Win the ‘Department Q’ Crime Collection


We are giving away a must-have collection from the infamous crime fiction franchise!

The Department Q series is written by Danish novelist Jussi Adler-Olsen. Since its first publication – originally in Danish with Mercy (or the English translation The Keeper of Lost Causes) in 2007, we follow the rocky path of homicide detective Carl Mørck. After he is tasked with putting cold cases to rest, he soon discovers that heading ‘Department Q’ in the lowest levels of the Copenhagen police department is where he thrives.

Now, the franchise has been adapted into a series of feature-length thrillers starring Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Fares Fares. Starting out with The Keeper of Lost Causes (2013), The Absent One (2014), and A Conspiracy of Faith (2016). We are giving three lucky readers the chance to take home a Department Q crime collection to adorn their shelves!

Read our review of The Absent One here.

This prize includes:

A copy of The Keeper of Lost Causes (2013) on DVD plus one of the four Department Q novels, between: Vol.1: ‘Mercy’ (‘The Keeper of Lost Causes’), Vol. 2: ‘Disgrace’ book (‘The Absent One’), Vol. 3: ‘Redemption’ book (‘A Conspiracy of Faith’), and Vol. 4: ‘Guilt’ book (‘The Purity of Vengeance’) for each winner! Which novel will you get? That’s all part of the mystery!


To win the Department Q Crime Collection, all you need to do is answer the following question correctly:

In 2010, author Jussi Adler-Olsen was awarded his first literary accolade – the Harald Mogensen prize for Best Danish Crime Fiction from The Danish Academy of Crime, but for which volume in the franchise?

a) Guilt

b) Redemption                                                     

c) The Keeper of Lost Causes

To enter the competition simply send us an email stating the competition name: “Department Q Crime Collection”, 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) DVD and 1x ‘Department Q’ book (either ‘Mercy’. ‘Disgrace’, ‘Redemption’, or ‘Guilt’) per person, with 3x winners 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 9th June 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 DVD from Monday 30th May through Nordic Noir & Beyond. Alternatively, you can pre-order your digital copy from iTunes here.