Friday, July 09, 2010

The Great Dane

From the Nordic Bookblog comes the news that Danish crime novelist Jussi Adler-Olsen has won the Glass Key Award for his 2009 thriller, Flaskepost fra P (Message in a Bottle). The Glass Key--named of course in honor of Dashiell Hammett’s 1931 novel--is given annually by the Crime Writers of Scandinavia to a work composed by a Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, or Swedish author.

As the Nordic Blog explains, Flaskepost fra P is “the third book in Adler-Olsen’s outstanding series about police commissioner Carl Mørck and his odd and intriguing Department Q.” Previous entries in that series have been Kvinden i buret (The Woman in the Cage) and Fasandræberne (The Pheasant Killers), both published in 2008. Unfortunately, Adler-Olsen’s books have not yet been translated into English.

1 comment:

Reg said...

Tiina Nunnally is presently working on Kvinden i buret — no word as yet on the pub date.