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The Leopard by Jo Nesbo
  

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Shortlisted for the Galaxy International Author of the Year Award 2011.

Two young women are both found dead with inexplicable puncture wounds, drowned in their own blood. The Oslo police can make no headway in their investigations. It's time to call in Inspector Harry Hole... 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.

'Piece of Passion from Briony Everroad, Jo Nesbo's Editor at Harvill Secker'

‘After the fantastic climax of The Snowman, I wasn't sure where Jo Nesbo would take Inspector Harry Hole next. But he didn't disappoint: The Leopard is a thrilling read from start to finish. Harry goes from Hong Kong to the northern reaches of Norway and even to The Congo. I got the manuscript before a long weekend, and raced through it with the wind howling outside the door. Certainly spooky, given that much of the story centres on a ski cabin in the middle of nowhere! This is the sixth Harry Hole novel we have published, and they keep getting better and better. It's not just the pace, clever plots and the unpredictable Harry Hole that make these books so brilliant. The author's inventive spirit and sense of humour always shine through.’

If you like Jo Nesbo you might also like to read books by Karin Fossum, Henning Mankell and Stieg Larsson.

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Synopsis

The Leopard by Jo Nesbo

In the depths of winter, two young women are found dead, both drowned in their own blood. Inspector Harry Hole, deeply traumatised by an investigation that threatened the lives of those he holds most dear, initially wants nothing to do with the case but his instincts take over when a prominent MP is found brutally murdered. 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 the same isolated mountain hostel. And someone is picking off the guests, one by one...


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Comparisons with Stieg Larsson have been made, but Nesbo's plots move quickly, carry more punch, and really do keep you guessing to the final page Daily Mirror A cracking good thriller...that will keep you gripped to the last page Guardian Outstanding... Probably the best big crime novel you could lay your hands on this year BBC Radio 4 Nesbo's novels keep going when you think there can't be any more twists to follow. Scenes switch from the avalanche-threatened ravines and mountain cabins of back-country Norway, close to oil-rich Stavanger and metropolitan Oslo, to an active volcano in Africa Times Literary Supplement Original Norwegian noir...absorbing -- Tom Huddleston Time Out


About the Author

Jo Nesbo

Jo Nesbø, musician, economist and author of the best-selling series featuring Detective Harry Hole, has won many prizes for his novels, including the Glass Key, the Riverton Prize and the Norwegian Bookclub prize for best ever Norwegian crime novel. His first novel to be published in English was The Devil's Star and the second, The Redbreast, was shortlisted for the CWA Duncan Lawrie International Dagger. He lives in Oslo.

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Publication date

7th July 2011

Author

Jo Nesbo

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Publisher

Vintage

Format

Paperback
752 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9780099548973

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