Genre: Thriller, Department Q #3
Personal Rating: 4.25/5 (very good +)
Yearly Count: 68
Carl Morck and his two assistants are presented with a message in a bottle. The bottle was discovered approximately 10 years ago, so they are uncertain as to the validity of the message, but they slowly begin to gather clues. They also investigate a series of arsons that leave a corpse in the ashes at each scene.
I really like this author's style. He keeps me engaged in all aspects of the story, including the characters. They are quite quirky, but that's what makes Department Q so interesting. They keep me wondering. I would like to have a few answers though, instead of just adding more craziness to each book.
The plot was clever, and as always, I love the depth that Alder-Olsen brings to his thrillers. I don't remember as much humor in this one, but it was there. Every book in this series has been a success for me. Now I'm eagerly awaiting #4.