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  • Published: 30 January 2024
  • ISBN: 9781529920505
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 576
  • RRP: $22.99

Killing Moon

The NEW Sunday Times bestselling thriller




THE BRAND-NEW DETECTIVE HARRY HOLE THRILLER FROM THE ICONIC SUNDAY TIMES NO.1 BESTSELLER.

'Not just an unbearably tense thriller but another of Nesbo's studies in love and loneliness... there are few greater crime writers' The Times

'Nesbø is one of today's most interesting thriller writers, a 100% buy-today-read-tonight delight' Lee Child
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This killer will get inside your head… and there’s nothing you can do to stop it

When a body is found in the forest, the police make a horrifying discovery: her scalp has been removed and sewn back on. But they have no idea why.
With a second woman reported missing, detectives fear their worst nightmare has come true.

A serial killer is stalking the streets of Oslo.

With time running out to find the woman, former detective Harry Hole is called in to think like a murderer thinks... and to track down this killer before they strike again.

But Harry has ulterior motives for wanting to solve this case and, if he fails, there could be more than one life at risk.

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'Nesbo deploys all the key ingredients of a cracking good thriller... effortless' Guardian

'The undisputed king of Scandinavian crime fiction' The Times

  • Published: 30 January 2024
  • ISBN: 9781529920505
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 576
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Jo Nesbo

Jo Nesbo is one of the world’s bestselling crime writers, with The Leopard, Phantom, Police, The Son, The Thirst and Knife all topping the Sunday Times bestseller charts. He’s an international number one bestseller and his books are published in 50 languages, selling over 45 million copies around the world.

Before becoming a crime writer, Nesbo played football for Norway’s premier league team Molde, but his dream of playing professionally for Spurs was dashed when he tore ligaments in his knee at the age of eighteen. After three years military service he attended business school and formed the band Di Derre (‘Them There’). They topped the charts in Norway, but Nesbo continued working as a financial analyst, crunching numbers during the day and gigging at night. When commissioned by a publisher to write a memoir about life on the road with his band, he instead came up with the plot for his first Harry Hole crime novel, The Bat.

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Praise for Killing Moon

Nesbo deploys all the key ingredients of a cracking good thriller...the ticking clock, the tension expertly ratcheted ever upwards, the changing scenery, the constantly shifting goalposts and the effortless, triumphant outpacing of the reader's ability to guess what's going to happen

Guardian

Nesbo deploys all the key ingredients of a cracking good thriller...the ticking clock, the tension expertly ratcheted ever upwards, the changing scenery, the constantly shifting goalposts and the effortless, triumphant outpacing of the reader's ability to guess what's going to happen

Guardian

Nesbo deploys all the key ingredients of a cracking good thriller...the ticking clock, the tension expertly ratcheted ever upwards, the changing scenery, the constantly shifting goalposts and the effortless, triumphant outpacing of the reader's ability to guess what's going to happen

Guardian

Nesbo deploys all the key ingredients of a cracking good thriller...the ticking clock, the tension expertly ratcheted ever upwards, the changing scenery, the constantly shifting goalposts and the effortless, triumphant outpacing of the reader's ability to guess what's going to happen

Guardian

Nesbo deploys all the key ingredients of a cracking good thriller...the ticking clock, the tension expertly ratcheted ever upwards, the changing scenery, the constantly shifting goalposts and the effortless, triumphant outpacing of the reader's ability to guess what's going to happen

Guardian

Nesbo deploys all the key ingredients of a cracking good thriller...the ticking clock, the tension expertly ratcheted ever upwards, the changing scenery, the constantly shifting goalposts and the effortless, triumphant outpacing of the reader's ability to guess what's going to happen

Guardian

Nesbo deploys all the key ingredients of a cracking good thriller...the ticking clock, the tension expertly ratcheted ever upwards, the changing scenery, the constantly shifting goalposts and the effortless, triumphant outpacing of the reader's ability to guess what's going to happen

Guardian

Nesbo deploys all the key ingredients of a cracking good thriller...the ticking clock, the tension expertly ratcheted ever upwards, the changing scenery, the constantly shifting goalposts and the effortless, triumphant outpacing of the reader's ability to guess what's going to happen

