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Journal 64

(Afdeling Q #4)

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Indtil for blot 40 år siden blev utilpassede eller blot uheldige danske kvinder deporteret til en lille ø, hvor ondskab, misrøgt og torturlignende metoder blev brugt til at holde orden. Hertil kom Nete Hermansen, og her fra slap hun væk: Troede hun. Den dag fortiden indhentede hende, blev det starten på en af Afdeling Q’s mest komplicerede sager. Hvad gemmer hendes fortid? ...more
Paperback, 462 pages
Published November 10th 2010 by Politikens forlag
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Brenda You can read it without any background information from the other books, but you'd miss out on the backstories for the main characters. If possible,…moreYou can read it without any background information from the other books, but you'd miss out on the backstories for the main characters. If possible, read them in order and you'll be glad you did. Department Q was created in The Keeper of Lost Causes, the first book.(less)

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Notes: Flashbacks tell an impactful story, whereas before they were merely a device to elicit pity for cruelly abused women.
Dec 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The Purity of Vengeance is number 4 in the Department Q series and it is long, involved and quite deep. Some of the subject matter points the finger at a rather murky part of Denmark's history and there are a lot of disturbing incidents and deaths. Does that all sound bad? It isn't.

In the hands of Jussi Adler-Olsen it becomes an intriguing and exciting story of one person's determination to exact vengeance on the people who ruined her life, and the police hunt to discover the truth. As usual the
May 27, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

In this fourth book in the 'Department Q' series, Detective Morck and his team deal with a Nazi-ish politician and a woman who wants revenge. The novel can be read as a standalone.


Danish farm girl Nete Hermansen lost her mother at a young age, and growing up among her father and brothers, learned to curse like a sailor and freely exhibit her body - habits that shocked teachers and townsfolk. After a difficult childhood and two early pregnancies Nete was sent to Sprogo Island by evil Dr. Cur
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"I'm good enough!"
Carl nodded to himself.
He was in no doubt she had been.

And so ends the story of Nete, a woman we see upon opening the book as holding a cool delicate champagne glass in her delicate fingers, who relished the hum of voices, gazed fondly upon the palette of colorful evening gowns and proud figures and the light hand of her husband at her waist.

A woman for whom the laughter of such people has since long gone.

Without a doubt, Jussi Adler-Olson has stepped into t
Denise Hlavka
Having read/devoured all three of the previous Department Q books, I actually preordered this one, prior to it's January release. I was so excited when it arrived...but what a dissappointment. I see that most other readers have rated it here and on Amazon, very highly. Don't know why though. It really didn't engage me at all and I had to struggle to get through it. Carl, Assad. and Rose (the main ongoing characters) simply did not have the rough charm that captured me in the first three books. T ...more
Dec 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yay! The library finally received the one book in the Department Q novels I was missing. I've read these books out of order( beginning with book 6), but it is nice to finally receive all the missing puzzles pieces.

Morck, Assad, and Rose have been presented with case files that promise to get right under their skin and it all revolves around a woman bent on revenge. Five missing people, a political party based on the master race, and a cousin trying to pin a murder on Carl make for a book that i
4.5 Punkte
Sehr angenehm und flüssig zum Lesen. Mir gefielen die Handlung wie auch die Personen. Ob der Schluss etwas übertrieben ist oder nicht. Für ein Buch, dass ich kaum weglegen konnte gibts viele Sterne.
Original Doll (Lea Martinuš)
Jussi Adler-Olsen napisao je jedan od meni najdražih trilera, “Žena u kavezu”. Prošli su mjeseci od čitanja ali nisam zaboravila oduševljenje koje je u meni izazvao pa sam jedva dočekala provjeriti kakav je “Okus osvete”. Naravno, nisam ostala razočarana.

U Danskoj je, ne tako davno, postojala zloglasna institucija na otoku gdje su zatvarali žene proglašene slaboumnima ili nepodobnima za društvo. Ondje su trpjele razna maltretiranja te su nad njima vršeni grozni zahvati, a većina uopće nije tamo
Paula Kalin
I loved the first book in the Department Q series. The quirky characters have been a lot of fun. It's a shame to see the caliber of each book, as the series progressed, turn into just an ok series. I didn't care for the story line on this one. I couldn't feel much sympathy for the victim. It didn't seem realistic to me.

Possibly the Department Q series is being dumbed down for a wider audience. Or it's getting lost in translation. I like a lot of plots/subplots going on. This has gotten a bit too
Λίνα Θωμάρεη
Τώρα τι να πω για αυτό το βιβλίο εκτός από το "ΕΠΙΤΕΛΟΥΣ ΤΟ ΤΕΛΕΙΩΣΑ" ?!?!

