Alphabet House

Author(s): Jussi Adler-Olsen


Germany, World War II. Two English pilots are shot down and crash land behind enemy lines. The area swarming with German troops, they have only minutes to crawl from the wreckage and make their escape. Boarding a train reserved for wounded SS men on the way home from the eastern front, they ditch their clothing and personal belongings and pose as German soldiers, hiding for days in soiled, bloody beds, feigning unconsciousness. But their act is too convincing and they find find themselves being transferred to Alphabet House, a mental hospital for those damaged by war. How will they escape? And for how long can you simulate insanity without going crazy for real? They are playing a dangerous game and it seems they might not be the only ones in Alphabet House hiding secrets...Alphabet House is a page-turning psychological thriller, containing the same panache and style fans will have come to know and love from Jussi-Adler Olsen's Department Q series and is a great introduction for those who are yet to discover this award-winning author.


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* Adler-Olsen's first ever work of fiction, originally published in Danish in 1997 * Never published before in English * Author of the Department Q series Jussi Adler-Olsen's books have sold over 10 million copies worldwide and been translated into 35 languages * A heart-stopping psychological thriller, full of action and cinematic appeal - perfect for fans of John Grisham and Alfred Hitchcock! * Film rights have been optioned - big announcement to be made soon * Proofs available in April 2014

Jussi Adler-Olsen is one of the most successful and widely read authors to have come out of Denmark. His award-winning books have sold over 10 million copies across the world collectively. He is most famous for the Department Q series, made up of Mercy, Disgrace, Redemption and Guilt.

General Fields

  • : 9781843915454
  • : Hesperus Press
  • : Hesperus Press Ltd
  • : August 2014
  • : 178mm X 110mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : very good
  • : 531