Jussi Adler-Olsen Jussi Adler-Olsen is Denmark's premier crime writer. His books routinely top the best-seller lists in northern Europe, and he's won just about every Nordic crime-writing award, including the prestigious Glass Key Award - also won by Henning Mankell, Stieg Larsson, and Jo Nesbo. Now, we're thrilled to introduce him to America.
The Keeper of Lost Causes, the first installment of Adler- Olsen's Department Q series, features the deeply flawed chief detective Carl MØrck, who used to be a good homicide detective-one of Copenhagen's best. Then a bullet almost took his life. Two of his colleagues weren't so lucky, and 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 new office in the basement. Carl's been selected to run Department Q, a new special investigations division that turns out to be a department of one. With a stack of Copenhagen's coldest cases to keep him company, Carl's been put out to pasture. So he's as surprised as anyone when a case actually captures his interest. A missing politician vanished without a trace five years earlier. The world assumes she's dead. His colleagues snicker about the time he's wasting. But Carl may have the last laugh, and redeem himself in the process. Because she isn't dead....yet.
Jussi Adler-Olsen In The Keeper of Lost Causes, Jussi Adler-Olsen introduced Detective Carl Mørck, a deeply flawed, brilliant detective newly assigned to run Department Q, the home of Copenhagen’s coldest cases. The result wasn’t what Mørck - or readers - expected, but by the opening of Adler-Olsen’s shocking, fast-paced follow-up, Mørck is satisfied with the notion of picking up long-cold leads. So he’s naturally intrigued when a closed case lands on his desk: A brother and sister were brutally murdered two decades earlier, and one of the suspects - part of a group of privileged boarding-school students - confessed and was convicted.
But once Mørck reopens the files, it becomes clear that all is not what it seems. Looking into the supposedly solved case leads him to Kimmie, a woman living on the streets, stealing to survive. Kimmie has mastered evading the police, but now they aren’t the only ones looking for her. Because Kimmie has secrets that certain influential individuals would kill to keep buried... as well as one of her own that could turn everything on its head.
Every bit as pulse-pounding as the book that launched the series, The Absent One delivers further proof that Jussi Adler-Olsen is one of the world's premier thriller writers.
Jussi Adler-Olsen All fifteen-year-old Marco Jameson wants is to become a Danish citizen and go to school like a normal teenager. But his uncle Zola rules his former gypsy clan with an iron fist. Revered as a god and feared as a devil, Zola forces the children of the clan to beg and steal for his personal gain. When Marco discovers a dead body - proving the true extent of Zola's criminal activities - he goes on the run. But his family members aren't the only ones who'll go to any lengths to keep Marco silent - forever.
Meanwhile, the last thing Detective Carl Mørck needs is for his assistants, Assad and Rose, to pick up a missing persons case on a whim: Carl's nemesis is his new boss, and he's saddled Department Q with an unwelcome addition. But when they learn that a mysterious teen named Marco may have as much insight into the case as he has fear of the police, Carl is determined to solve the mystery and save the boy. Carl's actions propel the trio into a case that extends from Denmark to Africa, from embezzlers to child soldiers, from seemingly petty crime rings to the very darkest of cover-ups.
Please note: This book has also been published under the alternate title Buried.
Jussi Adler-Olsen New York Times and internationally best-selling author Jussi Adler-Olsen returns with the sixth book in his exhilarating Department Q series, featuring Detective Carl Mørck and his enigmatic assistants, Assad and Rose.
In the middle of his usual hard-won morning nap in the basement of police headquarters, Carl Mørck, head of Department Q, receives a call from a colleague working on the Danish island of Bornholm. Carl is dismissive when he realizes that a new case is being foisted on him, but a few hours later he receives some shocking news that leaves his headstrong assistant, Rose, more furious than usual. Carl has no choice but to lead Department Q into the tragic cold case of a vivacious 17-year-old girl who vanished from school, only to be found dead hanging high up in a tree. The investigation will take them from the remote island of Bornholm to a strange sun-worshipping cult, where Carl, Assad, Rose, and newcomer Gordon attempt to stop a string of new murders and a skilled manipulator who refuses to let anything - or anyone - get in the way.
Jussi Adler-Olsen In the tradition of Alan Furst, the number one international best-selling author delivers his first stand-alone novel, a psychological thriller set in World War II Nazi Germany and 1970s England.
British pilots James Teasdale and Bryan Young have been chosen to conduct a special photo-reconnaissance mission near Dresden, Germany. Intelligence believes the Nazis are building new factories that could turn the tide of the war. When their plane is shot down, James and Bryan know they will be executed if captured. With an enemy patrol in pursuit, they manage to jump aboard a train reserved for senior SS soldiers wounded on the eastern front.
In a moment of desperation, they throw two patients off the train and take their places, hoping they can escape later. But their act is too convincing and they end up in the Alphabet House, a mental hospital located far behind enemy lines, where German doctors subject their patients to daily rounds of shock treatments and experimental drugs. The pilots' only hope of survival is to fake insanity until the war ends, but their friendship and courage are put to the ultimate test when James and Bryan realize they aren't the only ones in the Alphabet House feigning madness.
