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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.cecil.ebranch.info or stop by any branch. Frazier can be reached at fwalker@ ccplnet.org.