The Absent One

Author: Jussi Adler-Olsen
Publisher: Dutton Adult
ISBN: 9780142196830
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Fiction

Detective Carl M²investigates the twenty-year-old murders of a brother and sister whose confessed killer may actually be innocent, a case with ties to a homeless woman and powerful adversaries.

Buried

Author: Jussi Adler-Olsen
Publisher: Michael Joseph
ISBN: 1405909803
Release Date: 2015-02-26
Genre: Cold cases (Criminal investigation)

Over three years ago, a civil servant vanished after returning from a work trip to Africa. Missing, presumed dead, the man's family still want answers.It is one of the many unsolved crimes left for Department Q, Denmark's cold case unit headed up by Detective Carl Morck.But what Carl doesn't know is that the key to the investigation is in Copenhagen. Fifteen-year-old Marco Jameson is tough, smart and suspicious of police. Sleeping rough and hiding in the shadows is his way of life. But what is he running from - and what does he know worth killing him for?

The Scarred Woman

Author: Jussi Adler-Olsen
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780525954958
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Fiction

The New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of The Keeper of Lost Causes delivers his most captivating and suspenseful Department Q novel yet--perfect for fans of Stieg Larsson. Detective Carl M�rck of Department Q, Copenhagen's cold cases division, meets his toughest challenge yet when the dark, troubled past of one of his own team members collides with a sinister unsolved murder. In a Copenhagen park the body of an elderly woman is discovered. The case bears a striking resemblance to another unsolved homicide investigation from over a decade ago, but the connection between the two victims confounds the police. Across town a group of young women are being hunted. The attacks seem random, but could these brutal acts of violence be related? Detective Carl M�rck of Department Q is charged with solving the mystery. Back at headquarters, Carl and his team are under pressure to deliver results: failure to meet his superiors' expectations will mean the end of Department Q. Solving the case, however, is not their only concern. After an earlier breakdown, their colleague Rose is still struggling to deal with the reemergence of her past--a past in which a terrible crime may have been committed. It is up to Carl, Assad, and Gordon to uncover the dark and violent truth at the heart of Rose's childhood before it is too late.

A Conspiracy of Faith

Author: Jussi Adler-Olsen
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101624210
Release Date: 2013-05-28
Genre: Fiction

The New York Times and # 1 international bestselling author Jussi Adler-Olsen returns with the third book in his exhilarating Department Q series. Detective Carl Mørck holds in his hands a bottle that contains old and decayed message, written in blood. It is a cry for help from two young brothers, tied and bound in a boathouse by the sea. Could it be real? Who are these boys, and why weren’t they reported missing? Could they possibly still be alive? Carl’s investigation will force him to cross paths with a woman stuck in a desperate marriage- her husband refuses to tell her where he goes, what he does, how long he will be away. For days on end she waits, and when he returns she must endure his wants, his moods, his threats. But enough is enough. She will find out the truth, no matter the cost to her husband—or to herself. Carl and his colleagues Assad and Rose must use all of their resources to uncover the horrifying truth in this heart-pounding Nordic thriller from the #1 international bestselling author Jussi Adler-Olsen. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Hanging Girl

Author: Jussi Adler-Olsen
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698194335
Release Date: 2015-09-08
Genre: Fiction

New York Times and internationally bestselling author Jussi Adler-Olsen returns with the sixth book in his exhilarating Department Q series, featuring Detective Carl Mørck and his enigmatic assistants, Assad and Rose. In the middle of his usual hard-won morning nap in the basement of police headquarters, Carl Mørck, 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 way.

Whiteout

Author: Ragnar Jónasson
Publisher: Orenda Books
ISBN: 9781910633908
Release Date: 2017-09-15
Genre: Fiction

Two days before Christmas, a young woman is found dead beneath the cliffs of the deserted village of Kálfshamarvík. Did she jump, or did something more sinister take place beneath the lighthouse and the abandoned old house on the remote rocky outcrop? With winter closing in and the snow falling relentlessly, Ari Thór Arason discovers that the victim's mother and young sister also lost their lives in this same spot, twenty-five years earlier. As the dark history and its secrets of the village are unveiled, and the death toll begins to rise, the Siglufjordur detectives must race against the clock to find the killer, before another tragedy takes place. Dark, chilling and complex, Whiteout is a haunting, atmospheric and stunningly plotted thriller from one of Iceland's bestselling crime writers.

