Crime novelist Jo Nesbo says despite Oslo's well-kept streets and sharply dressed residents, the city has a dark and seedy side.
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July 23, 2012 The Norwegian author does his best to show NPR's Eric Westervelt that Oslo really does have a seedy side. In his fiction, at least, Nesbo's city is full of shady characters who draw the attention of the reckless, alcoholic detective Harry Hole.
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April 18, 2012 Norwegian crime writer Jo Nesbo is back, along with filmmaker Albert Brooks, whose first novel is about America in the year 2030. There's also Jo Ann Beard's debut novel about a 14-year-old in the 1970s; James Tate's selected poems; and technology writer Stephen Baker's look at the computer that competed against humans on Jeopardy!
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Jo Nesbo is author of the Harry Hole detective series and many other works of crime fiction. He is lead singer and songwriter of the Norwegian rock band Di Derre.
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April 10, 2010 A serial killer is on the loose in Norway, leaving his victims with mysterious, star-shaped, red marks on their bodies. It's up to hard-drinking, crime-fighting detective Harry Hole to track down the murderer in novelist Jo Nesbo's Scandinavian thriller.
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