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Harry Hole Books In Order (Full List)

Harry Hole is a series of 13 books by Jo Nesbo. The first book published in the series is The Bat in 1997. Here is a complete list of Harry Hole books in order.

Last update: January 11, 2024

1. The Bat (1997)

In "The Bat" by Jo Nesbo, detective Harry Hole is dispatched to Australia to investigate the murder of a Norwegian national. Amidst cultural clashes, he uncovers a sinister web that sets the stage for his gripping future as a renowned crime solver.

  • 📇 369 Pages
  • 📝 92,250 - 110,700 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 12 Hours Reading Time

2. Cockroaches (1998)

"Cockroaches" is a gripping thriller by Jo Nesbo. Set in Bangkok, detective Harry Hole is thrown into a web of corruption and murder as he investigates the mysterious death of the Norwegian ambassador. With twists at every turn, Nesbo delivers a sinister tale of international intrigue.

  • 📇 368 Pages
  • 📝 92,000 - 110,400 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 12 Hours Reading Time

3. The Redbreast (2000)

In Jo Nesbo's captivating thriller, "The Redbreast," detective Harry Hole uncovers a web of deceit and conspiracy that stretches from WWII to the present day, leading him on a dangerous journey through Norway's dark past and into the heart of international espionage.

  • 📇 519 Pages
  • 📝 129,750 - 155,700 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 17 Hours Reading Time

4. Nemesis (2002)

In Jo Nesbo's thrilling masterpiece, "Nemesis," a brilliant detective must navigate the dark underbelly of Oslo's underworld to catch a serial bank robber who leaves a trail of cryptic clues. Soon, he realizes that solving the case means confronting his own demons. A gripping and intense rollercoaster ride!

  • 📇 474 Pages
  • 📝 118,500 - 142,200 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 16 Hours Reading Time

5. The Devil's Star (2003)

In "The Devil's Star" by Jo Nesbo, Detective Harry Hole is drawn into a chilling investigation when a serial killer leaves behind a signature: a mysterious red diamond. As the body count rises, Hole must navigate a labyrinth of clues to catch the devil in their midst.

  • 📇 528 Pages
  • 📝 132,000 - 158,400 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 18 Hours Reading Time

6. The Redeemer (2005)

In Jo Nesbo's gripping crime novel, "The Redeemer," Detective Harry Hole returns to investigate a harrowing Christmas Eve murder with links to a secret religious cult, pushing him to his limits as he races against time to prevent further bloodshed.

  • 📇 466 Pages
  • 📝 116,500 - 139,800 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 16 Hours Reading Time

7. The Snowman (2007)

In "The Snowman" by Jo Nesbo, Detective Harry Hole is determined to stop a chilling serial killer who strikes with the first snowfall, leaving only a sinister snowman as a clue. A riveting and bone-chilling thriller that will leave readers on the edge of their seats.

  • 📇 383 Pages
  • 📝 95,750 - 114,900 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 13 Hours Reading Time

8. The Leopard (2009)

In Jo Nesbo's thrilling crime novel, "The Leopard," Inspector Harry Hole returns to hunt down a vicious killer known for brutally murdering women during the freezing winter months. With twists and turns at every corner, Hole must outsmart his cunning adversary before more lives are taken.

  • 📇 634 Pages
  • 📝 158,500 - 190,200 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 21 Hours Reading Time

9. Phantom (2012)

In Jo Nesbo's electrifying thriller, "Phantom," Detective Harry Hole returns to Oslo to investigate the shocking murder of his estranged son. As he delves into a web of corruption, drug lords, and personal demons, Hole must confront his own haunted past to find justice.

  • 📇 378 Pages
  • 📝 94,500 - 113,400 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 13 Hours Reading Time

10. Police (2013)

In Jo Nesbo's captivating crime thriller, "Police," Detective Harry Hole floods the dark streets of Oslo with relentlessness as he investigates a chilling series of murders that eerily resemble his past cases, unraveling a twisted web of secrets and revenge.

  • 📇 436 Pages
  • 📝 109,000 - 130,800 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 15 Hours Reading Time

11. The Thirst (2017)

In Jo Nesbo's chilling thriller "The Thirst," detective Harry Hole returns to investigate a series of gruesome murders where the killer seems to possess an insatiable thirst for blood, forcing Hole to confront his own demons. A relentless page-turner with heart-stopping suspense.

  • 📇 352 Pages
  • 📝 88,000 - 105,600 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 12 Hours Reading Time

12. Knife (2019)

In Jo Nesbo's electrifying thriller, "Knife," detective Harry Hole faces his deadliest adversary yet as he investigates a chilling serial killer targeting women. As his personal demons resurface, he must race against time to solve the mystery and save his reputation.

  • 📇 531 Pages
  • 📝 132,750 - 159,300 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 18 Hours Reading Time

13. Killing Moon (2022)

In Jo Nesbo's gripping novel, Killing Moon, readers are taken on a thrilling journey through the seedy underbelly of Oslo as Detective Harry Hole races to stop a cunning serial killer before they strike again. A dark and addictive page-turner not to be missed.

  • 📇 464 Pages
  • 📝 116,000 - 139,200 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 15 Hours Reading Time