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The Keeper of Lost Causes

(2011)
(Mercy)
(The first book in the Department Q series)
A novel by

 
Awards
Barry Awards Best Novel
Jussi Adler-Olsen is Denmark's premier crime writer. His books routinely top the bestseller lists in northern Europe, and he's won just about every Nordic crime-writing award, including the prestigious Glass Key Award-also won by Henning Mankell, Stieg Larsson, and Jo Nesbo. Now, Dutton is thrilled to introduce him to America.

The Keeper of Lost Causes, the first installment of Adler- Olsen's Department Q series, features the deeply flawed chief detective Carl Morck, who used to be a good homicide detective-one of Copenhagen's best. Then a bullet almost took his life. Two of his colleagues weren't so lucky, and Carl, who didn't draw his weapon, blames himself.

So a promotion is the last thing Carl expects.

But it all becomes clear when he sees his new office in the basement. Carl's been selected to run Department Q, a new special investigations division that turns out to be a department of one. With a stack of Copenhagen's coldest cases to keep him company, Carl's been put out to pasture. So he's as surprised as anyone when a case actually captures his interest. A missing politician vanished without a trace five years earlier. The world assumes she's dead. His colleagues snicker about the time he's wasting. But Carl may have the last laugh, and redeem himself in the process.

Because she isn't dead . . . yet.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Used availability for Jussi Adler-Olsen's The Keeper of Lost Causes


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Hardback Editions

February 2012 : UK Hardback
Title: Mercy
Author(s): Jussi Adler-Olsen
ISBN: 1-4458-7118-1 / 978-1-4458-7118-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Windsor
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November 2011 : USA Hardback
Title: The Keeper of Lost Causes (Wheeler Large Print Book Series)
Author(s): Jussi Adler-Olsen
ISBN: 1-4104-4237-3 / 978-1-4104-4237-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
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August 2011 : USA Hardback
Title: The Keeper of Lost Causes: A Department Q Novel
Author(s): Jussi Adler-Olsen
ISBN: 0-525-95248-9 / 978-0-525-95248-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton
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Paperback Editions

July 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: The Keeper of Lost Causes: Department Q 1
Author(s): Jussi Adler-Olsen
ISBN: 1-4059-1976-0 / 978-1-4059-1976-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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June 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: Mercy (Department Q)
Author(s): Jussi Adler-Olsen
ISBN: 1-4059-1265-0 / 978-1-4059-1265-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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June 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: Mercy (Department Q)
Author(s): Jussi Adler-Olsen
ISBN: 1-4059-1321-5 / 978-1-4059-1321-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   

August 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: Mercy
Author(s): Jussi Adler-Olsen
ISBN: 1-4458-7119-X / 978-1-4458-7119-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Paragon
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July 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: The Keeper of Lost Causes: The First Department Q Novel (A Department Q Novel)
Author(s): Jussi Adler-Olsen
ISBN: 0-452-29790-7 / 978-0-452-29790-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton
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May 2011 : UK Paperback
Title: Mercy (Department Q 1)
Author(s): Jussi Adler-Olsen
ISBN: 0-14-139996-1 / 978-0-14-139996-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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May 2011 : UK Paperback
Title: SOS TITLE UNKNOWN
Author(s): Jussi Adler-Olsen
ISBN: 0-241-95404-5 / 978-0-241-95404-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd (UK)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

June 2012 : USA Audio edition
Title: Mercy: Department Q, Book 1
Author(s): Jussi Adler-Olsen
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon   

June 2012 : UK Audio edition
Title: Mercy: Department Q, Book 1
Author(s): Jussi Adler-Olsen
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   

August 2011 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Keeper of Lost Causes: Department Q, Book 1
Author(s): Jussi Adler-Olsen
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon   

August 2011 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Keeper of Lost Causes (A Department Q Novel)
Author(s): Jussi Adler-Olsen
ISBN: 1-61176-035-6 / 978-1-61176-035-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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2000 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Keeper of Lost Causes
Author(s): Erik Davies (Narrator) Jussi Adler-Olsen (Author)
ISBN: 0-307-94433-6 / 978-0-307-94433-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books On Tape
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Kindle Editions

August 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Keeper of Lost Causes: The First Department Q Novel (Department Q Series Book 1)
Author(s): Jussi Adler-Olsen
Publisher: Dutton
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

May 2011 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Mercy (Department Q Series Book 1)
Author(s): Jussi Adler-Olsen
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   



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