The Keeper of Lost CausesJussi Adler-Olsen

The Keeper of Lost Causes

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The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen Book Summary

Get to know the detective in charge of Copenhagen's coldest cases in the first electrifying Department Q mystery from New York Times bestselling author Jussi Adler-Olsen.

Carl Mørck used to be one of Denmark’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 cold 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.

The Keeper of Lost Causes (Jussi Adler-Olsen) Book Reviews

AwesomeLove all of the Dept Q stories - great story lines, character, and that touch of human contact and humor - can't out the book down once you get started. I will put Jussi right up there with Jo Nesbo ..Score: 5/5

This is a great read!Couldn't put the book down...excellent thriller...can't wait to read more from this author..Score: 5/5

Very, very highly recommended.Very well written, gripping, and charming. Wonderful characters and a great story - I will be looking forward to more books by this author!.Score: 5/5

The Keeper of Lost CausesBy: luisa. excellently written. can't put it down. will be looking for more from this writer..Score: 5/5

The Keeper of Lost CausesExcellent rad..Score: 4/5

Great readThe book started off a little slow but was captivating once the story got going. The love of siblings is unlike any other love..Score: 5/5

The keeper of lost causesA superbly done thriller! Five stars..Score: 5/5

The Keeper of Lost CausesThis is an outstanding book!!!! I absolutely loved reading this! Carl is an awesome and hilarious detective. The story was fantastic! I greatly enjoyed reading this, and will now read all of this author’s books!!.Score: 5/5

Mystery fans have to read this seriesJussi Adler—Olsen has created an unforgettable cast of characters in the detectives of Department Q. The plots are interesting and involving while the settings are diverse. I await the books in this series with impatience to enjoy the adventures and interactions of these masters of detection one more time..Score: 5/5

The keeper of lost causesA most satisfying thriller!.Score: 5/5

Keeper of Lost CausesThis book started out agonizingly slow. Once it got going it was terrific. Very good police procedural with a lot of personal touches. Great suspenseful ending, that I couldn't read fast enough!.Score: 5/5

Excellent; intenseThis was a great read. As an American who has never traveled to Scandinavia, it was a little hard to get started with, much in the same way as "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" was - but well worth the investment of time. Great characters; very complex; injured people following through in disturbed and evil ways. Morck and his sidekick were great - I hope to see them again..Score: 4/5

The Keeper of Lost CausesI loved this book! Will read more by this author..Score: 4/5

The keeper of lost causesGreat read!.Score: 5/5

The Keeper of Lost CausesWell written thriller from beginning to end...liked the main characters , couldn't put it down.Score: 5/5

The keeper of lost causesTerrific! Interesting,entertaining and suspenseful. An outstanding read..Score: 5/5

The Keeper of Lost CausesI just finished reading this book in German, and I cannot wait to read another one of Jussi Adler-Olson's crime novels. Especially those that deal with the antagonist in the story..Score: 5/5

The keeper of lost causesA little slow at the beginning and then the story captures you..Score: 4/5

Read in 28hrsFrom beginning to end I could not put this book down. The story line is great and the characters are very entertaining. I've been looking for a good thriller since reading the millennium trilogy over a year ago and finally I found one. Can't wait to read the next book..Score: 5/5

Awesome!Great story that takes you to the dark side of people's minds. edgy characters with a less than perfect detective and his less than qualified assistant..Score: 5/5

The keeper of Lost CausesExcellent read, could not put the book down once it hooked me in to the mystery and twisting plot..Score: 5/5

Top NotchThis is a such a good book I cannot recommend it enough. Riveting, thought provoking and at times a sense of humor. A true page turner.Score: 5/5

The Keeper of Lost CausesFabulous.....when will we see more in electronic format from this author?.Score: 5/5

The keeper of lost causesKeeps you on the edge of your seat... A terrific crime story. An enchanting mixture of developed characters playing off one another - humorous - everyone's foibles revealed - perfection..Score: 5/5

SuperbSuperb thriller.Score: 5/5

Unbelievably creative novelIt is a mystery novel where the mystery is far less important than the wonderfully creative characters at the center of this story. This book was full of humor, terror, excitement, and love. It pulled every emotional string in my body. It was a wonderful story. I cannot imagine how this writer can possibly equal this book in the next one that is published in the US, but I sure am going to be looking for it. Shame on the publisher for not having his previous books published here. Did I say that I loved this book? West palm Beach, FL.Score: 5/5

Great book!I enjoyed this book tremendously and only wish my brother David was here to share it with. Great book!.Score: 5/5

Beach noirNot bad if you’re looking for a Nordic police procedural. I found the social commentary a bit forced (but maybe that’s because I’m not familiar with Danish politics). Otherwise, it was good beach reading..Score: 3/5

ExceptionalGreat fun. Maybe a little slow at first but it really builds momentum. Am looking forward to reading more by this author. It is a disservice to compare the author to Stieg Larsson. Although I'm also a fan of Larsson this writer is quite different. This book is less Scandi-noir & violent and Adler-Olsen invests his main characters with humor. The plotting is excellent and you don't have to ignore some of the preposterousness of the "tattoo" books. I couldn't help but think what a great movie "Keeper" would make. Then I read on IMDB that such a movie exists. Hurry up Netflix get it in your system!.Score: 4/5

The Keeper of Lost CausesOne of the most well written books I have ever read. Kept the reader involved with the characters throughout. 5 STARS from me!!.Score: 5/5

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