Πρώτα από όλα να δηλώσω ότι είναι η πρώτη φορά και η τελευταία που διαβάζω κάτι από αυτόν τον συγγραφέα.

Το βιβλίο 640 σελιδίτσες ήταν ένα μπερδεμένο κουβάρι που όσο τρέχανε οι σελίδες συνέχιζε να είναι μπερδεμένο. Μπορεί να έφταιγε ότι δεν υπήρχαν κεφάλαια... ή τουλάχιστον δεν ήταν ξεκάθαρα τα "ας πούμε" κεφάλαια που είχε.
Πάρα πολλές πληροφορίες και ακόμα περισσότεροι οι χαρακτήρες από τους οποίους τους πέρασε από κόσκινο
May 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
No less than five stars.

Excellent mystery in all regards. Carl Morck, head of Department Q (in charge of cold cases) and his two assistants, the multi-personality (maybe) Rose, and Syrian immigrant Assad are involved in yet another baffling, complex, intricate puzzle. Working on the case of a missing brothel owner, they are led to several other missing person-cases; AND a talented doctor with eugenics-to-the-extreme on his mind; AND a group of people determined to make the 'Purity Party' fully r
The Purity of Vengeance: A Department Q Novel by Jussi Adler-Olsen is another in the Adler-Olsen's Department Q series. I enjoy the series-I like the characters and the plots are interesting. Purity is a very enjoyable read-I guessed some of the mystery but not all. I read it quickly, I could hardly wait to see how the book ended. I do think the book was a little long and my interest faltered a bit during the last 100 pages.

Still, I especially like the lead character, Carl Morck, still tortured
Sep 05, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sasvim OK mada sidekick Assad postaje zanimljiviji od glavnog lika
The Purity of Vengeance is the story of Nete Hermansen, who gets impregnated by her cousin, and then her father and an evil doctor really screw up her life remanding her to a home for wayward women on the island of Sprogo. After her wealthy husband dies in 1987, Nete writes a letter to each of the six people she blames, with a promise to make them wealthy. During the somewhat lengthy novel, we learn what those individuals did to Nete and what Nete did to them.

Meanwhile, in 2010, Department Q, le
Δεν μπορώ να πω ότι ενθουσιάστηκα και με αυτό το βιβλίο του Όλσεν, ο οποίος μετά το δεύτερο βιβλίο του ακολουθεί φθίνουσα πορεία.
Όχι, δεν είναι κακή η γραφή του! Απλά το βιβλίο έχει πολύ περισσότερες σελίδες από όσες θα έπρεπε, με αποτέλεσμα να πλατειάζει αρκετά με την καθημερινότητα των ηρώων, που από ένα σημείο και μετά τη θεωρείς περιττή.
Επίσης, μολονότι το θέμα στηλιτεύει για άλλη μια φορά τα ήθη και τη σαθρότητα της δανέζικης κοινωνίας, ωστόσο καταλήγει τόσο υπερβολικό ώστε να σκέφτεσαι πόσ
A quick reread, since I didn’t realize that this is one of many titles by this author translated and titled differently, but which I had actually previously read as The Purity of Vengeance. Very elaborate plot, with Mork, Assad and Rose getting lots of “play” throughout- my favourite part of this series.
Inspired by a dark chapter in Danish history, Jussi Adler-Olsen‘s most recent ‘Department Q’ novel is a delightfully balanced mixture of sombre and deadly-serious crime investigation with a humorously depicted back story.

This – the fourth novel in the Department Q series - reacquaints the reader with the quirky threesome who comprise the Copenhagen Police Department’s cold-case unit headed by the likeable Detective Carl Mørck.

Jussi Adler-Olsen apparently effortlessly mixes serious subject matte
Catnip (Antonija)
I have found my favourite from this series :D

This book has it all. The tension, the genius and kind of sick plot, great characters and a lot less of annoying Vigga and all that crap.
The thing that scared me most out of all this is a thought that came to me while reading- people like Wad really exist somewhere out there in the world. Crap. Damn. He is so sick and twisted and stops at nothing. He cracks his fingers and poof, someone's dead. Hopefully, there are people like Carl in this world too.

