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  • Published: 1 December 2011
  • ISBN: 9780099548973
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 752
  • RRP: $19.99

The Leopard

Harry Hole 8




A heart-stopping thriller from the international crime fiction star


Love twist-filled crime? The Leopard is your next perfect read.

'A cracking good thriller...that will keep you gripped to the last page' Guardian

In the depths of winter a killer stalks the city streets. Two women are found drowned in their own blood. A third woman is hanged from a diving board.

You have allowed this killing to go on.

The crime scenes offer no clues, the media is reaching fever pitch, and the police are running out of options.

It's time this was stopped.

There is only one man who can help them catch the killer. But Inspector Harry Hole doesn't want to be found.

...Because I have appointed the next victim.

*JO NESBO HAS SOLD 50 MILLION BOOKS WORLDWIDE*

*Watch out for The Kingdom, the new Jo Nesbo thriller, out now*

  • Published: 1 December 2011
  • ISBN: 9780099548973
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 752
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Jo Nesbo

Jo Nesbo is one of the world’s bestselling crime writers, with The Leopard, Phantom, Police,The Son, The Thirst and Knife all topping the Sunday Times bestseller charts. He’s an international number one bestseller and his books are published in 50 languages, selling over 45 million copies around the world.

Before becoming a crime writer, Nesbo played football for Norway’s premier league team Molde, but his dream of playing professionally for Spurs was dashed when he tore ligaments in his knee at the age of eighteen. After three years military service he attended business school and formed the bandDi Derre (‘Them There’). They topped the charts in Norway, but Nesbo continued working as a financial analyst, crunching numbers during the day and gigging at night. When commissioned by a publisher to write a memoir about life on the road with his band, he instead came up with the plot for his first Harry Hole crime novel, The Bat.

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Praise for The Leopard

Comparisons with Stieg Larsson have been made, but Nesbo's plots move quickly, carry more punch, and really do keep you guessing to the final page

Daily Mirror

A cracking good thriller...that will keep you gripped to the last page

Guardian

Outstanding... Probably the best big crime novel you could lay your hands on this year

BBC Radio 4

Nesbo's novels keep going when you think there can't be any more twists to follow. Scenes switch from the avalanche-threatened ravines and mountain cabins of back-country Norway, close to oil-rich Stavanger and metropolitan Oslo, to an active volcano in Africa

Times Literary Supplement

Original Norwegian noir...absorbing

Tom Huddleston, Time Out

So is THE LEOPARD as good as THE SNOWMAN? In my opinion it's better. More layered with more suspicious characters, red-herrings and locations than ever before

Eurocrime blog

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