Absent One A Department Q Novel

ISBN-10: 0142196835
ISBN-13: 9780142196830
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Description: “The new ‘it’ boy of Nordic Noir” (The Times,London) delivers an electrifying follow up to hisNew York Timesbestselling debutInThe Keeper of Lost Causes,American audiences were finally introduced to Copenhagen’s Detective Carl Mørck and his creator,  More...

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Book details

List price: $22.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/7/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

“The new ‘it’ boy of Nordic Noir” (The Times,London) delivers an electrifying follow up to hisNew York Timesbestselling debutInThe Keeper of Lost Causes,American audiences were finally introduced to Copenhagen’s Detective Carl Mørck and his creator, #1 international bestselling author Jussi Adler-Olsen. Now, Mørck is back. He’s settled into Department Q and is ready to take on another cold case. This time, it’s the brutal double-murder of a brother and sister two decades earlier. One of the suspects confessed and is serving time, but it’s clear to Mørck that all is not what it seems. Kimmie, a homeless woman with secrets involving certain powerful individuals, could hold the key—if Mørck can track her down before they do.

Jussi Henry Adler-Olsen was born in 1950 in Copenhagen. After graduating from the state school in R�dovre, he studied medicine, sociology and film making. In the late 1970s, he worked in various areas of publishing including cartoon-scripting, proof-reading and journalism. He went on to write two books about Groucho Marx (1984-1985). His first successful novel, Alfabethuset (The Alphabet House), followed in 1997. It tells the story of two British pilots on a secret mission who are shot down in Germany during World War II. It was followed in 2002 by Og hun takkede guderne (The Company Basher), a thriller set in Iraq in which an Indonesian specialist in destroying large corporations is persuaded to bring down an oil company. In 2006, Washington Dekretet (The Washington Decree) begins with the assassination of the Democratic front-runner on the eve of an American presidential election. His first novels in the crime-thriller series about Department Q, Kvinden i buret (The Woman in the Cage, US title -The Keeper of Lost Causes) and Fasandr�berne (Disgrace) were published in 2007 and 2008. Both are set in Denmark where they increased his popularity, appearing at the top of bestseller lists. Then followed Flaskepost fra P (Message in a Bottle) in 2009, and Department Q book, Journal 64, was published in 2010. His title Absent One made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2012 and in 2014 his title The Purity of Vengeance made the list again.

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