`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,
#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER (Norway)
"Jo Nesbo is a master of his craft.... World-class crime writing. Phantom is a crime novel that pleases on every level."
"Harry Hole, better than ever."
"Possibly the best in the series."
--"Dagens Naeringsliv" (Norway)
--"Vart Land" (Norway)
"With a steady hand, Jo Nesbo deftly ties together the different narratives, steering the novel towards its goal with great precision.... The fact that Harry Hole is a character in constant development makes the book even more interesting."
"I'm happy to announce that all expectations are met.... What's most salient is Jo Nesbo's intense, eloquent yet terse prose. The same goes for his talent as a storyteller, as well as his eye for narrative construction."