Jo Nesbo, the popular Norwegian author of crime thrillers, is often compared to Steig Larsson. And for good reason; one of his books is sold every 23 seconds around the world. His latest in the Harry Hole series is 'Phantom.'
In an interview with The Guardian, Nesbo says he gets inspiration for his novels from fear:
The fear that I felt as a child, just going down in the cellar, that is still the fuel for my novels. I guess climbing also. It's not like climbing is dangerous. It's probably less dangerous than driving a car. But it's a biological fear we have in our bodies. Your body is not interested in climbing up. It's only interested in getting down or just clinging to the wall. So you have to persuade your body to get further up. Your movements don't come instinctively, it's counterintuitive. Every time I climb, I still feel a little tickle of fear.
Nesbo joins The Daily Circuit Monday to discuss his latest novel.
VIDEO: 'Phantom' trailer
VIDEO: About Harry Hole