Harvill Secker announce Harry Hole’s return in a new Jo Nesbo novel in 2017
In news that will delight his millions of fans worldwide, Jo Nesbo confirms that his hardboiled Oslo detective Harry Hole will return in his latest novel, The Thirst, to be published by Harvill Secker in May 2017.
The Thirst continues the story of #1 bestseller Police, Harry Hole’s last outing in 2013, which saw the maverick cop protecting those closest to him from a killer wreaking revenge on the police. The Thirst will see Harry drawn back to the Oslo police force when a serial killer begins targeting Tinder daters with a signature killing method that leads Harry on the hunt of a nemesis from his past. It is the eleventh instalment in Jo Nesbo’s bestselling crime fiction series, which have sold over 30 million copies worldwide and are published in 50 languages.
Jo Nesbo says: ‘I was always coming back to Harry, he is my soul mate. But it is a dark soul, so it is - as always - both a thrill and a chilling, emotionally exhausting experience. But Harry and the story make it worth the sleepless nights.’
The Thirst is one of several treats in store next year for the millions of Jo Nesbo and Harry Hole fans. In January 2017, Harvill Secker will publish a 20th anniversary edition of The Bat, Jo Nesbo’s first Harry Hole novel, with a new introduction by the author. In October 2017, Michael Fassbender will star as Harry Hole in the film adaptation of The Snowman, in which Nesbo’s detective tracks a serial killer murdering unfaithful women and leaving a snowman behind as a calling card. The film will be directed by Tomas Alfredson (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Let the Right One In).
Liz Foley, Harvill Secker Publishing Director, says: ‘2017 will be the year of Harry Hole! We are delighted to be bringing the millions of Jo Nesbo fans a thrilling new Harry Hole novel in The Thirst and celebrating Harry’s first adventure with our special anniversary edition of The Bat, as well as watching Harry’s first foray onto the big screen with the film adaptation of The Snowman next autumn. It’s going to be brilliant to be back in Harry’s world again.’