432 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.91 in
May 7, 2013
Penguin Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0142196835
ISBN - 13: 9780142196830
About the Book
Adler-Olsen delivers an electrifying follow-up to his "New York Times"-bestselling debut, "The Keeper of Lost Causes." Morck is back. He's settled into Department Q and is ready to take on another cold case. This time, it's the brutal double-murder of a brother and sister two decades earlier.
From the Publisher
New York Times bestseller Jussi Adler-Olsen returns with the second book in his electrifying Department Q series
“The new ‘it’ boy of Nordic Noir” (The Times, London) delivers an electrifying follow up to his New York Times bestselling debut
In The Keeper of Lost Causes, American audiences were finally introduced to Copenhagen’s Detective Carl Mørck and his creator, #1 international bestselling author Jussi Adler-Olsen. Now, Mørck is back. He’s settled into Department Q and is ready to take on another cold case. This time, it’s the brutal double-murder of a brother and sister two decades earlier. One of the suspects confessed and is serving time, but it’s clear to Mørck that all is not what it seems. Kimmie, a homeless woman with secrets involving certain powerful individuals, could hold the key—if Mørck can track her down before they do.
About the Author
Jussi Adler-Olsen lives in Denmark.
“Adler-Olsen, Denmark’s leading crime fiction author, outdoes his outstanding debut, The Keeper of Lost Causes, with his second Department Q novel.” —Publishers Weekly, (starred review)"Adler-Olsen's humor and his portrayal of Kimmie's sad life make The Absent One stand out among today's flood of Nordic mysteries." —Kirkus Reviews"The Copenhagen-set sequel to The Keeper of Lost Causes is quirky and wry." —The Sacramento Bee"Adler-Olsen has created a wonderful addition to the detective fiction genre...Readers of detective fiction, international crime fiction, and suspense fiction will highly enjoy this thriller."—Library Journal (starred review)“The pages fly by as the twisty puzzle unfolds. Stieg Larsson fans will be delighted.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review) on The Keeper of Lost Causes“[An] absorbing psychological thriller.” — Library Journal (starred review) on The Keeper of Lost Causes“Comparisons [to Stieg Larsson] are inevitable and, while he may lack a Salander, Adler-Olsen’s prose is superior to Larsson’s, his tortures are less discomfiting, and he has a sense of humor.”— Booklist (starred review) on The Keeper of Lost Causes“Plan on putting everything else in your life on hold if you pick up this book.” — The Oregonian on The Keeper of Lost Causes“A relentless thrill ride of surprise, shock and terror.” — The Sacramento Bee on The Keeper of Lost Causes“The new ‘it’ boy of Nordic Noir.” — The Times, London on The Keeper of Lost Causes"The Keeper of Lost Causes