The Leopard

The Leopard

Large Print - 2011
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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.
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, c2011
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9780307990662
0307990664
Branch Call Number: LT FICTION NESBO JO
Characteristics: 805 p. (large print) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Bartlett, Don

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GreatBlueHeron
May 12, 2018

Warning: Chapter 1 describes an extremely disturbing and horrific torture scene. I read a little further, then realized that this author is not to be trusted and I stopped reading the book.

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loudem
Jan 27, 2018

Jo Nesbo at his best. Complicated story that keeps you guessing till the very end. Remarkably tight. Remarkably well crafted, like a dangerous spiderweb.

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pagetraveler
Jul 15, 2014

Brutal. I love [author:Jo Nesbo|8384972]'s writing and the characters that he creates, but the things that he does to the victims in his books are just twisted. I have really been getting into Scandinavian crime writing. It seems to me to contain a lot less sexual assault, rape, and damage towards women. In addition to this I really like the depth that female characters have, beyond being objects of victimization. Having said that, he's just a little too creative with the torture and deaths that his characters suffer. I'll probably read a few of his earlier novels, hoping that they have just gotten worse, since this is the 8th in this series.

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ndexter
Jun 12, 2014

Jo Nesbo can write. Intrigue, suspense, unique plots and storyline, and protagonist Detective Harry Hole. Actually, one would be remiss if they didn't read, in order, what is essentially a four part series consisting of a) Snowman, b) Leopard, c) Phantom, and d) Police. Harry Hole solves unique crimes in each of these venues in spite of the impediments created by a changing politically and philosophically police enforcing establishment.

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gloryb
Feb 06, 2014

A page turner! Good translation of a novel written in Swedish. Didn't get turned off by Harry Hole's addictions. Hole's Swedish policing colleagues depend on his skills to solve murders. In this novel Harry figures out the connection between the murders of several women who had shared a skiing lodge one weekend.

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ilovewhippets
Oct 01, 2013

I really don't care for this author's writing..

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nannerl
Nov 14, 2012

Excellent mystery. A very compelling series.

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campingmomma
Sep 14, 2012

I enjoyed this book more than his previous, The Snowman. Another Harry Hole crime novel at its best. I'm glad I had read another book and new some of Inspector Harry Holes history or it would have been lost on me. Hole leads us on a great mystery as well as a messed up personal life. He constantly keeps you guessing with who is the murderer. And the story was interesting in that it led you from China to Oslo to Africa. You were never in the same place very long.

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tocch101
Jun 28, 2012

Another well written intriguing book. Always enjoy these. The endings are hard to swallow occasionally, but good nonetheless.

tuddie Apr 16, 2012

tried to get into it and couldn't, rarely do I not finish a book but there are too many to read to waste anymore time on this one.

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