The Absent One

The Absent One Author Jussi Adler-Olsen
ISBN-10 9780142196830
Year 2013
Pages 406
Language en
Publisher Dutton Adult
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Detective Carl M²investigates the twenty-year-old murders of a brother and sister whose confessed killer may actually be innocent, a case with ties to a homeless woman and powerful adversaries.

Disgrace

Disgrace Author Jussi Adler-Olsen
ISBN-10 9780141962528
Year 2012-06-21
Pages 544
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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Jussi Adler-Olsen's Disgrace is the stunning follow up to Top Ten bestseller Mercy. Kimmie's home is on the streets of Copenhagen. To live, she must steal. She has learned to avoid the police and never to stay in one place for long. But now others are trying to find her. And they won't rest until she has stopped moving - for good. Detective Carl Mørck of Department Q, the cold cases division, has received a file concerning the brutal murder of a brother and sister twenty years earlier. A group of boarding school students were the suspects at the time - until one of their number confessed and was convicted. So why is the file of a closed case on Carl's desk? Who put it there? Who believes the case is not solved? Carl wants to talk to Kimmie, but someone else is also asking questions about her. They know she carries secrets certain powerful people want to stay buried deep. But Kimmie has one of her own. It's the biggest secret of them all. And she can't wait to share it . . . Disgrace is the second terrifying episode in the Department Q series, following the No. 1 international bestseller, Mercy. The darkness continues with Redemption, available from Penguin in April 2013. Praise for Jussi Adler-Olsen: 'The new "it" boy of Nordic Noir' The Times 'Gripping story-telling' Guardian 'This pitch-black novel will have readers hungry for more' Independent Jussi Adler-Olsen was born in Copenhagen and worked as a magazine editor and publisher before starting to write fiction. Mercy, Disgrace and Redemption are the first three in currently four novels in the Department Q series. He holds the prestigious Glass Key Award, given annually for a crime novel by a Scandinavian author, and is also winner of the Golden Laurels, Denmark's highest literary accolade.

A Conspiracy of Faith

A Conspiracy of Faith Author Jussi Adler-Olsen
ISBN-10 9781101624210
Year 2013-05-28
Pages 528
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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The New York Times and # 1 international bestselling author Jussi Adler-Olsen returns with the third book in his exhilarating Department Q series. Detective Carl Mørck holds in his hands a bottle that contains old and decayed message, written in blood. It is a cry for help from two young brothers, tied and bound in a boathouse by the sea. Could it be real? Who are these boys, and why weren’t they reported missing? Could they possibly still be alive? Carl’s investigation will force him to cross paths with a woman stuck in a desperate marriage- her husband refuses to tell her where he goes, what he does, how long he will be away. For days on end she waits, and when he returns she must endure his wants, his moods, his threats. But enough is enough. She will find out the truth, no matter the cost to her husband—or to herself. Carl and his colleagues Assad and Rose must use all of their resources to uncover the horrifying truth in this heart-pounding Nordic thriller from the #1 international bestselling author Jussi Adler-Olsen. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Keeper of Lost Causes

The Keeper of Lost Causes Author Jussi Adler-Olsen
ISBN-10 9780452297906
Year 2012
Pages 407
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Chief detective Carl M²rck, recovering from what he thought was a career-destroying gunshot wound, is relegated to cold cases and becomes immersed in the five-year disappearance of a politician.

Mercy

Mercy Author Jussi Adler-Olsen
ISBN-10 9780141962511
Year 2011-05-12
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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The Keeper of Lost Causes (originally published in the UK as Mercy) is the nail-biting first book in the internationally bestselling Department Q series. It is now a major movie, released in the UK in August 2014. At first the prisoner scratches at the walls until her fingers bleed. But there is no escaping the room. With no way of measuring time, her days, weeks, months go unrecorded. She vows not to go mad. She will not give her captors the satisfaction. She will die first. Copenhagen detective Carl Mørck has been taken off homicide to run a newly created department for unsolved crimes. His first case concerns Merete Lynggaard, who vanished five years ago. Everyone says she's dead. Everyone says it's a waste of time. He thinks they're right. The voice in the dark is distorted, harsh and without mercy. It says the prisoner's torture will only end when she answers one simple question. It is one she has asked herself a million times: Why is this happening? Praise for Jussi Adler-Olsen: 'Gripping storytelling' Guardian 'Engrossing' Sunday Express 'As impressive as it is unnerving' Independent Jussi Adler-Olsen has sold over 10 million books worldwide. He is the internationally bestselling author of the Department Q series (Disgrace, Redemption, Guilt and Buried) featuring Carl Mørck. The Keeper of Lost Causes was originally published in the UK as Mercy, and is now a major Danish language movie.

