Jussi Adler-Olsen Books in Order

Jussi Adler-Olsen Books in Order

Name: Carl Valdemar Jussi Henry Adler-Olsen
Born: 2 August, 1950
Place of birth: Copenhagen, Denmark
Resides: Denmark
First book (in English): The Keeper of Lost Causes
Previous employment: proofreader
Fun fact #1: Jussi worked as a writer for Disney comics in Denmark.
Fun fact #2: Jussi wrote a bestselling book about Groucho Marx.
Awards (not an exhaustive list):

  • 2010 Harald Mogensen prize for best Danish crime fiction.
  • Barry Award
  • Sealed Room Award 2012

Jussi Adler-Olsen Book List & Suggested Book Order

Jussi Adler-Olsen Books in Order
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Department Q Books in Order
The Keeper of Lost Causes*Amazon USUKCAAUiBooksKoboB & N
The Absent One*Amazon USUKCAAUiBooksKoboB & N
A Conspiracy of Faith*Amazon USUKCAAUiBooksKoboB & N
The Purity of Vengeance*Amazon USUKCAAUiBooksKoboB & N
The Marco Effect*Amazon USUKCAAUiBooksKoboB & N
The Hanging GirlAmazon USUKCAAUiBooksKoboB & N
The Scarred WomanAmazon USUKCAAUiBooksKoboB & N
Victim 2117Amazon USUKCAAUiBooksKoboB & N

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The Alphabet HouseAmazon USUKCAAUiBooksKoboB & N
The Washington DecreeAmazon USUKCAAUiBooksKoboB & N
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Jussi Adler-Olsen Interview

Jussi talks about his early life and its influence on how he became a writer. He goes on to comment on why crime thrillers are so popular among Scandinavian writers and who he’d like to star in the TV adaptation of his Department Q series.

Jussi Adler-Olsen Biography

Jussi Adler-Olsen was born on the 2nd of August in 1950, which was a Wednesday. For those readers interested in all things astrological, that makes him a Leo, which is a Fire sign.

Jussi was born in Copenhagen, which has a population of around 800,000 people and is the capital city of Denmark. (If you think of a map of Europe and picture Italy – that boot shaped bit at the bottom – then go straight up, there’s a jagged little bit that sticks out of the top of the main body of Europe, yeah? Well, that is Denmark. It’s actually often reported to be one of the happiest places in the world to live.)

The youngest child of four children, Jussi has three older sisters. His father Henry was a successful psychiatrist who was lucky enough to be provided with official residences through much of his career, some of which were in institutions for people with mental disorders. Both these facts about Jussi’s past beg one particular question with regard to him as a novelist: did having three older siblings, especially three sisters, and a father who worked as a psychiatrist give Jussi an insight into human nature? It’s very likely that they provided many of the tools and resources he needed to be able to craft deep characters with interesting flaws that would draw a reader into a story, don’t you think?

While growing up, Jussi’s main passion was for music, which led him to…

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If you love Jussi Adler-Olsen’s books you need the most comprehensive book list available, which includes a check list, alternative titles, page counts, movie adaptations, co-authors, star ratings, and a host of other features, plus:

  • Department Q series in order*
  • a complete list of standalone novels

*Jussi doesn't have a vast back catalogue, but because a number of the books have alternative titles, they can be hard to keep track of.

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Why Read the Jussi Adler-Olsen Department Q Series in Order?

A Scandinavian by birth, Jussi Adler-Olsen still lives in Denmark, having been born in its capital Copenhagen in August of 1950, Possessing the longest name of any author listed on this website (Carl Valdemar Jussi Henry Adler-Olsen - that's one hell of a mouthful!), Jussi doesn't have a long list of books under his name, however, many of those books are published under different titles in different countries, making it extremely difficult for readers to track which they've read/bought in our global shopping mall, if they don't have the correct links to each one. With hundreds of 5-star reviews each, his books are well-worth seeking out so you can follow the adventures of Carl Morck.

This Jussi Adler-Olsen book list gives all the Jussi Adler-Olsen books in chronological order, so lets you see the characters develop and witness events at the correct time, just as Jussi intended.

So, if you've ever wondered about the Jussi Adler-Olsen book order, essentially to read the Department Q novels in order, here's everything you need.


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