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The Keeper of Lost Causes
by Jussi Adler-Olsen

Published: 2012-07-31
Paperback : 416 pages
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The #1 international bestsellerCarl Mørck used to be one of Copenhagen'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 departm...
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The #1 international bestseller

Carl Mørck used to be one of Copenhagen'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 Copenhagen's coldest 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.

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She scratched her fingertips on the smooth walls until they bled, and pounded her fi sts on the thick panes until she could no longer feel her hands. At least ten times she had fumbled her way to the steel door and stuck her fingernails in the crack to try to pry it open, but the door could not be budged, and the edge was sharp. ... view entire excerpt...

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Jussi Adler-Olsen was born in Copenhagen and studied medicine, sociology, politics and film. He worked as a magazine editor and publisher before starting to write fiction. So far he has written three Department Q thrillers, which all hit the Danish bestseller lists on publication and stayed there ever since.

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  "Very good read and I highly recommend"by jdhiett (see profile) 11/04/12

 
  "the keeper of lost causes"by john.lombardo (see profile) 11/27/11

An intersting read. Held my interest.

 
  "If You Liked the Larsson Books, You'll Love This"by Dorie (see profile) 10/13/11

This author was recommended to me by a German friend of mine who is a huge fan, so I was delighted to see this particular book has been translated into English.

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