The Alphabet House

The Alphabet House Author Jussi Adler-Olsen
ISBN-10 9780698186187
Year 2015-02-24
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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In the tradition of Alan Furst, the #1 international bestselling 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.

Buried

Buried Author Jussi Adler-Olsen
ISBN-10 9781405909822
Year 2015-02-26
Pages 592
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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The 10 million copy international bestselling author Jussi Adler-Olsen returns with the fifth crime novel in the Department Q series. Over three years ago, a civil servant vanished after returning from a work trip to Africa. Missing, presumed dead, the man's family still want answers. It is one of the many unsolved crimes facing Department Q, Denmark's specialist cold case unit headed up by Detective Carl Morck. But what Carl doesn't know is that the key to the investigation can be found right here in Copenhagen... Fifteen-year-old Marco Jameson is tough, smart and very suspicious of police. Sleeping rough and hiding in the shadows is his way of life. But what does he know worth killing for - and will the police find him before whoever he is running from? Jussi Adler-Olsen has sold over 10 million books worldwide and is the award-winning and internationally bestselling author of the Department Q thrillers. The series includes Disgrace,Redemption, Guilt and The Keeper of Lost Causes, now a major Danish language movie, which was first published in the UK as Mercy.

The Hanging Girl

The Hanging Girl Author Jussi Adler-Olsen
ISBN-10 9780698194335
Year 2015-09-08
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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New York Times and internationally bestselling 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 seventeen-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.

The Purity of Vengeance

The Purity of Vengeance Author Jussi Adler-Olsen
ISBN-10 1628990082
Year 2014
Pages 679
Language en
Publisher Center Point
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After new evidence surfaces, Detective Carl Morck and his assistants look into the case of a brothel owner who went missing in the 1980s and discover that numerous other people went missing around the same time, bringing them closer and closer to a charismatic surgeon with a horrifying agenda. (mystery & detective).

The Marco Effect

The Marco Effect Author Jussi Adler-Olsen
ISBN-10 014218196X
Year 2015-02-24
Pages 496
Language en
Publisher Plume
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Jussi Adler-Olsen has sold more than 15 million books worldwide A teenaged boy on the run propels Detective Carl Mørck into Department Q’s most sinister case yet Fifteen-year-old Marco Jameson longs to become a Danish citizen and go to school like a normal teenager. Unfortunately, his Uncle Zola forces the children of their former gypsy clan to beg and steal for his personal gain. When Marco discovers a dead body that proves the true extent of Zola’s criminal activities, he goes on the run. But it turns out his family members aren’t the only ones who want to keep Marco silent … forever. Detective Carl Mørck wants to save the boy, but Marco’s trail leads him to 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.

Redemption

Redemption Author Jussi Adler-Olsen
ISBN-10 9780141962535
Year 2013-07-18
Pages 640
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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Jussi Adler-Olsen's internationally bestselling Q series returns with Redemption, a gripping treat for all fans of the Scandinavian crime thriller. 'For those suffering withdrawals from The Killing' - The Times Two boys, brothers, wake tied and bound in a boathouse by the sea. Their kidnapper has gone, but soon he will return. Their bonds are inescapable. But there is a bottle and tar to seal it. Paper and a splinter for writing; blood for ink. A message begging for help . . . Her husband will not tell the truth: where he goes, what he does, how long he will be away. For days on end she waits and when he returns she must endure his wants, his moods, his threats. But enough is enough. She will find out the truth, no matter the cost to him - or to herself. In Copenhagen's cold cases division Carl Mørck has received a bottle. It holds an old and decayed message, written in blood. It is a cry for help from two boys. Is it real? Who are they and why weren't they reported missing? Can they possibly still be alive? In 2013, the makers of the Stieg Larsson movies and The Killing will bring Jussi Adler-Olsen's Department Q novels, including Mercy, Disgrace and Redemption, to the big screen. Praise for Alder-Olsen: 'The new "it" boy of Nordic Noir' The Times 'Engrossing' Sunday Express 'Adler-Olsen's fascination with abnormal psychology once again pays off' Sunday Times Jussi Adler-Olsen was born in Copenhagen and studied medicine, sociology, politics and film. He worked as a magazine editor and publisher before starting to write fiction. So far he has written three Department Q thrillers, which all hit the Danish bestseller lists on publication and stayed there ever since.

