Win a ‘Department Q’ DVD & book bundle!


We are giving away the first two chilling cold cases in a DVD and book competition!

To celebrate the digital release of The Absent One on iTunes this month, we are offering one lucky winner the chance to take home the first two chapters of the crime fiction franchise, adapted from best-selling author Jussi Adler-Olsen: The Keeper of Lost Causes on DVD and The Absent One novel, which is also known on the UK bookshelves as Disgrace.

Carl Mørck (Nikolaj Lie Kaas) is back to breathe new life into the seemingly solved cases of the past with partner Assad (Fares Fares) but where did it all begin? From the infamous annals of Department Q – we bring you The Keeper of Lost Causes (2013) and The Absent One (2014).

The Keeper of Lost Causes (‘Kvinden I Buret’)

Based on the first novel in the Department Q series, detective Carl Mørck is a troubled cop. After an assignment goes severely wrong, Mørck is demoted to investigating the department’s cold cases when he returns to duty. Sent to the depths of the furthest reaches of the police, he is put behind a desk and out of the way to his contempt. Here, he forms an unlikely alliance with a new partner, Assad, who reopen an investigation into a missing politician.

The Absent One (‘Disgrace’)

The duo returns to sift through over fifty brand new/old cases when a former Chief Inspector approaches Mørck about a twenty-year-old double homicide that has been covered up. Still the butt of the police force’s joke, ‘Department Q’ is far from taken seriously, despite their previous success story. When his informant is found dead, Mørck makes it his top priority to find out the truth behind the brutal murder of two teenagers; luring him to the alumni of a prestigious boarding school.

Read our review of The Absent One here.


To win the Department Q DVD and book bundle, all you need to do is answer the following question correctly:

Which 2015 film, helmed by Easy Money director Daniel Espinosa, co-stars both Fares Fares and Nikolaj Lie Kaas in contrasting roles to their unlikely Department Q duo of Mørck and Assad?

a) A Second Chance

b) Easy Money II: Hard to Kill                        

c) Child 44

To enter the competition simply send us an email stating the competition name: ‘Department Q’ DVD and book competition, along with your name, email address and the correct answer to the following address:

To enter, you must be: (a) A UK resident; and (b) 18 years old or over at the time of entry • The competition is not open to employees (or members of their immediate families) of NordicNoir.TV • No purchase necessary • Only one entry per person. • The prize is 1x copy of ‘The Keeper of Lost Causes’ (2013) on DVD & 1x copy of ‘Disgrace’ – ‘The Absent One’ book, with 1x winner in total • By entering the competition, you are allowing us to add you to the Nordic Noir mailing list • All entries must be made using the form supplied • No responsibility can be accepted for entries that are lost or delayed, or which are not received for any reason • The winner will be chosen at random from all those entrants who have selected the correct answer • The closing date for the competition is 2pm 26th May 2016. If you win, we will notify you by e-mail • Our decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into • The prize is not exchangeable for cash or any other prize • If, for any reason, an advertised prize is not available, we reserve the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value • Incorrectly completed entries will be disqualified


The Absent One is released on digital from Monday 30th May through Nordic Noir & Beyond. Alternatively, you can pre-order your digital copy from iTunes here.