Millions of fans around the world - and in this country - know Adler-Olsen for his award-winning Department Q series. His first stand-alone, The Alphabet House, is the perfect introduction for those who have yet to discover his riveting work.
Jussi Adler-Olsen Kommissar Carl Mørck hat ausgedient. Nach einem traumatischen Ereignis im Dienst wird er in das Sonderdezernat Q versetzt, um ungelöste Fälle neu aufzurollen. Die Geschichte einer jungen Politikerin, die vor fünf Jahren spurlos verschwand, weckt seine verschüttet geglaubten Ermittlerinstinkte. Je mehr sich Mørck in die alten Akten vertieft, desto größer werden die Ungereimtheiten. Ist es wirklich denkbar, dass die Frau noch am Leben ist? Festgehalten und gequält an einem unvorstellbaren Ort?
Ein atemberaubendes Debüt, das den Hörer mitnimmt in die tiefsten Abgründe der menschlichen Seele.
"Erbarmen" ("Kvinden i buret", 2007) ist der erste Roman aus der Reihe um Kommissar Carl Mørck und das Sonderdezernat Q.
Jussi Adler-Olsen Ein Leichenfund in einem Sommerhaus in Rørvig: Zwei Geschwister sind brutal ermordet worden. Der Verdacht fällt auf eine Gruppe Schüler eines exklusiven Privatinternats, die für ihre Gewaltorgien bekannt ist. Zwanzig Jahre später holen Carl Mørck und sein Assistent Assad die Akte wieder hervor und finden neue Hinweise. Die Spuren führen hinauf bis in die höchsten Kreise der Gesellschaft und nach unten zu den Ärmsten der Armen: in die Welt der Obdachlosen.
Eiskalt und bestialisch böse - der neue Thriller des dänischen Bestsellerautors.
"Schändung" ("Fasandræberne", 2008) ist der zweite Roman aus der Reihe um Kommissar Carl Mørck und das Sonderdezernat Q.
Jussi Adler-Olsen Eine Tote hing kopfüber in einem Baum und keiner weiß, was damals geschah. Siebzehn Jahre lang hat Polizeikommissar Habersaat versucht, den tragischen Tod der jungen Frau aufzuklären. Doch jetzt, kurz nachdem er das Sonderdezernat Q um Hilfe bittet, kommt er selbst auf schockierende Weise ums Leben - und wenig später stirbt auch sein Sohn.
Die Recherchen bringen Carl Mørck und sein Team auf die Insel Öland, zu einem Mann, der mit seinen Heilsversprechen Sinnsucher aus ganz Europa anlockt. Der neue Fall führt Carl, Assad und Rose weit über ihre Grenzen hinaus. Und lange ahnen sie nicht, in welch tödlicher Gefahr sie sich befinden.
Jussi Adler-Olsen Vizepolizeikommissar Carl Mørck wird zur Aufklärung eines brutalen Todesfalls von der Mordkommission in Kopenhagen hinzugezogen. Wie sich herausstellt, gibt es eine Verbindung zu einem mehrere Jahre zurückliegenden und ausgesprochen brisanten cold case. Ausgerechnet jetzt geht es Carls Assistentin Rose sehr schlecht. Sie wird von grauenhaften Erinnerungen aus ihrer Vergangenheit heimgesucht. Sie kämpft mit aller Macht dagegen an - und gegen das Dunkel, in dem sie zu ertrinken droht. Und welche Rolle spielen die jungen Frauen Michelle, Jasmin und Denise, die sich zu einem starken und hochexplosiven Kleeblatt verbündet haben?
Der neue Thriller von Jussi Adler-Olsen verspricht atemberaubende Spannung bis zur letzten Minute - ungekürzt gelesen von Wolfram Koch.
Jussi Adler-Olsen & Steve Schein - translator The New York Times and number one internationally best-selling author of the Department Q series is back, with a terrifyingly relevant stand-alone novel about an America in chaos.
"The president has gone way too far.... These are practically dictatorial methods we're talking about."
Sixteen years before democratic Senator Bruce Jansen was elected president of the United States, a PR stunt brought together five very different people: 14-year-old Dorothy "Doggie" Rogers, small-town sheriff T. Perkins, single mother Rosalie Lee, well-known journalist John Bugatti, and the teenage son of one of Jansen's employees, Wesley Barefoot. In spite of their differences, the five remain bonded by their shared experience and devotion to their candidate.
For Doggie, who worked the campaign trail with Wesley, Jansen's election is a personal victory: a job in the White House, proof to her Republican father that she was right to support Jansen, and the rise of an intelligent, clear-headed leader with her same ideals. But the triumph is short-lived: Jansen's pregnant wife is assassinated on election night, and the alleged mastermind behind the shooting is none other than Doggie's own father.
When Jansen ascends to the White House, he is a changed man, determined to end gun violence by any means necessary. Rights are taken away as quickly as weapons. International travel becomes impossible. Checkpoints and roadblocks destroy infrastructure. The media is censored. Militias declare civil war on the government. The country is in chaos, and Jansen's former friends each find themselves fighting a very different battle, for themselves, their rights, their country... and, in Doggie's case, the life of her father, who just may be innocent.