Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Nesbos for young and old in 2010

On 4 March 2010, Jo Nesbo's seventh Harry Hole book, The Snowman, translated by Don Bartlett, will be published in the UK.

Synopsis: The night the first snow falls a young boy wakes to find his mother gone. He walks through the silent house, but finds only wet footprints on the stairs. In the garden looms a solitary figure: a snowman bathed in cold moonlight, its black eyes glaring up at the bedroom windows. Round its neck is his mother's pink scarf. Inspector Harry Hole is convinced there is a link between the disappearance and a menacing letter he received some months earlier. As Harry and his team delve into unsolved case files, they discover that an alarming number of wives and mothers have gone missing over the years. When a second woman disappears Harry's suspicions are confirmed: he is a pawn in a deadly game. For the first time in his career Harry finds himself confronted with a serial killer operating on his turf, a killer who will drive him to the brink of insanity. A brilliant thriller with a pace that never lets up, "The Snowman" confirms Jo Nesbo's position as an international star of crime fiction.

Watch the trailer below:

and on 1 April (?) (5 January in the US) Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder:
Dr Proctor is an ageing inventor just waiting for his big break. And when he teams up with his next-door neighbour Lise and her peculiar friend Nilli in making the world's most powerful fart powder, it seems his dream may be coming true. But the ruthless twins Truls and Trym Thrane are lurking in the background just waiting to spoil their plans. The drama that follows has repercussions that stretch beyond the imagination, inolving a wild chase through the sewer system of Oslo, anacondas and NASA. Full of humour and witty dialogue, Jo Nesbo creates wonderfully weird characters and lets his imagination run wild in this delightful children's book debut, reminiscent of Roald Dahl.
and further described by this press release as:
a Dahl-esque adventure full of wonderfully weird characters and inventions from bestselling international thriller writer, Jo Nesbo, writing his first book for children. Translated from the original Norwegian, where it was the biggest selling children's debut ever. Illustrated throughout by Mike Lowery.


Uriah Robinson said...

Hooray! Thanks for the good news.

Becky LeJeune said...

Were the first two in this series ever released in the UK? I'm in the States and we've got Redbreast and Nemesis so far. I ordered Devil's Star from a store that gets imports here. I know Redeemer is available, but I've not seen The Bat Man or Cockroaches.

MurderMysteryMayhem said...

Thank you for the news! Love the series and still haven't been able to get the earlier ones in the States.

Can't wait for this one!

Karen (Euro Crime) said...

No the earlier ones haven't been translated (yet). I have a feeling that they are not as outstanding as the later books but maybe they'll come back to them when they run out of new ones :). I think Jo Nesbo's latest book (in Norwegian) is a non-Harry.