Harry Hole is a character and series of crime fiction novels by Norwegian author Jo Nesbo. The protaganist and title character of the series is Harry Hole, a hardened detective who works the streets of Oslo. In it, he sets to stop out murderers, bank robbers, gangsters and more.

The Harry Hole series began in 1997 with The Bat, although the first to be released in English was The Redbreast. Below is a list of Jo Nesbo’s Harry Hole novels in publication and chronological order:

Publication Order of Harry Hole Books


The Bat(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cockroaches(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Redbreast(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nemesis(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Devil's Star(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Redeemer(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Snowman(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Leopard(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Phantom(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Police(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The Cockroaches, which is not available in English at this time, is the second book in the Harry Hole series. We will add it as soon as it becomes available.

The original Norwegian titles for The Bat, The Cockroaches, The Redbreast, Nemesis, The Devil’s Star, The Redeemer, The Snowman, The Leopard and Phantom are Flaggermusmannen, Kakerlakkene, Rødstrupe, Sorgenfri, Marekors, Frelseren, Snømannen, Panserhjerte and Gjenferd. The majority of them have been translated into English by Don Bartlett.

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