The Keeper of Lost Causes (Department Q, #1) by Jussi Adler-OlsenCarl 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.
Jussi Adler-Olsen at the Edinburgh International Book Festival
The Keeper of Lost Causes
My initial reaction was that I was writing international thrillers and was not interested in doing a series of detective stories. I am driven by the wish to write thrillers because what interests me is to write about preventing crime, not solving it. My contact was certain that I should write a police series, but I maintained it would not be right for me, as the police work under loads of regulations and rules which restrict each individual police officer. Nevertheless I was intrigued and thought a great deal about how to sidestep these restrictions. No, none of my stories are based on actual events. I take pride in spotting stories between the lines in newspapers which have not yet become reality. This is why I have occasionally been fortunate to imagine stories similar to some that have later emerged in the news.
Carl Valdemar Jussi Henry Adler-Olsen born 2 August is a Danish writer of crime fiction, as well as a publisher, editor, and entrepreneur. Jussi Adler-Olsen made his debut as a nonfiction writer in , and as a fiction writer in Born in Copenhagen , he was the youngest of four children and the only boy. In his late teens, he played in a couple of pop groups as lead guitarist. Outside Denmark he has enjoyed particular success in Norway, Germany, and the Netherlands, being a frequent visitor on the top of the bestseller lists, e. Adler-Olsen's books have been on the bestseller lists in numerous other countries including Austria, Iceland, France, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.
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