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
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
There are passages [which are] so anatomically gruesome... that they can only be properly read through the gaps between protecting fingers --Prospect
A cracking good thriller --The Guardian
Original Norwegian noir...absorbing --Time Out
Will keep you guessing until last page. --Best
The Leopard once again proves his undoubted talents for crime fiction with a Scandinavian setting
`Jo Nesbo is the latest buzz word in crime writing' --Stylist
`a meaty and ambitious novel that fully justifies the cover's claim that Nesbo is the most credible contender to inherit the mantle of `the next Stieg Larsson' '
`A nice fat page-turning thriller...'
--Telegraph's Seven Magazine
`Nesbo has a skill for dispatching his victims with increasing inventiveness, and he barely lets you draw breath before delivering a virtuoso torture and death scene in the opening chapter' --Short List
"The plot is intriguing, and Nesbo's writing is as taught as ever..."
--The Sunday Times
`Gruesome and compelling' --Evening Standard
`Norwegian star Jo Nesbo has obliterated most of his Scandinavian rivals in the bestseller stakes, with The Leopard published in paperback this week...The uncrowned king of Norwegian crime fiction is Jo Nesbo. Books such as The Redbreast (2000) and his imposing novel The Snowman have propelled Nesbo to the heights. Apart from its narrative finesse, his work also provides a coolly objective guide to fluctuations in Norwegian society. There is also a universal feeling that his work is more strikingly individual than that of most of his Scandinavian colleagues...Harry is a lone wolf, a chronic alcoholic separated from his wife and child but in touch with the zeitgeist of his country. And Nesbo gives us a sharp picture of Norwegian society in flux, crammed with relevant detail - as you might expect from an ex - freelance journalist, particularly where the role of the media is described'
`gruesome and compelling' --The Scotsman