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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    Get it on Google Play

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

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
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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
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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

March 2018 : UK Paperback

Title: Mercy (Department Q 1)
Author(s): Jussi Adler-Olsen
ISBN: 1-4059-3370-4 / 978-1-4059-3370-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


July 2014 : UK Paperback
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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
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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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April 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Mercy (Department Q)
Author(s): Jussi Adler-Olsen
ISBN: 1-4059-1321-5 / 978-1-4059-1321-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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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
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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
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Title: Mercy (Department Q)
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
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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)
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Audio Editions

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


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