Doktor Proktor og det store gullrøveriet

Doktor Proktor og det store gullrøveriet Doctor Proctor and the Great Gold Robbery

Doctor Proctor #4

Doctor Proctor, Nilly and Lisa must journey to London to find out who robbed the entire Norwegian Gold Reserve. (It sounds like a lot of gold, but since Norwegians eat so much candy and subsequently need so many gold fillings in their teeth, the Gold Reserve has dwindled to a single bar of gold.) Nevertheless, the trio’s mission is to retrieve the gold in time for the annual checkup of the Norwegian Gold Reserve Inspection, or else Norway is sure to plunge into panic and chaos. Disguised as detectives, old ladies and babies they infiltrate the world's most terrifying group of villains, led by a lady so evil not even Scotland Yard dares arrest her. The mission proves to be more complicated than the three friends first thought – not only must they plan a completely impossible counter-robbery, they must also participate in the Premier League finals and challenge the world’s most expensive soccer player – Ibranaldovez. Nilly and Lisa bravely join the Rotten Ham soccer team, and use Doctor Proctor's Fartonaut Powder and various other inventions to steer the hopeless underdog team to victory…

Click here for a video interview in English with Jo Nesbø about Doctor Proctor and the Great Gold Robbery.


  • “There are several explanations to why Nesbø is the reader’s favorite. One of them is that he goes one step further than most of his colleagues, both in making the story full of dangers, and in signaling that it is only play and fiction. But at the same time there are many references to reality. /…/ In the middle of the suspenseful story, Lisa and Doctor Proctor discuss envy and self-confidence. Two little pages of insight and good advice in a book that is otherwise made up of fantastic lies. It is a break in style that reminds us that both the author and Doctor Proctor are adults, and that it is good for children to have responsible grown-ups to look after them. Thanks for that, Jo.”

    Aftenposten, Norway

  • “The plots become larger and crazier for each book. In this one it reaches James Bond-ian dimensions, with Doctor Proctor as a version of Q. /…/ The most wonderful characters turn up. My favorite is the enormous, evil and gruesome mother of the villains. /…/ There is no doubt that [Jo Nesbø] is enjoying himself.”

    Dagbladet, Norway

  • “Doctor Proctor and the gang yet again provide medicine for bad moods and lacking reading pleasure. Young and old will enjoy this fourth book, in which even the fart powder’s effect reaches new levels. /…/ Nesbø’s universe is a great travel destination for the autumn's read aloud sessions; the feisty characters faithfully deliver their blend of very immature and rather adult humor. The language is as always playful, effective and spiced up with surprising metaphors.”

    Verdens Gang, Norway

  • “Nesbo delivers at least one joke, often a play on words, per paragraph, and no one can complain about the story being slow.”

    Landskrona Posten, Sweden

  • “A hilarious and suspenseful story in which Doctor Proctor, Nilly and Lisa are forced to infiltrate Britain's most dangerous league of criminals, in order to save Norway from poverty.”

    Aftonbladet, Sweden

  • “The Doctor Proctor books are gloriously silly, which is exactly what appeals to young readers, who want something exciting to read that will also make them laugh out loud.”

    Daily Post, UK

  • “Another lighter-than-air exploit from Norway's best-selling novelist, buoyed by alimentary humor and occasional illustrations”

    Kirkus Reviews, US

  • “Keeps a quick clip with plenty of silliness and just the right amount of toilet humor…”

    Booklist, US

  • “What a crazy story! Just how one's used to from Jo Nesbo and this is just what makes Doktor Proktor so special and endearing. The fourth installment of this series is no exception; a thrilling, dangerous and mischievous adventure for the Norwegian trio.”

    Leser-Welt, Germany

Photo: Stian Broch Jo Nesbø
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