The Leopard  - Don Bartlett, Jo Nesbø Jo Nesbø kicks the crap out of Stieg Larson (no disrespect intended toward the deceased). This is the most literary crime novel I have ever read, while still showcasing an head spinning, jaw dropping plot. Harry Hole is such a multi-dimensional character, while still remaining quite the super-hero cop. I think I'm in love with him and maybe Jo Nesbø too.

Oh, and Don Bartlett needs to be commended for a superb translation as well. I can't imagine that any of Nesbø's style was lost here.