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Kvinden i Buret

ISBN-10: 0452297907
ISBN-13: 9780452297906
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Description: The #1 international bestsellerCarl 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/31/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

The #1 international bestsellerCarl 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 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.

She was going to look after herself
For them she was the woman in the cage, but she was the one who decided how far apart the bars would be
She would think thoughts that opened out onto the world and kept madness at bay
They would never break her
That's what she decided as she lay there on the floor, her shoulder throbbing fiercely and the swelling around her eye forcing it closed
Someday she would get out of here

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