Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst Set For First Edition History

Jo Nesbø’s eleventh Harry Hole novel, The Thirst, is set for the largest first edition print run in Norwegian history when it launches on March 21st.

In Police, the last novel featuring Jo Nesbø’s maverick Oslo detective, a killer wreaking revenge on the police had Harry Hole fighting for the safety of the people closest to him.

Now, in The Thirst, the story continues as Harry is inextricably drawn back into the Oslo police force. A serial killer has begun targeting Tinder users — a murderer whose MO reignites Harry’s hunt for a nemesis from his past.

A first edition in Norway is usually just a few thousand copies, but with 300,000 The Thirst looks almost certain to become the best selling book of 2017 – last year To søstre (Two Sisters) by Åsne Seierstad topped the charts with just 100,000 sold.

The launch party for The Thirst will take place on March 21st at the Park Theatre in Grünerløkka, which will be converted to the Jealousy Bar for the occasion, as a reference to the bar featured in the new book.