The future looks bright for for fans of Jo Nesbo's Harry Hole books from the information in the first newsletter of 2010 sent out by the Salomonsson Agency.
We are still waiting for The Snowman [Harry Hole no. 7] to be published in English, but the newsletter teases us by going on to say.
The Leopard [Harry Hole no.8] was published in Norway in 2009, outselling Dan Brown and Henning Mankell by far.
In the words of one Norwegian critic [ABC Nyheter]:
"This is not only Norway's best crime novel. It may be the world's best."
The Leopard will be out in Germany next month.
Here is a taster of The Leopard:
Two women are found murdered in Oslo-both of them have drowned in their own blood. What mystifies the police, is that the puncture wounds in the victim's faces have been caused from the the inside of their mouths. Kaja Solness from Oslo Homicide is sent to Hong Kong to track down a man that is the Oslo Police Department's only specialist on serial killings. The severely addicted detective has tried to disappear in the vast, anonymous city. He is on the run and haunted by his last case, the woman he loves, and creditors alike. His name is Harry Hole.