“Burke shows again that he’s not just a comic genius, but also a fine dramatic writer and storyteller.” – Booklist. “Prose both scabrous and poetic.” – Publishers Weekly. “Proust meets Chandler over a pint of Guinness.” – Spectator. “Among the most memorable books of the year, of any genre.” – Sunday Times. “A hardboiled delight.” – Guardian. “Imagine Donald Westlake and Richard Stark collaborating on a screwball noir.” – Kirkus Reviews. “A cross between Raymond Chandler and Flann O’Brien.” – John Banville.

Monday, September 9, 2013

There’s No Show Like A Jo Show

I’m very much looking forward to meeting again with Jo Nesbo (right), when I interview him for the DLR Library Voices series on Tuesday, September 16th. I met with Jo Nesbo a couple of years ago, to interview him for a newspaper feature, and it was all very pleasant indeed. He’s a charming guy – ladies of my acquaintance lead me to believe that he’s rather handsome to boot – and wears the mantle of Nordic crime’s brightest star very lightly indeed.
  On the evening in question we’ll be talking about Jo’s latest Harry Hole novel, POLICE, but I’d imagine it’ll be a fairly wide-ranging chat about the Harry Hole series in general, Jo’s standalone novels, and the Scandi Noir phenomenon. Here’s the official blurb:
Jo Nesbo is a musician, songwriter, economist and internationally acclaimed author. He is also the undisputed king of the Nordic crime fiction boom with sales of 14 million copies worldwide. POLICE is the tenth novel in the Harry Hole series which has been described by one critic as “exuberantly, ingeniously gruesome”. Nesbo’s haunted protagonist has been at the centre of every major criminal investigation in Oslo. His brilliant insights have saved the lives of countless people. But now, with those he loves most facing terrible danger, Harry can’t protect anyone, least of all himself. Jo Nesbo is one of the hottest properties in international publishing. Don’t miss him.
  For all the details, including how to book tickets, clickety-click here

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