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Adler-Olsen, J: Hanging Girl

A Department Q Novel

Praise for
The Hanging Girl

“Adler-Olsen wields a one-two punch of psychological suspense, as his trademark parallel plot follows the remorseless killer’s manipulations while the humorous, sometimes touching rapport between Mørck and Assad threatens to steal the show. A must for procedural devotees and fans of Scandinavian mysteries.”—
Booklist (starred review)

“All the requisite Adler-Olsen hallmarks are on display here: the easy camaraderie of the investigative team; great moments of humor; and Mørck’s crotchety disposition. It helps to read the series in order, but these books are so good that it’s no hardship to start at the beginning.”—
Bookpage

 

“An intriguing read for devoted fans.”—
Library Journal

 

“Simultaneously sardonic and funny.”—
Sacramento Bee

 

“This book is not for the faint of heart, but for readers who enjoy dark humor and wisecracking heroes and heroines, you’ll love Department Q.”—
Suspense Magazine

 

“It can be hard to distinguish Scandinavian crime writers—there are a lot of them, and their names have consonant clusters and umlauts and all that jazz—but Jussi Adler-Olsen is a name to know. In a crowded genre, Adler-Olsen is an outlier.”—GQ.com 

More Praise for Jussi Adler-Olsen's Department Q series

“If you like the dark humor, wisecracking, and layered betrayals of Raymond Chandler, then read Adler-Olsen’s Department Q series.”—
Men's Journal

“A tense, pleasurable read.”—
USA Today

“[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

“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)

“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)

“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
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Praise for The Hanging Girl

"Adler-Olsen wields a one-two punch of psychological suspense, as his trademark parallel plot follows the remorseless killer's manipulations while the humorous, sometimes touching rapport between Mørck and Assad threatens to steal the show. A must for procedural devotees and fans of Scandinavian mysteries."-Booklist (starred review)

"All the requisite Adler-Olsen hallmarks are on display here: the easy camaraderie of the investigative team; great moments of humor; and Mørck's crotchety disposition. It helps to read the series in order, but these books are so good that it's no hardship to start at the beginning."-Bookpage

"An intriguing read for devoted fans."-Library Journal

"Simultaneously sardonic and funny."-Sacramento Bee

"This book is not for the faint of heart, but for readers who enjoy dark humor and wisecracking heroes and heroines, you'll love Department Q."-Suspense Magazine

"It can be hard to distinguish Scandinavian crime writers-there are a lot of them, and their names have consonant clusters and umlauts and all that jazz-but Jussi Adler-Olsen is a name to know. In a crowded genre, Adler-Olsen is an outlier."-GQ.com

More Praise for Jussi Adler-Olsen's Department Q series

"If you like the dark humor, wisecracking, and layered betrayals of Raymond Chandler, then read Adler-Olsen's Department Q series."-Men's Journal

"A tense, pleasurable read."-USA Today

"[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

"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)

"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)

"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
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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 twenty million copies around the world. His many prestigious Nordic crime-writing awards include the Glass Key Award, also won by Henning Mankell, Jo Nesbø, Stieg Larsson, and Peter Høeg.
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  • ALSO BY JUSSI ADLER-OLSEN

    The Alphabet House

    DEPARTMENT Q SERIES:

    The Keeper of Lost Causes

    The Absent One

    A Conspiracy of Faith

    The Purity of Vengeance

    The Marco Effect

    An imprint of Penguin Random House LLC

    375 Hudson Street

    New York, New York 10014

    Copyright © 2014 by Jussi Adler-Olsen and JP/Politikens Hus A/S

    Translation copyright 2015 by William Frost

    Penguin supports copyright. Copyright fuels creativity, encourages diverse voices, promotes free speech, and creates a vibrant culture. Thank you for buying an authorized edition of this book and for complying with copyright laws by not reproducing, scanning, or distributing any part of it in any form without permission. You are supporting writers and allowing Penguin to continue to publish books for every reader.

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    LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOGING-IN-PUBLICATION DATA

    has been applied for.

    ISBN [978-0-698-19433-5]This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.

    Dedicated to Vibsen and Elisabeth, two strong women

    PROLOGUE

    November 20th, 1997

    She saw grey hues everywhere. Flickering shadows and gentle darkness covered her like a blanket and kept her warm.

    In a dream, she had left her body, hovering in the air like a bird. No, even better, like a butterfly. Like a multicolored fluttering piece of art, put in the world only to spread happiness and wonder. Like a hovering being high up between heaven and earth whose magic dust could awaken the world to endless love and happiness.

    She smiled at the thought. It was so beautiful and pure.

    Now the ceaseless darkness above her fought with dim glints like distant stars. It felt good, almost like a pulse conducting the sound of wind and rustling leaves.

    She couldn't move at all but she didn't want to anyway or she'd wake from the dream, and reality would suddenly kick in, and then the pain would come and who would want that?

    Now a myriad of images appeared from life-giving times. Small glimpses of her and her brother hopping out over the sand dunes, parents shouting that they should stop. Stop!

    Why was it always stop? Wasn't it there in the dunes that she'd felt free for the first time?

    She smiled as beautiful beams of light slid under her like streams of mareel. Not that she had ever seen the milky sea effect before, but it must be like that. Mareel or liquid gold in deep valleys.

    Where was it she'd come to?

    Wasn't it a thought of freedom? Yes, that must be it because she'd never felt as free as she did just now. A butterfly that was simply its own master. Light and inquisitive with beautiful people around who didn't tell her off. Creative hands in all directions, pushing her forward and only wishing the best for her. Songs that lifted her and which had never been sung before.

    She sighed momentarily and smiled. Allowed her thoughts to take her everywhere and nowhere all at once.

    Then she remembered school and the bike, the icy cold morning and not least her chattering teeth.

    And just in that moment, when reality rushed in, and her heart finally gave up, she also remembered the crack when the car hit her, the sound of bones breaking, the branches of the tree that caught her, the meeting that . . .

    1

    Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

    "Hey, Carl. Wake up. The telephone is ringing again."

    Carl looked up sleepily at Assad, who was camouflaged like a yellow carnival. When he'd started in the morning, the overalls had been white and his curly hair black, so if there was even a splash of paint on the walls, it would be a miracle.

    "You interrupted me right in the middle of a complicated train of thought," said Carl, reluctantly
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 544
Erscheinungsdatum 07.06.2016
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-101-98508-3
Verlag Penguin LCC US
Maße (L/B/H) 17.2/10.6/3.8 cm
Gewicht 258 g
Originaltitel Den grænseløse
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