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The Absent One: A Department Q Novel

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Publisher Comments:

New York Times bestseller Jussi Adler-Olsen returns with the second book in his electrifying Department Q series.

In The Keeper of Lost Causes, Jussi Adler-Olsen introduced Detective Carl Mørck, a deeply flawed, brilliant detective newly assigned to run Department Q, the home of Copenhagen’s coldest cases. The result wasn’t what Mørck—or readers—expected, but by the opening of Adler-Olsen’s shocking, fast-paced follow-up, Mørck is satisfied with the notion of picking up long-cold leads. So he’s naturally intrigued when a closed case lands on his desk: A brother and sister were brutally murdered two decades earlier, and one of the suspects—part of a group of privileged boarding-school students—confessed and was convicted.

But once Mørck reopens the files, it becomes clear that all is not what it seems. Looking into the supposedly solved case leads him to Kimmie, a woman living on the streets, stealing to survive. Kimmie has mastered evading the police, but now they aren’t the only ones looking for her. Because Kimmie has secrets that certain influential individuals would kill to keep buried . . . as well as one of her own that could turn everything on its head.

Every bit as pulse-pounding as the book that launched the series, The Absent One delivers further proof that Jussi Adler-Olsen is one of the world's premier thriller writers.

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Crime Writers Association John Creasey Dagger Award winner

A former Marine sniper and a newly orphaned boy race across the Norwegian wilderness, fleeing demons both real and imagined.

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

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“Tantalizing.” — Washington Post

“One of the standouts of the Nordic thriller boom.” — New York Magazine

 

“No one can thoroughly chill the blood the way Karin Fossum can.” — Los Angeles Times

 

“A truly great writer and explorer of the human mind.” — Jo Nesbø

 

“The queen of Norwegian crime fiction . . . Prolific and brilliant.” —Men’s Journal

 

Charlo Torp, a newly recovered gambler, makes his way through the slush to Harriet Krohn’s apartment, flowers in hand. Determined to pay off his debts, Charlo plans to steal the old woman’s antique silver collection. But he didn’t expect her to put up a fight. The following morning, Inspector Sejer is called to the scene to investigate. Harriet is dead, her silver missing, and the only clue in the apartment is an abandoned bouquet. When Charlo sees the news, he knows he should be relieved, but he’s heard of Sejer’s amazing record — the detective has solved every case he’s 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?

Synopsis:

The New York Times and # 1 international bestselling author Jussi Adler-Olsen returns with another shocking cold case in his exhilarating Department Q series. 

Detective Carl Mørck holds in his hands a bottle that contains old and decayed message, written in blood. It is a cry for help from two young brothers, tied and bound in a boathouse by the sea. Could it be real? Who are these boys, and why werent they reported missing? Could they possibly still be alive?

Carls investigation will force him to cross paths with a woman stuck in a desperate marriage- her husband refuses to tell her where he goes, what he does, how long he will be away. For days on end she waits, and when he returns she must endure his wants, his moods, his threats. But enough is enough. She will find out the truth, no matter the cost to her husband—or to herself.

Carl and his colleagues Assad and Rose must use all of their resources to uncover the horrifying truth in this heart-pounding Nordic thriller from the #1 international bestselling author Jussi Adler-Olsen.

About the Author

Jussi Adler-Olsen is Denmark's #1 crime writer and a New York Times bestseller. His books routinely top the bestseller lists in Europe and have sold more than fifteen million copies around the world. His many prestigious Nordic crime-writing awards include the Glass Key Award, also won by Henning Mankell, Jo Nesbø, Stieg Larsson, and Peter Høeg.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780142196830
Author:
Adler-olsen, Jussi
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Author:
Adler-Olsen, Jussi
Author:
Miller, Derek
Author:
Fossum, Karin
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Suspense
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Inspector Sejer;Scandinavian thriller;Nordic thriller;crime fiction;norway;psych
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Inspector Sejer Mysteries
Publication Date:
20140506
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by ,
Crime Writers Association John Creasey Dagger Award winner

A former Marine sniper and a newly orphaned boy race across the Norwegian wilderness, fleeing demons both real and imagined.

"Synopsis" by ,

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

"Synopsis" by ,
“Tantalizing.” — Washington Post

“One of the standouts of the Nordic thriller boom.” — New York Magazine

 

“No one can thoroughly chill the blood the way Karin Fossum can.” — Los Angeles Times

 

“A truly great writer and explorer of the human mind.” — Jo Nesbø

 

“The queen of Norwegian crime fiction . . . Prolific and brilliant.” —Men’s Journal

 

Charlo Torp, a newly recovered gambler, makes his way through the slush to Harriet Krohn’s apartment, flowers in hand. Determined to pay off his debts, Charlo plans to steal the old woman’s antique silver collection. But he didn’t expect her to put up a fight. The following morning, Inspector Sejer is called to the scene to investigate. Harriet is dead, her silver missing, and the only clue in the apartment is an abandoned bouquet. When Charlo sees the news, he knows he should be relieved, but he’s heard of Sejer’s amazing record — the detective has solved every case he’s 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?

"Synopsis" by ,
The New York Times and # 1 international bestselling author Jussi Adler-Olsen returns with another shocking cold case in his exhilarating Department Q series. 

Detective Carl Mørck holds in his hands a bottle that contains old and decayed message, written in blood. It is a cry for help from two young brothers, tied and bound in a boathouse by the sea. Could it be real? Who are these boys, and why werent they reported missing? Could they possibly still be alive?

Carls investigation will force him to cross paths with a woman stuck in a desperate marriage- her husband refuses to tell her where he goes, what he does, how long he will be away. For days on end she waits, and when he returns she must endure his wants, his moods, his threats. But enough is enough. She will find out the truth, no matter the cost to her husband—or to herself.

Carl and his colleagues Assad and Rose must use all of their resources to uncover the horrifying truth in this heart-pounding Nordic thriller from the #1 international bestselling author Jussi Adler-Olsen.

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