Vanessa Loockx
Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gewoon kei spannend-goed-sarcastisch-straf-verrassend :)
Oct 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ketvirtoji „Q“ serijos dalis. Ką aš galiu apsakyti apie šią seriją – kuo toliau tuo geriau. Jussi Adler – Olsen kuria tokius meistriškus detektyvus, jog juos skaitant tikrai kvapą gniaužia. Ne tik pačios detektyvinės linijos geros, bet ir pagrindiniai veikėjai yra be galo įdomūs personažai. Jų visų asmenybės tokios skirtingos, tokios unikalios. Ir labai smagu, kad autorius nebandė jų kurti kažkokių super sudėtingų ar super gilių. Jis nekūrė nesuprasto žmogaus paveikslo pagrindiniam tyrėjui Karlu ...more
Aug 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Da glaubten die Dänen Worte wie: Herrenrasse und Eugenik und die Ideale die sich dahinter verbergen, seit Jahrzehnten weit hinter sich gelassen zu haben, da taucht eine politische Vereinigung auf, die sich „klare Grenzen“ nennt, deren Parteiprogramm gerade diese gefährlichen Ideen wieder aufs Tableau bringt. Seit Jahren arbeiten deren Mitglieder schon im Untergrund an heimlichen Aborten von Embryonen, die sie für nichtslebenswert erachten und sterilisieren Frauen ohne deren Wissen. Mit der Zeit ...more
Sep 29, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I really like the premise of this series and enjoyed the first book very much. But I had mixed feelings about this one. There really isn't a mystery per se: we know early on what was done to Nete Hermansen and who was primarily responsible. We just don't know the exact details. These are slowly meted out through flashbacks spanning the years 1955-1985. Then there is the question of exactly how Nete is going to get her revenge, which is told in flashbacks from 1987. These are interspersed with ch ...more
Oct 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio
In Denmark's police, Department Q deals with cold cases. Detective Carl Morck is relegated to cold cases after a tragedy ended a case that he had been working on. Now he reluctantly finds himself dragged into a fourth case with his unusual mysterious assistants, Assad and Rose. While investigating the disappearance of a brothel owner, Rita, they discover that five people disappeared that same day and were never found these twenty odd years later.

This case goes back and forth between 1987 and tod
Jan 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Powerful story of Copenhagen's cold case unit as it discovers multiple missing persons from the late 1950's. Department Q, the cold case unit located in the basement of Copenhagen's PD HQ, is comprised of the most unique and entertaining characters I have read in any language. The boss, Carl Morck, assisted by Rose, his hot tempered and very astute admin and Assad, his Syrian #2 with a mysterious past, investigate these missing persons with ties to a mysterious elderly woman with a devastating p ...more
Nov 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So.... most importantly..... what will Rose & Assad get upto in “Guilt”! Will Carl actually be in control or bend to their collective will, but taking the credit for himself.....?

Enjoyable enough, same style as the prior book with it all laid out for you, the who, the why, the how, the when & even the where but it still manages to engross this reader despite a patch of mid-drift in the near 600pg read. It still manages to work in a twist or two so even with it all laid out across the dua
Nov 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016, crime, nordic-noir
Въпреки че адски дълго я проточих във времето, книгата много ми хареса! Без преувеличение мога да кажа, че това е един от най-добрите скандинавски трилъри, които съм чела. От начало до край /ах, колко неочакван край само!!! / ме държа в напрежение. Всеки детайл тук беше прецизно изпипан. Но имаше и някои леко дразнещи "колоритни" моменти, които на фона на всичко останало мога да пренебрегна :)
Nikola Šević
Feb 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Zapravo 3,5*
Steven Z.
Sep 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
THE PURITY OF VENGEANCE is the fourth installment of Jussi Adler-Olsen’s “Department Q” novels. As with the first three this latest work draws the reader in almost immediately employing a complex plot line and a marvelous translation from the original Danish by Martin Aitken. As is usually the case, the story line centers around the Copenhagen police detective Carl Morck, who permanently resides in basement of police headquarters because of his ability to irritate his superiors. No matter how th ...more
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Me encantó. Cada vez mejor serie y cada vez mejores personajes. Lectura ágil y buenas tramas, ¿Qué más se puede pedir??
Toni Osborne
Dec 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Also under the title “Guilt” and as “Dossier 64”

Book 4 in the Department Q series

Exploring cold cases is what the squad at Department Q does best, add a little history, mix a bit of humour and plunge your reader into a fascinating mystery and you have a good combination that surely will please most suspense buffs.

In this latest the three person unit headed up by Carl Morck come against an old intricate plot of social engineering going back to 1929, the desire for a pure race and the legal steril
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Jussi Adler-Olsen is a Danish author who began to write novels in the 1990s after a comprehensive career as publisher, editor, film composer for the Valhalla cartoon and as a bookseller.

He made his debut with the thriller “Alfabethuset” (1997), which reached bestseller status both in Denmark and internationally just like his subsequent novels “And She Thanked the Gods” (prev. “The Company Basher”)

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Afdeling Q (7 books)
  • The Keeper of Lost Causes (Department Q, #1)
  • The Absent One (Department Q, #2)
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