Biography

Jussi Adler-Olsen

Jussi Adler-Olsen is Denmark’s #1 crime writer and a New York Times bestseller. Jussi Adler-Olsen was born in Copenhagen and studied medicine, sociology, politics and film. He worked as a magazine editor and publisher before starting to write fiction. His books routinely top the bestseller lists in Europe and have sold more than 15 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. So far he has written three Department Q thrillers, which all hit the Danish bestseller lists on publication and stayed there ever since.

Jussi Adler-Olsen

Books by Jussi Adler-Olsen

by Jussi Adler-Olsen - Crime, Crime Fiction, Fiction, Mystery, Spy Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

All 15-year-old Marco Jameson wants is to become a Danish citizen and go to school like a normal teenager. But his uncle Zola forces the children of his gypsy clan to beg and steal for his personal gain. When Marco discovers a dead body, he goes on the run. Meanwhile, the last thing Detective Carl Mørck needs is for his assistants to pick up a missing persons case on a whim, but when he learns that a mysterious teen named Marco may have as much insight into the case as he has fear of the police, Carl is determined to solve the mystery and save the boy.

by Jussi Adler-Olsen - Fiction, Mystery, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Thriller

In 1987, Nete Hermansen plans revenge on those who abused her in her youth, including Curt Wad, a charismatic surgeon who was part of a movement to sterilize wayward girls in 1950s Denmark. More than 20 years later, Detective Carl Mørck is presented with the case of a brothel owner named Rita, who went missing in the ’80s. As he and his assistants sift through the disappearances, they get closer and closer to Curt, who is more determined than ever to see the vision of his youth take hold.

by Jussi Adler-Olsen - Fiction, Mystery, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Detective Carl Mørck holds in his hands a bottle that contains an 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. Who are these boys, and why weren’t they reported missing? Carl’s investigation will force him to cross paths with a woman stuck in a desperate marriage. He and his colleagues must use all of their resources to uncover the horrifying truth.

by Jussi Adler-Olsen - Fiction, Mystery, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Detective Carl Mørck is intrigued when a closed case lands on his desk: A brother and sister were brutally murdered two decades earlier, and one of the suspects --- part of a group of privileged boarding-school students --- confessed and was convicted. But once Mørck reopens the files, it becomes clear that all is not what it seems.

by Jussi Adler-Olsen - Fiction, Mystery, Psychological Suspense, Suspense, Thriller

 

After a bullet almost takes his life, former homicide detective Carl Morck is put in charge of sorting through a stack of Copenhagen's cold cases. To his surprise, he finds that a case of a missing politician actually captures his interest, because she isn't dead...yet.