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Leopard: Harry Holes achter Fall (Ein…

Leopard: Harry Holes achter Fall (Ein Harry-Hole-Krimi, Band 8) (original 2009; edition 2011)

by Jo Nesbø, Günther Frauenlob (Übersetzer), Maike Dörries (Übersetzer)

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In the depths of winter, a killer stalks the city streets. His victims are two young women, both found with inexplicable puncture wounds. The police are running out of options. Deeply traumatised by a previous investigation, Inspector Harry Hole has lost himself in the squalor of Hong Kong's opium dens. But with his father seriously ill, Harry reluctantly agrees to return to Oslo. He has no intention of working on the case, but his instinct takes over when an MP is found brutally murdered. The victims appear completely unconnected, 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.… (more)
Title:Leopard: Harry Holes achter Fall (Ein Harry-Hole-Krimi, Band 8)
Authors:Jo Nesbø
Other authors:Günther Frauenlob (Übersetzer), Maike Dörries (Übersetzer)
Info:Ullstein Taschenbuch (2011), Edition: 7. Auflage., Taschenbuch, 704 pages
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The Leopard by Jo Nesbø (2009)



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While I still enjoy the main character with all his flaws, I found this story very complex and a bit difficult to follow. There were too many characters and they'd pop up every 5-6 chapters, make a brief appearance and then fade away again. Of course each one had an obscure piece of information to move the case forward, but I just couldn't keep it all straight. It's probably one of the more complex mystery stories I've read and I certainly didn't figure out any of the culprits early (it took all 600 pages).....I had to be led right to it.

Another book that didn't fit a particular category of my challenge; it had been on my shelf for awhile and it called to me. :) ( )
  Terrie2018 | Feb 21, 2020 |
Another dark, but typically riveting, volume in the Harry Hole series. ( )
  JBD1 | Oct 6, 2019 |
Love the fallible anti-hero that is Harry Hole! ( )
  decaturmamaof2 | Nov 28, 2018 |
Book # 8, in the Harry Hole Series

Book # 6, in the Oslo Sequence Series

This novel is big and meaty, just over 600 pages, at first glance we may think it is a big long but in essence there is so much to it : a serial killer, a maverick cop, a plot with multiple threads and a large canvas to travel: from Hong Kong, Africa and Norway and of course several points in between. Mr. Nesbo did not forget Harry’s character requirements: melancholic, alcoholic, strong headed and anti- authority. This time Harry is teamed up with Kaja, an astonishingly beautiful woman colleague with problems of her own. As in all series we also find the requisite backstory.

“The Leopard” follows “The Snowman” where the horrific events at the end took an enormous toll on the Detective. It opens with Harry out in Hong Kong high on opium oblivious to everything and arm in arm with law-evaders. But his reputation as a tracker of serial killers is unsurpassable therefore he is asked to return Norway when the country is once again plagued by a multiple murderer.

From its opening page, this case which brought Harry back to Oslo is frightening with details: a succession of women’s torture (and one young man), terror and death, in the heartland of the Norwegian mountains in the middle of winter. The deaths are notably gruesome. We cannot deny the author’s creativity when it comes to homicide. We have a few madmen in this story and it took time before Harry explains what is going on and finally the story advances from weird to weirder…another spooky gothic gloominess, good for nightmares.

Mr. Nesbo is adept in planting seeds of the dénouement early in the narration and we do have plenty of fun twists, turns and red herrings to keep us glued to our seat although I admit to have found this to be wee bit longer than it should be. ( )
  Tigerpaw70 | Nov 10, 2018 |
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  terran | Oct 9, 2018 |
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The Leopard, the sixth Harry Hole thriller (in English – but actually the eight in the Harry Hole series) by the internationally acclaimed Norwegian writer Jo Nesbo is outstanding. The plot twists and curls, and Harry Hole, an extraordinarily interesting man, becomes more and more fascinating. It is a joy to follow him as he out-foxes bosses and colleagues, alienates people left and right in the police force, and doles out justice Hole-style. The Leopard is a top notch, painfully suspenseful crime fiction, and quite possibly Jo Nesbo’s best. It’s a thick brick of a book, but far too short. I loved it. I am certain The Leopard is one of the best crime fiction books of 2011!

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Nesbø, Joprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bartlett, DonTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Font i Mateu, LaiaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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She awoke.
Hon vaknade.
“She couldn’t hear anything, but she could sense a presence. Like a leopard. Someone had told her leopards made so little noise they could sneak right up to their prey in the dark. They could regulate their breathing so that it was in tune with yours. Could hold their breath when you held yours.”
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De politie van Oslo staat voor een raadsel. Er zijn twee vrouwenlichamen gevonden, ze blijken verdronken in hun eigen bloed en hun gezichten zijn verminkt. Bizar detail is dat de verwondingen van binnenuit lijken te zijn gemaakt. Er is maar één man die bij deze zaak zou kunnen helpen, maar hij lijkt van de aardbodem verdwenen. Kaja Solness van de afdeling Moordzaken wordt op de zaak gezet en belandt bij haar zoektocht naar de verdwenen ex-commissaris in Hong-Kong. Hij blijkt op de vlucht voor de gevolgen van zijn laatste zaak, voor de vrouw die van hem houdt en voor zijn schuldeisers. Zijn is Harry Hole.
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