Friday, July 20, 2018

News x2: Jo Nesbo; Theakston Crime Novel of the Year 2018 Winner

Two very notable announcements yesterday. First up was the news of the new Harry Hole book from Jo Nesbo in 2019. I'm assuming the translator is Neil Smith who worked on The Thirst:

After the dramatic conclusion of #1 bestseller THE THIRST, KNIFE sees Harry waking up with a ferocious hangover, his hands and clothes covered in blood.

Not only is Harry about to come face to face with an old, deadly foe, but with his darkest personal challenge yet.

KNIFE, the twelfth instalment in Jo’s bestselling series featuring troubled Oslo detective Harry Hole, will be published in the UK on 11th July 2019.

Jo Nesbo will be launching his new Harry Hole thriller with a special guest event at the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival 2019.

And sticking with Theakston, the winner of the 2018 Crime Novel of the Year was revealed to be...Stav Sherez for The Intrusions (Faber).
Also shortlisted were:

Spook Street by Mick Herron (John Murray)

Insidious Intent by Val McDermid (Little, Brown)

The Long Drop by Denise Mina (Vintage)

A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee (Harvill Secker)

Persons Unknown by Susie Steiner (The Borough Press)

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