Guardian

The undisputed king of Scandinavian crime fiction

The Times

The undisputed king of Scandinavian crime fiction

The Times

The undisputed king of Scandinavian crime fiction

The Times

The undisputed king of Scandinavian crime fiction

The Times

The undisputed king of Scandinavian crime fiction

The Times

The undisputed king of Scandinavian crime fiction

The Times

The undisputed king of Scandinavian crime fiction

The Times

The undisputed king of Scandinavian crime fiction

The Times

Nesbo deserves to be crowned the king of all crime thriller writers

Sunday Express

Nesbo deserves to be crowned the king of all crime thriller writers

Sunday Express

Nesbo deserves to be crowned the king of all crime thriller writers

Sunday Express

Nesbo deserves to be crowned the king of all crime thriller writers

Sunday Express

Nesbo deserves to be crowned the king of all crime thriller writers

Sunday Express

Nesbo deserves to be crowned the king of all crime thriller writers

Sunday Express

Nesbo deserves to be crowned the king of all crime thriller writers

Sunday Express

Nesbo deserves to be crowned the king of all crime thriller writers

Sunday Express

Jo Nesbø is one of today's most interesting thriller writers, and Harry Hole is an all-time great character - for me, a 100% buy-today-read-tonight delight.

Lee Child

Jo Nesbø is one of today's most interesting thriller writers, and Harry Hole is an all-time great character - for me, a 100% buy-today-read-tonight delight.

Lee Child

Jo Nesbø is one of today's most interesting thriller writers, and Harry Hole is an all-time great character - for me, a 100% buy-today-read-tonight delight.

Lee Child

Jo Nesbø is one of today's most interesting thriller writers, and Harry Hole is an all-time great character - for me, a 100% buy-today-read-tonight delight.

Lee Child

Jo Nesbø is one of today's most interesting thriller writers, and Harry Hole is an all-time great character - for me, a 100% buy-today-read-tonight delight.

Lee Child

Jo Nesbø is one of today's most interesting thriller writers, and Harry Hole is an all-time great character - for me, a 100% buy-today-read-tonight delight.

Lee Child

Jo Nesbø is one of today's most interesting thriller writers, and Harry Hole is an all-time great character - for me, a 100% buy-today-read-tonight delight.

Lee Child

Jo Nesbø is one of today's most interesting thriller writers, and Harry Hole is an all-time great character - for me, a 100% buy-today-read-tonight delight.

Lee Child

Nesbo is unassailably the reigning king of Nordic noir as well as a global crime-writing superstar... [in] Killing Moon...Nesbo is back on gruesome form

Financial Times

Nesbo is unassailably the reigning king of Nordic noir as well as a global crime-writing superstar... [in] Killing Moon...Nesbo is back on gruesome form

Financial Times

Nesbo is unassailably the reigning king of Nordic noir as well as a global crime-writing superstar... [in] Killing Moon...Nesbo is back on gruesome form

Financial Times

Nesbo is unassailably the reigning king of Nordic noir as well as a global crime-writing superstar... [in] Killing Moon...Nesbo is back on gruesome form

Financial Times

Nesbo is unassailably the reigning king of Nordic noir as well as a global crime-writing superstar... [in] Killing Moon...Nesbo is back on gruesome form

Financial Times

Nesbo is unassailably the reigning king of Nordic noir as well as a global crime-writing superstar... [in] Killing Moon...Nesbo is back on gruesome form

Financial Times

Nesbo is unassailably the reigning king of Nordic noir as well as a global crime-writing superstar... [in] Killing Moon...Nesbo is back on gruesome form

Financial Times

Nesbo is unassailably the reigning king of Nordic noir as well as a global crime-writing superstar... [in] Killing Moon...Nesbo is back on gruesome form

