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Cold case se­ries sat­is­fies fans of ‘Dragon Tat­too’


Spe­cial to the Whig

Did you love “Girl with the Dragon Tat­too” and can’t get enough Nordic Noir?

Meet Chief De­tec­tive Carl Mørck, who has just re­turned to work af­ter be­ing shot while in­ves­ti­gat­ing a case in “The Keeper of Lost Causes” by Jussi AdlerOlsen.

Prickly and grouchy, deal­ing with sur­vivor guilt but very good at his job, Carl is “pro­moted” to head of Depart­ment Q – the newly es­tab­lished cold case squad. Ex­cept Depart­ment Q is com­prised of just Carl and his part-time as­sis­tant/ jan­i­tor/ po­lit­i­cal refugee/as­pir­ing de­tec­tive, As­sad.

To Carl’s sur­prise, the five-year-old case of Merete Lyn­g­gaard, a beau­ti­ful politi­cian lost at sea five years ago, cap­tures his at­ten­tion. As Carl and As­sad un­ravel the knots of this case, you’ll find your­self fu­ri­ously turn­ing pages to learn the an­swers to what hap­pened to Ms. Lyn­g­gaard.

If you love the pace and style of Depart­ment Q you’ll be pleased to know there are five more books in the se­ries, “The Ab­sent One,” “Con­spir­acy of Faith,” “The Pu­rity of Vengeance,” “The Marco Ef­fect” and “The Hang­ing Girl.”

You may also en­joy the Pa­trik Hed­strom se­ries by Camilla Lack­berg, which be­gins with “The Ice Princess.”

For more in­for­ma­tion and ti­tle avail­abil­ity and read­ing rec­om­men­da­tions, visit www.ce­ or stop by any branch. Frazier can be reached at fwalker@ cc­

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