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With Headhunters, Jo Nesbø has crafted a funny, dark, and twisted caper story worthy of Quentin Tarantino and the Coen brothers.

Roger Brown is a corporate headhunter, and he’s a master of his profession. But one career simply can’t support his luxurious lifestyle and his wife’s fledgling art gallery. At an art opening one night he meets Clas Greve, who is not only the perfect candidate for a major CEO job, but also, perhaps, the answer to his financial woes: Greve just so happens to mention that he owns a priceless Peter Paul Rubens painting that’s been lost since World War II—and Roger Brown just so happens to dabble in art theft. But when he breaks into Greve’s apartment, he finds more than just the painting. And Clas Greve may turn out to be the worst thing that’s ever happened to Roger Brown.

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"Nesbo takes a break from his Harry Hole detective series (The Snowman, etc.) with this stellar stand-alone caper. Roger Brown, a British ex-pat comfortably ensconced in Oslo, has developed a reputation as one of the best corporate headhunters in the business, but money problems lead him to use information he gleans from job applicants about valuable art they own. Brown arranges to steal their art works and replace them with clever fakes. When Clas Greve, the former CEO of a major European GPS company, lets slip that he accidentally discovered a long-lost Rubens painting in the apartment he inherited from his aunt, Brown anticipates making his biggest score. Of course, the heist doesn't go smoothly, and the dizzying reversals of fortune and situations that would be over-the-top in lesser hands make for a delightful roller-coaster ride. Carl Hiaasen and Elmore Leonard fans will be delighted. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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"Like [Stieg] Larsson, Nesbo explores the darkest criminal minds with grim delight and puts his killers where you least expect to find them....[and] his novels are maddeningly addictive." Vanity Fair

Review:

"This stand-alone gives us a brilliant array of variously flawed human beings involved in a tale of intricate plotting, excellent characterization, made-for-the-movies effects and images, and a multifaceted surprise ending....A true thriller from start to finish." Library Journal

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"If you don't know Nesbo, it's time to get with it." USA Today

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"Chances are you'll be hooked...as Nesbo lays down a trail rich in Nordic atmosphere and in character-driven development....Ultimately, though, what sets Nesbo apart is his ability to keep the pages turning with such intellectual dexterity." Newsday

Review:

"With Henning Mankell having written his last Wallander novel and Stieg Larsson no longer with us, I have had to make the decision on whom to confer the title of best current Nordic writer of crime fiction....I hesitate no longer. [Nesbo] wins....This is crime writing of the highest order." The Times (London)

About the Author

Jo Nesbø is a musician, songwriter, economist, and author. The first crime novel in his Inspector Harry Hole series was published in Norway in 1997, an instant hit, winning the Glass Key Award for best Nordic crime novel (an accolade shared with Stieg Larsson and Henning Mankell). He also established the Harry Hole Foundation, a charity to reduce illiteracy among children in the third world. He lives in Oslo.

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Whitney, January 2, 2012 (view all comments by Whitney)
Very, very sexy and the ultimate page-turner. I'm not a big fan of thrillers but this is amazingly twisted. A fairly short book but definitely a must-read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307948687
Author:
Nesbo, Jo
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Jo Nesbo
Author:
Jo Nesbo
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Publication Date:
20110931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.65 in 0.5 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Nesbo takes a break from his Harry Hole detective series (The Snowman, etc.) with this stellar stand-alone caper. Roger Brown, a British ex-pat comfortably ensconced in Oslo, has developed a reputation as one of the best corporate headhunters in the business, but money problems lead him to use information he gleans from job applicants about valuable art they own. Brown arranges to steal their art works and replace them with clever fakes. When Clas Greve, the former CEO of a major European GPS company, lets slip that he accidentally discovered a long-lost Rubens painting in the apartment he inherited from his aunt, Brown anticipates making his biggest score. Of course, the heist doesn't go smoothly, and the dizzying reversals of fortune and situations that would be over-the-top in lesser hands make for a delightful roller-coaster ride. Carl Hiaasen and Elmore Leonard fans will be delighted. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , "Like [Stieg] Larsson, Nesbo explores the darkest criminal minds with grim delight and puts his killers where you least expect to find them....[and] his novels are maddeningly addictive."
"Review" by , "This stand-alone gives us a brilliant array of variously flawed human beings involved in a tale of intricate plotting, excellent characterization, made-for-the-movies effects and images, and a multifaceted surprise ending....A true thriller from start to finish."
"Review" by , "If you don't know Nesbo, it's time to get with it."
"Review" by , "Chances are you'll be hooked...as Nesbo lays down a trail rich in Nordic atmosphere and in character-driven development....Ultimately, though, what sets Nesbo apart is his ability to keep the pages turning with such intellectual dexterity."
"Review" by , "With Henning Mankell having written his last Wallander novel and Stieg Larsson no longer with us, I have had to make the decision on whom to confer the title of best current Nordic writer of crime fiction....I hesitate no longer. [Nesbo] wins....This is crime writing of the highest order."
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