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Leopard by Jo Nesbø

Leopard (original 2009; edition 2011)

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

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Authors:Jo Nesbø
Other authors:Günther Frauenlob (Übersetzer), Maike Dörries (Übersetzer)
Info:Ullstein Taschenbuch (2011), Taschenbuch, 704 pages
Collections:Your library, Gelesen und in Besitz
Tags:Roman, Krimi, Norwegen, Harry Hole

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The Leopard by Jo Nesbo (2009)



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Creepy, but good. ( )
  cotner | Oct 27, 2014 |
I have managed to read these books all in the wrong order. This was very readable and I enjoyed it, although some of the violence and descriptions of the murder victims is quite strong. I don't really know what I'm going to do about reading the rest of them as I wanted to read The Snowman but this book told me who did it! ( )
  cathymoore | Sep 2, 2014 |
Following the traumatic closure in his last case, Harry Hole resigns from the Crime Squad and leaves Norway. He's found in Hong Kong rather the worse for the wear. Facing new demons, he returns to Norway, is pulled into an undercover investigation into a case of gruesome multiple murders, finds himself a pawn in political feuding between the Crime Squad and Kripos, has to deal with a betrayal and struggles to cope with a personal crisis.

Traversing between the Congo and Norway, Harry's investigations uncovers a a torture tool that may have been purchased in the Congo and smuggled into Norway, used in some of the murders. When he suspects a group of vacationers in a ski cabin of being the targets for the serial killer, he races to uncover the identify of the other guests at the cabin before the killer strikes again. He even pays a visit to an old foe in an attempt to understand the motive behind the killings.

Trying to stay one step ahead of the killer and his new nemesis at work, Harry falls prey to the lure of alcohol once more. When he becomes a target for the killer himself, he realizes he is has nobody but himself to rely on and that time is running out. ( )
  cameling | Aug 14, 2014 |
Hated it. Suspected that I might not like it by the third or fourth page, but kept reading, figuring that it must get better because I'd heard so much about it. Nope. Finally stopped reading. Ugly crimes, unsympathetic characters. Not how I want to spend my time. ( )
  joyceclark | Jul 16, 2014 |
Unfortunately I started this series in the middle but that didn't prevent me from being introduced to the tortured Harry Hole and the serial murderer he is called back to Norway to find. The story opens in Hong Kong where Harry is in trouble with gambling debts and a serious alcohol problem. A detective from his old detective department finds him and tells him his father is seriously ill. That is the only thing that could entice him to return to Oslo after dealing with a particularly nasty murderer who did something to his wife and son, the Snowman.

On his return he deals with the inevitable departmental power struggle and begins to learn what the police have not been able to about the murderer. What did the growing number of victims have in common and what was the instrument of torture that was used?

Harry is the quintessential flawed hero who has suffered major, major trauma but is the best at what he does which is hunting down and stopping terrible, horrible people. People who know him, who may not like him, still respect him and use his unique talents. ( )
  mamzel | Apr 19, 2014 |
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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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She awoke.
“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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At the end of his previous thriller, The Snowman, Jo Nesbo's Inspector Harry Hole was a ravaged mess. At the start of The Leopard, we find Hole hiding away from the world, smoking opium in the squalor of Hong Kong's back alleys. A pretty young police officer drags him reluctantly back to Norway to pursue another serial killer, this one more twisted and vicious than the Snowman.… (more)

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