Mercy

Author: Jussi Adler-Olsen
Publisher: Windsor
ISBN: 1445871181
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Detective and mystery stories

"Carl Mørck used to be a good homicide detective. One of Copenhagen's best, in fact. Then a bullet almost took his life. Two of his colleagues weren't so lucky, and Carl, because he didn't draw his gun, blames himself. Now his erratic behaviour is going to cost him his job. It's just a matter of time. So promotion is the last thing he expects. Newly created Department Q deals with 'cases of special focus'. His former colleagues think it's a joke - a home for hopeless cases. Carl, leading it, will fit right in. Except that his first case is that of missing politician Merete Lynggaard. She vanished five years ago. Everyone assumes she's dead. Everyone assumes it's a waste of time. Everyone, that is, except Carl. Because Merete isn't dead - at least not yet." --Publisher description.

The Shadow District

Author: Arnaldur Indridason
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781473546059
Release Date: 2017-05-18
Genre: Fiction

The first instalment in the thrilling new crime series from worldwide bestseller Arnaldur Indridason THE PAST In wartime Reykjavík, a young woman is found strangled in a dangerous area known as ‘the shadow district’. An Icelandic detective and a member of the American military police are on the trail of a brutal killer. THE PRESENT An elderly man is discovered dead on his bed, smothered with his own pillow. Konrád, a retired detective, finds old newspaper cuttings in the man’s home reporting the shadow district murder. It’s a crime Konrád remembers, having grown up in the same neighbourhood. A MISSING LINK Why, after all this time, would an old crime resurface? How are these events connected across the decades? And will Konrád’s link to the past help him solve the case and finally lay the ghosts of wartime Reykjavík to rest? ‘Arnaldur Indridason introduces a new hero... Beautifully told’ The Times ‘An international literary phenomenon’ Harlan Coben

The Darkest Day

Author: Hakan Nesser
Publisher: Mantle
ISBN: 9781760558062
Release Date: 2017-10-31
Genre: Fiction

The Darkest Day is the first novel in the five part Inspector Barbarotti series from renowned Swedish crime author Håkan Nesser. It’s December in the quiet Swedish town of Kymlinge, and the Hermansson family are gathering to celebrate father Karl-Erik and eldest daughter Ebba’s joint landmark birthdays. But beneath the guise of happy festivities, tensions are running high, and it’s not long before the night takes a dark and unexpected turn . . . Before the weekend is over, two members of the Hermansson family are missing, and it’s up to Inspector Barbarotti – a detective who spends as much of his time debating the existence of God as he does solving cases – to determine exactly what has happened. And he soon discovers he’ll have to unravel a whole tangle of sinister family secrets in the process . . .

The Silent Girl

Author: Michael Hjorth
Publisher: Century
ISBN: 1780894600
Release Date: 2017-06-29
Genre: Child witnesses

An idyllic white, two-storey, beautiful house in Sweden. Inside, a family has been brutally murdered - mother, father and two young children all shot in broad daylight. And the killer has got away. Sebastian Bergman has been brought in to solve the crime, but with no credible suspects, he is at a dead end. Until he discovers that there was a witness to the crime. A young girl who saw it all happen, and she has fled, in fear for her life. Bergman has to track the young girl down before it's too late. But the killer is chasing her too - and he is determined to finish what he started.

Secrets of Death

Author: Stephen Booth
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062690357
Release Date: 2017-04-04
Genre: Fiction

For fans of Broadchurch, Louise Penny, and Peter Robinson comes a spellbinding new novel from internationally bestselling author Stephen Booth Residents of the Peak District are used to tourists descending on its soaring hills and brooding valleys. However, this summer brings a different kind of visitor to the idyllic landscape, leaving behind bodies and secrets. A series of suicides throughout the Peaks throws Detective Inspector Ben Cooper and his team in Derbyshire’s E Division into a race against time to find a connection to these seemingly random acts — with no way of predicting where the next body will turn up. Meanwhile, in Nottingham Detective Sergeant Diane Fry finds a key witness has vanished . . . But what are the mysterious Secrets of Death? And is there one victim whose fate wasn’t suicide at all?

