The Keeper of Lost Causes

The First Department Q Novel

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Publisher Description

Get to know the detective in charge of Copenhagen's coldest cases in the first electrifying Department Q mystery from New York Times bestselling author Jussi Adler-Olsen.

Carl Mørck used to be one of Denmark’s best homicide detectives. Then a hail of bullets destroyed the lives of two fellow cops, and Carl—who didn’t draw his weapon—blames himself. So a promotion is the last thing he expects. But Department Q is a department of one, and Carl’s got only a stack of cold cases for company. His colleagues snicker, but Carl may have the last laugh, because one file keeps nagging at him: a liberal politician vanished five years earlier and is presumed dead. But she isn’t dead...yet.

Darkly humorous, propulsive, and atmospheric, The Keeper of Lost Causes introduces American readers to the mega-bestselling series fast becoming an international sensation.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2011
August 23
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
400
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
3.2
MB

Customer Reviews

griffinsmom ,

Excellent; intense

This was a great read. As an American who has never traveled to Scandinavia, it was a little hard to get started with, much in the same way as "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" was - but well worth the investment of time. Great characters; very complex; injured people following through in disturbed and evil ways. Morck and his sidekick were great - I hope to see them again.

Fpiano ,

Exceptional

Great fun. Maybe a little slow at first but it really builds momentum. Am looking forward to reading more by this author. It is a disservice to compare the author to Stieg Larsson. Although I'm also a fan of Larsson this writer is quite different. This book is less Scandi-noir & violent and Adler-Olsen invests his main characters with humor. The plotting is excellent and you don't have to ignore some of the preposterousness of the "tattoo" books. I couldn't help but think what a great movie "Keeper" would make. Then I read on IMDB that such a movie exists. Hurry up Netflix get it in your system!

mystery lover 61 ,

Mystery fans have to read this series

Jussi Adler—Olsen has created an unforgettable cast of characters in the detectives of Department Q.
The plots are interesting and involving while the settings are diverse. I await the books in this series with impatience to enjoy the adventures and interactions of these masters of detection one more time.

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