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Erbarmen by Jussi Adler Olsen

Erbarmen (original 2007; edition 2011)

by Jussi Adler Olsen

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The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen (2007)


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It should be enough to say that I read it in one day. That I liked it as much as a Stieg Larsson book. That the lead character was a detective so loveable he reminded me of John Rebus in Ian Rankin's novels. That the last hundred or so pages could not go fast enough, just to see what was going to happen. And the sidekick should have his own TV series. Is that enough ? ( )
  lauri804 | Apr 21, 2016 |
A problematic detective, appointed to lead a new, good-for-nothing department, and his Syrian refugee aid successfully solve the case of an MP disappeared five years ago. Great characters, good story, looking forward to the next book. ( )
  TheCrow2 | Apr 11, 2016 |
A gripping Danish police cold-case procedural. An excellent debut; I'm looking forward to reading more of Department Q! ( )
  stevebishop | Apr 2, 2016 |
unusal story, didn't like the narrator's fake Danish accent ( )
  Claudia.Anderson | Feb 7, 2016 |
What a slow start! If this wasn't a book club read I may have put it aside, but am glad that I didn't. Carl and Assad made a great team and Merete and Uffe are together again. All is right with the world and a perfect ending for the next in the series. 3.5* because of the slow beginning. ( )
  ccindyy | Feb 3, 2016 |
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D'Avino, Maria ValeriaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Davies, ErikNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
De Vries, KorTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Opgedragen aan Hanne Adler-Olsen.
Zonder haar zou de bron opdrogen.
Dedicated to Hanne Adler-Olsen. Without her, the well would run dry.
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Ze krabde haar vingertoppen tot bloedens toe open op de gladde wanden en sloeg met haar vuisten tegen de dikke ruiten tot ze haar handen niet meer voelde.
She scratched her fingertips on the smooth walls until they bled, and pounded her fists on the thick panes until she could no longer feel her hands.
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Jussi Adler-Olsen 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 he's introduced 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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Chief detective Carl M?ck, recovering from what he thought was a career-destroying gunshot wound, is relegated to cold cases and becomes immersed in the five-year disappearance of a politician.

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