The Leopard, Paperback Book
3 out of 5 (4 ratings)


From the bestselling author of The Snowman - an explosive new thriller.

In the depths of winter a killer stalks the city streets.

Two women are found drowned in their own blood. A third woman is hanged from a diving board. YOU ARE ALLOWING THIS KILLING TO GO ON. The crime scenes offer no clues, the media is reaching fever pitch, and the police are running out of options.

IT'S TIME THIS WAS STOPPED...There is only one man who can help them catch the killer.

But Inspector Harry Hole doesn't want to be found...BECAUSE I HAVE APPOINTED THE NEXT VICTIM.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 752 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780099548973

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Why are so many Scandinavian writers compelled to base their heroes on Hamlet, that flawed and depressingly complex prince? Mankell’s Wallander is hardly a barrel of laughs, and don’t get me started on Larsson’s Blomqvist and Salander. Despite a promising start in earlier books, Jo Nesbo’s Harry Hole [pronounced WHO-leh] has proved true to type and spreads doom and gloom through this book. In a story reaching from the Congo to Norway, and from East Germany to Hong Kong, Harry reluctantly becomes embroiled in investigating a serial killer who murders at least seven seemingly unrelated victims in a variety of sadistic ways.What connects the victims? Who is the missing link and why is he being protected? What happened in the isolated mountains fastness and how can Harry’s past nemesis assist him? Long and overly complicated, turgid prose and emotional indulgence obscure what is an excellent plot.

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mh, i read an earlier one from the same author and i liked that one better. this one was too confusing and the end was so contructed that you think it is the end but then it keeps going and going just to fill pages. also the first book i read was in german and it was a smooth read. the leopard lost a lot in a clumsy translation. it is a ok book but could have been much better executed.

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Certainly a bit different and well worth readying, although I did get lost sometimes. This was the first of Jo Nesbo's books I've read and I'm certainly consider reading some of the earlier ones.

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I like the Harry Hole series and this doesn't disappoint. The violence is brutal but it makes a great page turner all the way through quite a long book.

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