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The Keeper of Lost Causes

Adler-Olsen, Jussi

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ISBN 10: 0525952489 / ISBN 13: 9780525952480
Published by Dutton/Penguin, New York, 2011
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First printing. Translated from the Danish by Lisa Hartman. Black spine and ivory boards with gold spine titling. 395 pages. ~Book is clean, tight, appears unread, no wear, unmarked inside and out. Dust jacket is fine, clean, crisp, no wear, and protected in a clear archival cover. ~~ An exquisitely suspenseful thriller by the Glass Key Award-winning author and Denmark's #1 crime writer. Published in the UK under the title "Mercy" (2011) and translated by Lisa Hartman, a pen name of Tiina Nunnally, who has received acclaim for her masterful translations of Danish, Norwegian and Swedish literature and who is credited with the revival of Sigrid Undset's classic trilogy "Kristin Lavransdatter" because of her superior translation. ~ This international bestseller is the first title in Adler-Olsen's 'Department Q' series featuring Copenhagen detective Carl Mørck, who after a troubling incident has been demoted to the investigation of cold cases in the one-man Department Q. He comes across a case of a female politician missing for five years and assumed dead. But Mørck thinks differently, and the reader is drawn into the harrowing parallel stories of the suffering woman and Mørck's search, which thrills and surprises to the very end. A must for Scandinavian crime fans. Bookseller Inventory # 001872

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Title: The Keeper of Lost Causes

Publisher: Dutton/Penguin, New York

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First U.S. Edition

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Jussi Adler-Olsen, author of The Absent One, 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, Dutton is thrilled to introduce him 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.

About the Author:

Jussi Adler-Olsen is Denmark's #1 crime writer. This novel has already appeared at the top of bestseller lists in Denmark and Germany, and subsequent entries in the series debuted at #1.

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