Headhunters by Jo Nesbø
(Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)

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...this book disappoints more than it should because Nesbo is so keen to assert the sophistication he apes.
-The Age


With Headhunters, Jo Nesbø has crafted a funny, dark, and twisted caper story worthy of Quentin Tarantino and the Coen brothers. FIRST TIME PUBLISHED IN THE U.S. NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM MAGNOLIA PICTURES.

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.

BONUS MATERIAL: This edition includes an excerpt from Jo Nesbø's The Redeemer.

About Jo Nesbø

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Jo NesbØ is a musician, songwriter, economist, and one of Europe’s most critically acclaimed and successful crime writers today. His first novel featuring Police Detective Harry Hole was an instant hit in Norway, winning the Glass Key Award for Best Nordic Crime Novel—the most prestigious crime-writing award in Northern Europe. Norwegian readers voted The Redbreast the best Norwegian crime novel of all time. NesbØ lives in Oslo.
Published September 6, 2011 by Vintage Crime/Black Lizard. 388 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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Publishers Weekly

on Aug 08 2011

...a delightful roller-coaster ride. Carl Hiaasen and Elmore Leonard fans will be delighted.

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Above average
on Sep 17 2011

This book opens Nesbo to an even bigger readership than before, encompassing both popular crime and women's fiction...

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The Age

Below average
on Mar 18 2012

...this book disappoints more than it should because Nesbo is so keen to assert the sophistication he apes.

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Reviewed by Ashley Whittaker on Apr 25 2012

Headhunters would be spectacular as a stand-alone read, but it feels a bit old-hat alongside the likes of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and The Killing.

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