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Jo Nesbø is a Norwegian author best known for his police procedurals featuring Detective Harry Hole. He made his debut in 1997 with Flaggermusmannen ( The Bat), although the first of his novels to be translated into English was Marekors (2003), published in translation as The Devil’s Star (2005). In total there are nine Harry Hole novels, the most recent of which is Phantom (2012). A film adapted from his stand-alone novel Hodejegerne (2008), aka Headhunters (2011), was released in 2012. Nesbø has won a slew of literary prizes in Scandinavia, including Best Norwegian Crime Novel Ever Written for The Redbreast in 2004.