Financial Times

Jo Nesbo is back with the weirdest murder in modern fiction... compelling

Sunday Times

Jo Nesbo is back with the weirdest murder in modern fiction... compelling

Sunday Times

Jo Nesbo is back with the weirdest murder in modern fiction... compelling

Sunday Times

Jo Nesbo is back with the weirdest murder in modern fiction... compelling

Sunday Times

Jo Nesbo is back with the weirdest murder in modern fiction... compelling

Sunday Times

Jo Nesbo is back with the weirdest murder in modern fiction... compelling

Sunday Times

Jo Nesbo is back with the weirdest murder in modern fiction... compelling

Sunday Times

Jo Nesbo is back with the weirdest murder in modern fiction... compelling

Sunday Times

This is one of the darkest entries in the series, with a serial killer whose methods are inventively macabre even by Nesbo's standards. But with Harry in the unfamiliar role of private eye, assembling an eccentric team to help him, and rubbing his old police colleagues up the wrong way, it's also one of the most fun

Daily Express

This is one of the darkest entries in the series, with a serial killer whose methods are inventively macabre even by Nesbo's standards. But with Harry in the unfamiliar role of private eye, assembling an eccentric team to help him, and rubbing his old police colleagues up the wrong way, it's also one of the most fun

Daily Express

This is one of the darkest entries in the series, with a serial killer whose methods are inventively macabre even by Nesbo's standards. But with Harry in the unfamiliar role of private eye, assembling an eccentric team to help him, and rubbing his old police colleagues up the wrong way, it's also one of the most fun

Daily Express

This is one of the darkest entries in the series, with a serial killer whose methods are inventively macabre even by Nesbo's standards. But with Harry in the unfamiliar role of private eye, assembling an eccentric team to help him, and rubbing his old police colleagues up the wrong way, it's also one of the most fun

Daily Express

This is one of the darkest entries in the series, with a serial killer whose methods are inventively macabre even by Nesbo's standards. But with Harry in the unfamiliar role of private eye, assembling an eccentric team to help him, and rubbing his old police colleagues up the wrong way, it's also one of the most fun

Daily Express

This is one of the darkest entries in the series, with a serial killer whose methods are inventively macabre even by Nesbo's standards. But with Harry in the unfamiliar role of private eye, assembling an eccentric team to help him, and rubbing his old police colleagues up the wrong way, it's also one of the most fun

Daily Express

This is one of the darkest entries in the series, with a serial killer whose methods are inventively macabre even by Nesbo's standards. But with Harry in the unfamiliar role of private eye, assembling an eccentric team to help him, and rubbing his old police colleagues up the wrong way, it's also one of the most fun

Daily Express

This is one of the darkest entries in the series, with a serial killer whose methods are inventively macabre even by Nesbo's standards. But with Harry in the unfamiliar role of private eye, assembling an eccentric team to help him, and rubbing his old police colleagues up the wrong way, it's also one of the most fun

Daily Express

Killing Moon... [is] classic Nesbo but even by his standards the killer's creepy'

The Sun

Killing Moon... [is] classic Nesbo but even by his standards the killer's creepy'

The Sun

Killing Moon... [is] classic Nesbo but even by his standards the killer's creepy'

The Sun

Killing Moon... [is] classic Nesbo but even by his standards the killer's creepy'

The Sun

Killing Moon... [is] classic Nesbo but even by his standards the killer's creepy'

The Sun

Killing Moon... [is] classic Nesbo but even by his standards the killer's creepy'

The Sun

Killing Moon... [is] classic Nesbo but even by his standards the killer's creepy'

The Sun

Killing Moon... [is] classic Nesbo but even by his standards the killer's creepy'

The Sun

Breathtaking... Harry Hole returns in cracking form

Sunday Times

Breathtaking... Harry Hole returns in cracking form

Sunday Times

Breathtaking... Harry Hole returns in cracking form

Sunday Times

Breathtaking... Harry Hole returns in cracking form

Sunday Times

Breathtaking... Harry Hole returns in cracking form

Sunday Times

Breathtaking... Harry Hole returns in cracking form

Sunday Times

Breathtaking... Harry Hole returns in cracking form

Sunday Times

Breathtaking... Harry Hole returns in cracking form

Sunday Times

Not just an unbearably tense thriller but another of Nesbo's studies in love and loneliness... there are few greater crime writers

The Times, Crime Book of the Month

Not just an unbearably tense thriller but another of Nesbo's studies in love and loneliness... there are few greater crime writers

The Times, Crime Book of the Month

Not just an unbearably tense thriller but another of Nesbo's studies in love and loneliness... there are few greater crime writers

