The Leopard

The Leopard

By (author) Jo Nesbo , Translated by Don Bartlett

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In the depths of winter, a killer stalks the city streets. His victims are two young women, both found with twenty-four inexplicable puncture wounds, both drowned in their own blood. The crime scenes offer no clues, the media is reaching fever pitch, and the police are running out of options. There is only one man who can help them, and he doesn't want to be found. Deeply traumatised by the snowman investigation, which threatened the lives of those he holds most dear, Inspector Harry Hole has lost himself in the squalor of Hong Kong's opium dens. But with his father seriously ill in hospital, Harry reluctantly agrees to return to Oslo. He has no intention of working on the case, but his instinct takes over when a third victim is found brutally murdered in a city park. The victims appear completely unconnected to one another, but it's not long before Harry makes a discovery: the women all spent the night in an isolated mountain hostel. And someone is picking off the guests one by one. A heart-stopping thriller from the bestselling author of "The Snowman", "The Leopard" is an international phenomenon that will grip you until the final page.

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  • Hardback | 624 pages
  • 156 x 236 x 58mm | 997.9g
  • 20 Jan 2011
  • VINTAGE
  • HARVILL SECKER
  • London
  • English
  • Illustrations, map
  • 1846554004
  • 9781846554001
  • 16,938

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Jo Nesbo is a musician, songwriter, economist and author. His first crime novel featuring Harry Hole was published in Norway in 1997 and was an instant hit, winning the Glass Key Award for best Nordic crime novel (an accolade shared with Peter Hoeg, Henning Mankell and Stieg Larsson). The Leopard is the sixth of Nesbo's novels to be translated into English. Check out www.jonesbo.co.uk

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Best of the series!

I've just finished the sixth and last (so far...) Jo Nesbo book - the Leopard. After the Devils star, Redeemer, Redbreast, Nenesis and Snowman, this was the latest and best of the series. If you like a good detective story with lots of gore, extremely well researched, brilliant and incredibly complex plots, very believable characters.....you've come to the right place!! And wonder of wonders - the translation (Don Bartlett) is superb! If you didn't know otherwise you would think that the books were originally written in English. Now where's number seven?????show more
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