The Keeper of Lost Causes

The Keeper of Lost Causes

Large Print - 2011
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A #1 International Bestseller -- Carl Mørck used to be a good homicide detective -- one of Copenhagen's best. Then a bullet almost took his life. Two colleagues weren't so lucky. 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 office in the basement: Carl is running Department Q, a department of one, investigating Copenhagen's coldest cases. What's surprising is that it captures his interest ...
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Wheeler Pub., 2011
ISBN: 9781410442376
Branch Call Number: LARGE PRINT Adler-Olsen 2011
Characteristics: 669 p. (large print) ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Kvinden i buret


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Helen100 Sep 14, 2014

This is the first Jussi Adler-Olsen book I have read and hopefully will not be the last. I enjoyed the damaged detective Carl Morck and his mysterious assistant, Assad.

Carl is given the job of running Department Q - a one man "basement" department that is to investigate high-profile cold cases. Assad is assigned to be Carl's driver and janitor. It is Assad who puts forward the case of Merete Lynggaard. She was a powerful and attractive politician who went missing 5 years earlier. She spent her time working in her profession or spending time with her brain-damaged brother (the damage resulting from a horrific car crash that killed her parents and some passengers in another vehicle).

Although I felt confident who the perpetrator of the crime was and what the ending might be when I was only 1/2 way through the book, I still really enjoyed the novel. There was a lot of action, humour, background stories, and some great characters.

MBSL500 Feb 11, 2013

Great read! 5 stars! Large type is good also. Can't wait for the next one!

Oct 28, 2012

At times dark, but always humourus.
It is the type of book who's premise would make a great TV series.
A pity that the book is shown in Large Print only, it probably detracts others from reading it, and enjoying ir.
So Library Staff get an order out for the next in the series.

stacych Oct 02, 2011

I am enjoying this book-- the main character is as grouchy as Rebus, perhaps grouchier, but the book is also funny.
The crime is on the grisly side -- not for the cozy readers, but fans of Wallander and Rebus will likely enjoy.


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