The Times, Crime Book of the Month

Not just an unbearably tense thriller but another of Nesbo's studies in love and loneliness... there are few greater crime writers

The Times, Crime Book of the Month

Not just an unbearably tense thriller but another of Nesbo's studies in love and loneliness... there are few greater crime writers

The Times, Crime Book of the Month

Not just an unbearably tense thriller but another of Nesbo's studies in love and loneliness... there are few greater crime writers

The Times, Crime Book of the Month

Not just an unbearably tense thriller but another of Nesbo's studies in love and loneliness... there are few greater crime writers

The Times, Crime Book of the Month

Not just an unbearably tense thriller but another of Nesbo's studies in love and loneliness... there are few greater crime writers

The Times, Crime Book of the Month

Like Lee Child with Jack Reacher, Nesbo has become synonymous with his fictional detective

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Like Lee Child with Jack Reacher, Nesbo has become synonymous with his fictional detective

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Like Lee Child with Jack Reacher, Nesbo has become synonymous with his fictional detective

You

Like Lee Child with Jack Reacher, Nesbo has become synonymous with his fictional detective

You

Like Lee Child with Jack Reacher, Nesbo has become synonymous with his fictional detective

You

Like Lee Child with Jack Reacher, Nesbo has become synonymous with his fictional detective

You

Like Lee Child with Jack Reacher, Nesbo has become synonymous with his fictional detective

You

Like Lee Child with Jack Reacher, Nesbo has become synonymous with his fictional detective

You

Harry Hole is the ultimate anti-hero

Sunday Independent

Harry Hole is the ultimate anti-hero

Sunday Independent

Harry Hole is the ultimate anti-hero

Sunday Independent

Harry Hole is the ultimate anti-hero

Sunday Independent

Harry Hole is the ultimate anti-hero

Sunday Independent

Harry Hole is the ultimate anti-hero

Sunday Independent

Harry Hole is the ultimate anti-hero

Sunday Independent

Harry Hole is the ultimate anti-hero

Sunday Independent

Jo Nesbo has always had a taste for the macabre, but it takes a breathtaking turn in Killing Moon

Sunday Times, *Summer Reads of 2023*

Jo Nesbo has always had a taste for the macabre, but it takes a breathtaking turn in Killing Moon

Sunday Times, *Summer Reads of 2023*

Jo Nesbo has always had a taste for the macabre, but it takes a breathtaking turn in Killing Moon

Sunday Times, *Summer Reads of 2023*

Jo Nesbo has always had a taste for the macabre, but it takes a breathtaking turn in Killing Moon

Sunday Times, *Summer Reads of 2023*

Jo Nesbo has always had a taste for the macabre, but it takes a breathtaking turn in Killing Moon

Sunday Times, *Summer Reads of 2023*

Jo Nesbo has always had a taste for the macabre, but it takes a breathtaking turn in Killing Moon

Sunday Times, *Summer Reads of 2023*

Jo Nesbo has always had a taste for the macabre, but it takes a breathtaking turn in Killing Moon

Sunday Times, *Summer Reads of 2023*

Jo Nesbo has always had a taste for the macabre, but it takes a breathtaking turn in Killing Moon

Sunday Times, *Summer Reads of 2023*

Unbearably tense and another of Jo Nesbo’s piercing studies in love and loneliness

Daily Telegraph, *Books of the Year*

Unbearably tense and another of Jo Nesbo’s piercing studies in love and loneliness

Daily Telegraph, *Books of the Year*

Unbearably tense and another of Jo Nesbo’s piercing studies in love and loneliness

Daily Telegraph, *Books of the Year*

Unbearably tense and another of Jo Nesbo’s piercing studies in love and loneliness

Daily Telegraph, *Books of the Year*

Unbearably tense and another of Jo Nesbo’s piercing studies in love and loneliness

Daily Telegraph, *Books of the Year*

Unbearably tense and another of Jo Nesbo’s piercing studies in love and loneliness

Daily Telegraph, *Books of the Year*

Unbearably tense and another of Jo Nesbo’s piercing studies in love and loneliness

Daily Telegraph, *Books of the Year*