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The Hanging Girl - Department Q, #6

The Hanging Girl
  • Number: 9780525954941
  • Release: 2015-09-08
  • Author: Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Susp: Action / Thriller
  • Publisher: Dutton Adult
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New York Times and internationally bestselling author Jussi Adler-Olsen returns with the sixth book in his exhilarating Department Q series, featuring Detective Carl Mørck and his enigmatic assistants, Assad and Rose.

In the middle of his usual hard-won morning nap in the basement of police headquarters, Carl Mørck, head of Department Q, receives a call from a colleague working on the Danish island of Bornholm. Carl is dismissive when he realizes that a new case is being foisted on him, but a few hours later, he receives some shocking news that leaves his headstrong assistant Rose more furious than usual. Carl has no choice but to lead Department Q into the tragic cold case of a vivacious seventeen-year-old girl who vanished from school, only to be found dead hanging high up in a tree. The investigation will take them from the remote island of Bornholm to a strange sun worshipping cult, where Carl, Assad, Rose, and newcomer Gordon attempt to stop a string of new murders and a skilled manipulator who refuses to let anything—or anyone—get in the way.


The Marco Effect - Department Q, #5

The Marco Effect
  • Number: B00INIXS96
  • Release: 2014-09-09
  • Author: Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Susp: Action / Thriller
  • Publisher: Plume
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A teenaged boy on the run propels Detective Carl Mørck into Department Q’s most sinister case yet

Fifteen-year-old Marco Jameson longs to become a Danish citizen and go to school like a normal teenager. Unfortunately, his Uncle Zola forces the children of their former gypsy clan to beg and steal for his personal gain. When Marco discovers a dead body that proves the true extent of Zola’s criminal activities, he goes on the run. But it turns out his family members aren’t the only ones who want to keep Marco silent … forever.

Detective Carl Mørck wants to save the boy, but Marco’s trail leads him to a case that extends from Denmark to Africa, from embezzlers to child soldiers, from seemingly petty crime rings to the very darkest of cover-ups.


The Purity of Vengeance - Department Q, #4

The Purity of Vengeance
  • Number: 9780142181317
  • Release: 2014-07-29
  • Author: Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Susp: Action / Thriller
  • Publisher: Plume
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The fourth book in his Department Q series, New York Times bestselling author and Denmark’s #1 crime writer Jussi Adler-Olsen returns with Detective Carl Mørck’s most sinister case yet.

In 1987, Nete Hermansen plans revenge on those who abused her?especially Curt Wad, a surgeon who was part of a movement to sterilize wayward girls in the 1950s.

More than twenty years later, Detective Carl Mørck already has plenty on his mind when he is presented with the case of a brothel owner, a woman named Rita, who went missing in the eighties: New evidence has emerged in the case that sent Carl to Department Q.

But when Carl’s assistants, Assad and Rose, learn that numerous other people disappeared around the same weekend as Rita, Carl takes notice. Sifting through the evidence, they inch closer to Curt Wad, who is still committed to his twisted beliefs, and whose treatment of Nete only hints at his capacity for evil.


A Conspiracy of Faith - Department Q, #3

A Conspiracy of Faith
  • Number: 9780525954002
  • Release: 2013-05-28
  • Author: Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Susp: Action / Thriller
  • Publisher: Dutton Adult
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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 weren’t they reported missing? Could they possibly still be alive?

Carl’s 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.


The Absent One - Department Q, #2

The Absent One
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780525952893
  • Release: 2012-08-21
  • Author: Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Susp: Action / Thriller
  • Publisher: Dutton Adult
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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.


The Keeper of Lost Causes - Department Q, #1

The Keeper of Lost Causes
  • Number: 9780452297906
  • Release: 2012-07-31
  • Author: Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Susp: Action / Thriller
  • Publisher: Plume
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The #1 international bestseller from Jussi Adler-Olsen, author of The Absent One—perfect for fans of Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 

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.


Book Library

  • The Hanging Girl The Hanging Girl
  • The Marco Effect The Marco Effect
  • The Purity of Vengeance The Purity of Vengeance
  • A Conspiracy of Faith A Conspiracy of Faith
  • The Absent One The Absent One
  • The Keeper of Lost Causes The Keeper of Lost Causes