The Leopard by Jo Nesbo

by |January 21, 2011

A heart-stopping thriller from the international star the Independent has called ‘The next Stieg Larsson’.

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 Nesbø, The Leopard is an international bestseller that will grip you until the final page.

JO NESBO, musician, economist and author of the best-selling series featuring Detective Harry Hole, has won many prizes for his novels, including the Glass Key, the Riverton Prize and the Norwegian Bookclub prize for best ever Norwegian crime novel. His first novel to be published in English was THE DEVIL’S STAR and the second, THE REDBREAST, was shortlisted for the CWA Duncan Lawrie International Dagger. He lives in Oslo.

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About the Contributor

John Purcell (aka Natasha Walker) is the author of The Secret Lives of Emma trilogy published by Random House Australia. The Secret Lives of Emma: Beginnings reached the top ten on the Australian fiction charts and Natasha/John was the tenth highest selling Australian novelist and third highest selling Australian debut author in 2012. The trilogy has since sold over 50,000 copies in print and ebook and has been translated into French and Polish. John has worked in the book industry for the last twenty years. While still in his twenties he opened John’s Bookshop, a second-hand bookshop in Mosman in which he sat for ten years reading, ranting and writing. Now he is the Head of Product and Chief Buyer at booktopia.com.au.

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  • January 24, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Can you buy this in the USA because i could not find it on the Barnes and Noble website and it looks like a great book?

    • January 24, 2011 at 1:19 pm

      Hello Ann,
      You can buy the book through Booktopia – here
      Or you can wait until it is published in the US – 10 May 2011.
      Thanks for reading.
      John

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