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The Keeper of Lost Causes (Department Q Series #1)

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15 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

More great Scandinavian crime fiction

Detective Carl Morck reports back to work after being injured on the job. One partner died, the other hospitalized indefinitely. Carl is a flawed character, seemingly difficult to work with, so he is assigned to a new unit, Department Q. Relegated to the basement, ass...
Detective Carl Morck reports back to work after being injured on the job. One partner died, the other hospitalized indefinitely. Carl is a flawed character, seemingly difficult to work with, so he is assigned to a new unit, Department Q. Relegated to the basement, assigned as an assistant an old Syrian, Assad, who won't leave the department alone, Carl passes time making piles of cold case folders. Eventually required to report something upstairs, Carl touches on the Merete Lynngaard disappearance and with Assad strangely helpful, Carl delves into the five year old mystery. I look forward to more books about Department Q and Carl Morck. I can only hope Adler-Olsen has already written them, the quicker to be translated and released on the American market.

posted by ethel55 on July 31, 2011

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3 out of 53 people found this review helpful.

Copycat

Cover and layout is such an obvious duplicate of the Dragon Tattoo series that it's downright embarrassing. Apparently, there is only one cover-art designer in Denmark.

posted by SmokyMtnInngineer on August 27, 2011

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  • Posted February 10, 2014

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    While I liked the Department Q team, the over-the-top ridiculous

    While I liked the Department Q team, the over-the-top ridiculous villain had me rolling my eyes through the whole book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2012

    Not Highly recomended

    This book was very boring especily since you have to figure out how to pronounce the french names-- would not tell someone to hurry up an dread it-- I put it down may times and read other books and then went back to it--finally finished just see se what happened

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2011

    Over Rated

    Did not come close to my expectations.

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