The Leopard

The Leopard

Book - 2011
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Harry Hole is back and this time he's back from very, very far away. Another gripping instalment in this prize-winning and acclaimed series by the internationally #1 bestselling crime writer in Norway.

Two women are found murdered in Oslo -- both of them have drowned in their own blood. What mystifies the police is that the puncture wounds in the victims' faces have been caused from the inside of their mouths. Kaja Solness from Homicide is sent to Hong Kong to track down a man who is the Oslo Police Department's only specialist on serial killings. The severely addicted detective has tried to disappear in the vast, anonymous city. He is on the run and haunted by his last case, the woman he loves, and creditors alike. His name is Harry Hole.
Publisher: Toronto : Random House Canada, c2011.
ISBN: 9780307357311
Characteristics: 613 p. :,map ;,23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Bartlett, Don


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May 17, 2019

A great read, nice plot, always keeping you on the toes. As always Nesbø lines up a couple of possible perpetrators, keeps changing the pace, makes you think that Harry Hole has solved the case, just to turn things around again until the very end.
Recommended if you like crime novels and don't mind colorful descriptions.

Dec 11, 2018

number 8

May 12, 2018

Warning: Chapter 1 describes an extremely disturbing and horrific torture scene. I read a little further, then realized that this author is not to be trusted and I stopped reading the book.

Jan 27, 2018

Jo Nesbo at his best. Complicated story that keeps you guessing till the very end. Remarkably tight. Remarkably well crafted, like a dangerous spiderweb.

Jul 15, 2014

Brutal. I love [author:Jo Nesbo|8384972]'s writing and the characters that he creates, but the things that he does to the victims in his books are just twisted. I have really been getting into Scandinavian crime writing. It seems to me to contain a lot less sexual assault, rape, and damage towards women. In addition to this I really like the depth that female characters have, beyond being objects of victimization. Having said that, he's just a little too creative with the torture and deaths that his characters suffer. I'll probably read a few of his earlier novels, hoping that they have just gotten worse, since this is the 8th in this series.

Jun 12, 2014

Jo Nesbo can write. Intrigue, suspense, unique plots and storyline, and protagonist Detective Harry Hole. Actually, one would be remiss if they didn't read, in order, what is essentially a four part series consisting of a) Snowman, b) Leopard, c) Phantom, and d) Police. Harry Hole solves unique crimes in each of these venues in spite of the impediments created by a changing politically and philosophically police enforcing establishment.

Feb 06, 2014

A page turner! Good translation of a novel written in Swedish. Didn't get turned off by Harry Hole's addictions. Hole's Swedish policing colleagues depend on his skills to solve murders. In this novel Harry figures out the connection between the murders of several women who had shared a skiing lodge one weekend.

Oct 01, 2013

I really don't care for this author's writing..

Nov 14, 2012

Excellent mystery. A very compelling series.

Sep 14, 2012

I enjoyed this book more than his previous, The Snowman. Another Harry Hole crime novel at its best. I'm glad I had read another book and new some of Inspector Harry Holes history or it would have been lost on me. Hole leads us on a great mystery as well as a messed up personal life. He constantly keeps you guessing with who is the murderer. And the story was interesting in that it led you from China to Oslo to Africa. You were never in the same place very long.

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