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ISBN13: 9780525952480
ISBN10: 0525952489
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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.

Synopsis:

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

Synopsis:

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:

A brand new addition to the captivating Inspector Sejer series from Norways finest crime writer.

Synopsis:

A new addition to the captivating Inspector Sejer series, the first since The Caller, from Norway’s finest crime writer

Carmen and Nicolai failed to resuscitate their son, Tommy, after finding him floating in their backyard pond. When Inspector Skarre arrives on the scene, Carmen reports that Tommy, a healthy toddler with Down syndrome, wandered into the garden while Nicolai was working in the basement and she was cleaning the house. Skarre senses something is off with Carmen’s story and consults his trusted colleague, the famed Inspector Sejer. An autopsy reveals Tommy’s lungs to be full of soap.

When Sejer and Skarre revisit the couple, Carmen, an epileptic, changes her story, confessing that she’d been knocked unconscious by a seizure while bathing Tommy. When she came to, she found him drowned in the tub and, horrified and frightened, threw him into the pond.

But Skarre and Sejer’s doubt is not appeased and the case is reopened. What more could Carmen be hiding? And what lengths will she take to cover her guilt? As Carmen’s own family starts to doubt her, Skarre and Sejer work to find the truth.

 

Synopsis:

A bestseller in the UK, this gripping thriller of a family that vanishes into thin air is Tim Weavers American debut

 

Emily Kane arrives at her sister Carries house to find the front door unlocked, dinner on the table, and the family nowhere to be found—Carrie, her husband, and two daughters have disappeared. When the police turn up no leads, Emily turns to her former boyfriend David Raker, a missing persons investigator, to track the family down. As Raker pursues the case, he discovers evidence of a sinister cover-up, decades in the making and with a long trail of bodies behind it.

 

Tim Weavers thrillers have been hugely popular in the UK, and now Never Coming Back will introduce his beloved character David Raker to American audiences. Set in Las Vegas and a small fishing village in England, the novel is a smart, fast-paced thriller sure to keep readers guessing until the very end.

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
Author:
Adler-olsen, Jussi
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Author:
Adler-Olsen, Jussi
Author:
Weaver, Tim
Author:
si Adler-Olsen
Author:
Ju, S.
Author:
Fossum, Karin
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Edition Description:
Cloth
Series:
A Department Q Novel
Publication Date:
20141118
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 256 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 , A brand new addition to the captivating Inspector Sejer series from Norways finest crime writer.
"Synopsis" by ,
A new addition to the captivating Inspector Sejer series, the first since The Caller, from Norway’s finest crime writer

Carmen and Nicolai failed to resuscitate their son, Tommy, after finding him floating in their backyard pond. When Inspector Skarre arrives on the scene, Carmen reports that Tommy, a healthy toddler with Down syndrome, wandered into the garden while Nicolai was working in the basement and she was cleaning the house. Skarre senses something is off with Carmen’s story and consults his trusted colleague, the famed Inspector Sejer. An autopsy reveals Tommy’s lungs to be full of soap.

When Sejer and Skarre revisit the couple, Carmen, an epileptic, changes her story, confessing that she’d been knocked unconscious by a seizure while bathing Tommy. When she came to, she found him drowned in the tub and, horrified and frightened, threw him into the pond.

But Skarre and Sejer’s doubt is not appeased and the case is reopened. What more could Carmen be hiding? And what lengths will she take to cover her guilt? As Carmen’s own family starts to doubt her, Skarre and Sejer work to find the truth.

 

"Synopsis" by ,
A bestseller in the UK, this gripping thriller of a family that vanishes into thin air is Tim Weavers American debut

 

Emily Kane arrives at her sister Carries house to find the front door unlocked, dinner on the table, and the family nowhere to be found—Carrie, her husband, and two daughters have disappeared. When the police turn up no leads, Emily turns to her former boyfriend David Raker, a missing persons investigator, to track the family down. As Raker pursues the case, he discovers evidence of a sinister cover-up, decades in the making and with a long trail of bodies behind it.

 

Tim Weavers thrillers have been hugely popular in the UK, and now Never Coming Back will introduce his beloved character David Raker to American audiences. Set in Las Vegas and a small fishing village in England, the novel is a smart, fast-paced thriller sure to keep readers guessing until the very end.

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