspects have ties to Svein Finne, the serial rapist and murderer who Harry helped put behind bars. Killers lurk within Denmark’s health system in this second…. A new Nesbø novel is always a cause for celebration (bonus when it’s released right after my birthday, as KNIFE was this year! I was just always put off by the character name! I’ve been reading the Scandawegian (as i call them) authors for a very long time and i’m a huge Harry Hole fan…so excited. KNIFE is the brand new Harry Hole thriller from Jo Nesbo where Harry will come face to face with a deadly foe About the Author Jo Nesbo is one of the world's bestselling crime writers, with The Leopard , Phantom , Police, The Son and his latest Harry Hole novel, The Thirst, all topping the Sunday Times bestseller charts. Love the Harry Hole series, cannot wait to read this book! Looking forward to what Harry will be doing with a knife! I want to read this book so bad. I’ve only read one book by this author and enjoyed it so I would really like a chance to read this! Thank you. To enter, make sure you’re a registered member of the site and simply leave a comment below. Anxious to see how low Harry has to go before he regains some self-respect. It also puts Nesbo in good company with other genre writers like Peter Robinson, George Pelecanos and Michael Connelly, who always take the time to illustrate their characters musical likes. I have not yet read any of the series. He’s been given a chance for a new start with the Oslo Police but it’s in the cold case office, when what he really wants is to be investigating cases he suspects have ties to Svein Finne, the serial rapist and murderer who Harry helped put behind bars. As KNIFE opens, readers find Harry waking with a ferocious hangover, his … More to come for sure and his book sounds great! The best recent thrillers – review roundup A chain of child abductions, a suspicious death by drowning and a cult’s mass suicide. Read a couple of the books, looking forward to a new one!! Required fields are marked *. Knopf, $27.95 (464p) ISBN 978-0-525-65540-4. KNIFE by Jo Nesbø is an extremely tense, twisty and enthralling police procedural. I love Jo Nesbo’s writing. Poor Harry. I will start from the beginning of the series. Can’t wait to read Knife! I love Jo Nesbo and Harry Hole! Jo is one of the best in crime writers I have recently read – keep on writing Jo! , I can’t wait to read the latest Jo Nesbo novel. Then I’ll wake up. Harry Hole borrows a lot from the tradition of the hard-boiled detective novel, and with that comes certain traditions. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/11/books/review/jo-nesbo-by-the-book.html Thanks for the chance! All opinions my own. Halfway through I bailed out of boredom. But Jo Nesbo’s Harry Hole is a close second. Have read one of Jo’s other books and would like to read this one. I really enjoy Jo Nesbo’s novels. Joan is right to be suspicious—but even her wildest imaginings could never have prepared her, or the reader, for what is in store. This sounds like something I would like to read. to Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Iceland, and today we’re going to be exploring crime fiction from Finland! Sounds a little scary, Harry! Have read the Harry Hole books for many years. I can’t say much without giving spoilers, so I am going to keep this review brief. This now sets Hole down several different paths, including one point where he contemplates committing suicide in grand fashion when he toys with the idea that he killed Rakel during a drunken rage. I can’t wait for a fresh Hole to dig in to. I had heard mixed reviews on the beginning of the Harry Hole Series before I picked it up. 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