The Keeper of Lost Causes: The First Department Q Novel (A Department Q Novel)

By Jussi Adler-Olsen

The first publication in New York Times bestsellerJussi Adler-Olsen's electrifying division Q series.

The no 1 foreign bestseller from Jussi Adler-Olsen, writer of The Absent One—perfect for fanatics of Stieg Larsson's The woman with the Dragon Tattoo 

Carl Mørck was one in every of Copenhagen’s most sensible murder detectives. Then a hail of bullets destroyed the lives of 2 fellow police officers, and Carl—who didn’t draw his weapon—blames himself. So a merchandising is the very last thing he expects. yet division Q is a division of 1, and Carl’s acquired just a stack of Copenhagen’s coldest situations for corporation. His colleagues chuckle, yet Carl can have the final snigger, simply because one dossier retains nagging at him: a liberal flesh presser vanished 5 years previous and is presumed lifeless. yet she isn’t lifeless … yet.

Darkly funny, propulsive, and atmospheric, The Keeper of misplaced Causes introduces American readers to the mega-bestselling sequence quick turning into a global sensation.

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After which she laughed. It was once the chuckle that obtained to him at any time when. That rattling seductive giggle. “But it’s fairly a ravishing inspiration, Carl. There will be such a lot of percentages if I had my very own gallery. Can’t you simply photograph it? and perhaps in the future Jesper may have a recognized mom. Wouldn’t that be enjoyable? ” notorious, Vigga. That’s the correct notice, he idea. yet what he acknowledged was once: “So you’ve already stumbled on a spot, is that correct? ” “Oh, Carl, it’s so captivating. And Hugin has already talked to the landlord. ” “Hugin? ” “Yes, Hugin. He’s a really proficient painter. ” “Better among the mattress sheets than at the canvases, I’d wager. ” “Come on, Carl. ” She laughed back. “Be great. ” 14 2002 Merete were ready at the eating place deck. She’d advised Uffe to rush up prior to the door to the men’s room slammed in the back of him. merely waiters have been nonetheless within the cafeteria on the different finish of the ferry; the entire passengers had long gone all the way down to their automobiles. Uffe must hurry up, she suggestion, even if the Audi was once in the back of the road. And that was once the final complete concept she controlled to formulate in her former existence. The assault got here from in the back of and it used to be so amazing that she didn’t also have time to scream. yet she did become aware of the hand urgent the rag demanding opposed to her mouth and nostril, after which, extra vaguely, she was once conscious of a person pushing the black button that opened the door to the stairwell all the way down to the auto deck. ultimately, she used to be wakeful merely of a number of far-off noises and the sight of all of the steel partitions within the stairwell whirling round, after which every thing went black. The cement ground beneath her while she awakened was once chilly, very chilly. She lifted her head, feeling an excessive pounding within. Her legs felt heavy, and he or she may hardly ever bring up her shoulders off the ground. She pressured herself right into a sitting place and attempted to orient herself within the pitch darkish. She thought of shouting yet didn’t dare; in its place she took a deep breath, with out creating a sound. Then she carefully stretched out her arms to check if there has been something nearby. yet there has been not anything. for a very long time she simply sat there sooner than venturing to face up, slowly, each nerve on alert. She was firm to lash out at even the slightest sound. She could hit as tough as she may. Hit and kick. She sensed that she used to be on my own, yet she may be flawed. After it slow she felt extra clear-headed, after which the phobia got here creeping in, like infection. Her pores and skin grew sizzling, her center beat tougher and speedier. Her eyes, blinded by way of the darkish, flickered nervously. She’d learn and visible such a lot of negative issues. approximately girls who disappeared. Then she took a hesitant breakthrough, keeping out her palms. There may be a gap within the flooring, an abyss simply ready to swallow her up. There could be sharp implements and glass. yet her foot discovered the ground, and there has been nonetheless not anything in entrance of her. instantly she stopped and stood immobile. Uffe, she idea, feeling her jaw begin to quiver. He used to be on board the send whilst it occurred. It took a number of hours for her to cartoon a flooring plan of the room in her brain.

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