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Jussi Adler-Olsen, author of The Absent One, is Denmark's premier crime writer. His books routinely top the bestseller lists in northern Europe, and he's won just about every Nordic crime-writing award, including the prestigious Glass Key Award-also won by Henning Mankell, Stieg Larsson, and Jo Nesbo. Now, Dutton is thrilled to introduce him to America.

The Keeper of Lost Causes, the first installment of Adler- Olsen's Department Q series, features the deeply flawed chief detective Carl MØrck, who used to be a good homicide detective-one of Copenhagen's best. Then a bullet almost took his life. Two of his colleagues weren't so lucky, and Carl, who didn't draw his weapon, blames himself.

So a promotion is the last thing Carl expects.

But it all becomes clear when he sees his new office in the basement. Carl's been selected to run Department Q, a new special investigations division that turns out to be a department of one. With a stack of Copenhagen's coldest cases to keep him company, Carl's been put out to pasture. So he's as surprised as anyone when a case actually captures his interest. A missing politician vanished without a trace five years earlier. The world assumes she's dead. His colleagues snicker about the time he's wasting. But Carl may have the last laugh, and redeem himself in the process.

Because she isn't dead . . . yet.

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Available for the first time in English, the seventh entry in the beloved Inspector Sejer series from Norways Queen of Crime, Karin Fossum

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What if you were arrested for a crime you didnt commit—but had to prove your innocence without revealing anything about the crime that you did? A thrilling new stand-alone novel from Norways Queen of Crime, “a truly great writer.” (Jo Nesbo)

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Riktor doesnt like the way the policeman storms into his home without even knocking. He doesnt like the arrogant way he walks around the house, taking note of its contents. The policeman doesnt bother to explain why hes there, and Riktor is too afraid to ask. He knows hes guilty of a terrible crime and hes sure the policeman has found him out.

But when the policeman finally does confront him, Riktor freezes. The man is arresting him for something totally unexpected. Riktor doesnt have a clear conscience, but the crime hes being accused of is one he certainly didnt commit. Can he clear his name without further incriminating himself?

This is a gripping, mind-bending stand-alone novel from “a truly great writer” (Jo Nesbø).

Synopsis:

Available for the first time in English, the seventh entry in the beloved Inspector Sejer series from Norways Queen of Crime, Karin Fossum

On a wet, gray night in early November, Charlo Torp, a former gambler whos only recently kicked the habit, makes his way through the slush to Harriet Krohns apartment, flowers in hand. Certain that paying off his debt is the only path to starting a new life and winning his daughters forgiveness, Charlo plans to rob the wealthy old womans antique silver collection. What he doesnt expect is for her to put up a fight.

The following morning Harriet is found dead, her antique silver missing, and the only clue Inspector Sejer and his team find in the apartment is an abandoned bouquet. Charlo should feel relieved, but hes heard of Sejers amazing record — the detective has solved every case hes ever been assigned to.

Told through the eyes of a killer, The Murder of Harriet Krohn poses the question: how far would you go to turn your life around, and could you live with yourself afterward?

About the Author

Jussi Adler-Olsen is Denmark's #1 crime writer. This novel has already appeared at the top of bestseller lists in Denmark and Germany, and subsequent entries in the series debuted at #1.

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kitten60, May 24, 2012 (view all comments by kitten60)
Morck is not well liked by his fellow detectives..in fact he can be quite verbally brutal..so they've exiled him to the basement to work on unsolved cases. The move turns out to be more than pleasant when Morck discovers a case that intrigues him (and is the centerpiece of this great mystery). Morck is not so sure of the new assistant ...assigned to "help him" but this assistant appears to be incredibly brilliant at detective work..so the two go a hunting a killer. The past riles up some privleged people..so the 2 detectives go about their work unscrupulusly..very creative bits of breaking and entering lead to a very big surprise. As an aside, Morck is occassionally called upstairs to voice his opinion of other more current cases. He does so with brilliance...which irks his colleagues. All in all this is a book well worth reading.
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Pamela Smigowski, January 2, 2012 (view all comments by Pamela Smigowski)
This is a police procedural with lots of suspense. An excellent detective has totally changed after he was almost killed by a bullet. So he is "pushed upstairs" to be the Department Q head. His only employee is an Arab who has some much needed humor into the story which would be quite dark without. The story is told from the detective's and the victim's point of view. Excellent reading.
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folkrrt, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by folkrrt)
Adler-Olsen has allowed me to stop mourning the end of the Wallender series books by Scandinavian writer, Henning Mankell. In "The Keeper of Lost Causes" the gritty and flawed chief detective, Carl Morck, is fittingly housed in a basement office with a quirky assistant from Syria. The lost cause cold case they take on is as dark and chilling as a Scandinavian winter night. With each page the mystery deepens as the story moves back and forth from 2007 to the crime in 2002. After this thrilling debut of detective Morck, I certainly look forward to more thrillers in the series.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780525952480
Subtitle:
The First Department Q Novel
Author:
Adler-olsen, Jussi
Author:
Adler-Olsen, Jussi
Author:
si Adler-Olsen
Author:
Ju, S.
Author:
Fossum, Karin
Publisher:
Plume
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
A Department Q Novel
Publication Date:
20120731
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 416 pages Dutton Books - English 9780525952480 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,

Available for the first time in English, the seventh entry in the beloved Inspector Sejer series from Norways Queen of Crime, Karin Fossum

"Synopsis" by , What if you were arrested for a crime you didnt commit—but had to prove your innocence without revealing anything about the crime that you did? A thrilling new stand-alone novel from Norways Queen of Crime, “a truly great writer.” (Jo Nesbo)
"Synopsis" by ,
Riktor doesnt like the way the policeman storms into his home without even knocking. He doesnt like the arrogant way he walks around the house, taking note of its contents. The policeman doesnt bother to explain why hes there, and Riktor is too afraid to ask. He knows hes guilty of a terrible crime and hes sure the policeman has found him out.

But when the policeman finally does confront him, Riktor freezes. The man is arresting him for something totally unexpected. Riktor doesnt have a clear conscience, but the crime hes being accused of is one he certainly didnt commit. Can he clear his name without further incriminating himself?

This is a gripping, mind-bending stand-alone novel from “a truly great writer” (Jo Nesbø).

"Synopsis" by , Available for the first time in English, the seventh entry in the beloved Inspector Sejer series from Norways Queen of Crime, Karin Fossum

On a wet, gray night in early November, Charlo Torp, a former gambler whos only recently kicked the habit, makes his way through the slush to Harriet Krohns apartment, flowers in hand. Certain that paying off his debt is the only path to starting a new life and winning his daughters forgiveness, Charlo plans to rob the wealthy old womans antique silver collection. What he doesnt expect is for her to put up a fight.

The following morning Harriet is found dead, her antique silver missing, and the only clue Inspector Sejer and his team find in the apartment is an abandoned bouquet. Charlo should feel relieved, but hes heard of Sejers amazing record — the detective has solved every case hes ever been assigned to.

Told through the eyes of a killer, The Murder of Harriet Krohn poses the question: how far would you go to turn your life around, and could you live with yourself afterward?

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