The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen

The Keeper of Lost Causes

Department Q #1

Jussi Adler-Olsen with Lisa Hartford

400 pages first pub 2007 (editions)

fiction crime mystery thriller mysterious reflective medium-paced

Description

Carl Mørck used to be one of Copenhagen’s best homicide detectives. Then a hail of bullets destroyed 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...

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Community Reviews Summary of 3,617 reviews

Moods

dark 85%
mysterious 76%
tense 71%
emotional 25%
adventurous 19%
sad 19%
challenging 15%
funny 8%
hopeful 4%
reflective 4%
informative 2%

Pace

medium 61%
fast 24%
slow 13%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 59% | Plot: 35% | Character: 5%

Strong character development?

Yes: 42% | It's complicated: 28% | No: 26% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 42% | Yes: 33% | No: 23%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 56% | No: 29% | It's complicated: 12%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 51% | No: 24% | It's complicated: 23%

Average rating

3.82

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