The Leopard

The Leopard

eBook - 2012
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After two young women are found dead, both drowned in their own blood, Inspector Harry Hole is compelled to return to Norway to see his dying father and to investigate the brutal crime, which may be the work of a serial killer.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780307958778
0307958779
9780307595874
Characteristics: 1 online resource (517 p.)
Additional Contributors: Bartlett, Don
Alternative Title: Panserhjerte. English

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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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