THE NO.1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 40 MILLION BOOKS SOLD WORLDWIDE He’s the best cop they’ve got. When a drug bust turns into a bloodbath it’s up to Inspector Macbeth and his team to clean up the mess. He’s also an ex-drug addict with a troubled past. He’s rewarded for his success. Power. Money. Respect. They’re all within reach. But a man like him won’t get to the top. Plagued by hallucinations and paranoia, Macbeth starts to unravel. He’s convinced he won’t get what is rightfully his. Unless he kills for it. ‘The king of all crime writers’ Sunday Express
Set in the 1970s in a run-down, rainy industrial town, Jo Nesbo's Macbeth centers around a police force struggling to shed an incessant drug problem. Duncan, chief of police, is idealistic and visionary, a dream to the townspeople but a nightmare for criminals. The drug trade is ruled by two drug lords, one of whom--a master of manipulation named Hecate--has connections with the highest in power, and plans to use them to get his way.
READ THE OPENING CHAPTERS OF THE GRIPPING NEW THRILLER FROM THE NO. 1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE THIRST JO NESBO: No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller, No. 1 New York Times bestseller, 36 million books sold worldwide He’s the best cop they’ve got. When a drug bust turns into a bloodbath it’s up to Inspector Macbeth and his team to clean up the mess. He’s also an ex-drug addict with a troubled past. He’s rewarded for his success. Power. Money. Respect. They’re all within reach. But a man like him won’t get to the top. Plagued by hallucinations and paranoia, Macbeth starts to unravel. He’s convinced he won’t get what is rightfully his. Unless he kills for it. Praise for Jo Nesbo: ‘The king of all crime thriller writers’ Sunday Express ‘Extraordinary writing power’ The Times ‘Tense, nerve-shredding’ Daily Express ‘Effortless, triumphant’ Guardian
Macbeth by Jo Nesbo: Conversation Starters New York Times bestselling author of The Snowman Jo Nesbo writes another heart-pounding thriller. Jo Nesbo's reinterpretation of Shakespeare's Macbeth is set in a run-down industrial down in the 1970s. The novel centers around the town police force struggling to end the nonstop drug problem. Duncan is the visionary and idealistic chief of police. He is a dream to the people of his town but he is a nightmare to the criminals. Two drug lords rule the trade. Hecate is one of those two and has mastered the art of manipulation. He knows powerful people and he can use them to move the way he wants to. Hecate's plot was steady and the new target of his manipulation is Inspector Macbeth. He is the head of the SWAT team and his paranoid and violent tendencies make him susceptible all the more. Love, guilt, crime, politics and greed surround the story of Jo Nesbo's Macbeth. New York Times Book Review's James Shapiro praises this novel and calls... A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: - Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups - Foster a deeper understanding of the book - Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately - Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource meant to supplement the original book. If you have not yet read the original book, we encourage you to before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.
OVER 33 MILLION BOOKS SOLD WORLDWIDE Olav lives the lonely life of a fixer. When you ‘fix’ people for a living – terminally – it’s hard to get close to anyone. Now he’s finally met the woman of his dreams. But there are two problems. She’s his boss’s wife. And Olav’s just been hired to kill her. From the bestselling author of BAFTA-nominated Headhunters, comes Jo Nesbo’s Blood on Snow.
The gripping 12th book in Jo Nesbo's bestselling crime series, featuring the troubled and fascinating Oslo detective Harry Hole. Harry Hole has a lot of experience with waking up hungover. But there's one troubling thing that's different this time: his hands and clothes are covered with blood. It's a sign that not only is Harry about to come to face with an old, deadly foe, but also with his darkest personal challenge yet. A man like Harry better watch his back.
Works and Authors of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden Since 1967
Author: Mitzi M. Brunsdale
Category: Literary Criticism
Since the late 1960s, the novels of Sjowall and Wahloo's Martin Beck detective series, along with the works of Henning Mankell, Hakan Nesser and Stieg Larsson, have sparked an explosion of Nordic crime fiction - grim police procedurals treating urgent sociopolitical issues affecting the contemporary world. Steeped in noir techniques and viewpoints, many of these novels are reaching international audiences through film and television adaptations. This reference guide introduces the world of Nordic crime fiction to English-speaking readers. Caught between the demands of conscience and societal strictures, the detectives in these stories - like the heroes of Norse mythology - know that they and their world must perish, but fight on regardless of cost. At a time of bleak eventualities, Nordic crime fiction interprets the bitter end as a celebration of the indomitable human spirit.