Into my mailbox this week came two exciting books:
The first is Mercy by Jussi Adler-Olsen. It comes from Penguin with the following praise for its author and his book:
Winner of the Reader’s Book Award (Denmark) 2010
- Danish Thriller of the Year 2010
- Winner of the Golden Laurels award-Denmark’s top literary accolade
- Winner of the Glass Key Award 2010 for best Nordic Crime Thriller, previously awarded to Jo Nesbo, Stieg Larsson and Henning Mankell
In Denmark, Mercy hit No. 1 in the bestsellers list and remained in the Top 3 for over a year.
Featuring a diverse cast of exceptionally well-crafted characters and a terrifying premise, prepare to beg for mercy as Denmark’s king of crime fiction is translated into English for the very first time…
Sometimes you get a second chance. Carl Morck 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.
So excited for Summer to begin so I can read all day…did you have anything exciting in your mailbox?
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