The Hanging Girl

The Hanging Girl

Audiobook CD - 2015
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New York Times and internationally bestselling author Jussi Adler-Olsen delivers the latest book in his exhilarating Department Q series, featuring Detective Carl Morck and his enigmatic assistants, Assad and Rose.

In the middle of his usual hard-won morning nap in the basement of police headquarters, Carl Morck, head of Department Q, receives a call from a colleague working on the Danish island of Bornholm. Carl is dismissive when he realizes that a new case is being foisted on him, but a few hours later, he receives some shocking news that leaves his headstrong assistant Rose more furious than usual. Carl has no choice but to lead Department Q into the tragic cold case of a vivacious seventeen-year-old girl who vanished from school, only to be found dead hanging high up in a tree. The investigation will take them from the remote island of Bornholm to a strange sun-worshipping cult, where Carl, Assad, Rose, and newcomer Gordon attempt to stop a string of new murders and a skilled manipulator who refuses to let anything--or anyone--get in the way.

Publisher: New York :, Penguin Audio,, [2015]
Performers: Read by Graeme Malcolm.
Copyright Date: ℗2015
ISBN: Fiction.
Mystery fiction.
UPC: Compact discs.
Translation of: Grænseløse.


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Jun 23, 2018

Department Q, lead by Carl Merck, doesn't see the need to get involved in a 17 year-old hit and run case on one of Denmark's remote islands, even though the body of the teenage girl was found dangling from a tree branch. "Do we really need more cases?" Shortly after contacting Carl, the detective who called and who had been unsuccessfully investigating since it happened, shot himself at his retirement party. Reluctantly, Carl, Assad, and Rose agree to visit Bornholm to see if there is anything to what Officer Christian Habersaat said. He had been proceeding on the basis of it being a deliberate crime, therefore murder, and had found a picture of a mysterious person next to an old VW-type camper but had been unable to get further. Slowly but steadily Q moves in on the answer for this cold case. They identify "Frank" as the person in the picture and dig up the name of an old girl-friend, Pirjo, and a religious cult in the background, the Nature Absorption Academy. Assad continues to annoy Carl with his amusing misunderstandings of English colloquialisms but Carl's true affection for him surfaces later. It's #6 in a series still going strong.


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