By Jussi Adler-Olsen
Jussi Adler-Olsen is Denmark's ultimate crime author. His books many times most sensible the bestseller lists in northern Europe, and he's gained with reference to each Nordic crime-writing award, together with the celebrated Glass Key Award-also received by way of Henning Mankell, Stieg Larsson, and Jo Nesbo. Now, Dutton is extremely joyful to introduce him to the US.
The Keeper of misplaced Causes, the 1st installment of Adler- Olsen's division Q sequence, beneficial properties the deeply improper leader detective Carl MØrck, who was a very good murder detective-one of Copenhagen's top. Then a bullet virtually took his lifestyles. of his colleagues weren't so fortunate, and Carl, who didn't draw his weapon, blames himself.
So a promoting is the very last thing Carl expects.
But all of it turns into transparent whilst he sees his new workplace within the basement. Carl's been chosen to run division Q, a brand new certain investigations department that seems to be a division of 1. With a stack of Copenhagen's coldest instances to maintain him corporation, Carl's been positioned out to pasture. So he's as stunned as someone while a case really captures his curiosity. A lacking baby-kisser vanished with no hint 5 years previous. the area assumes she's lifeless. His colleagues chortle concerning the time he's losing. yet Carl can have the final chuckle, and redeem himself within the method.
Because she isn't useless . . . but.
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