Oh, they are. So a promotion is the last thing he expects. August 23rd 2011 Not much was revealed about Assad, hopefully will learn more in future books. It's a formula for an unnerving thriller that, for the most part, has succeeded thanks to supple direction and eerie, muted photography by Eric Kress. "A difficult but unswerving Danish cop reopens the case of a female politician who allegedly committed suicide in The Keeper of Lost Causes, another effective, great-looking and well-acted Scandinavian crime film based on a bestselling novel. This one was an unexpectedly fabulous read. Another gruff male detective with a "crazy" ex. I really enjoyed this one! I wonder if he's experienced some prior trauma in the line of duty. Read 5,137 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. I think this book will most please readers who enjoy writers like Henning Mankell. Another compelling Nordic mystery to unravel. I really enjoyed this one! Now I've got something I can recommend to readers who are interested in cliches, sexism and misogyny. and to receive email from Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango. She had been tussling with her younger brother Uffe in the back seat, causing a deadly distraction for her beloved father, driving the family car. Get the freshest reviews, news, and more delivered right to your inbox! It sleepwalks through an icky narrative that could have been lifted from any slick and soulless television crime drama. Looking forward to reading all of these! His job is to thaw out cold cases. I personally believe over-using such phrases is not fair and most of the time inaccurate. His colleagues snicker, but Carl ma.
This is the first of a seven- book Danish series about Deputy Superintendent Carl Morck.
In the case of Alder-Olsen, he is a master story teller with a unique style of his own.
What Morck begins to uncover there was no no accident or suicide involved; why? It demonstrates the dangers of success: it has all the features of a Scandi noir policier, but the director comes from the Lego School of Film-making. Directed by Mikkel Nørgaard. So he’s as surprised as anyone when a case actually captures his interest.
Oh, he does. Like the first episode of a finely crafted TV series you won't want to miss, this sharply involving Danish thriller introduces us to the mystery-solving duo of Department Q. This is a very gripping story about the disappearance (five years prior) of a very popular woman in Demark politics. Then a hail of bullets destroyed the lives of two fellow cops, and Carl—who didn’t draw his weapon—blames himself.
And he does it brilliantly with the help of a fascinating sidekick, Assad, a Syrian immigrant with a suitcase of mysterious skills. Yet another example of fine cinema to come out of Scandinavia and while not quite as triumphant as fellow thrillers it remains an accomplished, commendable offering. Carl Morck is the police officer assigned to head the new Department Q, which looks into cold cases. Starring an irascible detective who you want to hug and slap in turn and his lovable sidekick.
I had quite a few laugh out loud moments with these two characters. The translation reads very well. Start by marking “The Keeper of Lost Causes (Department Q, #1)” as Want to Read: Error rating book.
We’d love your help. I liked the police procedural plot much better. Overall, a fine read and incentive to read more by this author. So far, Adler-Olsen’s novels have been sold in 25 countries. Together they find out what ever happened to a popular p. So Stieg Larson has drawn me into the world of Scandinavian sleuths. The lead character is the world-weary but brilliant detective Carl Morck who gets relegated to a basement office (Department Q) where he's given one offbeat assistant, Assad. Carl and Assad are a great pair. It’s not much more than a routine television thriller. This longish Nordic thriller/mystery delivers a very satisfying read, for the most part. This longish Nordic thriller/mystery delivers a very satisfying read, for the most part. Oh, he has. I wonder if he's an outcast in his department? His books routinely top the bestseller lists in northern Europe, and he’s won several Nordic crime-writing awards, including the Glass Key Award-also won by Henning Mankell, Stieg Larsson, and Jo Nesbo. An excellent detective story, but much more. His colleagues snicker, but Carl may have the last laugh, because one file keeps nagging at him: a liberal politician vanished five years earlier and is presumed dead. I wonder if all the female characters are repeatedly defined by their physical appearance or presumed sexuality. Subscribe to our newsletter and stay in the loop on the best of mystery art and writing. The Keeper of Lost Causes book. I detest torture narratives, but the one that's part of this includes a strong victim who made it possible for me to endure it along with her. Fantastic! This is their first case. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Together they find out what ever happened to a popular politician gone missing. The world assumes she’s dead. Another Nordic noir! and I'm a fan of Scandi Crime. The main plot of the top Danish government official's kidnapping which they're trying to solve is serviceable enough. Welcome back. and the Terms and Policies, Required fields are marked *. That said when he avails himself to an assistent & car he finds that his assistant Assad is far more than he expected and he is pulled into one of those cold cases and it somehow awakens him. Oh, he is. Don't have an account? Oh, he has.
Another excellent series discovered. There is a tendency among publishers and critics to say that every promising crime author is a “New Stieg Larsson” or “New Henning Mankell”. Only the hardiest of souls will make it through the film without wincing, retching or squirming. This is a very gripping story about the disappearance (five years prior) of a very popular woman in Demark politics. I recommend that you throw in your reading time with keeper of lost causes. I detest torture narratives, but the one that's part of this includes a strong victim who made it possible for me to endure.