Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Teaser Tuesday - The Leopard by Jo Nesbo

... a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

*Grab your current read
*Open to a random page
*Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

No doubt about it - Scandinavia produces some great crime and thriller writers. I haven't read Jo Nesbo before, in fact until very recently I thought he was a 'she' and I know I probably should have read The Snowman first ,but,  when my lovely librarian who had just finished cataloguing this one, asked if I'd like it first????...........not an offer I was going to turn down.

The Leopard by Jo Nesbo

Deeply traumatised by The Snowman investigation Inspector Harry Hole reluctantly returns to Oslo when two young women are found with twenty-four inexplicable puncture wounds and both of them drowned - in their own blood.

My teaser is from p6

"If all you had to do was pull the wire, why hadn't she already done it? Because the warning had been given by an obvious sicko? Or was this part
of the game? Being tricked into resisting the temptation to stop this quite unnecessary pain?"

So far I've only read 50 pages but it's proving a real page turner.........hope it can keep the momentum for the full 611 pages.


  1. I adore Jo Nesbø's works. I did not realise this one was translated into English. Enjoy. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/02/teaser-tuesdays-the-fifth-servant.html

  2. I love The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy by Stieg Larsson.... I'm sure I would love this one too.. Thanks for sharing!

    Here's my TT: http://www.playinglibrarian.com/2011/03/teaser-tuesdays-as-crow-flies.html

  3. You've definitely piqued my interest with your teaser. Now I'm off to learn more about this author. Thanks!

  4. It sounds very suspenseful...now I'm really wondering what will happen next.


  5. This one sounds excellent! I hope the action/suspense keeps up for all 611 pages too for you! I'll have to add this one to my to read list!

  6. That is quite a chunkster on your hands. You picked an intriguing teaser. I am wondering if torture is involved.

  7. It's always a dilemna isn't it? Is it a trap, or perhaps a genuine assistance on offer.

    Here's my teaser for this week.

  8. I've had my eye on Jo Nesbo's books for a while I may have to get the first see if I like it.

  9. I'm just thrilled that you all are helping me find some great Scandinavian crime fiction. Already have "The Devil's Star" on order list so shall go ahead and add "The Leopard".

    My Tuesday Teaser is for Danish crime writer Peter Hoeg's "Smilla's Sense of Snow" at Summit Musings

  10. here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/03/teaser-tuesday-imperfect-endings.html

  11. Thanks for dropping by!

    Jo Nesbo is quickly becoming a new favourite - I recommend.

  12. Oh man, that's horrible. It definitely made me want to read and see what happens.

  13. Intriguing teaser!

    Here's mine: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/03/teaser-tuesdays.html

  14. How interesting that they died from drowning rather than the numerous holes in their bodies. Creepy!

  15. This is really intriguing! I want to know what's going to happen! Adding this book to my TBR list! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Here's my Teaser Tuesday!!

    Jess @ Gone with the Words