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The Keeper of Lost Causes (2007)

by Jussi Adler-Olsen

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Series: Department Q (1)

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I usually have a hard time reading international novels but this one was easy to read and kept you on your seat. I loved how the author did both he detective and victim point of views. Detective somewhat reminds me of Detective Bosch from the Michael Connelly series. Good read, I would recommend to any crime reader and will look forward to reading the others this author has written! ( )
  Chelz286 | Aug 26, 2018 |
Just what I needed to end a reading slump. This is an exciting, fast paced thriller. I liked the characters and the writing was good, especially considering it is a translation. ( )
  melanieklo | Jul 25, 2018 |
God start! Spent på fortsettelsen og utviklingen til Carl og Assad! ( )
  henriette89 | Apr 21, 2018 |
God start! Spent på fortsettelsen og utviklingen til Carl og Assad! ( )
  henriette89 | Apr 21, 2018 |
Fabulous read! Terrific characters and an interesting mystery. The ending surprised me and that does not happen often. Wish I could read it again for the first time. ( )
  Omegawega | Apr 1, 2018 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Jussi Adler-Olsenprimary authorall editionscalculated
D'Avino, Maria ValeriaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Davies, ErikNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
De Vries, KorTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Harford, Lisasecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hartford, LisaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Huttunen, KatriinaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Krogstad, ErikTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mendizábal, Juan MaríaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Thiess, HannesTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vries, Kor deTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Dedicated to Hanne Adler-Olsen. Without her, the well would run dry.
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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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2 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0141399961, 0718156889

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