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Two young women are found murdered in Oslo, both drowned in their own blood. Media coverage quickly reaches fever pitch: Could this be the work of a serial killer?

The crime scenes offer no coherent clues, the police investigation is stalled, and the one man who might be able to help doesn't want to be found. Traumatized by his last case, Inspector Harry Hole has lost himself in the squalor of Hong Kong's opium dens. Yet when he is compelled, at last, to return to Norway — his father is dying — Harry's buried instincts begin to take over. After a female MP is discovered brutally murdered, nothing can keep him from the investigation.

There is little to go on: a piece of rope, a scrap of wool, a bit of gravel, an unexpected connection between the victims. And Harry will soon come to understand that he is dealing with a psychopath for whom "insanity is a vital retreat," someone who will put him to the test — in both his professional and personal lives — as never before.

Ruthlessly intelligent and suspenseful, The Leopard is Jo Nesbø's most electrifying novel yet — absolutely gripping from first to last.

Review:

"In Nesbø's outstanding follow-up to The Snowman (May 2011), Insp. Harry Hole reluctantly agrees to return home from Hong Kong, where he's been hiding out for months, after an Oslo Crime Squad colleague tells him his father is in the hospital. Considered an expert after catching the serial killer known as the Snowman, Harry is marginally intrigued by the possibility of another serial killer loose in Oslo. Back in Norway, little links two murdered women except the unusual stab wounds in their mouths. When a mid-level politician's body is discovered in a possible suicide that's soon dubbed murder, Hole realizes a single killer is at work and not yet done. Nesbø moves the action easily from Hong Kong to Norway, with side trips to the Democratic Republic of Congo, without ever losing the plot's sense of urgency. Hole, put through the emotional wringer in The Snowman, doesn't get much of a reprieve in this intense outing. By the end, he's ready to concede that what he most wants is 'an armored heart.'" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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"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... Jo Nesbø wins." The Times (U.K.)

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"Outstanding... Probably the best big crime novel you could lay your hands on this year." BBC Radio 4

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"Nesbø knows exactly what he's doing [in] this gripping, intricately plotted tale... Like all intelligent crime fiction, this book is not only about multiple murders by heinous means. It is also about legacies, most specifically about the good and evil, love and hate, passed from one generation to the next. This vivid, violent novel promises to speak on many levels to many readers." Library Journal

Review:

"In The Leopard, Nesbø deploys all the key ingredients of a cracking good thriller with expertise and verve. The ticking clock, the tension expertly ratcheted ever upwards, the changing scenery, the constantly shifting goalposts, and his effortless, triumphant outpacing of the reader's ability to guess what's going to happen will keep you gripped to the last page." The Guardian (U.K.)

About the Author

Jo Nesbø's books, translated into forty languages, have sold more than eleven million copies worldwide. His previous Harry Hole novels include The Redbreast, Nemesis, The Devil's Star, and The Snowman, and he is the author of Headhunters and several children's books. He has received the Glass Key Award for best Nordic crime novel. He is also a musician, songwriter, and economist and lives in Oslo.

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BAM1976, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by BAM1976)
One of the best in Nesbo's Harry Hole series, and the most recently translated into English.
I couldn't put it down!
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Joan B, January 7, 2012 (view all comments by Joan B)
The Leopard is absolutely the best Harry Hole book yet!!! Jo Nesbo has become one of my favorite authors, and his latest book superbly contrasts the flawed, disturbed Harry with his noble instincts. Parts of the book are gruesome, but the end, with Harry having solved a particularly convoluted set of murders, leaves one hope that he will be back.
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Scot, January 4, 2012 (view all comments by Scot)
I've loved reading the Harry Hole series of detective stories by Jo Nesbo. The Leopard is the 4th of 8 novels in the series I've read so far, and it is my favorite. I can't wait to read the rest of the series and the prospect of the series continuing (with The Phantom scheduled to release some time in 2012) is enough to make me look forward to another cold and rainy winter in 2012.

The Leopard is a smart, suspenseful, totally engrossing antidote for what ails you. If you loved the Stieg Larsson Millenium series, you will, I think, thoroughly enjoy Jo Nesbo's The Leopard.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307595874
Author:
Nesbo, Jo
Publisher:
Knopf Publishing Group
Author:
Jo Nesbo
Author:
Bartlett, Don
Author:
Jo Nesbo
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
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Mystery-A to Z
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Literature-A to Z
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Publication Date:
20111231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
9.54 x 6.53 x 1.41 in 1.92 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In Nesbø's outstanding follow-up to The Snowman (May 2011), Insp. Harry Hole reluctantly agrees to return home from Hong Kong, where he's been hiding out for months, after an Oslo Crime Squad colleague tells him his father is in the hospital. Considered an expert after catching the serial killer known as the Snowman, Harry is marginally intrigued by the possibility of another serial killer loose in Oslo. Back in Norway, little links two murdered women except the unusual stab wounds in their mouths. When a mid-level politician's body is discovered in a possible suicide that's soon dubbed murder, Hole realizes a single killer is at work and not yet done. Nesbø moves the action easily from Hong Kong to Norway, with side trips to the Democratic Republic of Congo, without ever losing the plot's sense of urgency. Hole, put through the emotional wringer in The Snowman, doesn't get much of a reprieve in this intense outing. By the end, he's ready to concede that what he most wants is 'an armored heart.'" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"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... Jo Nesbø wins." (U.K.)
"Review" by , "Outstanding... Probably the best big crime novel you could lay your hands on this year."
"Review" by , "Nesbø knows exactly what he's doing [in] this gripping, intricately plotted tale... Like all intelligent crime fiction, this book is not only about multiple murders by heinous means. It is also about legacies, most specifically about the good and evil, love and hate, passed from one generation to the next. This vivid, violent novel promises to speak on many levels to many readers."
"Review" by , "In The Leopard, Nesbø deploys all the key ingredients of a cracking good thriller with expertise and verve. The ticking clock, the tension expertly ratcheted ever upwards, the changing scenery, the constantly shifting goalposts, and his effortless, triumphant outpacing of the reader's ability to guess what's going to happen will keep you gripped to the last page." (U.K.)
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