In the Spotlight: Jo Nesbo

A current reviewers favorite is Norwegian crime novelist Jo Nesbo and his new book, The Devil’s Star. If you’re attending PLA this week, don’t miss the Mystery Panel, where he will be speaking along with:

Karin Slaughter, Broken (Delacorte Press/Random House Inc., June 2010)
Ted Dekker, The Bride Collector (Center Street/Hachette Book Group, April 2010)
Cara Black, Murder in the Palais Royal: An Aimée Leduc Investigation (Soho Press, March 2010)
Meg Gardiner, The Liar’s Lullaby (Dutton/Penguin, June 2010)
Dana Haynes, Crashers (Minotaur Books/Macmillan, July 2010)

Friday, March 26
10:30 – 11:45 a.m.
Oregon Convention Center
Portland Ballroom #253-254

Reviews have been stellar, including:

The book’s publication prompted the Economist to try to answer the ongoing question, “Why are Nordic detective novels so successful?” a question Slate also tried their hand at  last year.

Maybe it’s the weather. As the Economist puts it,

The cold, dark climate, where doors are bolted and curtains drawn, provides a perfect setting for crime writing. The nights are long, the liquor hard, the people, according to Mr Nesbo, “brought up to hide their feelings” and hold on to their secrets.
Last year, the Guardian included Nesbo in its roundup of Scandinavian authors to watch for.

The Devil’s Star
Jo Nesbo
Retail Price: $25.99
Hardcover: 464 pages
Publisher: Harper – (2010-03-01)
ISBN / EAN: 0061133973 / 9780061133978

Ebook available from OverDrive

One Response to “In the Spotlight: Jo Nesbo”

  1. Ben Rubinstein Says:

    That panel is going to be amazing! I can’t wait!