Sjalusimannen og andre fortellinger

Sjalusimannen og andre fortellinger The Jealousy Man and Other Stories

Short Story Collections #1

A Greek police detective has become an expert on jealousy thanks to some hard-earned lessons from his private life. When a German tourist is reported missing on the island of Kalymnos, he is the one they send for. Far away, in another country, a taxi driver finds his wife’s earring in a car belonging to the company owner. How did it end up there? And high above, a woman is sitting in a plane headed to London, about to end her own life in the wake of her husband’s affair with her best friend. But who is the man sitting next to her?

The Jealousy Man and Other Stories consists of the stories London, The Jealousy Man, The Line, Trash, The Confession, Odd and The Earring and is a collection of stories revolving around humanity’s most powerful emotions. In classic Nesbø style, we watch as the potentially fatal outcomes of jealousy, desire, and infidelity play out.


  • “The 12 tales in this impressive collection from bestseller Nesbø blend taut suspense with sharply limned characters. /…/ Frederick Forsyth fans will be enthralled.”

    Publishers Weekly *Starred Review*, US

  • “Nesbø delivers stories ranging from dystopian visions to time-honored tales of duplicity and revenge. /…/ Nesbø is at his best in the long, wonderfully atmospheric title story, which shows off his gift for pulling one story out of another.”

    Kirkus Reviews, US

  • “A lethally entertaining collection of stories. /…/ Style and prose are in the vein of old-fashioned tales of destiny with a twisted end. Of the well-written kind, which was served with flair and elegy by Somerset Maugham and Stefan Zweig in the interwar period. /…/ In recent years, [Nesbø] has stepped away from his original blood bank and written books – such as The Jealousy Man – which shows that he is in every way one of the world’s most well-writing established crime writers.”


    Politiken, Denmark

  • “There’s hardly anyone who like Jo Nesbø is able to place powerful emotions, understated religious norms, and archetypal actors within the frameworks of a crime novel and turn it into something both skillful, relevant and suspenseful. With The Jealousy Man and Other Stories, the Norwegian author once again shows that he is in a league of his own. /…/ With his sharp pen, he transforms the seemingly banal and insignificant into important turning points in his tales of destiny, and with both humor and horror he portrays all and sundry, reason and reactions, society and contemporary time.”

    Berlingske, Denmark

  • “Both the prose, the milieau depictions, and the build-up of the suspense are well-executed. /…/ This is unmistakably Nesbø. The same clear, concise prose and the same almost biblical primordial motifs that we remember from last year’s novel, The Kingdom.”

    Verdens Gang, Norway

  • “Nesbø in high form. Jo Nesbø’s stories in The Jealousy Man and Other Stories are well-observed, well-told, and excellent entertainment – with some emphasis. /…/ A humor that leans quite heavy towards the dark end of the spectrum. /…/ By mastering his pace, seeing his characters for who they are, and giving allowing himself room for minute milieau observions, Nesbø has written seven stories that all hold true.”

    NRK, Norway

Photo: Stian Broch Jo Nesbø
  • Crime
Reading material

Norwegian edition

English translation

Rights sold

Bulgaria, Emas

Canada, Penguin Random House

Catalonia, Proa

Croatia, Fokus

Czech Republic, Zlin

Denmark, Modtryk

Estonia, Varrak

Finland, Johnny Kniga

France, Gallimard

Germany, Ullstein

Greece, Metaixmio

Hungary, Animus

Italy, Einaudi

Latvia, Zvaigzne

Netherlands, Cargo

Norway, Ascehoug

Poland, Dolnoslaskie

Portugal, Dom Quixote

Romania, Trei

Russia, Azbooka

Serbia, Laguna

Slovakia, Ikar

Spain, Mondadori

Sweden, Albert Bonniers

UK, Harvill

US, Knopf

Film rights sold

Sweden, SF (”Trash”)

US, Lionsgate (”London”)

US, Amazon Studios (”The Jealousy Man”)

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