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  • Published: 4 January 2016
  • ISBN: 9781784703172
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 576
  • RRP: $22.99

The Redeemer

The pulse-racing sixth Harry Hole novel from the No.1 Sunday Times bestseller

Prepare for a bleak midwinter: Nesbø's thriller sees Detective Harry Hole tracking a professional hit man bent on destruction

Harry Hole returns in a pulse-pounding thriller like no other.

'This book had my pulse in the red zone from start to finish' Michael Connelly

A freezing December night

Christmas shoppers have gathered to listen to a Salvation Army carol concert. Then a shot rings out and one of the singers falls to the floor, dead.

A blood-curdling terror

Detective Harry Hole and his team are called in to investigate but have little to work with - there is no immediate suspect, no weapon and no motive. But when the assassin discovers he's shot the wrong man, Harry finds his troubles have only just begun.

Now the clock is ticking before he kills again

  • Published: 4 January 2016
  • ISBN: 9781784703172
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 576
  • RRP: $22.99

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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 The Redeemer

The Redeemer rocks! Jo Nesbo is my new favorite thriller writer and Harry Hole my new hero. This book had my pulse in the red zone from start to finish

Michael Connelly

Interesting and exciting... Hole and his author provide unusually good reading

Literary Review

Jo Nesbo is no ordinary writer

Sunday Telegraph

publication of a new Nesbo is a cause for celebration...deserves to be considered as one of the very best crime novels of the year


Even when you're positive that the mystery is entirely done and dusted, it invariably turns out that the pragmatic Detective Harry Hole has managed to stay three steps ahead and there's more to uncover

Time Out

The world is finally catching on to the dark delights of Scandinavian crime fiction, and Norwegian Jo Nesbo is up there at the head of the pack. This is chilling, spectacular stuff, and anyone looking for serious, and seriously compelling crime writing need look no further

Mark Billingham

Nesbo's fourth novel [and it] proves to be as brilliant as his other three...grimly realistic...an engrossing mystery

The Scotsman


Daily Express

The Redeemer is an enjoyable chilly manhunt through Oslo's wintery streets

The Observer



Nesbo is in a class of his own

Evening Standard

Terrific shocks, tension and atmosphere

The Times

Jo Nesbo has been gradually climbing the competitive league of Nordic crime writers. With The Redeemer he's touching the summit

The Times