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The Leopard by Jo Nesbo

The Leopard (2009)

by Jo Nesbo

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Series: Harry Hole (8)

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Harry Hole's 8th investigation is just as exciting and entertaining as the previous ones. The only thing is that the structure of the books tend to be a bit similar to each other: Mysterious, serial killer-like murders happen in Norway -> they has to dig out Harry Hole from somewhere -> he brilliantly solves the case (with some errors in between) and breaks a lot of rules -> at the travels somewhere for urther self-destroying. ( )
  TheCrow2 | Mar 10, 2014 |
It took me almost two months to read this book because of what my time is like. I usually only read a book in bed before going to sleep; a few chapters. This is quite a long book. I'm expressing this because Jo Nesbo gave me almost two months of enthralling reading. It's a good sign when I pick up a book 24 hours after I had last read it and still know exactly what's going on. I don't know if it's proper to call a serial-killer story fun, but for me this one was. ( )
  phillipfrey | Feb 8, 2014 |
Tricksy ... very tricksy indeed! The ending, while interesting, seemed to linger on overlong, hence only 4 stars. ( )
  dreamingbear | Feb 6, 2014 |
A good crime novel, although reading the Scandinavian names is very confusing. I'm sorry that I did not begin reading the series from the beginning. ( )
  sberson | Dec 26, 2013 |

Really good crime novel. Surrounding a set of murders that baffles the Oslo police such that they have to get Harry Hole back from Hong Kong where he has been on drugs. He comes back into a power struggle between the Oslo Crime Squad and the National Police. More people are killed until they track down the people responsible. I really liked the plotting in that you kept thinking that it had been figured out - but it hadn't. There were more layers below than first met the eye. ( )
  stuart10er | Nov 5, 2013 |
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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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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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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 an investigation that 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 an MP 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 critically-acclaimed Jo Nesb , The Leopard is an international bestseller that will grip you until the final page.… (more)

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