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Título: The Leopard
Editorial: Harvill Secker, Great Britain
Año de publicación: 2010
Encuadernación: Hard Cover
Condición del libro: Fine
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine
Edición: First Edition
This is a true UK first edition / first printing, numbered 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1 on the copyright page. A very nice copy of the sixth Harry Hole novel to be translated into English. By the author of 'The Snowman'. There is a small crease to the jacket spine. Otherwise, excellent. We protect all our books with a removable plastic cover, and send them with care. N° de ref. de la librería 001002
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 The Snowman investigation, which 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 a third victim 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 bestselling author of the The Snowman, The Leopard is an international phenomenon that will grip you until the final page.
`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' -- TLS, December 13, 2010
`There are passages [which are] so anatomically gruesome... that they can only be properly read through the gaps between protecting fingers' -- Prospect, December 13, 2010
`It's fascinating to discover, from the incident details, what it is like to live for much of the time in a world under snow.... Nesbo writes beautifully' --Literary Review, December 6, 2010
`Nesbo ratchets up the tension with a relentless urgency' --Marie Claire, January 7, 2011
`powerful writing, a plot of chilling, gripping grimness, and the hero Oslo cop Harry Hole descending even farther into his emotional maelstrom' --Saturday Times, January 11, 2011
`The plot of The Leopard is intriguing ,and Nesbo's writing is as taut as ever'
--Sunday Times, January 11, 2011
'Outstanding ... Probably the best big crime novel you could lay your hands on this year' --BBC Radio 4, January 18, 2011
` Nesbo is truly one of his capital's great literary celebrants... The Leopard's unflagging narrative tension, breathtaking surprises and many confrontations with half-suspected treachery (well served by translator Don Bartlett's ear for dialogue) are superb' --The Independent, January 18, 2011
`comes just in time for fans who, since The Snowmans, have been dying for more murder and mayhem in the frozen north... Harry is the quintessential detective: battle -scarred, world-weary, chain smoking, alcoholic but with a razor sharp mind and, of course, fantastically attractive to women.' --The Irish Times, January 18, 2011
`thoroughly compelling.' --Mail on Sunday,
'Not to take all the credit, meanwhile, but perhaps Jo Nesbo's interview in these pages a fortnight ago contributed a little to his new entry at No 1 in the 20 Top Original Fiction list, from Nielsen Book Scan. His new Harry Hole thriller, The Leopard, is only the second translated novel to top the charts since records began in 1998. The first, of course, was The Girl Who Played With Fire. But please remember not to call Nesbo the new Steig Larsson-OK?' --* The Independent
'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,
'one of the best crime series out there' --Book Munch
`a fantastic read from start to finish'
'a cracking good thriller' --The Guardian
`Original Norwegian noir...absorbing' --Time Out
'Will keep you guessing until the last page' --Best
'The Leopard once again proves his undoubted talents for crime fiction with a Scandinavian setting' --Press Association
'Hole in one' --The Bookseller
'thoroughly compelling' --The Daily Mail
'If you like detective fiction, you'll love this' --Irish Independent
'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
`Nesbo's star has been in the ascendancy for some time and in The Leopard, he's at the height of his powers', `The ensuing plot bears Nesbo's trademark tightly plotted and suspenseful narrative complete with dead-ends and red herrings' --Sunday Express
'Nesbo is such a terrific action writer'
--The Daily Telegraph
`a customer described it yester day as witty and harrowing, two words not usually side by side in a conversation' --The Lady
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