The Hanging Girl

The Hanging Girl : A Department Q Novel

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New York Times and internationally bestselling author Jussi Adler-Olsen delivers the latest book in his exhilarating Department Q series, featuring Detective Carl Morck and his enigmatic assistants, Assad and Rose. In the middle of his usual hard-won morning nap in the basement of police headquarters, Carl Morck, head of Department Q, receives a call from a colleague working on the Danish island of Bornholm. Carl is dismissive when he realizes that a new case is being foisted on him, but a few hours later, he receives some shocking news that leaves his headstrong assistant Rose more furious than usual. Carl has no choice but to lead Department Q into the tragic cold case of a vivacious seventeen-year-old girl who vanished from school, only to be found dead hanging high up in a tree. The investigation will take them from the remote island of Bornholm to a strange sun-worshipping cult, where Carl, Assad, Rose, and newcomer Gordon attempt to stop a string of new murders and a skilled manipulator who refuses to let anything--or anyone--get in the more

Product details

  • Hardback | 504 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 32.51mm | 762.03g
  • Dutton Books
  • United States
  • English
  • Translation
  • 0525954945
  • 9780525954941
  • 833,055

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Praise for Jussi Adler-Olsen and his novels: "If you like the dark humor, wisecracking, and layered betrayals of Raymond Chandler, then read Adler-Olsen's Department Q series." -"Men's Journal" on "The Marco Effect" "A tense, pleasurable read." - "USA Today" on "The Marco Effect" "[A] sordid tale... inspired by actual events during a dark period of Danish history. Ah, but there is more, so much more in this frenzied thriller..."-- "The New York Times Book Review "on" The Purity of Vengeance" "Adler-Olsen merges story lines...with ingenious aplomb, effortlessly mixing hilarities with horrors...This crime fiction tour de force could only have been devised by an author who can even turn stomach flu into a belly laugh."-- "Publishers Weekly "(starred review) on "The Purity of Vengeance" "This series has enough twists to captivate contemporary mystery readers and enough substance and background to entertain readers with historical and literary tastes."--"Library Journal "(starred review) "Comparisons [to Stieg Larsson] are inevitable....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" "When your series relies on cold cases, it's not always easy to craft plots that have both historical interest and an air of urgency, but it's something Adler-Olsen is very good at."-- "Booklist on "The Purity of Vengeance""show more

About Jussi Adler-Olsen

Jussi Adler-Olsen is Denmark's #1 crime writer and a New York Times bestselling author. His books, including the Department Q series, routinely top the bestseller lists in Europe and have sold more than fifteen million copies around the world. His many prestigious Nordic crime-writing awards include the Glass Key Award, also won by Henning Mankell, Jo Nesbo, Stieg Larsson, and Peter more

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