Aftermath

Aftermath Author Peter Robinson
ISBN-10 9780330469364
Year 2008-09-04
Pages
Language en
Publisher Pan Macmillan
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Number 35 The Hill is an ordinary house in an ordinary street. But it is about to become infamous. When two police constables are sent to the house following a report of a domestic disturbance, they stumble upon a truly horrific scene. A scene which leaves one of them dead and the other fighting for her life and career.The identity of a serial killer, the Chameleon, has finally been revealed. But his capture is only the beginning of a shocking investigation that will test Inspector Alan Banks to the absolute limit. 'It demonstrates how the crime novel, when done right, can reach parts that other books can't . . . A considerable achievement' Guardian 'Move over Ian Rankin - there's a new gunslinger in town looking to take over your role as top British police procedural author. With Aftermath, Chief Inspector Alan Banks emerges as a definite contender for fiction's new top cop . . .' Independent on Sunday

Buried

Buried Author Jussi Adler-Olsen
ISBN-10 1405909803
Year 2015-02-26
Pages 592
Language en
Publisher Michael Joseph
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Over three years ago, a civil servant vanished after returning from a work trip to Africa. Missing, presumed dead, the man's family still want answers.It is one of the many unsolved crimes left for Department Q, Denmark's cold case unit headed up by Detective Carl Morck.But what Carl doesn't know is that the key to the investigation is in Copenhagen. Fifteen-year-old Marco Jameson is tough, smart and suspicious of police. Sleeping rough and hiding in the shadows is his way of life. But what is he running from - and what does he know worth killing him for?

Little Deaths

Little Deaths Author Emma Flint
ISBN-10 9781509826605
Year 2017-01-12
Pages 311
Language en
Publisher Pan Macmillan
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It's the summer of 1965, and the streets of Queens, New York shimmer in a heatwave. One July morning, Ruth Malone wakes to find a bedroom window wide open and her two young children missing. After a desperate search, the police make a horrifying discovery. Noting Ruth's perfectly made-up face and provocative clothing, the empty liquor bottles and love letters that litter her apartment, the detectives leap to convenient conclusions, fuelled by neighbourhood gossip and speculation. Sent to cover the case on his first major assignment, tabloid reporter Pete Wonicke at first can't help but do the same. But the longer he spends watching Ruth, the more he learns about the darker workings of the police and the press. Soon, Pete begins to doubt everything he thought he knew. Ruth Malone is enthralling, challenging and secretive - is she really capable of murder? Haunting, intoxicating and heart-poundingly suspenseful, Little Deaths is a gripping novel about love, morality and obsession, exploring the capacity for good and evil within us all.

The Dead Student

The Dead Student Author John Katzenbach
ISBN-10 9780802191625
Year 2015-10-06
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
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A master of the psychological thriller, bestselling author John Katzenbach is an unrivaled investigator of that most primal human motive—revenge. A tense, penetrating novel, The Dead Student follows a young man set on avenging his uncle, no matter the consequences. Timothy Warner, a PhD student who goes by the nickname “Moth,” wakes up on his ninety-ninth day of sobriety with an intense craving for drink. He asks his uncle Ed, a former alcoholic and now successful psychiatrist, to meet him at an AA meeting later that day. When Ed doesn't show up, Moth bikes to his office and discovers a grisly scene—his uncle lying in a pool of blood, shot through the temple. The police pronounce the death a suicide, but Moth refuses to believe that his uncle would take his own life. Devastated and confused, he calls on the only person he thinks he can trust: Andrea Martine, an ex-girlfriend he has not spoken to in years. Each battling their inner demons, Moth and Andy travel into dark, unfamiliar territory, intent on finding out the truth about Ed’s death and circling ever closer to a devious mind that will flinch at nothing to achieve his own goal of revenge.