Translated by :Robert Ferguson
Imprint:Random House Canada
Dimensions:9.53in x 6.35 x 1.86 in | 1.74 lb
Page Count:560 pages
INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER: Always #1 in the UK and Europe, and now consistently hitting bestseller lists in Canada and the US. His books have been translated into 50 languages and sold 40 million copies worldwide.
HE’S COMING: Nesbo will be in the US in Fall 2020 and has promised to make another trip to Canada.
TOP OF HIS GAME: Nesbo won the 2018 Raymond Chandler Award, honouring lifetime excellence in the thriller and noir literary genres. Other winners include John Grisham, Elmore Leonard, John le Carré, and Margaret Atwood.
HOLLYWOOD: Blood on Snow will be Tobey Maguire’s directorial debut (release date TBD); and The Son teams Jake Gyllenhaal with Quebec director, Denis Villeneuve (release date also TBD).
“I read The Kingdom and couldn’t put it down. . . . suspenseful . . . original . . . this one is special in every way.” —Stephen King
“For mystery readers in search of heroes a shade darker than Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot, enter . . . Jo Nesbo. . . . The Kingdom . . . sees [Nesbo] peeling back layers of unnerving secrets surrounding a pair of brothers in Oslo, from their parents’ mysterious deaths to their family’s disturbing history and the secrets of their hometown.” —TIME, “The Most Anticipated Books of Fall”
“Nesbo is always a great storyteller. The world he depicts is bleak and potentially depressing, but he presents it with relentless power.” —New York Journal of Books
“The Kingdom [is] in some ways more American in tone than Scandinavian . . . [it] picks up speed, until Roy is swept up in the momentum of his own story.” —The New York Times Book Review
“It’s gruesome without being gory, it’s a plot so slow and insidious to develop that you wish Hitchcock was still around to film it. . . . There are chapters of unrelenting suspense as police question Roy about suspicious plot twists. . . . Nesbo shows that he doesn’t need madmen with sick weapons to build a nifty thriller.” ―Winnipeg Free Press
“The Kingdom delivers shocks and surprises at every turn . . . Vivid characters speak dialogue that is always pungent and convincing . . . Mr. Nesbo explores the depths of the human psyche, along with more mundane foibles of a closed society. One of the more interesting questions, not resolved until the end, is just who will survive.” ―Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“[The Kingdom] slowly grips the reader in a mesmerising hold, revealing the betrayals and acts of violence in the brothers’ past, building tension page after page, with unexpected twists and building to a gut-wrenching finale. The Kingdom is a stunning novel from a storyteller with few equals.” —Daily Express (UK)
“As dark as a coal mine during a power cut. . . . The Kingdom has more twists and turns than that Cú Chulainn rollercoaster down in Tayto Park that my daughter forced me to ride. Just as one crisis seems resolved, another one rears up on the following page, resulting in lost hours of sleep as you hasten towards the end. . . . This is a masterfully crafted novel, which continually pulls the rug out from under you.” —Hot Press (UK)
“This being Nesbo there is plenty of deception, death and partial decapitation to come. No Harry Hole this time, but still a sombre delight. There are shades of a Nordic Ripley, or maybe Virginia Andrews on aquavit. Choose your poison.” —The Times (UK)
“The pace is uncharacteristically gentle, which is well-handled by Nesbo. But it all ends up as enjoyably over the top as ever.” —Sunday Express (UK)
“Jo Nesbo remains the king of Scandicrime. . . . The Kingdom is the Norwegian writer on assured form.” —Financial Times (UK)
“Echoes of such classic noir authors as Dorothy B. Hughes, James M. Cain, and Jim Thompson . . . Nesbo brilliantly uses the insularity of Roy’s world, both internally and externally, to accentuate the Shakespearean inevitability of the impending tragedy.” —Booklist (starred review)
“Captivating . . . Guaranteed to be in high demand . . . The complex characters and twisting plot will keep readers turning the pages.” —Library Journal
“The illusions of a family and its close-knit town constructed and demolished on a truly epic scale.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Twisty . . . Unsettling . . . Fans of classic noir such as Double Indemnity will be hooked.” —Publishers Weekly
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