The Leopard by Jo Nesbø

9639166Originally published in 2009 in Norwegian and 2011 in English, The Leopard (or Panserhjerte) is the eighth novel to feature Harry Hole, the formidable detective with a host of demons. Hole is the quintessential sleuth: intelligent, good at his job, tenacious, but with a dark side signified by his drinking, drug taking, and womanising. He is renown both within the Oslo crime squad and in the media for his unorthodox methods but he always catches the killer. I’ve heard very mixed reviews of Jo Nesbø’s writing over the last few years as some people find his plots overly formulaic but I thoroughly enjoyed the book. Continue reading