The Keeper of Lost Causes

The First Department Q Novel,
by Jussi Adler-Olsen, Denmark. 
Carl Mørck used to be one of Copenhagen’s best homicide detectives. Then a hail of bullets destroys the lives of two fellow cops, and Carl – who didn’t draw his weapon – blames himself. So a promotion is the last thing he expects. but Department Q is a department of one, and Carl has only a stack of Copenhagen’s coldest cases for company. His colleagues snicker, but Carl may have the last laugh, because one file keeps nagging at him: a liberal politician vanishes five years earlier and is presumed dead. But she isn’t dead…yet. Darkly humorous, fast moving, and atmospheric.
Paperback, 396pp. 2997/Eng2011/2016