It is early days yet so let me open the ball with news about a Danish crime writer.
I am very happy to tell you that Jussi Adler-Olsen´s first police procedural featuring Carl Mørck is on its way in English. Mørck may not be the most active cop, but fortunately his superior appoints an assistant, the rather unusual ´little helper´ Assad.
“Mercy” (Kvinden i buret, 2007) was a fine debut (I read it before my blogging days), and the series has received well-deserved acclaim in Scandinavia. Danish reviewers agree that Adler-Olsen is in brilliant shape, and I promise to review volume three and four before long. I just like spacing fine series like this one out a bit.
“Mercy” (UK edition) should come out the 12th of May.
“Keeper of Lost Causes” (US edition) is planned for the 18th of August.
My review of the second volume, Fasandræberne (The Pheasant Killers)
Jussi Adler-Olsen´s home page
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