Butterfly on the Storm

Author: Walter Lucius
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9781405921336
Release Date: 2017-03-30
Genre: Fiction

'Ambitious, intricate, riveting' The Times ** The first instalment in the bestselling original Dutch thriller** Haunted by a past you can never escape . . . When a young boy from Afghanistan is the victim of a brutal hit-and-run in woods outside Amsterdam journalist Farah Hafez visits the scene, seeking to discover how a child from her homeland ended up here. Instead, she finds a burnt-out car and two bodies - sinister clues to a far darker mystery. It is the beginning of a journey that leads her into an intricate web of crime and corruption stretching across Europe and deep into a past that Farah had once sought to escape - a past that nearly killed her. And if she goes back will she ever make it out again? Butterfly on the Storm is the first mystery to unravel in a tense, explosive and gripping new trilogy you won't want to put down. For lovers of Stieg Larsson's Millennium series, this fast-paced crime novel will be this year's page-turner. Praise for Walter Lucius 'Disturbing, apocalyptic, gripping' Dutch Daily De Limburger 'Riveting until the very end' AD Weekend [Dutch Newspaper] 'The Dutch answer to the tsunami of Scandinavian thrillers' BB Boekblad

The Marco Effect

Author: Jussi Adler-Olsen
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780147516626
Release Date: 2015-02-24
Genre: Fiction

Includes an excerpt from The Hanging Girl.

New Harry Hole Thriller

Author: Jo Nesbo
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781473549029
Release Date: 2017-03-21
Genre: Fiction

HARRY HOLE IS BACK! READ THE OPENING CHAPTERS OF THE BLISTERING NEW THRILLER FROM THE NUMBER 1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE SNOWMAN AND POLICE AHEAD OF PUBLICATION. THERE’S A NEW KILLER ON THE STREETS... A woman is found murdered after an internet date. The marks left on her body show the police that they are dealing with a particularly vicious killer. HE’S IN YOUR HOUSE... HE’S IN YOUR ROOM Under pressure from the media to find the murderer, the force know there’s only one man for the job. But Harry Hole is reluctant to return to the place that almost took everything from him. Until he starts to suspect a connection between this killing and his one failed case. HE’S OUT FOR BLOOD When another victim is found, Harry realises he will need to put everything on the line if he’s to finally catch the one who got away. 'An expertly plotted, compelling and gripping white-knuckle ride... Nesbo deserves to be crowned the king of all crime thriller writers' Sunday Express on THE SON 'Nesbo deploys all the key ingredients of a cracking good thriller with expertise and verve. The ticking clock, the tension expertly ratcheted ever upwards, the changing scenery, the constantly shifting goalposts and the effortless, triumphant outpacing of the reader's ability to guess what's going to happen will keep you gripped to the last page' Guardian on THE LEOPARD 'The undisputed king of Scandinavian crime fiction' The Times 'Scandinavian crime thrillers don’t come much darker or more tense than the best-selling Harry Hole series, and this tenth outing for the Norwegian detective is the best yet' Sunday Mirror on POLICE

The Legacy

Author: Yrsa Sigurdardottir
Publisher:
ISBN: 1473621534
Release Date: 2017-03-23
Genre:

The first in an exciting new series from the author of THE SILENCE OF THE SEA, winner of the 2015 Petrona Award for best Scandinavian Crime Novel. The only witness to a shocking murder is the victim's ten-year-old daughter, Margret. The police turn to the Children's House for their expertise in childhood trauma. Freyja doesn't much like the police - especially the detective in charge, Huldar. But she does want to help them catch the killer. And when more people die - their murders heralded by strange messages, texts, and strings of numbers - only working together will prevent danger getting ever closer to home.